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Shea-Porter, Guinta gear up for a ‘threematch’

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Democrat Carol Shea-Porter and Republican Frank Guinta aren’t just in a rematch in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. They’re in a “threematch.” The November election will feature the same two candidates for the third straight time, turning the district into a best-of-three pingpong tournament, and it’s the voters who are bouncing back and forth. Shea-Porter held the seat for two terms until Guinta defeated her in 2010, and then she … 0

Retired justice to headline lecture series in Concord

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Two retired U.S. Supreme Court justices will share the limelight on the same New Hampshire stage this week. Retired justice Sandra Day O’Connor – the first woman appointed to the nation’s highest court – will be the keynote speaker at this year’s “Constitutionally Speaking” lecture Wednesday night at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. She will be introduced by retired Justice … 0

U.S. man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

North Korea’s Supreme Court yesterday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport upon arrival … 0

Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

Saturday, September 6, 2014

President Obama said yesterday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions … 0

GOP gubernatorial candidates Walt Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway meet in debate

Friday, September 5, 2014

The candidates seeking the Republican nomination for governor last night agreed more than they disagreed about a wide range of topics from job creation to Medicaid expansion and whether the governor should have gotten involved in the Market … 4

Candidate profile: Bob Smith looks to serve in U.S. Senate once again

Friday, September 5, 2014

Just after the sun set over the Rochester Fairgrounds, Bob Smith climbed up on stage. “We have a country to save,” Smith, 73, told several hundred people seated in the bleachers before him. Many of them had come … 4

Percent of New Hampshire households on public assistance grew between 2011 and 2012

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Hampshire was one of seven states that experienced a continued increase in the rate of households receiving some form of public assistance from 2011 to 2012, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2012, about 3 percent of New Hampshire households received public … 5

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 6

Friday, September 5, 2014

Many colleges mandate sex assault education As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” – a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, though. It is the first since the U.S. Department of … 0

U.S. and U.K. seek partners to go after Islamic State

Thursday, September 4, 2014

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed fellow NATO leaders yesterday to confront the “brutal and poisonous” Islamic State militant group that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria – and urged regional partners such as … 1

In District 15 debate, primary candidates say they would lead differently in legislature

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Where Democrats Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes line up on the issues in the District 15 state Senate primary, they stand apart in style. And just days before voters will choose between the two, the candidates highlighted that difference at a debate last night at New England College. … 0

Smith, Rubens go after Brown in GOP U.S. Senate debate

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jim Rubens and Bob Smith repeatedly put Scott Brown on defense during a debate last night, attacking him for flip-flopping on issues and saying he lacks Republican principles on everything from the Second Amendment to health care. “Mr. … 7

Campaign financial reports released for Ardinger, Feltes

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The two Democrats on the ballot in state Senate District 15 are spending big to draw voters to the primary polls next week. At the second deadline for campaign financial reports this week, Concord attorney Dan Feltes had outraised Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger by more than … 0

Candidate profile: Jim Rubens says he’s not the ‘establishment’s candidate’

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jim Rubens promises “bold solutions.” That phrase has been the guiding principle of the Hanover Republican’s bid for U.S. Senate ever since he jumped into the race last September, months before his competitors Scott Brown and Bob Smith. … 1