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Editorial: Workplace legislation earned veto

Thursday, July 31, 2014

On Monday, Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed legislation intended to protect state employees from abusive work environments. In her veto message, Hassan said HB 591 would open the door to unwarranted litigation, disrupt workplace supervision and reduce productivity within state agencies. On all counts, the governor is correct. It doesn’t take more than a cursory glance at the legislation to see that it deserved the rejection it received. The bill, in … 1

Letter: Hassan best for my daughter

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I graduated from college in 1970, and many career and academic doors have opened for women since that time. Women are attending medical school, law school and studying engineering in record numbers, and many now play an ever more important role in government. Unfortunately, more than 40 years later, some things have not changed. I watched with dismay as the Supreme Court first … 0

Letter: ‘Monitor’ missed big event

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I was extremely disappointed to find no coverage in the Monitor for the recent flagpole dedication at Keach Park on the Concord Plains-Heights. The well-attended event also recognized the 100th anniversary of Pineconia-Concord Grange No. 322, which donated the flagpole for all members of the community to enjoy. The July 22 event featured a concert by Nevers Band, refreshments and a presentation of … 0

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Letter: Housing solutions

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Months ago, I was watching HGTV and they were transforming shipping containers into housing. When a homeless group was forming in Concord, I wrote a letter suggesting that train cars could serve the same housing ideas here in Concord. Noticing a vacant box car on the tracks by … 0

Letter: The orange box

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Anybody who watches any news broadcast on television, is (I hope) aware that the so-called “black boxes” that are vital to the investigation of an airplane crash are orange, not black. The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder are both painted a brilliant orange to make … 0

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

History lessons July 28 was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Has it occurred to anyone that the escalation of global conflict around the world today is alarmingly similar to the series of events that propelled the world to war a century ago? Our … 0

Letter: No hatred, only plea for peace

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Regarding Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s article about Gaza (Monitor Forum, July 23): I held signs at Market Days and on Monday in front of the State House – one read “Stop Israeli Attacks – End the Occupation” and the other “Ask your senators why they pledge allegiance to Israel?” … 0

My Turn: Ayotte disingenuous on Marketplace Fairness Act

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In her recent “My Turn” column (Monitor, July 22), Sen. Kelly Ayotte suggests that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dick Durbin are behind the Marketplace Fairness Act, which she goes on to describe as a burdensome tax collection grab from states across the country that will … 4

My Turn: Ardinger is a strong pro-choice candidate

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In discussing our endorsement of Kass Ardinger, the Concord Monitor referred to EMILY’s List as a group that promotes anti-abortion Democratic women. This description not only does not apply to Ardinger, but it does not apply to us. At EMILY’s List we’ve been working for nearly 30 years … 0

My Turn: Consider the source when trying to solve overload of child immigrants

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My heart has been going out to the thousands of children at our borders, and I feel inclined to ask that we step back a moment and realize that by asking that they be sent back to their … 5

My Turn: Keep guns away from abusers and stalkers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Both of us are proud residents of New Hampshire, but this week we’re in Washington, D.C. We’re here with people who, like us, are also survivors of domestic violence and activists on this issue. Some of us of will even testify before a Senate committee that is considering … 3

Editorial: Export tax on fossil fuels is the right move

Thursday, July 31, 2014

On Tuesday, the White House Council of Economic Advisers warned that the cost to the United States of delaying action to combat climate change would be about $150 billion per year. That cost, which the council says is not reflected in the price charged for fossil fuels, is … 3

Letter: Why the wall exists

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I agree with Robert Azzi when he says that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are competing narratives (Sunday Monitor Forum, July 27). I also support the creation of a Palestinian state and am critical of the Israeli government’s actions that impede such a creation. And while I take … 4