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A jogger runs along a levee at sunset  in  New Orleans, La.,  Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. Officials called for a heat advisory due to  soaring temperatures and high humidity    (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

BOARD OF CONTRIBUTORS: Once you start running, you won’t want to stop

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For me, exercise has always been a means to an end. Pre-kids, my husband and I were very active. We lived in Boston and didn’t own a car, so we walked, inline skated or rode our bikes. After marriage and a move to New Hampshire, kids, work and life got in the way, and I just haven’t made exercise a … 0

My Turn: Why is Hassan criticizing bipartisan tax reforms?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It’s puzzling to hear Gov. Maggie Hassan claim that recent changes in New Hampshire’s business tax code are causing problems with the state budget. Not only were the reforms of the past few years approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, they were fully accounted for in the budget. During last year’s budget debate, Senate Republicans insisted on revenue projections more conservative than the governor’s … 7

My Turn: America needs a firm, fair immigration policy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three elements characterize a functional immigration system: clarity, enforcement of the rule of law and fairness. Today in America, sadly, none of these three characteristics epitomize our immigration system. Even sadder still, perhaps, is the lack of will to tackle our challenges. President Obama, the one person who could lead an effort for reform and enforce our border security, appears much more interested … 5

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My Turn: Why is Hassan criticizing bipartisan tax reforms?

Letter: The American ideal

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pure democracy in New Hampshire: In a public forum, thoughtful, well-reasoned questions asked of two vying for a state Senate seat (annual salary, $100). Responsive, detailed answers. No vitriol, no hate, no name-calling, no red meat meaningless issues, no reaching for sound bites. There are places in this … 0

Letter: A congressional plan

Monday, August 25, 2014

It’s that time again. The political TV ads are out. Those spots, aired mostly during news programs, show the good guys in informal attire with picket fence house scenes in the background or standing with a bunch of important people in hard hats they had never met before. … 1

Letter: Truly shameful statements

Monday, August 25, 2014

Recently, New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn claimed that J Street, a pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy organization, was a “radical fringe group” that had made “shameful statements” about Israel. This unwarranted attack is as false as it is offensive. This attack was apparently brought on by the latest outbreak … 2

Letter: The critical question

Monday, August 25, 2014

I think we all agree, whether we are in the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street, that we want our voices heard in the political process. We want elected officials to know our concerns. We do not want to be drowned out by huge amounts of money from … 5

Editorial: Barring the gate comes with moral pitfalls

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Hampshire is more than 2,000 miles from the border between Texas and Mexico that was illegally crossed recently by tens of thousands of children from Honduras and other Central American nations. Nonetheless, earlier this month, news broke that the Granite State was hosting 13 of the unaccompanied … 9

Letter: Feltes is the clear choice

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I am supporting Dan Feltes for election to state Senate District 15, which includes Concord, Hopkinton, Warner and Henniker. Feltes has a solid record of public service, dating back to his work for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which began in August 2006. He has worked for the United … 0

Letter: Integrity, skill define Feltes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dan Feltes has spent his entire legal career working for low-income clients across New Hampshire. As an attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Dan fought for the rights of domestic violence survivors, veterans and other people who desperately needed his help. He listened to their situations, empathized with … 0

Letter: Walt for the future

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Hampshire needs a governor who is a proven leader and knows how to build a future for the next generation here in New Hampshire. Walt Havenstein has proven his commitment to the next generation through his leadership of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). … 0

Letter: Rubens is a real Republican

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Some people seem to think that we should drop our standards at the drop of a hat. They believe that the Republican control of the U.S. Senate in 2014 is so crucial that we should back candidates who are barely Republican (Scott Brown). Is it any wonder that … 0

Letter: Lambert wrong about Garcia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I am a board member of an organization that fosters productive dialogue on immigration, and promotes pragmatic and realistic solutions to immigration issues. Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia has also served on our board. I immigrated to America in 1979; President Ronald Reagan wrote to me with a personal … 0