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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 issue with several of his assertions, I will address just one. Azzi asks me specifically what I call a land divided by … 2

Letter: Help us help the homeless

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather and has been able to get some extra time off to spend with family and loved ones. The Salvation Army/McKenna House has been very busy! We have had an increase in residents who are experiencing homelessness for the first time in need of our services. We serviced 54 people for the month of June and … 0

Letter: Three for District 16

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I am writing this letter on behalf of J.R. Hoell, John Martin and Bill Kuch, who are running for the House in District 16. I believe that all three are very capable of doing their best to lower taxes, fight big government expansion and other problems we face every day. Please be sure to vote Sept. 9. Your vote is very important for … 0

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Letter: Why the wall exists

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Letter: Reckless or human?

Friday, July 25, 2014

I read with interest the article on prescription long-acting opiate pain medications (Monitor front page, July 16), and that “in certain respects” we are among the highest prescribers in the nation. In the article, it was noted that Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte are quite … 0

Letter: Feltes is a true public servant

Friday, July 25, 2014

We are writing to enthusiastically support Dan Feltes to be our next state senator in District 15, representing Henniker, Warner, Hopkinton and Concord. Dan has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and law degree from the University of Iowa. He has committed himself to public … 1

Letter: Shaheen cares about veterans

Friday, July 25, 2014

My late husband, James Goodwin, a veteran of the Korean conflict, and I have always looked to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to provide the support and leadership needed for veterans affairs. Throughout her political career, going back to her time as a state senator, then governor and now as … 1

Letter: In defense of traders

Friday, July 25, 2014

I wish to correct a few points made by Mark Connolly in his recent commentary (Monitor Forum, July 12). While he is correct that “gaming” does occur in today’s marketplace and that it should be rooted out, it is incorrect to assert that abusive practices are limited to … 0

My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in … 30

My Turn: Democrats clinging to Hobby Lobby myth

Friday, July 25, 2014

Democrats are facing stiff head winds as they head into this fall’s elections. They can’t win on the issues, so they’re trying to scare and confuse voters. We’re seeing that strategy play out right now in New Hampshire. Democrats are spreading myths that a recent Supreme Court decision … 3

Editorial: State needs to keep an eye on its children

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Hampshire is slipping, and its most vulnerable residents are the ones at risk. No, we’re not talking about the mentally ill, or the homeless, or populations that the state has sometimes disregarded in the past. Instead, we’re talking about the state’s children. The Kids Count index, produced … 5

History Buff 101: A syllabus for igniting your biographical fervor

Friday, July 25, 2014

It all started with Richard Nixon. Maybe it’s because I was born in 1972, right when things started to go south for our 37th president, or maybe it’s because I’m a journalist and few have done more for … 3

My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in … 1

Letter: Important step for women

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law SB 207, the Paycheck Fairness Act. I would like to thank the sponsor of the bill, Sen. Sylvia Larsen, for her commitment and effectiveness in helping to raise the level of economic security experienced by women and their families in … 1