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Our Turn: Treat kindergarten like any other grade

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kids enrolled in full-day kindergarten programs might be half as tall and don’t eat as much as 12th-graders, but are they worth only half as much? According to the law that defines the state’s financial support for education, the answer is yes. That needs to change. House Bill 1563 does not mandate full-day kindergarten. However, it would change the current adequate education law to allow kindergarten students in full-day programs …

Editorial: Vote today, and then stay engaged

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It’s exam day. For the better part of the past year, New Hampshire voters have studied the candidates and assessed their promises. They have heard them speak during intimate town hall meetings and watched them debate before a national audience. Today, New Hampshire will deliver its Democratic and Republican recommendations to the rest of the nation. Voters in the first-in-the-nation primary don’t need …

Letter: You better vote

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why we all need to vote whenever we get the opportunity: 1) Voting is not simple. It takes awhile to figure out the procedure. This difficulty keeps us sharp and teaches us there is a system for governing that gives everyone a voice. 2) Just by registering to vote and actually taking part in the primary and our town elections, you have taken …

My Turn: If you want a brighter future, vote Republican

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The right to vote is one of the sacred privileges that free citizens enjoy. The freedom to choose our leaders and the obligations that come with that freedom should not be taken for granted. We must consider how …

My Turn: Corporate responsibility and why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton

Thursday, February 4, 2016

When it comes to politics and government, I believe in progressive, Democratic principles: that we all deserve a fair shot to get ahead and that we need to make sure no one slips through the cracks or gets …

My Turn: We must address addiction like we would any other disease

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Last fall, I listened as a mother named Cary Dixon told her family’s story at a forum I convened in West Virginia. It was heartbreaking. Cary’s adult son has struggled with a substance use disorder for years, and …

Editorial: Lessons from a good life lived well

Thursday, February 4, 2016

For a week now, those who knew Martin Gross have mourned a man who seemed to have a knack for living well. In fact, even his death was extraordinary. The former Concord mayor had taken to the sea aboard an Antarctica-bound cruise ship when he suffered a stroke. …

Letter: Highway robbery

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Annually, $75 million to $80 million of state highway revenue is diverted to the Department of Safety, which issues about 100,000 traffic tickets a year. Another $20 million to $25 million of federal gas tax revenue is collected from New Hampshire drivers and as soon as it arrives …

Letter: Impressed with Hillary

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I first met Hillary Clinton many years ago when I was working for a Republican governor of New Hampshire. I was impressed then and still am. Hillary Clinton has the knowledge, experience, character and judgment to be president of the United States in greater measure than any other …

Letter: The trouble with low gas prices

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Consumers like nothing better than to see gasoline prices under $2 a gallon. Recently, I filled my tank at $1.69 a gallon. On one hand, I really like it. On the other hand, I think that we are missing an opportunity and might be sliding back into an …

Letter: Clinton offers more than rhetoric

Thursday, February 4, 2016

In the early 1970s, I joined other college students to speak out against policies that were wrong – in particular our participation in the Vietnam War. Our protests brought attention to a problem but ultimately it was Congress and the president that brought our troops home. I learned …

My Turn: Hillary Clinton should tell the people what she said in her private speeches

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Last month as Hillary Clinton was leaving a town meeting in Manchester, Lee Fang of the Intercept asked her if she would release the transcripts of her paid, and very private speeches to Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street …

Monitor Board of Contributors: A choice between two Americas

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

‘I tell thee,’ said Madame (Defarge), extending her right hand, for emphasis, ‘that although it (an earthquake) is a long time on the road, it is on the road and coming. I tell thee it never retreats, and …