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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: Casino in N.H. all but dead, Prepping for medical marijuana

Rendering of Millennium Gaming's proposed casino at Rockingham Park in Salem, presented on Wednesday, May 08, 2013.

Rendering of Millennium Gaming's proposed casino at Rockingham Park in Salem, presented on Wednesday, May 08, 2013.

There may still be a heartbeat for a potential casino here in the Granite State.

According to Monitor reporter Annmarie Timmins, Gov. Maggie Hassan has appointed three to a gambling study commission.

If state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, says the state still needs the money.

While we’re having our own battle with gambling here, our neighbors in Massachusetts could see their own casino hopes fall throught the cracks.

Despite the uncertainty there, and the possibility New Hampshire still might eventually approve a casino, Caesars and Wynn Resorts are fighting for a single casino license.

I’ve already brought up this column before, but two state legislators, Reps. Peter Leishman and Rep. Katherine Rogers, have called bringing in a casino a priority for the Granite State.

But if all the proposed casinos were built, would it create an oversaturation of the market?

In other news

 N.H. is facing the preparation for medical marijuana and how to keep it in the right people’s hands.

∎ The man who is accused of killing a Minnesota newlywed appears in court.

∎ New Hampshire Rep. Jordan Ulery, a Hudson Republican, sent an email about how gay marriage could lead to “multiple partners” and “animal interactions,” to his fellow lawmakers.

∎ A large crane caught fire at the Port of New Hampshire.

∎ The N.H. Humanities Council is worried half of its funding will disappear if proposed federal cuts are made.

∎ Gov. Maggie Hassan went to Fort Drum to observe training.

∎ New England EnviroStrategies Inc., founded in 2007 and based in Concord, was purchased by Terracon Consultants Inc.

∎ A sword belonging to Saddam Hussein was returned to the Iraqi government by a N.H. auction house.

∎ The police say man who was arrested for jaywalking in Manchester had drugs on him.

∎ Granite State girls showed off their style during the Project: Fashion Camp, a week-long session for girls being held at the Kimball Jenkins Estate School of Art.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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