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February 20. 2013 12:48PM

Small business impact on N.H. economy reviewed in SBA report

According to the report, New Hampshire's 132,641 small businesses made up 96.1 percent of all employers in the state in 2010, and they employed 50.7 percent of the private sector labor force.

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NH one 5 best states for African American people say stats

With a median Black household income of $46,818, New Hampshire looks like a great place to live. The high school graduation rate is 76 percent for Black students—the fifth highest in the nation—and New Hampshire also ranks second, behind Hawaii, as the best place to raise a Black child.

Researchers: NH-related $54M federal fraud offers insight into psychology of bribery and government corruption

Punishing bribery after the fact is not a good way to stop it from happening in the future, and it will only stop when the risk outweighs the potential reward.

Northeast no winter wonderland for refugees from warmer countries

'It’s always quite a shock for them,' says Beth Seremet from Ascentria Care Alliance, a faith-based organization that works with refugees and helps them prepare for cold weather. Seremet works with refugees resettling in New Hampshire.

Neighbors protest Lebanon Airport logging plan

Lebanon — Airport neighbors aim to delay a plan to clear more than 30 acres of city-owned land near Poverty Lane this winter, according to a letter submitted to the City Council this week. The project is intended to improve visibility for pilots.

Tilton police officer has a kidney transplant

TILTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire police officer is recovering after waiting more than two years for a kidney transplant.

Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Epping

EPPING, N.H. — A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed in Epping, New Hampshire, after the state passed a law allowing seriously ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses.

Firefighters union president rejects Navy conclusion lax practices at shipyard doomed $900M submarine

KITTERY, Maine — The union president for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard firefighters disputes the idea that firefighters battling the 2012 fire aboard the USS Miami lacked proper training techniques and were unfamiliar with the submarine’s topography.

NH woman, 71, says Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1965

These days, Kristina Ruehli is a 71-year-old New Hampshire woman who spends her leisure time skiing and being a grandmother to eight. But back in 1965, she was a 22-year-old woman trying to make ends meet in California, working as a secretary at a talent agency in Beverly Hills.

Casey Kasem family battles NH native as body rots

In a bizarre claim, Jean – who grew up in New Hampshire before living in a Beverly Hills mansion bought by her husband – said she did it because of her Norwegian heritage!

FairPoint warns of mobile picketing as union brings protest to customer doorsteps

While the unions can engage in strike activity anyplace FairPoint replacement workers are providing customer services, this mobile picketing is intended to distract the workforce and disrupt service to customers – sometimes illegally.

Passengers get picked up by their driver Dan Burgess in Chicago in this undated photo.

Portsmouth also concerned about third-party driving service Uber

PORTSMOUTH – Taxi Commission Chairman Peter Bresciano said one of the owners of a local taxi cab service told commissioners that the Uber smartphone app is being used in the city.

Thanksgiving proclamation printed in Exeter expected to fetch $12M at auction now on sale for only $8.4M

The document was offered at Christie's on November 14, 2013, where it was expected to sell for upwards of $12,000,000. Kaller represents the document’s owner, who has decided to offer the manuscript through exhibition and private sale.

Student athlete from NH stuck on bus in NY storm for 30 hours

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire native found herself stuck on a bus with her Niagara University basketball teammates in the middle of a massive snowstorm this week.

Time: NH author Jodi Picoult cites homosexual marriage as what she's thankful for this year

I am grateful that Kyle and Kevin will be wed in New Hampshire – Kyle's home state – in which gay marriage is legal.

NH's Sarah Silverman Tweets Bill Cosby rape jokes: Funny or inappropriate? - WARNING, EXPLICIT CONTENT

Sarah Silverman tweeted a joke about the Bill Cosby rape scandal on Wednesday night, getting both cheers and jeers for her off-color remark.

CHANDLER

Chandler won't seek Democratic support for Speaker

CONWAY — After losing the Speakership by just four votes, Rep. Gene Chandler said under no circumstances will he seek to become the House Speaker when the full New Hampshire House of Representatives gatherers in Concord on Dec.[…]

Portsmouth shuttle service costing city $5 per rider

PORTSMOUTH – City officials have extolled the success of this year’s pilot satellite parking program as a way to help alleviate some of the parking congestion in the downtown.

Embattled Portsmouth police officials launch new web initiative to gather public feedback

Also recognized Wednesday night was detective Kristyn Bernier 'for her exceptional investigative work in a human trafficking case.'

GTAT sapphire production attempt was a fiasco, employees paid to sweep floors, others stayed home

GT hired hundreds of workers with little oversight; some bored employees were paid overtime to sweep floors repeatedly, while others played hooky.

Good thing for Shaheen that Obama waited until after election for immigration move

'In all likelihood, Scott Brown would have won his race in New Hampshire. In all likelihood, that would have caused Ed Gillespie to win in Virginia.'

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