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April 05. 2013 11:55AM

Tide shifts in U.S. in favor of legalizing marijuana, study finds

Then you have those in the conversation who see a need for a completely new outlook on certain drugs, specifically marijuana, and according to the Pew Research Center, the majority (52%) of U.S. residents believe marijuana should be legal, which is the highest percentage of people sharing that belief in 40 years.



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Video - NH lawmaker: Women deserve less pay because they don't work hard like men

During a floor debate on Wednesday, state Rep. Will Infantine (R) argued that the “Paycheck Equity Act” was not necessary to prevent wage discrimination based on gender because women deserved to make less.

Gilmanton man arrested for allededly warning intruders with gunshots

GILMANTON — A Bean Road man had been charged with one count of felony criminal threatening after allegedly firing a number of rounds from a .40 caliber handgun into the air to stop someone from coming onto h is property.

Flying car spotted in air over Seacoast

PORTSMOUTH — A flying car took to the air over the Seacoast on Wednesday as Terrafugia tested its Transition vehicle at Portsmouth International Airport.

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway announces Maine casino as sponsor

“We're pushing all of our chips in when it comes to Friday qualifying,” Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway said in a release.

Ayotte calls bonuses paid to deadbeat IRS employees 'totally absurd'

In a sternly worded letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) demanded that the agency rescind bonuses to IRS employees who have failed to pay their taxes, Alexander Bolton of The Hill wrote yesterday.

Plainfield horse missing since winter discovered in swimming pool

Plainfield — Homeowners preparing to open their swimming pool for the season discovered the remains of a horse that caused a stir when it went missing from its Plainfield home during the winter.

Greens wonder if GOP star Ayotte might change her tune on KXL

Environmentalists amassed in the capital this week to protest Keystone XL are eyeing one of the GOP's rising stars, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, for a possible change of heart.

North Hampton man dies while diving in Florida with family

A 48-year-old North Hampton, N.H. man died while diving offshore in Florida on Wednesday afternoon.

Cruz, heading to NH, talks 2014, 2016, the ‘direction of America’

The 43-year-old first-term conservative, hero to many in the Tea Party and scourge to Democrats (and even some middle-of-the-road Republicans), will make a key pilgrimage to New Hampshire this weekend to talk about not only the mid-term election but also, “more broadly, to talk about how we turn our nation around.

Ron Howard to adapt Euro best-seller 'Harry Quebert' set in New Hampshire

Set mostly in New Hampshire, Quebert tells the story of a successful — but blocked — writer who visits his mentor, Harry Quebert, for help meeting his deadline.

Shaheen billionaire ally's $100M climate Super-PAC lands one check in three months

At the February session, which Berger said he and his wife didn't attend, Steyer discussed supporting New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Seabrook selectmen mull $7,500 annual fee for fireworks stores, a 50% hike

SEABROOK — The privilege of selling class C fireworks in town could soon get a lot pricier, as selectmen consider raising the cost of a related license by 50 percent, bringing the annual fee up to $7,500.

First pediatric rehabilitation hospital using N.H.-made "VGo" robot to communicate with patients

First pediatric rehabilitation hospital to use VGo - robot that allows physicians to round on patients without actually being in the hospital - new technology will improve patient care and access to pediatric specialists.

Small, local golf ball companies look for big splash

Rob Zimmerman and Glendon Sutton would love a tiny slice of that pie. Zimmerman is the founder of 3 Up Golf, which is based in Nashua, N.H., where he lives.

Multilateralist, isolationist, neocon: Senate's next generation speaks out on foreign policy

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the growing Republican divide.

Mother Jones: Koch-linked firm devoted to grooming 'electable' candidates signs up Arkansas GOP leader

When we reported on the firm earlier this year, Aegis Strategic had only one client: Marilinda Garcia, a New Hampshire state lawmaker running for Congress.

PAC to back pro-gay rights Republicans including N.H.'s Innis

ew Hampshire House candidate Dan Innis is facing former Rep. Frank Guinta in a primary before challenging Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter.

Congressional candidate Richard Tisei forms fundraising committee with N.H.'s Frank Guinta

Massachusetts congressional candidate Richard Tisei has formed a joint fundraising committee with New Hampshire congressional candidate Frank Guinta.

Scott Brown’s candidacy could hurt Mass. gubernatorial candidate

Scott Brown’s entrance into New Hampshire’s US Senate race has created a political and media firestorm that some analysts believe will damage critical underpinnings of Charlie Baker’s gubernatorial candidacy in Massachusetts.

Parties try new strategies in battle over idled paper mill

Portsmouth-based Cate Street Capital and Brookfield Renewable turn to new public relations approaches to express their positions on the Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket.


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