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MARILINDA GARCIA
There is no question that Rep. Ann Kuster is one of the strongest supporters of Obamacare in Washington. However, the Congresswoman has recently wavered on certain inconvenient provisions in the...
JOHN STOSSEL
Decades worth of environmental scares have not panned out.
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Former Union Leader reporter and editor John Toole is returning to the newspaper as its managing editor.
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NH's amazing IT bureaucracy.
MARK HAYWARD
A statewide, experimental program is getting people with mental illness out of lonely apartments and into gyms.
JEFF GOLEY AND WILL INFANTINE
New Hampshire needs to increase unemployment benefits.
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0 NH man takes prominent role with armed activists at Nevada ranch

0 Defense attorneys say Nashua police officer may have shot suspect in the back

0 Nashua Democrat admits she's against freedom in 'Live Free or Die' state

0 Sytek: Parole board members rely too much on their personal experiences, make inconsistent decisions

0 Court orders new trial for man convicted of raping daughter

0 N.H. Fire Marshall reaches agreement with Groton Wind farm

0 Want to keep young people in N.H.? Try dodgeball

0 Sammy Hagar, Jason Bonham and Michael Anthony plan July show at Hampton Beach Casino

0 Thirty years ago this week serial killer Christopher Wilder dies in Colebrook shootout

0 New Hampshire paint tax will hurt consumers say critics

0 Good deeds gets lost ring back to owner in Canada

0 New York adopts 'popular vote law' in effort to limit power of smaller swing states like NH

0 Top stategists advise Democrats not to say 'recovery'

0 Lafond defense wants results of blood tests thrown out at dead teen trial

0 Video: Obamacoin alternative currency accepted at new Keene parking HQ

0 Free Concord: Introducing 'Render Unto Obamacoin'

0 UNH women’s studies class sparks ‘selfie’ website launch

0 Judge says Fitzwilliam officials can't regulate mining in their town

0 Laconia puts 2 additional cops on weekend patrol to focus on enforcing drug laws

0 Judge orders bail reduced for woman accused of killing Keene bicyclist

0 Former All-Star Red Sox shortstop Rico Petrocelli: “blessed” to have grown up in Brooklyn, now lives in Nashua

0 Stretching winter: Recreationists take to mountains to get winter fix

0 Jack Kenny: Hindsight and other cop-outs are rarely 20/20

0 Democratic Super PAC earmarks $324K to buttress Kuster, Shea-Porter

0 N.H. judge rejects challenge to auto dealers law

Frank Walton, 25, (left) of Raymond, John Ahern, 23, of Epping and Charley Ann Martin, 24, of Raymond were charged with robbing a contractor last Wednesday.

Frank Walton, 25, (left) of Raymond, John Ahern, 23, of Epping and Charley Ann Martin, 24, of Raymond were charged with robbing a contractor last Wednesday. (COURTESY)

Police say trio used Craigslist to lure, rob contractor

Three people are facing charges that they used Craigslist to lure a contractor to a home on Hummingbird Lane in Raymond for a work estimate, then robbed him at knifepoint, police said.

Manchester superintendent kills controversial redistricting plan

Manchester's school superintendent has pulled the plug on a controversial school redistricting plan that would turned the Jewett Street School into a preschool only facility and the Southside Middle School into a facility for kindergarten through eighth grade.

Sen. Bob Odell

Sen. Bob Odell

Sen. Odell won't seek re-election

CONCORD – A day after he was one of two Republican Senators to vote to repeal the death penalty, Sen. Bob Odell announced he would not seek re-election to the District 8 seat he has held for six terms.



2 officers, Weare face civil suit over 2012 burglary arrest

A suit filed against the town of Weare and two of its police officers claims a Manchester man was “brutalized and assaulted” after being caught breaking into an automobile sales business in March 2012, and that the officers later “falsified their reports” and destroyed a video recording of the incident.

Hooksett board wants to hear from residents on failed Pinkerton deal

The School Board will host a public forum at Cawley Middle School at 7 p.m. Monday. Superintendent Charles Littlefield said all citizens, parents or not, are encouraged to attend.

Shawn Russell, 30, of Methuen, Mass., at left,  was arrested on Thursday. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Meucci, 31, of Salem.

Shawn Russell, 30, of Methuen, Mass., at left, was arrested on Thursday. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Meucci, 31, of Salem. (COURTESY)

Burglars take $210K in cash from safe in Salem home

Police arrested a 30-year-old Methuen, Mass. man who was allegedly part of a burglary crew now being sought for allegedly taking an estimated $210,000 in cash from a safe inside a Main Street home.

Derry to receive speed sign through donation

Thanks to a recent donation, Derry can purchase a portable speed monitoring sign to be used throughout town.

Mt. Washington warning: Spring a time of danger

As skiers, snowboarders, hikers and spectators arrive on New England’s highest peak, spring dangers including falling ice, undermined snow, crevasses and possible avalanches abound, according to U.S. Forest Services snow rangers.

Jeffrey Gray, formerly of Salem, lost his bid to upend his 2012 conviction on aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Jeffrey Gray, formerly of Salem, lost his bid to upend his 2012 conviction on aggravated felonious sexual assault. (JAMES A. KIMBLE/FILE PHOTO)

Judge rejects new rape trial for ex-Salem planning board member

A judge rejected a bid by Jeffrey Gray, an ex-Salem planning board member, to upend his conviction on charges of sexual assault, saying that his arguments alleging perjury and prosecutorial misconduct were not convincing.

NH Senate Roundup: Marijuana penalties to remain the same in Granite State

Senate refuses to take four bills passed by the House because they were killed last session.

Scott Berk, right, on Wednesday returned a Volkl ski he found recently while hiking in Great Gully on Mount Adams' King Ravine to Patrick Luk, the extreme skier who lost it and its twin nine days earlier in a fall in that part of the mountain. Berk, who owns and operates a café in Norway, Maine and was hiking in Great Gully on April 11, also found a handgun that Luk had been carrying and turned it over to authorities who then returned it to Luk.

Scott Berk, right, on Wednesday returned a Volkl ski he found recently while hiking in Great Gully on Mount Adams' King Ravine to Patrick Luk, the extreme skier who lost it and its twin nine days earlier in a fall in that part of the mountain. Berk, who owns and operates a café in Norway, Maine and was hiking in Great Gully on April 11, also found a handgun that Luk had been carrying and turned it over to authorities who then returned it to Luk. (JOHN KOZIOL/Union Leader Correspondent)

Extreme skier's handgun found, returned to him

Relatively unscathed in a fall down Mount Adams earlier this month, extreme skier Patrick Luk is healing well and on Wednesday his good fortune continued when he got back one ski and the handgun he lost while careening down Great Gully in King Ravine.

Derry councilors vote to expand revitalization zone

Hoping to draw more businesses to Derry, councilors are participating in a state program to expand a revitalization zone in town.

David and Kim Hughes talk about the homeowners award-winning house on Oak Street during the annual Manchester Historic Association Preservation Awards Dinner held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Thursday.

David and Kim Hughes talk about the homeowners award-winning house on Oak Street during the annual Manchester Historic Association Preservation Awards Dinner held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Thursday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

Ceremony honors Manchester's past

Kim and David Hughes did the usual work one would expect of an honoree at Thursday night’s 22nd annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Radisson Hotel.

Manchester Crimewatch: Man accused of writing company checks to himself

An employee is accused of forging checks anfd cashing company checks while his boss was working out of the country.

Manchester Cub Scout robotics team making plans for world championship

Winning St. Anthony Cub robotics team seeks funds to go to World Competition in California

Bedford police will collect old, unused and unwanted drugs

Police to host Drug Take Back Day on April 26 to get potentially dangerous prescription drugs off the street.

Ashland Community Garden ribbon-cutting set for Saturday

Twenty community organic garden plots are available as part of a partnership between Ashland and HEAL NH to improve community health and quality of life.

Antrim fire damages cape

An old cape suffered severe smoke and water damage Thursday in a blaze that firefighters fought for about three hours.

Cynthia's Challenge raises $31K to help buy service dog

Proceeds from King Pine’s Ski-A-Thon raised $31,369 to help a local family purchase a service dog for their daughter who suffers from tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The service dog will serve as an early alert system before the onset of seizures.

Judge rejects request to stop auto dealer 'bill of rights'

A Merrimack County judge has rejected a request for a permanent injunction to prevent the auto Dealer Bill of Rights law from taking effect.

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