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Legendary newspaperman Benjamin Bradlee dead at 93

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Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years, died Tuesday at his home in Washington of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93. Bradlee's first job after World War II in newspapers was as a reporter for the then independently owned Sunday News in New Hampshire.

Locked in a dead heat, Shaheen, Brown spar

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Former Massachusetts Senator and Republican challenger Scott Brown, left, shakes hands with incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. before a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts Tuesday in Concord.

The U.S. Senate candidates sparred in their first televised debate Tuesday as part of a cliff-hanger of a race that could shift the balance of power in Washington.

Ebola, health care among issues that split Guinta, Shea-Porter

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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, and Republican challenger Frank Guinta.

Both candidates for the state's 1st Congressional District said President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola virus was slow at first, but they disagreed over who has since politicized the issue during a debate Tuesday night.

N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein

Hassan, Havenstein see future through different lenses

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The candidates for governor paint different economic pictures. One has the sun emerging from clouds. The other shows stormy weather.

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Former N.Y. Gov. George Pataki spoke at the Bedford Village Inn on Tuesday morning as part of the Politics & Eggs series, sponsored by the New England Council and New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Former N.Y. governor calls for smaller fed at 'Politics & Eggs' event

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At the latest installment the New England Council’s "Politics & Eggs" breakfast series, former New York Gov. George Pataki drove home his belief that the key to improving the country lies within reducing the size and scope of the federal government.

Governor names 5 to presidential primary anniversary commission

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Hassan named John Harrigan of Colebrook, James Demers of Concord, Joseph Keefe of Rye, Jayne Millerick of Bow and Jennifer Daler of Nashua as her five representatives on the 16-member commission.

 

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Young reappointed to AG post

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Senior Associate Attorney General Jane Young was reappointed to her post by the Executive Council Wednesday after a lengthy discussion.

Hassan won't ask for vote on new members of utility project evaluation panel

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Gov. Maggie Hassan is not expected to ask the Executive Council to vote today on her two nominations to the Site Evaluation Committee, which decides on major utility projects such as wind farms and...

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Columns

Government thinks it's your right not to know

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Don't look now, but the people we choose to represent us are spending way too much time trying to keep us in the dark.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Crunch time and the dollars are flying in NH races

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THE FIRST midterm election campaign finance reports that were due last week are usually less telling than the ones due at the end of this month. No candidate wants to show an opponent all the cards...

Ted Siefer's City Hall: Levasseur back on MPD's case, but this time with numbers

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THE HEAT could be turned up on a long-simmering issue this week: the fact that a solid majority of police officers and supervisors choose to make their homes outside the city, contrary to union...

OPINION

Preventing riots: What should Keene do?

Team Obama: Faking right, voting left

Charles Arlinghaus: This government 'investment' is a bad idea

Another View -- John H. Sununu: Voters, pick a governor who is serious about the Pledge

Pat Buchanan: The high price of papal popularity

Politics of choice: A word stripped of its meaning

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