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BOBBY JINDAL
School choice lets parents decide their children's education.
EDITORIAL
New Hampshire has no income tax -- yet.
EDITORIAL
The no-cell-phones-while-driving bill is too broad.
CHARLES ARLINGHAUS
The courts just blew a huge hole in the state budget.
BY JONAH GOLDBERG
The left confirms its confirmation bias.
BY REP. ADAM SCHROADTER
Reducing pot penalties is the right thing to do.
BY PAT BUCHANAN
Reagan believed in the measured response.
EDITORIAL
In the marathon bombing, the bad guys lost.
BY AURORE EATON
After his three-month enlistment in the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment (from early May to early August 1861), Francis Harvey “Saxie” Pike rejoined the war effort.
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0 Newmarket school officials retaliate against coaches: 'We were let go for opposing new school'

0 Oyster River officials tell parents student can't opt out of standardized tests

0 NH considers bill granting immunity to doctors, health care providers for informing on patients

0 Public school art teacher has students build Noah's ark out of trash

0 Body of missing NH man found in the Berkshires

0 Dartmouth alumnus accused of assaulting schools head of security over asphalt beef

0 Arizona passes tax breaks for NH-based GTAT to aid deal with Apple to make sapphire

0 Green-tongue drug search tossed by NH Supreme Court

0 N.H. medical marijuana classes linked to problematic Montana Caregivers Network

1 NH GOP says Jeanne Shaheen votes with Obama 99 percent of the time - Mostly True

0 Shaheen defends her support for Obamacare

0 Time running out for gay couples to claim tax break

0 Tufts students take to NH paintball range in the interest of peace

0 Rancher relaxes after showdown with feds, but what’s next?

0 Bill Gardener: The man who keeps NH first

0 Berlin supports new casino bill, says it would mean $1M for city

0 Millennials shunned Hillary in 2008. Her shadow campaign won't let it happen again

0 Dukakis ‘feeling pretty good’ about North-South rail link that would benefit NH

0 Bauer uses innovation power play to dominate on ice

0 Democrats take 3-1 lead in outside money

0 Pot prohibition opponents to hold Easter Sunday protest

0 John Sununu: 2016 Election will focus on taxes

0 Rumsfeld writes open letter to IRS every year explaining he has 'no idea' if his returns are accurate

0 Belknap County jail panel will ask for $3 million

0 Disgraced Democratic lawmaker addresses flight charge before parole board

Havenstein announces for Republican nomination in governor’s race

CONCORD — Former defense industry executive Walt Havenstein officially launched his campaign for the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan on Wednesday, surrounded by GOP luminaries during his announcement in the Legislative Office Building.

Tuition to go down 5 percent at community colleges

CONCORD – Tuition at New Hampshire's seven community colleges will go down by about $30 per three-credit course starting in the fall.

Colebrook almost became an island Tuesday night

COLEBROOOK – For several hours Tuesday night this town along the Connecticut River was a veritable island, said town manager Becky Merrow, with floodwaters making three of the four highways in and out of the community temporarily impassable.

DAVID PEREZ

DAVID PEREZ

Nashua man arrested on domestic violence charges

NASHUA – A 25-year-old Nashua man faces several domestic violence-related charges after police said he assaulted a woman by grabbing, punching and choking her.

I-93 northbound in Londonderry open again after crash

LONDONDERRY - A northbound section of Interstate 93 was temporarily shut down Wednesday morning after a serious crash.

Protesters gather Wednesday morning on the steps of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in anticipation of oral arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit that benefits students at religious schools.

Protesters gather Wednesday morning on the steps of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in anticipation of oral arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit that benefits students at religious schools. (PAT GROSSMITH/UNION LEADER)

State Supreme Court hearing arguments in education tax credit case

CONCORD – The N.H. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday morning in the case of Bill Duncan v. State of New Hampshire, which seeks to end education voucher tax credits to fund scholarships to non-public schools.

Manchester DPW chief says up to 20 layoffs possible with proposed budget

The city Department of Public Works may have to lay off employees if Mayor Ted Gatsas’ proposed budget is adopted, aldermen were told Tuesday night.



Still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua

Martha's Exchange is still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua.



A Riesling from the South Coast of Mass.

Sampling a Riesling from Westport, Mass.

Divers search the Smith River just below Profile Falls in Bristol Tuesday.

Divers search the Smith River just below Profile Falls in Bristol Tuesday. (DAN SEUFERT)

UPDATE: Search suspended for Northfield man presumed drowned

BRISTOL – The search for a 32-year-old Northfield man who is presumed drowned after jumping into the raging waters in a “Polar Plunge” of the Smith River Monday night was called off today, as the Smith River below Profile Falls had risen by as much as 10 feet overnight.

Deadline extended for startup competition in Rochester

Participants in the second annual Start Up 2014 Competition have a chance to win more than $31,000 in cash and assistance. While a previously extended deadline was Tuesday, organizers will accept applications until Friday, according to Mary Ellen Humphrey, economic development specialist for the city.

Parents speak out against Jewett Street School proposal

Following an outcry from parents, Manchester Superintendent Debra Livingston has signaled she’s willing to reconsider a proposal to convert Jewett Street School into a central preschool facility.

Citizens Bank offers good citizen scholarships

Citizens Bank opens application period for 10 $5,000 college scholarships for students who are leaders and are active in their communities.

MAHAR

MAHAR

Candia teen charged with burglarizing relative’s home

A 17-year-old Candia man was charged with burglarizing a relative’s home and taking a rifle and tablet computer, police said.

Rochester man arrested following crash in Somersworth Monday night

A Rochester man was charged in connection with a late-night accident that disrupted phone service and started a brush fire Monday.

Attorney honored for work helping immigrants

An attorney who runs a Catholic Charities of New Hampshire program that provides legal help to immigrant survivors of serious crime will receive the 2014 Heroes for Justice Award, Catholic Charities announced.

A Derry man pleads innocent to falsely claiming a master electrician license

A man who surrendered his own electrician's license used another's license without permission.

Stocks end higher as blue chips rally

Stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq’s advance.

Erica and Hale Cole-Tucker, front in left photo, owners of Tucker's in Hooksett opened the new diner Monday with one of their primary investors, Kevin Mallette, in back.

Erica and Hale Cole-Tucker, front in left photo, owners of Tucker's in Hooksett opened the new diner Monday with one of their primary investors, Kevin Mallette, in back. (RYAN O'CONNOR/Union Leader Correspondent)

New breakfast, lunch diner opens in Hooksett

On Monday, Hale and Erica Cole-Tucker opened the doors to Tucker's, Hooksett's newest breakfast and lunch diner, which is located in the same building that originally housed a Burger King before Veano's Italian Kitchen and Four Seasons Diner both inhabited the location.

NH jobless rate dips to 4.5 percent

New Hampshire’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from the February rate, which remained at 4.7 percent after adjustments, according to NH Employment Security.

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