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VA woes across the country led NH to reforms

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A little over two years ago, a former Veterans Affairs administrator from Manchester gave a Senate committee warnings about Department of Veterans Affairs issues that in the last two months have become a national scandal.

Senate candidate Brown likes NH's retail campaigning

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U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown during an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester on Wednesday. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER

When Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown campaigned in the state's North Country last week, he stopped and knocked on the doors of every Pittsburg house that he saw showing one of his lawn signs.

Abortion buffer zone suspended throughout NH

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Officials in Derry and Concord explained Thursday why they couldn't agree to a request earlier this week by a federal judge to hold off on enforcement of the state's newly minted buffer zone law that covers abortion clinics.

Abortion clinic buffer put on hold after court ruling

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A federal judge on Wednesday put a temporary halt to the state law that establishes a buffer zone around abortion clinics, issuing an order on the eve the law was to go on the books. In a seven-page order issued late Wednesday, District Court Judge Joseph Laplante told the communities of Concord and Derry they could not enforce the provisions of the buffer zone law against clinics within their boundaries.

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Kuster visit relocated after Salem selectmen deem stop as political event

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On July 1, Congresswoman Ann Kuster was scheduled to visit the Salem Fire Department to announce a new bill on carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. However, that visit was relocated after two selectmen, Stephen Campbell and Everett McBride, expressed concerns about a political candidate using town property for what they characterized as a political event.

Shaheen leads all U.S. Senate candidates in fundraising

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Shaheen and Brown both top $2 million raised during the past three months, while Smith and Rubens lag far behind in the money race.

 

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The redevelopment of The Balsams, pictured on a recent weekend, got a boost when Gov. Maggie Hassan signed into law a bill that would keep the tax burden low in Dixville and neighboring Millsfield.

PILOT agreement allowed to stand after Hassan signs bill

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The North Country in general, and specifically the small number of property owners here and in the even more sparsely settled Dixville, got some good news recently when Gov. Maggie Hassan signed...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Havenstein says use of 'teabaggers' a 'poor choice of words'

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein acknowledged a “poor choice of words” when he used the term "teabaggers" during a 2010 speech that resurfaced online last week.

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Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas delivers his inaugural address at the Palace Theatre Tuesday. (1/5/10)

Manchester Supt. Livingston won't explain modified school standards

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IT'S THE SUMMER doldrums for the city's elected officials; there are mercifully few meetings over the next month or so. But there was one meeting last week - and it was notable for its stunning...

NH to host New England governors, Eastern Canadian premiers in Mount Washington

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FOR THE FIRST in nearly two decades, New Hampshire will host the annual conference of New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers.

Alewives and leeches; fireworks in the rain

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A LONG TIME AGO, I spent a long night with former Fish and Game biologist Eric Orff at the Newmarket fish ladder. Alewives were on the move.

OPINION

U.S. Supreme Court says homecare workers not required to pay fee to unions

State-owned website should be named NH.Gov.Propaganda

The U.S. is a beacon still

Nature Talks columnist Cheryl Kimball found this chimney swift nest after it fell from inside the chimney located in the dining room of her home.

Cheryl Kimball's Nature Talks: Behold the chimney swift

City summer: Check out Manchester

Outrageous waste: You overpaid by how much?

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