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Deal would provide $17b to ease veterans' medical wait times

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Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers.

NH gubernatorial candidate Hemingway favors business flat tax, smaller state government

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Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway listens to a question during an interview in the offices of the New Hampshire Union Leader on Wednesday, July 23.

Andrew Hemingway, a free-market Republican running for governor, wants a smaller, limited state government.

Obama maintains fundraising schedule, even when crises occur

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Obama is not breaking new ground by spending so much time fundraising. In fact, he is part of a long-term trend. Over the past 30 years, the number of fundraising events undertaken by presidents in office has been on the rise.

2012 voter registration law null — for now

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The voter registration change that would have barred students from voting never went into effect, pending a final court ruling

 

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Union slams Hassan veto of 'positive work environment' bill

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Gov. Maggie Hassan on Monday vetoed legislation that was designed to create a “positive work environment” for state workers, a bill she warned would have led to a flood of lawsuits...

Hassan vetoes bill to impose 'politeness' standards on public employees

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Gov. Maggie Hassan on Monday vetoed legislation that was designed to create a 'positive work environment' for public employees, a bill she warned would have led to a flood of lawsuits against the...

Real estate transfer tax proposal pulled off table

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A proposal earlier this month by state revenue officials to extend the real estate transfer tax to ground leases of fewer than 30 years or more has Republicans crying foul and the governor's office...

Rye insurance expert to be liaison between former LGC subsidiary, state regulator

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Michael Coutu will be paid $180,000 a year for his services.

Potential deal between ex-LGC subsidiaries, regulators

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Former subsidiaries of the New Hampshire Local Government Center may have reached an agreement with state regulators that would forgo a hearing to decide whether the public insurance administrators...

HealthTrust's tax-free status still in limbo

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The state Bureau of Securities Regulation and former subsidiaries of the New Hampshire Local Government Center could potentially reach an agreement that would cancel a hearing to determine whether...

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Columns

Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: A humbling — and inspiring — event

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Mark Twain was one excellent observer of the human condition. I was reminded of that last week when the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy honored me (and thus this newspaper) with its Libertas...

Ted Siefer's City Hall: Video machines and gambling: What gambling?

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THIS WEEK'S good question award goes to Ward 5 Alderman Ed Osborne.

John Harrigan's Woods, Water & Wildlife: Pigs, ATV update and the bear facts

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IN A RECENT talk, pigs came up - not in persona, from the crowd, but more remotely. The subject being raised, I had a lot of things to say about pigs.

OPINION

Another View -- Fred Hiatt: Disengage from the world, and this is what happens

David Harsanyi: Are teachers really underpaid?

Jonah Goldberg: The U.N. club needs higher standards

Voting in NH: Not just for NH residents

Fleeing hostile states: Gun makers will travel

Seabrook's message: No one above the law here

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