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Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire

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The State Senate voted Thursday morning to keep the state's death penalty. The final vote was 12-12 and the bill was tabled, which effectively kills it unless one senator changes his or her mind.

Anonymous email was 'malicious,' says Auburn police commissioner

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AUBURN — The chairman of the Auburn Police Commission has filed a criminal defamation complaint with police after an investigation cleared him of allegations contained in an anonymous email to a town official charging he pulled out a gun during an argument on April 5 at the Aloha restaurant in Manchester.

Senate votes to ban hand-held cellphone use in cars; bill heads back to House

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CONCORD – A bill banning the hand-held use of cellphones or other electronic devices while driving was approved by the Senate Thursday.
Too many drivers are surfing the Internet, reading texts and playing video games while driving, supporters said, and that is making the roads more and more dangerous.

Auburn town administrator under fire

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AUBURN -- A move to fire Town Administrator William Herman was thwarted Thursday morning after residents filled a meeting room at town hall to voice their opposition, and a selectman later rescinded his motion to fire him.

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Poll shows Christie regaining, but Hillary trouncing GOP field

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Hillary Clinton isn’t only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s well ahead of every potential Republican rival, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful

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An A-list of national Republican figures who were in the city Saturday for an event dubbed the New Hampshire Freedom Summit found a receptive audience for criticism of President Obama, the Affordable Care Act and most things Democratic.

 

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Esther Fleurant of Concord, along with four of her seven children, were among protesters gathered Wednesday outside the state Supreme Court.

Top court hears NH tax credit case

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The gallery at the New Hampshire Supreme Court was standing room only Wednesday morning as justices took up the issue of the constitutionality of a state law that allows business education tax...

Accidental early announcement for Executive Council

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Former District 4 Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek let the cat out of the bag Wednesday, prematurely announcing that retired U.S. Postal Service District Manager James Adams is running for...

Gas tax vote poses challenge for Merrimack lawmakers and eliminating local toll

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Merrimack state representatives are facing an interesting dilemma on whether to support a gas tax bill that would eliminate a toll in town.

House votes to bar credit history in hiring process

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Supporters said a person’s credit history does not predict job performance nor does it change a person’s intelligence or skills.

House passes bill honoring Ray Burton

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Bill to name scenic overlook and visitors center for Burton goes to governor's desk.

Bill bars domestic violence discrimination in job place

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Employers would no longer be able to terminate a worker or refuse to hire someone because he or she is a victim of domestic violence.

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