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Sept. 3, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Packed house for medical marijuana discussion in Rochester
Keene Sentinel
- Recommendations to address student behavior in Keene being reviewed by commission
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua joins Shaheen in conservation support
- In a divisive 2016 race, John Kasich stays calm and positive
- Super PACS dominate early campaign advertising in NH
- Will the NH primary be 'Independents' Day?" All signs point to yes
- Howard Dean returns to NH to endorse, not to run
- NH foreclosures rise for second straight month
- $1.1 million going to seven North Country projects
Seacoast Online
- World Trade Center beam arrives in Portsmouth
- New Hampshire AG revives abortion buffer-zones lawsuit
- Portsmouth-to-Provincetown ferry idea draws skepticism
Union Leader
- Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Is the end near for Rick Perry in New Hampshire?
- Rand Paul calls Senate reaction 'a rebuke' to Iran nuclear deal
- State revenues up $3.5 million in August
- New Hampshire Primary Source: 3,000 and counting for state Democratic convention
- Rick Perry’s New Hampshire campaign staff is no more
Citizen of Laconia
- Tough tax talk from Rand Paul
- Kuster: 'A win, win, win' for veterans transition housing
Concord Monitor
- Hassan calls on NH Board of Medicine to institute tougher standards for prescribing opioids
- At Northern Pass information session, focus is on burial of line
- Top adviser: Perry is bailing on New Hampshire
- Lessig will need to push to make $1 million fundraising deadline
- Online petition asks White House to rename Mt. Washington

Sept. 2, 2015

- Governors urge FDA to toughen opioid labels
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rochester passes panhandling ordinance
Keene Sentinel
- Candlelight vigil honors those lost to drug overdoses
- 35 conservation groups protest pipeline in letter
- Swanzey couple says free speech violated at town's deliberative session
- NH ranked 10th in best states for drivers, according to study
- NH Rep. Annie Kuster offers working families agenda hoping to get bipartisan support
- Draft Biden to make big hire in NH
- NH bankruptcies rise for first time since 2010
- NH body camera case: Public's right to know vs. family's right to privacy
- Accordians,purple shirts and scripted questions: NH primary is fertile ground for advocates
- NH running out of federal start-up money for new charter schools
- Rochester welcomes marijuana grow center
- It's bear season again, but this time chocolate is banned
Seacoast Online
- Air Force defends response to Pease situation
- Portsmouth's proposed mayoral election illegal, says AG
Union Leader
- Manchester teachers' contract OK'd by aldermen, overriding mayor's veto
- Poker law raises revenues and worries
- NH's ACLU joins effort to get police shooting videos
- Senate Majority PAC ad uses animation to chide Ayotte
- New Christie ad focuses on need to ‘save lives’ from drug abuse
- Draft Biden super PAC names Eaton state director
- Sanders, Chafee to speak at New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast
Concord Monitor
- State, ACLU join push for release of body camera footage in fatal police shooting
- 'Free the Nipple' in Laconia: Protest targets ‘unconstitutional’ law
- State to release its Common Core results this fall
Conway Daily Sun
- Service agencies explain need for county funding

Sept. 1, 2015
Concord Monitor
- There’s no push to turn Mount Washington into Agiocochook
- Will plan to bury 60 miles of Northern Pass sway opposition?
- Cruz boasts he has the strongest leadership team of any presidential candidate
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Dover School Board, district join education funding suit
- Rochester Mayor T.J. Jean will not seek re-election
- Shaheen backing of Clinton comes at opportune time
- A crticial eye on real-time media coverage of trials involving sexual violence, minors
- River Valley Community College could spur economic revival in Lebanon
- Hassan to celebrate start of apple season in Londonderry
Seacoast Online
- Sex registry questioned after prep school grad's conviction
- Ex-senator seeks to ban topless women in Hampton
- Air Force to dispute EPA order, but promises to clean Pease well
- Clinton will be billed for Portsmouth visit, city manager says
Union Leader
- NH public remains in dark about pot dispensary
- Bidder challenges state's rejection of medical marijuana dispensary
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Budget battle puts communities on notice
- Ted Cruz: 'We are all in on NH'
- Gas prices fall in New Hampshire
- Reid allies’ super PAC plans nearly $300,000 statewide ad buy
- Cruz happy to ride shotgun with Trump -- for now
- Timing could be key in Shaheen endorsement of Clinton

Aug. 31, 2015
Citizen of Laconia
- Christie pledges leadership, accountability if elected
Concord Monitor
- Cruz puts his conservative values on full display at New Boston town hall
- Shaheen to endorse Clinton
- How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying
- For clues to candidates’ strategies, look at ‘when’ and ‘where’ of TV ads
- Campaign events in NH the week of Aug. 31
- GOP leaders look to end budget impasse
- College costs among top topics on presidential campaigns
- NH struggles to expand beds for treatment programs
Foster's Daily Democrat
- GOP presidential candidate Cruz visits Dover
Keene Sentinel
- Candidates sometimes need extra nudges to come to Keene, and beyond
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua rallies for a response to the heroin epidemic
- Manchester rally aims to 'stop the circle' of heroin addiction
- Ted Cruz brings 'consistent conservative' message back to NH
- Cruz, Paul, Kasich campaigning in NH this week
- Small business workforce the focus of Senate field hearing in Manchester
- Doctors should change opioid prescription habits, attorney general says
Seacoast Online
- Hillary Clinton coming to Portsmouth to accept Shaheen endorsement
- Cruz critical of Obama policies at Seabrook rally
Union Leader
- Merrimack's 'selfie sisters' on the campaign trail in NH
- Shaheen slated to endorse Clinton
- Topless protest headed to Weirs Beach Labor Day weekend
- Northern Pass awards grants for jobs
- Look Ahead: Candidates to make pre-Labor Day visits
- Ted Cruz stumps in the Granite State
- Shaheen to formally endorse Clinton on Saturday in Portsmouth

Aug. 30, 2015
- Manchester event helps heroin addicts, families
- Chris Christie tours the Granite State Saturday
- New Hampshire beaches see piping plover increase
Concord Monitor
- Amid heroin epidemic in New Hampshire, candidates talk substance abuse
- Living room by living room, O’Malley marches on in New Hampshire
- NH vaccination rates for toddlers among best in nation
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH enrollment stays steady
- State 'desperate' for volunteers in prison offices
Seacoast Online
- Crew films scene for PSA on heroin epidemic in Prescott Park
Union Leader
- Spotlight on addiction struggle: Rally against heroin
- Northern Pass path shift puts 5,000 acres into play
- For Labrie jury, Internet use was the crime

Aug. 29, 2015

Union Leader
- Town wary of pipeline battle cost
- Security concerns top pot hearing agenda
- James Foley's family pleased with naming of hostage affairs envoy
- House parties help candidates reach voters, build grassroots network
Citizen of Laconia
- $8.5 million estimated for community corrections, jail rehab
- PSU readies for move-in day
Concord Monitor
- State outlines plan to distribute Narcan kits
- As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations
- Pataki wants to bring optimism back to America
- Judge rejects Libertarian Party's ballot access challenge
Foster's Daily Democrat
- 2 new UNH student housing buildings not ready for occupancy
- UNH and lecturers reach labor agreement
Nashua Telegraph
- Rail could aid freight traffic, too
- State parks could have closed due to vetoed state budget, but Republican legislative leaders say no
- Private partnerships may be key to making NH commuter rail a reality
- What you should know about Clinton's fundraising deal with NH Dems
- Former Rockingham County inmate sues county for negligence
Seacoast Online
- Fuller Clark challenges DNC chair for more presidential debates
- Graham meets with voters in intimate setting

Aug. 28, 2015
- After long absence, Rubio tells NH voters they'll see more of him
- State announces training program for opioid prescribers
- Fiorina's speaking style helps her stand out in NH
- US Air Force can't commit to treating wells more aggressively
- Along pipeline's proposed route, a fear of disaster and frustration with debate's tone
Seacoast Online
- High-speed ferry proposal stirs debate
- NH Rebellion founder eyeing presidency
- Air Force may dispute EPA cleanup order on Pease well
- Hampton company, Sen. Ayotte urge re-autorization of Ex-Im Bank
Union Leader
- Pipeline opponents plan rally in Keene
- Tuftonboro Right to Know fight heats up with summons
- O'Malley: Clinton's private email use hurts party
- Pataki blasts Trump's deportation plan during stop in Derry
- Construction setbacks delay some move-in for some UNH students
- Christie's New Hampshire grassroots leadership team features veteran GOP activists
- New poll finds Hassan leading Sununu, Bradley in potential matchups
- Martin O’Malley: ‘You’ve got to just keep going’
- Scott Brown to host house parties for Kasich, Christie
Concord Monitor
- Judge upholds time limit for Libertarian Party to collect ballot signatures
- PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax increase
Conway Daily Sun
- Lawmakers vote to keep state parks open
- Endangered Piping plovers numbers expanding in NH
- Rubio in Derry says American dream must be preserved
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Ten Rod Farm owner issues challenge to presidential candidates
- Sen. Ayotte tours Rokon International
Nashua Telegraph
- Hassan signs transit bills into law
- Pataki not worried about low poll numbers, says Trump is 'just dreadful'
- In NH1 News intv., Ayotte says no to govt. shutdown and to Donald Trump on immigration

Aug. 27, 2015
- 'Dumb' NH state laws according to NH1 News viewers
- O'Malley tells NH1 News Biden entry into 2016 'could only help' Democratic debate
- Rubio downplays Trump frontrunner status in NH1 News interview
- Lawmakers approve money for state parks, hold back on transportation funding
- Rush to replace E-Z Pass transponders prompts two-month extension
Seacoast Online
- Emergency money to keep NH state parks open
- Grant to help Great Bay Stewards protect estuary
Union Leader
- Manchester medical pot farm location revealed
- Changeable batteries, solar not possible for E-ZPass, DOT says
- Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: GOP candidate Carly Fiorina blasts CNN debate process
- Dave Solomon's Power Plays: 'Scientific studies' cited in pipeline debate's dueling points of view
- Ayotte, IRS chief spar over agency's response to ID theft
- Committee votes to keep state parks open
- New Hampshire Primary Source: Looking for turnaround, Paul continues to attack Trump
- Marco Rubio speaks to voters in northern and western NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Jail renovation cost to be revealed Thursday morning
- Free Speech: Disruptive or Disfavored?
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Hassan, Executive Councilors meet in Garrison City
- Dover council approves borrowing plan for high school plan
Keene Sentinel
- In Keene, thoughts of how to move forward on tackling heroin addiction
- Senate Republicans stay firm on business tax cuts
- Franklin Pierce University adopts test-optional admissions policy

Aug. 26, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat
- State considering open-road tolling in Dover
- Marijuana grow facility planned for Rochester mill building
- Not ‘E-Z’ to switch toll transponders
Keene Sentinel
- Armed civilians at Keene recruiting center left at recruiters' request
- Keene mayor will hold summit on addiction solutions
Nashua Telegraph
- Medical marijuana talk in Merrimack
- Mayoral candidates meet in final forum
- Federal grant to aid NH small business exporters
- How NH's home schoolers became virtually untraceable
- Despite revised proposal, Shaheen still concerned about Northern Pass
- Planned Parenthood critique unfair, says Ayotte
- Money from Hike Safe Cards beats expectations
- Christie says 'pushy' Granite Staters don't like to wait for answers
- Vermont Gov. Shumlin stumps for Hillary Clinton in NH
Union Leader
- Lines to replace transponders prompt toll discount extension
- Airport area to host pot center?
- Clinton ally accuses Sanders of 'political expediency' in gun debate
- Parks need legislative approval to remain open
- Minimal opposition to Merrimack marijuana dispensary
- State Democratic Party, Clinton campaign set up joint fundraising committee
Concord Monitor
- At Merrimack hearing, medical marijuana seen as a step away from opioids
- Connecticut governor criticizes Executive Council, Republicans on Planned Parenthood vote
- New poll shows Trump continues to enjoy a wide lead in NH; Sanders pulls ahead

Aug. 25, 2015

- Christie blames Obama for fiscal crisis
- Where are all the Democrats?
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rochester to discuss potential marijuana cultivation site
- Governor leads substance abuse roundtable in Somersworth
- New Hampshire prisoner claims religious right to have beard
Keene Sentinel
- 'Keene Hates Heroin' group aims to give a voice to addiction
- Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham stumps in the Monadnock Region
- Sanders says he and Biden disagree on many issues
- Ex-NH governor John H. Sununu recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery
- First responders' Facebook photo with beer in AMR headquarters sparks public backlash
- Scott Walker showcases his fighting side in New Hampshire
- Lebanon College to reopen as River Valley Community College branch
- As horse race questions swirl, Sanders sticks to his issues
Seacoast Online
- NH budget stalemate delays opening of mental health unit
Union Leader
- NH investors ride out plummeting market
- Mayor says no wrongdoing with city email found on cheating site
- All 5 Democrats running for President to be at NH convention
- Nashua mayoral candidates make their pitches
- 'Hike Safe' card called a success in NH
- Public hearing to be held on medical marijuana dispensary in Merrimack
- Christie, Graham campaign in New Hampshire
- NH Democrat supports potential White House run for Joe Biden
- Sanders speaks to voters at town hall events in Conway, Berlin
Concord Monitor
- Sanders continues to draw enthusiastic crowds, but New Hampshire voters haven’t made up their minds yet
- Biden’s allies in NH watching for signals on presidential run
- Chafee, Clinton, O’Malley, Sanders confirmed for NHDP convention; Webb still weighing plans to attend
- HHS announces medical marijuana hearings in Manchester, Rochester
Conway Daily Sun
- Bernie electrifies crowd in Conway

Aug. 24, 2015

Concord Monitor
- Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem
- Fiorina talks innovation and the American Dream at Concord house party
- New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’
- New Hampshire delegation members to host forum for veterans
- Sanders woos working, middle classes in Salem
Keene Sentinel
- New law requires criminals to appear for victim statements
Nashua Telegraph
- Marijuana on agenda once again in Merrimack
- 'It's Just Boobs:' 60-plus go topless for 'Free the Nipple' event at Hampton Beach
- Sanders rallies in Salem to kick off two days of NH campaigning
Seacoast Online
- Democratic presidential candidate forum on Sept. 9
Union Leader
- Nashua city worker to be confronted over email address on Ashley Madison site
- Police: Texting down to 1 in 100
- How to introduce a (possible) President to NH
- Sen. Lindsey Graham campaigns at Apple Pie Craft Fair in Newport  
- Carly Fiorina stumps at several towns in New Hampshire Sunday
- Sanders holds town hall in Salem Sunday

Aug. 23, 2015
- Dozens protest outside of Manchester Planned Parenthood Saturday
- Sen. Lindsey Graham visits the Granite State
- Demonstration teaches the public how to use Narcan
- Center honoring late Executive Councilor Ray Burton opens
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: The Maggie Hassan question mark lingers
Conway Daily Sun
- State to begin review of public comments on ninth hut
- Hassan, GOP lawmakers still at budget impasse
- On 25th anniversary, Seabrook plant remains pivotal in nuclear debate
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Heroin Anonymous groups forming to provide help
Keene Sentinel
- Keene State president, other USNH administrators receive performance bonuses
Nashua Telegraph
- Body cameras debated in NH
- NH Political Report: Private talks on state budget fail to yield to public support
- The Raymond S. Burton Museum and Learning Center opens
- Ayotte says Northern Pass needs to bury more than 60 miles
Seacoast Online
- Schools look to address mental health issues
Union Leader
- Protests target Planned Parenthood
- Who's in NH this week

Aug. 22, 2015
- Dover files suit against state over cap on education funding
- Group asks Portsmouth, state officials to consider ferry to Cape Cod
- New PSU president: State isn't putting enough resources into higher ed
Seacoast Online
- Seacoast movie theaters up security after shootings
Union Leader
- Pelham community gathers to discuss heroin epidemic
- Walker has clear message for Clinton: I'm not scared
- Service alert prompts long lines at E-ZPass centers
- Report: Big jump seen in overdoses, Narcan use
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Chris Christie
- Scott Walker speaks at Politics and Eggs event
Citizen of Laconia
- New Plymouth State president discusses how education benefits the region
Concord Monitor
- People struggling to get Narcan in NH despite state law making it legal
Conway Daily Sun
- Public hearing on Carroll County's budget woes set for Sept. 9
- Walker calls for stronger defense during Derry visit
Keene Sentinel
- Bush takes jabs at Trump, attempts to win over non-Republican voters

Aug. 21, 2015
- More than 100 attend heroin community discussion in Pelham
- Trump slams Education Dept., talks running mates, in exclusive interview with NH1 News
- Hacking of cheating site uncovers users with NH government email addresses
- Pressures tighten on for-profit colleges
- This famous campaign stop is actually a mirage
- FCC program will expand broadband access across New Hampshire
- Northern Pass public meetings scheduled early next month
- Hassan names transportation commissioner nominee
- Budget stalemate drags on after Hassan plan GOP counter proposal
Seacoast Online
- Open-road tolling in talks for Spaulding Turnpike
Union Leader
- NH mayors on alert after cheating site revelations include city government domains
- Northern Pass project remains a lightning rod
- Dover files suit over education adequacy funding
- Use of 'anchor baby' term sparks exchange between Bush, reporters in Keene
- Northern Pass initial hearings scheduled
- City of Dover sues state over education funding
- Bush, Trump spar during NH trip
- NH Democrats praise Carter after cancer diagnosis
- Fiorina meets voters in Littleton
Concord Monitor
- Dover sues state over cap on education funding as other towns consider their options
- State lawmakers work on legislation to require NH state troopers to wear body cameras
- A call to action: Pelham eyes solutions to heroin epidemic
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Dover suing state over education funding
Keene Sentinel
- Kuster, USDA administrator visit Cheshire County farms
Nashua Telegraph
- Hassan nominates Nashua woman for transportation post

Aug. 20. 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua mayor’s race features hefty war chests
- NH to receive federal funding for heroin epidemic; Laconia police say arrests not working
- GOP primary candidates talk K-12 education at NH forum
- Air Force will follow orders to clean up Pease groundwater
Seacoast Online
- Scammans endorse Kasich for president
- Parents receive 'terrifying' blood test results
- Seabrook Station celebrates silver anniversary
Union Leader
- Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: 'Summer of Trump' stretches on across New Hampshire
- State budget negotiations stall
- Dave Solomon's Power Plays: Consumers may see lower electricity prices
- Eversource: Northern Pass critics shouldn't expect more enticements
- DOT urging drivers to replace outdated E-ZPass transponders
- Bush questions Trump’s Republican credentials
- Trump draws crowd in Derry
- Walker says at town hall event that he is feeling a sense of 'urgency'
- GOP presidential hopefuls gather for education summit in Londonderry
Citizen of Laconia
- Fiorina focuses on business leadership experience
- Drug treatment plan OK’d by county
Concord Monitor
- GOP candidates put school reform on center stage during New Hampshire Education Summit
- Inside and outside, candidates and teacher union members trade barbs at education summit
- In Derry, Trump blasts GOP opponents
- Sponsor of medical marijuana bill and nearby residents critical of dispensary hearing process
- GOP lawmakers offer compromise on state employee pay increase, remain firm on business tax cuts
- Christie stumps for Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield in Concord
Conway Daily Sun
- County gets reprieve from Bank of NH
- Shaheen tours Ossipee Pine Barrens
- Trump draws hundreds to Pinkerton
- Chafee, Shea-Porter make case in Plaistow Democrats' meeting  
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Scott Walker talks reform in Barrington

Aug. 19, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rochester discusses ordinance to curtail panhandling
- Narcan still not available to caregivers
Keene Sentinel
- Lack of federal funding delays study of dangerous Chesterfield intersection
Nashua Telegraph
- Marijuana guidelines approved in Plymouth
- Manchester ranked No. 1 city in US for small-business friendliness
- The New Northern Pass: Eversource Energy unveils new route proposal through NH
- Unlicensed substance abuse programs scramble to comply with regulations
- What's it like to be a first-time NH primary voter?
- New Northern Pass proposal calls for more buried lines, fewer megawatts
Seacoast Online
- Lawmakers discuss inconsistent weed laws
- Air Force agrees to treat contaminated wells
- Free Narcan training offered to families battling addiction
Union Leader
- Newest Northern Pass plan buries 60 miles
- Peterborough debates marijuana cultivation facility near high school
- Walker tabs three as NH co-chairs
- Ayotte targeted in Planned Parenthood ad
Concord Monitor
- Northern Pass proposes 52 more miles of buried lines for project
- Medical marijuana grow center near Peterborough school zone seen as an educational opportunity
- Primary 2016: GOP puzzled by Rubio’s slow start in Granite State

Aug. 18, 2015
- GOP candidates attend Londonderry forum  
- Mother told during 'nurse-in' she cannot breastfeed at Canobie
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Somersworth passes panhandling ordinance
- Gov. Hassan calls White House drug initiative good first step
Nashua Telegraph
- Hassan pushed on pipeline stand
- Plymouth residents divided over proposed NH medical marijuana dispensary
- NH movie-goers react to Regal Cinemas' new search policy following theater shootings
- NH lawmakers suggest Sununu Youth Center expand services beyond criminal system
- Gatsas faces tough fight over teacher contract veto
- VA hospital pushes for greater vet participation in healthy living programs
Seacoast Online
- NH expects unhealthy ozone levels in Seacoast, mountains
Union Leader
- Feds jump in, give boost to NH drug fight
- Apple growers see a bumper crop ahead
- Northern Pass: New route for project to be announced today
- Carroll County Commission gets vote of no-confidence
- Psychiatric unit eyed for Sununu juvenile center
- Residents speak out on planned Plymouth marijuana dispensary
- Poll shows support for voter residency bill
Citizen of Laconia
- Mixed opinions on proposed medicinal pot facility
- Sen. Hosmer offers to bring 'decision maker' to Route 106
Concord Monitor
- Wary of proposed medical marijuana dispensary, Plymouth residents feel powerless at hearing
- Lawmakers consider using parts of Sununu Center in Manchester to treat addiction, mental illness
- Northern Pass to unveil new route Tuesday
- Hassan, Shaheen praise White House heroin initiative

Aug. 17, 2015

Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire makes SAT the statewide assessment for high school juniors
- N.H. state police never deployed body cameras, despite receiving equipment for pilot program
- Salem man quietly protests Confederate flag decision
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Somersworth Council seeks input on panhandling
- Rochester to discuss panhandling ordinance
- Property taxes may nix Durham solar panel deal
Nashua Telegraph
- State offers new interactive map, photo campaign for Granite Staters
- Pro-Bush super PAC spending $10M-plus on TV campaign in NH and other early voting states
- Four Communities Eyed For N.H.'s First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
- Group Exploring Ways To Cut Costs At Sununu Youth Services Center
- Six GOP Hopefuls To Speak At Education Forum
Seacoast Online
- Drought impact growing across the Seacoast
Union Leader
- Shootings prompt 3 NH theaters to search bags; some moviegoers surprised by request
- Public meetings to be held for marijuana dispensary
- Look Ahead: Republican education summit top presidential campaign event of week
- Public Forums Allow People to Voice Opinions on Marijuana Dispensaries
- North Country benefits from growth in tourism

Aug. 16, 2015
- GOP Hopeful George Pataki at the Olde Home Day Parade
Citizen of Laconia
- Cops’ crimes have consequences, chief finds out
- County, Teamsters reach deal
Concord Monitor
- Due to flight cancellations, Webb is a no-show in Hudson
- Tracking abortion in New Hampshire can prove tricky
- Ray Duckler: The man behind the Donald: tough as granite
- Fight against heroin comes to Salem
Keene Sentinel
- Medical marijuana cultivation site could be planted in Peterborough
Nashua Telegraph
- Marijuana rules up for debate
- Trump And Supporters Say They're Serious About Winning
Seacoast Online
- Seabrook Station's 10-mile evacuation zone draws scrutiny
- Seacoast real estate sales reach five-year high
Union Leader
- NH communities debate aging infrastructure
- State easing access to vital records: A $210,000 website upgrade will grant NH public access to vital records
- Kasich: 'It's the results that matter'

Aug. 15, 2015

Union Leader
- Trump rally draws hundreds in Hampton
- Gov. Hassan urges feds to seek alternative route for gas pipeline
- NH liquor sales climb by $21 million, set record
- Donald Trump speaks to 3,000 people at Hampton rally
- Ayotte, health officials, police meet to discuss heroin crisis
Concord Monitor
- At Hampton rally, Donald Trump exclaims: ‘It’s the summer of Trump’
- State hosting public forums in proposed medical marijuana sites
- $10 increase proposed for hunting, fishing licenses
- 'Summer of Trump'
- Carson stumps for support in Windham
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Durham closes on sale of former town hall
- How to Read the Polls When (Almost) Everybody Is Running For President
- Sununu, Hassan Continue To Spar Over Rejected Planned Parenthood Contract
Seacoast Online
- Trump remains on the attack at Hampton stop

Aug. 14, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Guinta versus Shea-Porter, round 4?
- N.H. reports record liquor, wine sales
- Fuller Clark, congressman to host Portsmouth marijuana forum
- Rand Paul: Trump nomination would 'demolish' GOP
Union Leader
- GOP candidate defends his past research
- In NH, Carson faces questions over 1992 medical study
- Sununu offers to help state agency find alternative to Planned Parenthood
- Walker says unlike Kasich, Christie, he rejected Medicaid expansion
- New Granite State Bush supporters include former executive councilor, state senator
Concord Monitor
- Carson uses Hooksett event to defend record, outline broad conservative agenda
- Executive Councilor Chris Sununu calls on state to find Planned Parenthood alternatives
- Kasich campaigns in Derry
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rand Paul makes campaign stop in Hilltop City
Keene Sentinel
- Rand Paul blasts Trump, defends libertarian record in Swanzey
Nashua Telegraph
- Sno’ kidding: City gets aid for blizzard
- Officials: Record sales at NH liquor outlets credited in part to new Hooksett I-93 locations
- In NH1 News Intv., Carson defends past fetal tissue research; calls debate theatrics 'foolishness'
- Lakeview Is Latest In Long History Of Shuttered N.H. Institutions
- N.H. Voters Push Drug Crisis Onto Presidential Campaign Stage
- Union: Morale Among Manchester Teachers 'Very Poor' After Contract Veto
- Kasich and Paul Share New Hampshire Focus, But Face Very Different Prospects
- Carson Addresses Fetal Tissue Controversy on N.H. Trail
- VA Health Clinic Opens In Colebrook
- Federal Aid For January Snowstorm Tops $1 Million

Aug. 13, 2015

- Kasich Says He Makes Mistakes But Can Bring People Together
- Political Junkie: Candidates' Summer Standing is No Guarantee of N.H. Primary Votes
- Foodstuffs: In Campaign Season, N.H. Diners Offer Comfort Food and Politics
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth High School ranked 9th best in state
- Hassan signs bill to require felons to attend sentencing
- Shipyard sets record with USS Alexandria overhaul  
- Gov. Hassan calls for review of treatment regulations
Union Leader
- Rand Paul urges Libertarians to vote Republican
- Dave Solomon's State House Dome: State budget hangs in summer doldrums  
- Tom Rath endorses Kasich in GOP presidential race
- New Hampshire Primary Source: Trump, state co-chair differ on Planned Parenthood funding
- New poll shows Sanders ahead of Clinton in the Granite State
- John Kasich visits NH day after picking up key supporter
Citizen of Laconia
- "Compassionate group" advocates medical pot
Concord Monitor
- Former attorney general, longtime Republican strategist Rath backs Kasich
Conway Daily Sun
- Effingham's Camp Invention attracts governor
- Developer: Pipeline plan means money for towns
- Kasich calls for stronger economy, smaller government
Keene Sentinel
- Hillary Clinton, in Keene, talks addiction  
- Medical marijuana dispensaries: Is four enough in NH?
Nashua Telegraph
- NH group working to fight trafficking
- Rand in the hunt
- Analysis: Private construction continues to lag in NH

Aug. 12, 2015
- NH state senator slammed with requests to stop Free the Nipple event at Hampton Beach
- Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas explains his decision to veto teacher contract
- Senate Majority PAC slams Ayotte in first their first TV ad of the 2016 cycle
- Clinton Holds Forum On Drug Abuse in Keene
- Federal Judge Strikes Down N.H. "Ballot Selfies" Ban
- Democrats Continue Debate Over Debates
Seacoast Online
- NH poll: Clinton, Sanders in statistical tie
- Federal judge: Ballot 'selfies' don't encourage voter fraud
- Clinton: GOP failed to mention '1 word' about college costs
Union Leader
- What’s next after no-confidence vote?
- Judge strikes down NH 'ballot selfie' ban
- Medical pot plans headed to two towns
- Hillary Clinton tackles drug abuse issue at Keene forum
- Rath endorses Kasich, to serve as national adviser, New Hampshire co-chair
- Rand Paul: Clinton using Trump as ‘albatross’ against all Republican candidates
- In NH, Rand Paul throws political jabs at Donald Trump
- Federal judge rules ballot 'selfies' don't encourage voter fraud
- Shea-Porter says support for potential congressional bid has been ‘wonderful’
Concord Monitor
- Judge strikes down New Hampshire’s controversial “ballot selfie” law
- Lessig begins single-issue campaign to reform ‘rigged’ political system in ‘referendum presidency’
- Paul discusses taxes, student loan debt in N.H. swing
- Hassan signs three bills aimed at helping victims of crime
- Ayotte calls on federal health officials to ease NH drug treatment licensing requirements
- Judge shuts down N.H. veterans museum effort
Nashua Telegraph
- Smile: Judge OKs ‘ballot selfies’ in New Hampshire

Aug. 11, 2015

Keene Sentinel
- Eversource to conduct aerial patrols over NH
- Hundreds rally for Manchester teacher contracts after mayor's veto
- Governor speaks out about cuts to Planned Parenthood
- Clinton speaks out on Trump, Planned Parenthood
- Proposed Plymouth Medical Marijuana Dispensary Would Serve North Country
- From Fish Food to Road Work, Impacts Of Budget Stalemate Registering Across State
- Clinton Rolls Out $350 Billion College Affordability Plan
- N.H. Becomes First To Require Defendants Appear For Victim Impact Statements
- Shea-Porter Files to Run Again in 2016
Seacoast Online
- Sen. Stiles seeks way for towns to ban women going topless
- Clinton speaks out on Trump, Planned Parenthood and Democratic rivals
- Clinton pushes college tuition plan in Exeter
- Legislators to feds: Stay out of marijuana laws
- Chafee touts political experience at Exeter stop
Union Leader
- School board votes 'no confidence' in mayor, asks for new vote on contract
- Carroll County Delegation expected to consider budget shortfall/shortage of county attorneys
- Clinton: Rubio more offensive than Trump
- Shea-Porter files candidacy statement for NH First Congressional District
- Seabrook Station approved for next step toward re-licensing
- Manchester teachers, mayor attend meeting over vetoed contract
- Updated: Clinton calls NH Planned Parenthood defunding vote ‘appalling’
- Clinton calls Trump ‘offensive,’ but calls other GOP candidates just as troubling on women’s health issues
- Clinton in NH: ‘We’ll make sure college costs won’t be a barrier’ article  
- Poll for Planned Parenthood shows voters want Ayotte to vote to fund organization
Citizen of Laconia
- Lack of state budget may delay funding for Laconia
- Cannabis dispensary proposed in Plymouth
Concord Monitor
- Clinton unveils $350 billion plan to curb college debt
- Shea-Porter files paperwork in preparation of another House run

Aug. 10, 2015
Concord Monitor
- N.H. officials start push to commission portrait of women’s suffrage leader Marilla Ricker
- Bacteria leads to warnings at NH beaches
- Kinder Morgan plans meetings to quell pipeline opposition
- New Hampshire voters assess GOP presidential hopefuls
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Durham receives second-highest credit rating
Nashua Telegraph
- Sandwich named for Kelly Ayotte
- Virginia Gov. Visits NH To Support Clinton
- Clinton To Talk Higher Ed Costs In New Hampshire Campaign Trip
- New Hampshire Gas Prices Still Dropping
Seacoast Online
- Hillary for New Hampshire hosts Virginia governor
Union Leader
- NH waiver: SAT wins out over Common Core
- NH towns, schools look to join to buy power
- Look Ahead: Clinton, Trump, Paul, Carson, Kasich in New Hampshire this week
- NHGOP Chair reacts to Donald Trump's controversial comments

Aug. 9, 2015
- Dozens gather in Concord to fight heroin addiction
Citizen of Laconia
- Moultonborough hires new town administrator
Concord Monitor
- Chief’s arrest raises questions of what Canterbury officials knew about investigation
- Capital Beat: As substance abuse crisis continues to exact toll, debate over solutions turns increasingly political
- After debate, GOP hopefuls back on the stump    
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Chiefs defend role of armed UNH police
Nashua Telegraph
- Kinder Morgan plans open houses in Nashua
- Statue, plaza planned for former Gov. John Gilbert Winant
- H&R Block Refunding N.H. Customers Following 'Erroneous' Preparation Charges
Union Leader
- Last call for moose? NH biologist fears for its future
- Licensing rules stymie treatment centers
- NH clinic cuts could put women at risk, official says
- Crowded GOP field? Really, not even close

Aug. 8, 2015
Union Leader
- Shaheen backs Obama's Iran deal as top Democrat breaks rank
- Bush chats and prays with Town Hall voters
- Londonderry school district expects to receive waiver for Common Core
- H&R Block to refund some Granite State consumers $33,587.30
- Jeb Bush speaks at Barrington town hall meeting
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Rick Santorum
- New Hampshire Democrats accuse Bush, other Republicans of not caring about ‘women’s health’
Concord Monitor
- Bush uses Barrington town hall event as second act
- Hassan tours Sununu Youth Services Center amid budget conversation about how to reduce costs
- Marijuana dispensary site proposed in western New Hampshire
- After 5 county prosecutors quit, attorney general sends help  
- Shaheen plans to back Iranian nuclear deal
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Jeb Bush makes Barrington stop
Nashua Telegraph
- Daniel Webster College in danger of losing accreditation
- Planet Fitness’ stock goes public
- Did Councilor Chris Sununu, R-Newfields, have a choice but to oppose Planned Parenthood?
- State budget looks good for business
- Back in N.H., Bush Reflects on 'Interesting Experience' at GOP Debate
- On Environment, Democratic Candidates Vie to Be 'Greener than the Next Green'
- Bank Freezes Carroll County's Credit Line As $2M Budget Shortfall Looms
Seacoast Online
- Bush meets with local fishermen in Seabrook

Aug. 7, 2015
- Two Perspectives: Sununu Explains De-Funding Vote; Planned Parenthood Responds
- N.H.'s Solar Boom Could Soon Hit A Wall
- Thanks to Trump, Illegal Immigration Now Front and Center for 2016 GOP Contenders
- Democrats Announce Six-Debate Schedule; N.H. Debate Slated For December
- Eversouce Says Total Burial of Northern Pass Too Expensive; Feds Say It's Feasible
Seacoast Online
- Hillary for NH hosts open house with Gov. McAuliffe
- NH granted education law waiver extension  
Union Leader
- Planet Fitness: No plans to move
- Clinton rivals blast Democratic Party's debate schedule  
- Shaheen backs Obama’s Iran nuclear weapons deal
- WMUR to air debate of Democratic presidential candidates in December
- Conservative group launches $1 million TV ad buy to criticize Hassan on budget veto
- Updated: Ben Carson to begin TV advertising in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
- Watching, and cheering on, Trump from afar in Laconia
- DNC debate plan sparks pushback from O’Malley, allies in N.H.
- Tent collapse raises question of permit, inspection laws
Conway Daily Sun
- Bank of N.H. freezes county's credit line
Foster's Daily Democrat
- N.H. unemployment below national rate
- New Durham residents voice frustration with selectmen
- Somersworth looks to curb panhandlers
- Gov. Hassan denies Manchester's request for heroin state of emergency
- NH1 News Political Pulse: National Democrats announce debate schedule, O'Malley campaign attacks it

Aug. 6, 2015

- Walmart apologizes to NH customer for refusing to print breastfeeding photos
- NH's Shaheen, Utah's Hatch sponsor bill to curb student debt
- Sununu key vote in rejection of NH Planned Parenthood contract
- Brotherly dispute may impair Planet Fitness's public offering
- State Funding For N.H. Planned Parenthood Denied In 3-2 Vote
- Addicted Inmates to Receive Treatment, But It Might Be Hard to Sustain After Release
- N.H. Hospital Opens New Facility, Shifts Strategy On Mental Health Care
- Fire Marshal: About Half Of Circus-Goers Were Injured In Deadly Tent Collapse
- New Hampshire Foreclosures Rose In June, But Long-Term Activity Still Points Downward
Seacoast Online
- Executive Council rejects Planned Parenthood funding
Union Leader
- Canterbury police chief arraigned in sex assault case
- NH Executive Council votes to cut funding for Planned Parenthood
- Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Biden buzz hums along; GOP girds for debate
- Governor says no to mayor's request to declare heroin emergency
- Circus cancels remaining NH shows after tent collapse in Lancaster
- Political analyst says Planned Parenthood decision will impact 2016 elections
- Executive Council rejects Planned Parenthood funding
Citizen of Laconia
- Ayotte vows to help overcome drug epidemic
Concord Monitor
- Citing concerns about Planned Parenthood videos, Executive Council rejects agency’s family planning funding
- Legislators meet to evaluate impact of state budget impasse on NH cities and towns  
- Hassan tells Manchester mayor: Federal funds can’t be used for drug court in city
- Executive council approves managed care contract despite mental health funding dispute
Foster's Daily Democrat
- New Narcan law facing challenges
Nashua Telegraph
- Planned Parenthood deal rejected

Aug. 5, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH Poll: Trump leads GOP candidates
- Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
Nashua Telegraph
- NH well positioned to meet Clean Power Plan standards
- NH Executive Council faces showdown vote over Planned Parenthood contracts
- Five companies receive grants to train employees
- N.H. Fire Marshal: No Safety Inspection On Circus Tent That Collapsed, Killing Two
- Speed Dating For President: GOP Candidates Break Little New Ground At Forum
- Final Version of Obama's Carbon Rules Cuts N.H. Some Slack
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich to N.H. Tech Firm: 'You Guys Are the Future'
- Funding For N.H. Planned Parenthood On the Table
Seacoast Online
- Shot DTF officers lose second Supreme Court appeal
Union Leader
- Manchester mayor vetoes teacher contract
- Executive Council to vote on Planned Parenthood funding
- Eversource says it is willing to bury more lines for Northern Pass project
- Mount Washington College in Manchester to close
- Council to vote on Planned Parenthood contract Wednesday
- WMUR poll: Clinton leads by 6 percentage points as Sanders edges closer
Concord Monitor
- N.H. Executive Council to decide fate of Planned Parenthood contract
- Executive Council to vote on new Medicaid contract Wednesday
- New chief financial officer at Liquor Commission

Aug. 4, 2015

- GOP candidates take the stage in Manchester
- Perry calls for tighter border security in Salem visit
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Access to healthcare tangled in state budget debate
- Dangerous part of tick season is over, but risk isn't over
- GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
Nashua Telegraph
- New Hampshire Food Bank to have retail production line
- Cancer cost bill signed into law
- Sanders supports new Obama push on climate change; critical of Clinton on same issue
- Investigation Continues After 2 Killed, 15 Injured In Lancaster Tent Collapse
- On N.H. Primary Campaign Trail, McCain Remains the Standard
- Hassan and Shaheen Push for Increase in Substance Abuse Funding
- Sanders Can Draw a Crowd, But Can He Win a Primary?
Seacoast Online
- Navy officials: future bright for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
- Ayotte stresses support for Ex-Im Bank during visit to Westinghouse Electric
- Portsmouth legalizes ride-sharing, Uber
- Graham: I can reset a world falling apart
Union Leader
- All eyes turn to nation's first primary state as Republican candidates take the stage
- Mayor announces plan to combat drug usage in Manchester
- Updated: Republicans talk tough on immigration, foreign policy at Voters First Forum article  
- WMUR poll: Donald Trump surges to top of GOP primary field in NH
- Updated: State Democratic chairman says GOP now dominated by ‘low-information’ voters
- Hassan, Shaheen, judges, police gather to discuss heroin issue in NH
Concord Monitor
- GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
- N.H. voters at debate preview ‘just seeing what’s out there’
- N.H. officials hopeful that Clean Power Plan will curb wind-borne pollutants in state
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Concord Monitor — 9/03/2015
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January 25, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Roll calls equal transparency
March 1, 2014
Union Leader: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Effective Legislators
September 12, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Many in NH believe full day kindergarten should not be required
August 23, 2013
NHBR: Should genetically modified food be labeled?
August 10, 2013
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire should put labels on genetically modified food
May 22, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Casino gambling slightly favored, but New Hampshire is hardly 'all in'
April 5, 2013
NHBR: Should state aid recipients be drug-tested?
February 21, 2013

NHBR: Should NH raise its minimum wage?
January 12, 2013
Union Leader: Should NH reinstate the 10 cents tobacco tax it cut?
November 1, 2012
WGIR: LFDA interview with Paul Westcott
August 17, 2012
Concord Monitor: Bonfire of pledges to be held tonight; Just trying to help (letter to the editor)
August 16, 2012
Union Leader: NH property taxes not what some claim they are
August 15, 2012
Union Leader: Alliance says PolitiFact stretched 'truth' on property tax ranking
July 27, 2012
Foster's Daily Democrat: Disclose act not a panacea, but ... 
April 26, 2012
Laconia Citizen: Popularity of medicinal, recreational marijuana appears to be growing
April 8, 2012
Seacoast Online: Granite Staters support same-sex marriage
January 8, 2012 Mitt maintains steady pace in Concord
December 29, 2011

Seacoast Online: First-in-the-nation primary is a privilege
December 25, 2011
Seacoast Online: What do Granite Staters really think about guns?
December 16, 2011 Bachmann impresses in GOP debate, The Battle of Romney
November 30, 2011 There will be blood
November 11, 2011
Union Leader: Portsmouth Herald given First Amendment award
September 14, 2011
Seacoast Online: Thorsen brings Free State pledge to Portsmouth council race
July 9, 2011
Keene Sentinel: Facebook meets free speech
February 26, 2010
Business NH Magazine: Live Free or Die: More than a motto
February 22, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance aims to empower citizens
February 17, 2010
NH Insider: Gregg Rejects Expanded Gambling during LFDA Webcast
February 14, 2010
Concord Monitor: No debates (Shira Schoenberg column)
February 12, 2010
Seacoast Online: Alliance sets up Web forums to engage N.H

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