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April 16, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Shaheen thanks NH police who responded to Boston Marathon bombing
- Groups weigh in on education tax credit challenge
- NH House committee hears testimony on domestic violence bill
Eagle-Tribune
- Polar Plunge dare concerns police, school officials
- NH Senate to decide on death penalty repeal
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Senate panel takes up medical registry bill
- Supreme Court to hear school tax credit challenge
- Businessman Havenstein to enter NH governor's race
- Bill establishes NH paint disposal program
Nashua Telegraph
- NH High Court rules liquor agency in violation of Right-to-Know on Law Warehouse request
- School day lengthened by 12 minutes in Nashua to prevent last day of school from falling on a Monday
- NH House committee recommends gas tax increase that would remove Merrimack exit toll
- Senator calls for fix to replace tax collected from hospitals
- Kuster addresses gender inequality, abortion at Nashua Community College
- Shaheen tours downtown non-profit getting makeover with federal funds
- UNH poll: Obama’s approval rating continues to drop in NH
NHBR
- NH House panel give green light to B corp bill
NHPR
- Amid opioid crisis, lawmakers will consider banning a new painkiller
- Sen. Shaheen meets with Boston Marathon responders
- NH unemployment rate falls in March
- Telemedicine opening new avenues for NH patients and providers
- Education tax credit challenge to be heard in NH Supreme Court
- Joint committee OKs 4.2 cent gas tax hike
- Public counsel: Hearings on widening road to wind turbines should be held in Coos
- NH officials warn teens of dare: 'Polar Plunging'
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth vindicated in fight with DES
- Judge dismisses suit filed by cities against EPA
- New Hampshire lawmakers request federal rail analysis
- NH education tax credit challenge draws national interest
- New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers
Union Leader
- Officials say Northfield man presumed drowned after 'Polar Plunge'
- Manchester settles with federal civil rights agency over minority students in advanced courses
- Lawmakers fight to find Medicaid fix
- NH officers thanked for their help in bombing's aftermath
- Legislative committees move 4.2-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase closer to reality
WMUR
- Rivers could flood Lebanon, other parts of NH
- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen thanks New Hampshire's first responders

April 15, 2014
WMUR
- Firefighters battle brush fires around NH
- Brown raises money at impressive pace over 16 days
- Kuster raises $400k for re-election campaign
Union Leader
- Poll: More than 25% haven't heard of Northern Pass; mixed attitudes for others
- NH doctors: There's more to Medicare list than meets the eye
- AMC ready for start of 2014 season in NH's outdoors
- Rep. Shea-Porter honored for efforts to aid in health care by National Association of Community Health Centers
NHPR
- NH plans to appeal hospital tax ruling
- As Senate takes up death penalty, committee vote could be key
- Online ads promise to help residents get medical marijuana cards that don't exist yet
NHBR
- Customer migration from PSNH eases a big
Nashua Telegraph
- PolitiFactNH: NHGOP says Jeanne Shaheen votes with Obama 99 percent of the time
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Fire crews hope rain cuts brush-fire danger
- New Hampshire mulls immunity to stop unfit drivers
- NH officials warn teens of dare: 'polar plunging'
- Shaheen thanking NH police who responded to Boston
Eagle-Tribune
- Study: More warmer, wilder weather expected
Conway Daily Sun:
- Chief justice: Felony cases take too long
Citizen of Laconia
- Scott Brown tours Veterans Home
Concord Monitor
- State senate committee to weigh temporary ban on new painkiller
- New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts
- Dartmouth battles online ads claiming campus ‘rape problem’

April 14, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH bat survey: Fungal disease decimates population
- New Hampshire ready to start 2 new drug courts
- Vt. Sen. Sanders speaks in NH as he mulls 2016 run
Citizen of Laconia
- State surveys senior oral health
Eagle-Tribune
- NH firefighters prepare for brush fires
Keene Sentinel
- Area programs aim to give more class time to teachers in training
Nashua Telegraph
- Senate committee to discuss ban on powerful painkiller Zohydro on Tuesday
Seacoast Online
- NH moves to nix adultery as a crime
Union Leader
- A warm, official welcome for New Hampshire's 237th
- Burton remembered for service, loyalty
WMUR
- Report: NH residents need more fruit, veggies

April 13, 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- High-profile conservatives highlight Freedom Summit in Manchester
- Nashua, Manchester drug courts could open by fall if federal grants get approved
- Brown’s announcement has resurrected NH Republican Party
- Yet another ‘best places to live’ list gets compiled, and Nashua doesn’t do so well
- Loss of hospital tax would put state budget writers on the ropes
- NH bat population continues to decline
NHPR
- NH Judge: Medicaid tax on hospitals unconstitutional
Union Leader
- GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful
- Shaheen, Brown matchup expected to be a pricey race
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Distracted-driving bill getting favorable looks
WMUR
- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders makes appearance at New Hampshire Institute of Politics
- Big-name Republicans descend on NH for Freedom Summit
Concord Monitor
- Republican presidential hopefuls test waters at GOP event
Citizen of Laconia
- Hassan addresses Alzheimer's forum in DC
Eagle-Tribune
- NH housing survey reveals generational mismatches
- GOP presidential hopefuls flock to NH event
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Dover is county’s growing hot spot
- Vt. Sen. Sanders speaks in NH as he mulls 2016 run
Keene Sentinel
- Economic growth has been slow, but employee wages in Cheshire County still inched up

April 12, 2014

WMUR
- Reams says he'll work to clear name as Rockingham County attorney
Union Leader
- Rand Paul offers his 'libertarian twist' on conservatism
- Hospital tax ruled invalid a second time
- Ex-governors gather to boost Bridges House
Seacoast Online
- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul shares vision in Pease visit
- Shaheen presses feds to hand over building to city
- Navy chief praises shipyard's excellence
- Shaheen, NH Senate alarmed over painkiller
- White nose syndrome ravages NH bat population
NHPR
- Brown takes aim at health law as Dems fire back
- Rand Paul kicks off GOP summit with rally in Dover
Nashua Telegraph
- Hospital tax ruled unconstitutional, pokes big hole in NH budget
- Prosecutors to challenge ruling to reinstate Reams
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rand Paul rallies GOP troops in Dover talk
Concord Monitor
- Rand Paul: To win, Republicans must broaden message
- Second judge declares NH Medicaid Enhancement Tax on hospitals unconstitutional
- Medicaid managed care for developmentally disabled people, substance abuse treatment delayed indefinitely
- NH attorney general to challenge ruling to reinstate Reams

April 11, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Brown’s official entrance into U.S. Senate race met with excitement from NH Republicans
- Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger visits Concord High School to promote film, positivity
- NH casino supporters tout revenue sharing among all communities
- On revote, NH Senate panel endorses death penalty repeal measure
Eagle-Tribune
- Reams ready to return as Rockingham County attorney
- NH falls short on fruit, veggie servings
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Brown makes Senate bid official
- Judge: Reams' suspension unlawful
- New U.S. citizens proud to be American
Keene Sentinel
- Scarborough to headline local Republicans dinner
Nashua Telegraph
- NH casino supporters urge House committee to back bill
- Less syrup this year for maple producers in NH
NHPR
- Judge reinstates suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams
- Committee backs death penalty repeal on revote
- Scott Brown kicks off U.S. Senate run in Portsmouth
- Seacoast towns plan for sea level rise at climate summit
Seacoast Online
- Brown officially begins Senate bid in Portsmouth
- Protesters stake out hotel before Brown campaign kickoff
- Brown supporters cite his 'independent voice' for NH
- Seabrook police officer faces trial in alleged brutality video case
- Judge reinstates Reams; AG will appeal ruling
- Testimony supports SB 348, bill aimed to raise awareness of sexual assault
- U.S. to Manchester school district: Do better
- $25M in community aid added to N.H. casino bill
Union Leader
- Judge reinstates suspended Rockingham County attorney
- Scott Brown formally launches NH campaign for Senate
- Committee gets votes needed to kill death penalty repeal bill for Granite State
WMUR
- Senate hopeful Brown: health law costs liberty
- Poll shows Brown gaining on Shaheen
- New casino bill includes more money for cities, towns

April 10, 2014
Union Leader
- Speedway, NH casino called a natural fit, track's GM says
- Privacy foremost at hearing on NH bill to restrict government spying, commercial use of drones
- Ayotte fears killer Addison's sentence will be commuted
- Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Pro-pot activists post fake photo on governor's website
- Suspended Rockingham County Attorney pushes for return
- Governor appoints STEM task force
- Little support for annulment for restoring gun rights
- Senate committee splits on death penalty repeal; issue to be decided next week on floor
WMUR
- Potholes damaging tires across New Hampshire
- Timberlane students to perform ‘Sweeney Todd’
- UNH expert to investigate Washington landslide
- Poll shows growing support for marijuana legalization
Concord Monitor
- NH House committee takes testimony on bill to annul mental health records
- Ayotte: Death penalty repeal could effectively commute Addison’s sentence
- Dangerous ‘polar plunge’ trend causes concern for NH school districts
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway talks casino with Loudon selectmen
Eagle-Tribune
- Sugaring season ends on sour note
- Student video aims to reduce texting behind the wheel
- Granite Staters see business conditions improving
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Navy soliciting ideas for reuse of former shipyard prison
- Childhood sex abuse survivor testifies for Senate bill
- New casino bill before NH House committee
- Senate panel to revisit tie vote on repeal measure
- Senate hopeful Brown: Health law costs liberty
Nashua Telegraph
- Americans For Prosperity admits wrongdoing after copying full news stories
- NH House panel hears arguments on gun rights for those with past mental health problems
- Bill to allow signs along highways hits bipartisan roadblock
- Committee formed to make STEM education recommendations
NHBR
- NH House panel tackles Senate's credit check bill
NHPR
- Under Senate's casino bill, NH towns would see new revenue
- Report citing 90% rate increase under ACA called into question
- STEM taskforce of parents, profs and administrators plan for future workforce
- Feds' new railroad safety rules could affect propane transport on Seacoast
Seacoast Online
- Suspended county attorney: Allegations 'exaggerated'
- Drivers asked to be 'patient' with Spaulding Turnpike project
- NH bill looks at mental health records in gun buys

April 9, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Several changes proposed for NH medical marijuana law
- Hassan declares ‘Equal Pay Day’ as Democrats urge NH House to pass wage fairness bill
- Vermont’s Sanders eyes president bid, heads to NH
- Volunteers and state officials pay tribute in Concord to victims of violent crime
- 4-cent gas, diesel tax increase before NH House panel
- Senate panel tied on death penalty repeal bill
Eagle-Tribune
- Former Rockingham County judge reprimanded
- Salem officials hoping for casino passage by NH House
- State gets a C+ for transparency on spending
- Fish and Game: Leave wild animals alone
- State to erect reflective road signs
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Judge retires, is reprimanded after sexist comment
- Gas price update: No increase in NH
- New Hampshire groups host immigrant job fair
- Bill allows people to annul mental health records
Keene Sentinel
- Senate candidate Jim Rubens stops in Keene and Surry, talks issues
Nashua Telegraph
- NH gets ‘C+’ for transparency about government spending, down from year before
- Gas tax opponent calls himself ‘skunk at the lawn party,’ says tax hike is foregone conclusion
- NH tax burden is (almost) lowest in country despite lots of property tax
- Hassan pushes for pay equity between men, women in NH
NHBR
- NH Paycheck Fairness Act gets warm welcome in House
NHPR
- Medical marijuana advocates: Grown-your-own option needed with delays in law
- Wind farm owner OK with expanding ski slopes at Balsams if safety isn't an issue
- Harsh winter was great for the ski industry
- Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debate, Scott Brown declines invite
- House Speaker Norelli optimistic gas tax increase will pass
- 'Paycheck Fairness' advocates rally as bill moves to House
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth on record opposing Sea-3 expansion
- NH Senate panel tied on death penalty repeal bill
- Bernie Sanders visiting NH, considers run for president
Union Leader
- Right to use drone technology debated over issues of privacy by NH Senate committee
- Senate committee splits on death penalty repeal; issue to be decided next week on floor
- Business groups tell lawmakers they support gas tax hike
WMUR
- Judge retires following allegations of sexist comments
- Bill would provide protections for oil pre-buy customers
- Scott Brown gets praise from The Donald
- Following Shaheen, Shea-Porter asks her GOP opponents to take 'People's Pledge'
- Citizens for Strong NH begins week long radio ads hitting Shaheen
- 'Morning Joe' Scarborough to keynote Cheshire Co. GOP event

April 8, 2014
WMUR
- Historic pool to be replaced in Durham
- Rockingham County attorney returns to court to seek reinstatement
- Shaheen camp calls on Brown to sign outside-money pledge
- Scott Brown to officially retire from National Guard
- Scott Brown to formally enter Senate contest Thursday
Union Leader
- Surveys: NH health premiums up 90%; more people insured under Obamacare
- Retired judge reprimanded, told remarks were sexist
- Lack of 'hot spell' has made for mild mud season so far in central NH
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock won’t prescribe painkiller Zohydro ER
- Ayotte lends support to bill that gives companies incentive to hire vets
Seacoast Online
- Durham agrees to let UNH build new pool
- No ruling yet in Reams case; Supreme Court appeal deemed likely
- Politicians call for campaign finance reform, urge residents to join the movement
- Brown to officially announce run for Senate in Port City on Thursday
NHPR
- NH utility experiments encourage conservation
- Brown tells supporters he'll make it official Thursday
- Hearing to challenge Anthem's network postponed
- Hundreds of Red Sox fans pack Statehouse plaza to see David Ortiz
- Shaheen, Ayotte press for more heating funds
- Opponents question residency of likely GOP governor candidate
Nashua Telegraph
- David Ortiz appears at NH Statehouse to promote new Red Sox scratch ticket
- Scott Brown to announce candidacy for U.S. Senate Thursday, set to miss debate Tuesday
- Retired NH Superior Court judge addresses gender remarks after being reprimanded
Foster's Daily Democrat
- AG: Heroin biggest problem state is facing right now
- Anthem claims Frisbie patient had no standing for state hearing
- Nominees for NH teacher of the year to gather
- 4 cent gas, diesel tax hike before NH panel
Eagle-Tribune
- Reams seeks immediate reinstatement
- NH House hearing set on gas tax
- More women are owning businesses in NH
Concord Monitor
- Scott Brown to run for U.S. Senate in NH
- NH House panel holding hearing on new casino plan

April 7, 2014
Concord Monitor
- In New Hampshire schools, dissection opt-out an option
- NH Senate bill aims to nip false patent claims
Eagle-Tribune
- Salem JROTC program to end
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Harsh winter takes its toll on towns, roads, motorists
- County attorney back in court to argue for his job
- New Hampshire relaunches Red Sox lottery ticket
Keene Sentinel
- Republican race for governor draws two so far
Nashua Telegraph
- Christie spokesman leaves for Brown campaign in NH
- Elderly, disabled and low income, and many veterans, can apply for property tax relief
NHPR
- Long winter delays spring planting
Seacoast Online
- University of New Hampshire sources more seafood
- NH senators address state's heroin woes
Union Leader
- Third wind farm company withdraws leases for Newfound-area project
WMUR
- Rockingham County attorney returns to court to seek reinstatement
- Hundreds of students compete in NH Science Olympiad

April 6, 2014
NHBR
- Has a power crisis arrived in New Hampshire?
Seacoast Online
- NH in grips of heroin ‘epidemic’
- New Hampshire to digitize historic records, photos
- House panels consider Senate gas, diesel tax hike
Union Leader
- NH officials again request options for Northern Pass path
- Efforts on rise to protect pets from domestic violence
- Students get an online crash course in safe driving
- Liquor wars: It's all about Law vs. the state
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Gun-rights debate to enter next phase
WMUR
- Teacher says she was dismissed for refusing to unfriend students
Concord Monitor
- Heroin has ‘corrosive effect’ in New Hampshire
- In U.S. Senate primary, Brown’s opponents tout gun records
- Capital Beat: Just who is Walter Havenstein?
Eagle-Tribune
- NH lakes group upset after runoff from I-93 construction
- NH investing program focuses on women
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH marijuana debate is complicated
Keene Sentinel
- Scott Brown stops in Keene during visit to Cheshire County
- Keene State College inaugurates its 10th president

April 5, 2014
WMUR
- Health, government officials seek solutions on drug addiction
- Former aide to serve as Scott Brown campaign manager
- Meet the Candidates: U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens
Union Leader
- Judge suggests reinstatement possible for Rockingham County AG Jim Reams
NHPR
- Historic ice-out of Winnipesaukee expected
- NH Food Bank is breaking the cycle of food insecurity
Nashua Telegraph
- More NH emergency responders to carry anti-overdose drug Narcan
- Did NH cut its electricity use during the Earth Hour ‘lights-out’ event? Maybe
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Heroin leads list of overdose killers in NH
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

April 4, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate committee hears testimony on death penalty repeal
- NH Legislature considers giving attorney general FTC’s power to review hospital collaborations
- State panel says PSNH should drop power plants
- NH’s senators speak out against more base closings
Eagle-Tribune
- Timberlane amends school board rules on free speech rights
- Potholes make their mark on southern NH
- Former chief justice wants NH death penalty repealed
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH reports warn of drastic climate change
- Guinta: Opponent may not represent Republicans
- Real estate activity takes a dive in 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- Firm opposition to death penalty at hearing
NHPR
- Hassan delays portion of Medicaid managed care plan
- Former chief justice says NH should repeal death penalty
Seacoast Online
- PSNH urged to divest its power plants
- Opponents urge end to death penalty in NH
- Scammans endorse Innis for Congress
Union Leader
- Fate of cop-killer Michael Addison shapes death penalty repeal debate before Senate panel
- LNG official says no need to build pipeline
- Legislator calls for closing of Groton wind farm
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Campaigns, carpetbaggers, change, and 'Ciao'
WMUR
- Senate committee holds hearing on death penalty repeal
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte questions General Motors amid recall controversy

April 3, 2014
Union Leader
- PUC report says PSNH should sell its plants and the public should pay
- Hearing on death penalty repeal today
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Surprise! Scott Brown is running for US Senate, announcement planned
- March's state revenue beats estimates by more than $6.7m
- Think tank says NH tax burden among lowest
- Republican Walt Havenstein running for governor
WMUR
- Lingering winter delays planting season
- Havenstein enters GOP race for governor
- 2014 fishing season underway in New Hampshire
- Analysis: What a difference a month makes for NHGOP
- Brown plans to officially announce run for U.S. Senate
Concord Monitor
- Republican Havenstein enters NH governor’s race despite eligibility questions
- NH measure would bar discrimination against gays
- NH tax receipts continue positive trend
- Politically active couple, high-tech firm honored by UNH
Citizen of Laconia
- Boat bill aims at invasive species
Eagle-Tribune
- 'Sweeney Todd' supporters address Timberlane administration
- NH lawmaker study proposal constitutional amendment for gay rights
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Frisbie Memorial Hospital to argue ACA network inadequate
- Rockingham County healthiest, Strafford scores low
- 6 New Hampshire firms awarded job training grants
- Senate committee tackles death penalty repeal
Nashua Telegraph
- Campaign finance reform protestors gather at Nashua City Hall, voice anger over Supreme Court ruling
- Concern for dwindling moose population expressed at first of three Fish and Game public hearings
NHBR
- House hears benefit of benefit corporations
NHPR
- Loophole means many child restraints go unreported in NH
- Ban on discrimination against gays goes before House committee
- Students sit in at Dartmouth over diversity issues
- Senate bill calls for more transparency on political spending
- Report: PSNH plants would be worth little on open market
Seacoast Online
- Ayotte speaks out against move to close bases
- Former defense contractor running for NH governor

April 2, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate hears testimony on bill to ban cell phones while driving
- NH Legislature considers new guidelines to regulate state wind energy
- NH Sen. Pres. Chuck Morse: Money for mental health settlement won’t all be state money
- Citizen groups push for U.S. Senate money pledge from NH candidates
Citizen of Laconia
- Amid ice, open water fishing begins
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH measure would bar discrimination against gays
- County commissioners support police shooting range, drug task force
Nashua Telegraph
- Concern for dwindling moose population expressed at first of three Fish and Game public hearings
- Nashua school board members look to delay Smarter Balanced test
- New Hampshire debates cellphone ban while driving
NHBR
- NH homes sales drop, prices climb in February
NHPR
- Unexpected reactor shutdown at Seabrook nuclear plant
- List of candidates grows to replace suspended Rockingham County attorney
Seacoast Online
- Nuclear reactor shutdown caused by electrical issue
- White House gets call in city dispute
- Joe Plaia adds name to Rockingham attorney race
- Sea-level rise poses concern in the Seacoast
Union Leader
- Case made to Senate panel for ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Common Cause, Public Citizen push People’s Pledge; Councilor Pappas seeking reelection
WMUR
- Health insurance enrollment could approach 30,000 in NH
- Earth Day Festival, 100th birthday of NH Audubon to be held in April
- Sources: Republican Walter Havenstein to run for governor

April 1, 2014
WMUR
- Several NH ski areas close for season
- Surge of signups as health care deadline arrives
- Scott Brown still technically exploring, but telling people he's running for Senate
Union Leader
- Bill passes, pipeline worries remain
- Dalton senator's bill addresses possible future oil spills
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Dueling videos by Dems, GOP focus on Brown, Shaheen
- Battle lines drawn, again, over latest casino gambling plan
Seacoast Online
- Councilors, feds clash over McIntyre building
- Climate summit tackles sea-level rise, storms
- Anti-gambling group fighting new NH casino bill
NHPR
- 99 percent bat mortality found in some NH caves infected with white nose
- Anti-gambling group pushes back against Senate plan for two casinos
- NH delegation and French ambassador cut ribbon at Rochester's new aerospace manufacturing plant
- NH gets share of national settlement with J.P. Morgan
Nashua Telegraph
- Senate hopeful Jim Rubens talks education with students at Nashua’s Academy of Science and Design
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Area residents sign up for ACA's health insurance
Eagle-Tribune
- NHACLU challenges Timberlane gag order
- NH Legislature hits half-way mark
- Anti-gambling coalition renews efforts
Concord Monitor
- Anti-casino groups speak against NH Senate’s two-casino bill
- Associated Grocers of New England receives worker training grant

March 31, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH fire departments expanding roles
- NH small businesses frustrated, confused, hesitant about Affordable Care Act
- NH bucked 2012 House Republican trend
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Breastfeeding bill expected to clarify mother’s rights
- HB 496: DWI first offenders could obtain a limited driver’s license
- Aerospace companies mark opening of NH plant
- Monday is deadline to sign up for health law in NH
- Ayotte highlights importance of U.S. attack submarine fleet
Nashua Telegraph
- NH school board chairman says Nashua still on track for Smarter Balanced test
NHPR
- Obamacare rolls into NH like a political campaign - and wins
Seacoast Online
- It's time to put away the birdfeeders in NH
Union Leader
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: NHGOP wastes no time raising Shaheen’s sales tax support as governor
WMUR
- Flooding follows wet weekend in New Hampshire

March 30, 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua teachers’ absenteeism rate better than national average
- Bill to restore gun ownership displeases NH governor
Seacoast Online
- State lab uses science in fight against crime
- Congressional hopeful Innis is gay and Republican
- Nine Seacoast legislators have perfect voting records
- NH Rebellion leader to speak at UNH on Monday
- Panel considers bill repealing NH death penalty
Union Leader
- Timberlane school board's 'gag order' may spur lawsuit
- NH gets failing grade for consumer access to health care costs
- Farmers lament effects of long, snowy winter
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Brown's comment goes viral, Shaheen takes knocks on Obamacare
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Bills to get fresh looks after House-Senate swap
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Reading the tea leaves on casino gambling (and more)
- NH Senate panel considers ban on cell phones while driving
- NH bill would ban limits on sex offender residency
Eagle-Tribune
- Some see ethical dilemma with NH liquor sales aiding nonprofits
Keene Sentinel
- Vermont Yankee gets certificate, can continue operating through 2014

March 29, 2014
WMUR
- New Hampshire maple producers finally see good weather approaching
- Back from trip overseas, Ayotte comments on Russian aggression
Union Leader
- Manchester soldier awarded Purple Heart a humble hero
- U.S.S. Miami decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: NHGOP, Shaheen camp trade more charges on Obamacare
Seacoast Online
- Navy says goodbye to USS Miami
NHPR
- UNH student's 'urine diversion' program cleans water, fertilizes farms
- The fight against human trafficking in NH
Nashua Telegraph
- Did ex-BAE chief, pondering gubernatorial run, live in Maryland or in New Hampshire?
- Winter won’t end, so deadline extended to apply for heating fuel assistance from Southern NH Services
Keene Sentinel
- Republicans in Cheshire County not feeling blue
Concord Monitor
- NH insurance regulator sets health network hearing

March 28, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH Senate passes two-casino bill, keeps expanded gambling hopes alive
- NH Senate creates process to annul mental health records, allow for gun purchases
- NH Senate votes to increase gas tax for road, bridge repairs
- NH Senate votes to lift ban on billboard liquor ads
Conway Daily Sun
- Rise and shine: Bears are waking up and looking for food
Eagle-Tribune
- NH Senate approves 4-cent gas tax hike
- School lunch programs losing revenue, reimbursement
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Healthcare expert says the ACA is ‘dangerous’
- Gov. Hassan praises state’s successes before SCU audience
Nashua Telegraph
- Billboards for alcohol, turnpike service signs are approved
- Census: Urbanized counties of NH grow as the rural counties shrink
- State senate passes gas tax, measure heads to House where it’s expected to pass
- Medicaid expansion signed into law: Democrats claim victory, Republicans stay away
- NH policy aimed at students who don’t want to work on animals
- NH Senate passes bill to allow two casinos in the state
NHBR
- NH health cost website remains inoperative for months
NHPR
- Hassan signs Medicaid expansion
- Senate approves gas tax on 15-9 vote
Seacoast Online
- NH Senate passes casino bill
- Hassan signs Medicaid expansion into law
- NH Senate votes to save $15M surplus
- UNH law school hosts forum on human trafficking
Union Leader
- Casino for NH gets another chance at coming into being
- Gas tax bill that would eliminate Merrimack tollbooth cruises through Senate
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: After Medicaid Expansion signing at State House, Dems take aim at ... Scott Brown
- NH's oldest operating Town Meeting place receives grants
- NH congressional delegation backs aid to Ukraine
WMUR
- Horse ban near water supply sparks controversy
- NH Senate votes to temporarily raise gas tax
- Gov. Maggie Hassan signs Medicaid expansion into law

March 27, 2014
Union Leader
- Maple producers hope for weather to turn corner
- House kills bill to legalize marijuana
- Six New England senators call for investigation into natural gas prices
- Reams' attorney seeks AG’s investigation information
- NH House votes continued support for common core education standards
- Shaheen urges feds to approve NH Medicaid expansion
- Ray Burton's years of service to NH to be honored
WMUR
- House votes against legalizing marijuana
- Jim Reams to fight for job in court hearing
- NH, Maine, tanker owner settle on Sarah Long Bridge crash
Concord Monitor
- NH House strongly defeats bill to legalize pot
- Concord’s BearCat delayed by manufacturer Lenco
- NH House votes against dismantling Common Core
- Hassan, NH businesses to visit Turkey in June
- Case of suspended Rockingham County attorney goes to court
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners to tackle budget cuts
Conway Daily Sun
- Senate candidate Rubens says 'people are tired of business as usual'
Eagle-Tribune
- Reams to avoid criminal charges
- NH House rejects legalizing marijuana
- Liquor store owners divided on opening early on Sundays
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Reams goes to court; judge says he’ll weigh evidence motion
- Decommissioning ceremony Friday for USS Miami
- NH Senate takes up revised casino plan
- State Department official visits NH
- NH Senate considers hiking gas, diesel tax 4 cents
Nashua Telegraph
- Report: Hillsborough County is healthy, but not as healthy as others in NH
- House stands behind new education standards, votes down five attempts to cancel or delay Common Core
- NH House reverses position on marijuana legalization, killing legislation Wednesday
NHBR
- Governor to lead NH trade mission to Turkey
- Pending contracts show weakness in NH construction outlook
NHPR
- It's last call for health sign-ups in NH
- For many NH charter schools, finding a home is easier said than done
- NH House kills recreational marijuana
- House rejects anti-Common Core bills
- Report: Rockingham County NH's healthiest; Coos at bottom of list
Seacoast Online
- Propane train plan spurs downtown Portsmouth safety concerns
- NH House rejects legalizing one ounce of pot
- Reams asks to see evidence in case against him
- Conway announces candidacy for Rockingham County attorney
- House passes unlicensed driving bill
- Report: Rockingham is NH's healthiest county
- Shaheen urges feds to expedite Medicaid waivers

March 26, 2014
Concord Monitor
- In Nashua, Vice President Joe Biden applauds NH worker training programs
- Republican NH gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway releases privacy-related policy platform
- NH Medicaid expansion bill passes House, goes to governor
- New England seeks to tap Canadian hydropower
Citizen of Laconia
- Cities, towns hit hard by strong winter
Eagle-Tribune
- Timberlane School Board bars members from talking to press
- Surge in NH fuel aid requests expected
- Biden touts job training in NH visit
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Brown tours Frisbie, sympathizes with hospital’s plight
- NH forum addresses small business health plans
- NH House considers legalizing 1 ounce of marijuana
- Light snow in latest NH storm, spring in sight
- More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets
Keene Sentinel
- State transportation commissioner advocates in Keene for NH gas tax
Nashua Telegraph
- VP Biden visits Nashua, says ‘I’m here about jobs, not mine’
- Jim Rubens vows to protect gun owners at Hudson shop, continues Second Amendment tour all week
- Before to Biden’s visit, bus tour in Nashua promotes $10.10 minimum wage
- NH House approves Medicaid expansion; 202-132 vote sends plan to Gov. Hassan for signature
NHPR
- In Nashua, Biden praises job training and Medicaid expansion
- NH House votes to expand Medicaid
- Cold weather to boost PSNH bid to hang on to power plants
- Few changes thus far in Manchester Common Core rewrite, critics and proponents unmoved
- Brown speaks against Obamacare at Frisbie Hospital
- Bus tour stop in NH pushes Sen. Ayotte to support minimum wage hike
Seacoast Online
- NH House sends Senate Medicaid plan to governor
- Biden, possible '16 hopeful, promotes jobs in NH
Union Leader
- Solid evidence points to late, record ice-out on Lake Winnipesaukee
- ‘Give America a Raise’ tour glides into NH
- NH House rejects bill declaring that life begins at conception
- House approves Medicaid expansion
- House bill might help lower PSNH electric rates, supporters say
- Proposed bill would increase unemployment benefits for some middle-income wage earners
- House approves $3 billion for 10-year highway plan
WMUR
- Biden: 'I'm here about jobs, not mine'
- Scott Brown blasts Affordable Care Act during Rochester visit
- NH House sends Senate Medicaid plan to governor
- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to visit NH

March 25, 2014
WMUR
- Vermont governor to address NH Democratic dinner
- VP Biden and U.S. Labor Secretary to visit Nashua job site
- Shaheen starts radio ads hitting Brown over 'pledge'
Union Leader
- Another carrier to offer health plans through Obamacare in NH
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Potential '16 presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to return to NH
- VP Biden, Secretary of Labor to visit Nashua Works Center Tuesday
Seacoast Online
- On board the Ghost Ship: Officials take a tour of new stealth craft
- Fuel assistance available to area residents in need
- Scott Brown faces history, residency questions in NH bid
- NH chamber poll: Support for casino, Northern Pass
NHPR
- Incorrect rates charged to smokers with insurance policies on the exchange
- Thousands in NH face flood insurance premium hike
- Sen. Ayotte calls for harsher sanctions against Russia
NHBR
- Not slots? Electronic Lucky 7 machines may be NH's next gambling game
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua chamber forum tackles issues behind upcoming bills in NH Legislature
- VP Biden to appear at state unemployment office in Nashua, press and public availability limited
- IRS says NH may be due $3.2 million in refunds from 2010
- GOP candidate for governor backs privacy issues
Keene Sentinel
- Keene agency looking to build more senior housing
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH House considers Senate plan to expand Medicaid
- Brown works to overcome residency questions
- Biden, possible '16 hopeful, off to New Hampshire
Eagle-Tribune
- NH may require meeting agendas to be set 72 hours before meeting
- NH provider network rules to get review
Concord Monitor
- Minuteman Health receives NH insurance license
- Survey: NH residents oppose gas tax increase
- Insurance department to hold hearing on possible changes to network adequacy rules
- Shaheen hits Brown on outside money in first campaign ad
- Steep flood insurance premium increase a jolt to Seacoast residents

March 24, 2014
Concord Monitor
- U.S. lawmakers, during visit to Ukraine, call for continued aid against Russian threat
- Idling police cruisers: a necessary nuisance?
Citizen of Laconia
- Delegation omits commissioner from its minutes
Eagle-Tribune
- Biden to put spotlight on job training in NH
- NH students get lesson in farm life
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH House voting on plan to expand Medicaid to 50k
- Thousands in NH face flood premium hike
Nashua Telegraph
- VP Biden to visit Nashua Tuesday for workforce development event, GOP urges top Democrats to attend
- Biden Nashua trip Tues. coincides with rally by minimum wage-hike supporters
NHPR
- Residents worry shipping propane by rail could hurdle Seacoast toward disaster
Seacoast Online
- Vigil held in support of repealing NH death penalty
Union Leader
- In Kiev, NH Sen. Ayotte backs sanctions against Russia
- Daughter proves an asset at Brown stop in Manchester
WMUR
- Potential snow  'bomb' may hit NH this week

March 23, 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- Science competition for high school students closest thing to true NH science fair
- Domicile question clouds gubernatorial candidacy
- Merrimack toll elimination complicates bill to hike gasoline tax
NHBR
- NH farmers markets try to lure SNAP beneficiaries with dollar-matching programs
Seacoast Online
- Bill seeks arrest charges for unlicensed drivers
- New Hampshire makes last insurance enrollment push
- NH celebrates Maple Weekend
Union Leader
- Ayotte: Toughen sanctions on Russia
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Source says poll seems intended to push Havenstein into governor race
- Garry Rayno's Under the State House Dome: Fuel tax vote slated in Senate
WMUR
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte to visit Ukraine Sunday
- Benson Lumber and Hardware named NH retailer of the year
Concord Monitor
- As shelters close, one question: ‘Where are we supposed to go?’
- Syrup producers still optimistic about late season
- If Brown joins U.S. Senate race, national money, attention to follow
Eagle-Tribune
- State wants more NH towns to use emergency alerts
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Drop in value of Canadian dollar won’t hurt NH tourism

March 22, 2014

WMUR
- Lawmakers meet to discuss important role of working women
- Local authorities may set up sessions to help heroin addicts
- VP Biden to visit Nashua on Tuesday
- House votes to expand treatment options for mentally ill
Union Leader
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: Hassan to appear with Biden in Nashua next week; Shaheen, Shea-Porter, Kuster to be in DC
- NHDOT posts weight limits on state roads
Seacoast Online
- Fire chief: Propane expansion not a safety concern
- Moving vigils planned in support of death penalty repeal
- Guinta brings Health Care Listening Tour to Portsmouth
- Biden to talk job training in New Hampshire
NHPR
- Biden coming to NH to talk workforce development
Nashua Telegraph
- Biden to visit Nashua on Tuesday for workforce development event
- IRS says NH may be due $3.2 million in refunds from 2010
- NH bobhouses have to be removed by April 1
- NH senator pushing revised casino bill next week
Eagle-Tribune
- NH charter schools won't see more state funding

March 21, 2014
Concord Monitor
- Minuteman Health plans to offer broad NH network on marketplace in 2015
- Obamacare enrollment fairs held in NH as deadline approaches
- NH House votes against creating fetal homicide law
- NH Senate committee amends gas tax bill to include future repeal
- NH House wants further study on bill limiting EBT card purchases
- Ayotte heading to Ukraine, Israel
Eagle-Tribune
- House turns aside abortion clinic licensing
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Gov. Hassan, other officials to tour GHOST boat at shipyard
Keene Sentinel
- Shaheen stops in Keene to promote fraud session for seniors
Nashua Telegraph
- Merrimack tolls put on chopping block again, this time tacked onto gas tax increase
- House rejects fetal homicide bill
NHPR
- Scott Brown and outside money: Won't or can't?
- It's Maple Weekend, but is the sap running?
Seacoast Online
- Enhanced fetus death penalties approved by NH House
- NH Senate panel backs 4-cent gas, diesel tax hike
Union Leader
- Bill ups charges in fetal deaths
WMUR
- House approves enhanced penalties in fetus death
- President Obama weighs in on U.S. Senate race in NH
- NH science fair showcases students smarts, creativity
- Shaheen tours Rustic Crust Pizza facility destroyed by fire
- Rand Paul to raise money for NHGOP
- Commitment 2014: Meet the Candidates - Andrew Hemingway

March 20, 2014
Union Leader
- Osram Sylvania to shutter Manchester plant, lay off 139
- Firearms bill draws fierce debate before being tabled by NH House
- Admiral: Returning NH veterans are worth hiring
- Rep. Garcia tackles top issues in Hudson appearance
WMUR
- Osram Sylvania to close Manchester facility
- Ready for Hillary PAC trying to drum up support in NH
- DC-based Democratic group launches web ad campaign against GOP challengers
Concord Monitor
- In Concord, Brown discusses listening tour, hits Shaheen
- Shaheen, at event for military veterans, calls again on Brown to limit outside spending
- House tables effort to create gun law study committee
- Senate holds hearing on buried lines bill
- Cancer treatment coverage in new health plans complicated by narrow network
- NH House raises juvenile delinquent age to 18
Citizen of Laconia
- Delegates clash at county meeting
Conway Daily Sun
- Rubens to campaign in Conway Thursday
Eagle-Tribune
- NH seasonal businesses delayed by late spring
- NH House okays video upgrade for park-and-ride lots
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH offers new details on $4.4m pool redesign proposal
- First-term Dover state rep resigns
- Obama to Brown: Leave NH to Shaheen
Keene Sentinel
- Democratic Super PAC ramps up efforts for Hillary Clinton in NH
Nashua Telegraph
- Sunshine Week: Nine area legislators had perfect attendance in 2013; eight missed more than 30 percent of the votes
- Aldermen focus on cost of bringing commuter rail to Nashua, investigate costs of shorter rail line
- NH House shoots down gun control commission
- Republican hopefuls Garcia, Lambert campaign in Greater Nashua
- NH House, Senate headed to showdown over budget surplus
NHPR
- House kills under-18 tanning ban
- New insurance company plans to offer full network of hospitals
- Transition to managed Medicaid hits some bumps
- 'Solarize' effort aims to double solar power in Upper Valley towns
Seacoast Online
- Pease Tradeport called 'bellwether' of economic recovery
- 'Frozen' screenwriter/director to deliver UNH commencement address
- Great Bay Community College cited for enrollment growth
- NH ranks high in college graduation rate, many leave state
- NH teens free to go tanning: Ban on booths rejected
- NH House votes to give HHS $7M from surplus

March 19, 2014
Concord Monitor
- NH House to consider several abortion-related bills
- NH House panel recommends expanding Medicaid
- NH proposal would extend protective orders to pets
- NH’s unemployment rate down in February
Citizen of Laconia
- Laconia mulls elimination of municipal primaries
- As gas prices soar, residents tighten wallets
Eagle-Tribune
- Money fight breaks out in NH Senate race
- NH House committee OKs expanded Medicaid
Foster's Daily Democrat
- House considers enhancing penalties in fetus death
- NH House considers pets in domestic disputes
Nashua Telegraph
- Petition launched in Colorado urges Nashua rep. to resign for killing ducks
- Sunshine Week: More legislative changes to NH Right-to-Know law up for debate this year
- Addiction experts criticize NH legislative efforts to decriminalize or legalize marijuana
NHPR
- Shaheen pushes Brown to sign 'People's Pledge' in Senate race
- Scott Brown makes the rounds through vote-rich southern NH
- NH's unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in February
- House committee backs Medicaid expansion
Seacoast Online
- Scott Brown laying groundwork for run vs. Shaheen
- NH unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent
- NH House panel recommends expanding Medicaid
Union Leader
- Control of 18-mile stretch of track could affect commuter rail's return to NH
- Rail study: Three stations for Nashua
- Report: Natural gas price hikes pushed electric rates higher in 2013
- John DiStaso's Granite Status: 'Ready for Hillary' SuperPAC hosts Democratic state lawmakers luncheon
- Senate candidate Rubens to address Belknap County Republicans on Monday
WMUR
- NH AG urges big-name pharmacies to halt tobacco sales
- Child killer's lawyers hope to void conviction due to Ayotte relationship

March 18, 2014
WMUR
- Lee Cub Scouts kicked out of town’s safety complex
- Shaheen, Brown at St. Patrick’s Day event
- NH Senate panel considers hike safe card program
- House considers bill to protect pets from domestic violence
Union Leader
- PSNH agrees to cut administrative charges to competing power vendors
- NH residents warned: Phone scam uses class action lawsuit talk as bait
- Healthtrust to propose lower health insurance rates for public employers
- Assistant Hillsborough County prosecutor to run for Rockingham County Attorney
Seacoast Online
- Gun debate rages on in NH House
NHPR
- Citing lack of tips, Crimeline of southern NH calling it quits
NHBR
- Study pegs NH forest economy impact at $3.8b
Nashua Telegraph
- NH attorney general asks Walmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens to stop selling tobacco
- Shaheen calls on Brown to renounce third party attack ads, latest poll shows she has double digit lead
Keene Sentinel
- Local syrup makers say season is off to a slow start
Foster's Daily Democrat
- House panel considers Medicaid recommendation
Eagle-Tribune
- NH voters embrace campaign finance reform
Conway Daily Sun
- Brown visits North Conway en route to possible Senate run
Citizen of Laconia
- Vets celebrate Irish heritage, service during governor visit
Concord Monitor
- NH’s federal delegation pushes bills on military assault, student loans, worker benefits
- Federal money to pay for Concord airport improvements
- NH Senate panel considers hike safe card program

March 17, 2014
Eagle-Tribune
- NH churches offer free meals to needy, lonely
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Bill includes pets in domestic violence protection
- Bill enhances penalties for causing fetus death
- NH Senate panel considers hike safe card program
- Senate panel holding hearing on gas tax hike
- NH House considers raising juvenile delinquent age
NHPR
- NH House to vote on domestic violence protection for pets
Seacoast Online
- It's Mathematics Education Week in NH
- Head of NH female offenders programs named
Union Leader
- Celebrations o’plenty for St. Patrick’s Day across NH
- NH's representatives in Congress join opposition to painkiller Zohydro
- Deadline to renew health plans for Granite Staters extended
WMUR
- Dartmouth plans tougher sanctions for sex assault
- NH eagle population is growing, thanks to habitat protection

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training 

 WMUR — 4/16/2014

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers..
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Education tax credit challenge to be heard in NH Supreme Court

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 4/16/2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether it’s constitutional to give tax credits to businesses that donate to private scholarship funds. The program in question has been hamstrung by a lower court ruling.

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House considers bill to make domestic violence crime
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LFDA in the News

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
Patch.com: 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
Patch.com: Bachmann impresses in GOP debate, The Battle of Romney
November 30, 2011
Patch.com: 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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Nashua Telegraph

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