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Dec. 21, 2014
NHPR
- Officials: 2014 likely a record year for Lyme disease
- NH's catch limit fishing rules will change in 2014
- State spending will be focus of upcoming legislative session
Seacoast Online
- Democrats renew bid for expanded gun background checks
- 2014 a big Lyme disease year in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
- UNH football dream season comes up one game short
Union Leader
- Port of New Hampshire's future uncertain as industry, scenery clash
- Sony just a beginning? Cyber security a fear in NH too
- State seeks to address handling of campus assaults
WMUR
- Chunky's in Nashua reacts to Sony's decision not to release
Concord Monitor
- Churches stake out new ground in NH
- Capital Beat: A taste of things to come on display at the State House last week
Eagle-Tribune
- Budget dominates upcoming NH session
Nashua Telegraph
- 2014 Year in Review: Gas prices finally begin slide in NH
- 2014 Year in Review: The second act for Scott Brown, this time in NH
- Commission looks for efficiencies, transparency in NH gov’t
NH1
- Keene to hold homeless vigil

Dec. 20, 2014
NHPR
- Workers comp group divided on need to cap medical charges
- Three hospitals penalized for avoidable infections, injuries
- FairPoint workers mark 10th week of strike with Statehouse rally
- 'Women's leadership expert' named dean of UNH's Paul College
Seacoast Online
- NH high court rules for convict in 1971 murder
Union Leader
- Arrest of dad at Gilford School Board meeting about Picoult book 'chilling' says judge, case dismissed
- Retirement system ruling gets thumbs up from Moody's
WMUR
- NH priest anxious to see what changes may come to Cuba
- FairPoint workers rally outside State House
Concord Monitor
- Effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, similar agencies on the horizon again
Foster's Daily Democrat
- PSNH plays 'Grinch' to Farmington Christmas lights tradition
Keene Sentinel
- Keene Pumpkin Festival organizer billed $90K for overtime costs related to riots
Nashua Telegraph
- 2014 good for NH hunters, who bagged more than 11,500 deer
- No penalties for Nashua hospitals on federal measure of infections
NH1
- Exeter church prepares for trip to Cuba amid diplomatic changes
- Market Basket documentary in the works in Portsmouth

Dec. 19, 2014
NHPR
- Proposal to allow concealed weapons in House chamber clears committee
- Rules committee rejects bid to elect House leaders
- Renovation progress claimed as Balsams owners ask to take snowmaking water from the Androscoggin
Seacoast Online
- UNH football program's success has been building for years
- Longtime PDA chairman loses battle with cancer
Union Leader
- State Employees Association declares impasse in bargaining
- Shipyard to hire 715 in next year
WMUR
- Guns once again allowed in State House
Citizen of Laconia
- LPD considering body cameras pending AG information
Concord Monitor
- House rules committee, chaired by Speaker Shawn Jasper, shoots down attempt to make Bill O’Brien majority leader
- NH customers continue FairPoint complaints, as negotiations stall
Eagle-Tribune
- Ayotte: Burials resume in Philippines cemetery
Keene Sentinel
- County commissioners accept grant funding for Keene fish and veggie farm
Nashua Telegraph
- Jasper, committee shoot down NH House rule change that would have appointed O’Brien
- New Hampshire GOP lawmaker requests impeachment review of local judge
- Concealed guns allowed in NH House chamber once more after Thursday vote
NHBR
- NH among leaders in U.S. small business lending program
NH1
- House Speaker Shawn Jasper passes first test of his power
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hiring 715 workers

Dec. 18, 2014

NHPR
- Heroin epidemic triggers prison crowding: Women's prison may be too small
- House majority leader says he's moving forward, setting goals
- Ayotte: President's action strengthens Cuban regime
Seacoast Online
- Uber drivers subject to taxi rules, says city attorney
Union Leader
- Majority leader sees GOP rift healing after Jan. 7
- Only time will tell if wounds from GOP dogfight heal
- Taxi owners demanding Uber cease and desist
- NH reacts to thaw with Cuba
WMUR
- Supporters of new House speaker call for GOP unity
Citizen of Laconia
- New state aviation plan commends Laconia Airport
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning
Conway Daily Sun
- Carroll County delegation to mull right-to-know liability protection
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Somersworth mayor defends his city, blasts dangerous label
- UNH, Granite State still top producers of Peace Corps’ volunteers in 2014
Nashua Telegraph
- In Merrimack, some are raising concerns about proposed natural gas pipeline
- NH pain clinics: No patients were affected by tainted medicine that led to Wednesday’s arrests
NHBR
- NH wood harvesting industry impact: $51 a ton
NH1
- Portsmouth taxi commission discusses Uber's arrival

Dec. 17, 2014
NHPR
- GOP Executive Committee censures House Speaker Jasper
- The economic impact of substance abuse in NH
- Interested parties await state's next move towards opening dispensaries
- Politicians have to claim their digital real estate before others take it
- O'Brien bakers say he should be House GOP leader
- Berlin considers an armored vehicle
Seacoast Online
- Pro-O'Brien Republicans defy NH House speaker
Union Leader
- Ride-sharing Uber official says company wants to work with city
- St. Anselm in a stir over graduation date change
- Rival NH Republican caucus seeks own voice
- Good news, of sorts, for jobs in NH
- Opposition lines up against new Alexandria wind plant proposal
- Bush already reaches out to NH congressman-elect
WMUR
- House GOP split on majority leader
Concord Monitor
- Bill O’Brien: ‘We’re going to have a leader of the Republican caucus, and that will be me’
Eagle-Tribune
- DHHS offers help kicking the habit
Foster's Daily Democrat
- New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning
- Ayotte, Shaheen support bill for injured veterans
Keene Sentinel
- For help responding to pipeline plan, local residents look south
Nashua Telegraph
- O’Brien-led Republicans to challenge Jasper’s appointment
- Nashua’s Law Warehouse, Liquor Commission and Exel back in court as case presses on
NH1
- New Hampshire offers free nicotine patches to help people quit smoking

Dec. 16, 2014
NHPR
- PSNH announced winter rate hike, small than other utilities
- Report highlights changes in state's homeless population
Seacoast Online
- Study recommends upgraded landing system at Pease
- Portsmouth to debate Uber ride-booking option
- PSNH requests rate increase
- Homeless count down in N.H. overall, up for veterans
- New Hampshire: Brain center needs immediate fix
Union Leader
- GOP committee: Censure Speaker for Dems' help in winning post
- PSNH's rate request puts it lower than competitors, a reversal from last year
- Spaulding Turnpike speed limit headed up from 55 to 65
- Effingham rehab center told to come up with plan by Dec. 31
- Tax exemptions on solar panels considered in Manchester
- Epping proposes ordinance to restrict marijuana dispensaries
- Guinta selects Eddie Edwards as director of community relations
WMUR
- State takes steps to protect seniors
- State: Brain center must fix problems
- Gardner: Same-day voting process open to abuse
Citizen of Laconia
- Hiker faces $9,300 rescue bill
Concord Monitor
- PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent
- Don’t skip out on flu vaccine, officials advise
- One month in, open enrollment in NH much smoother than last year
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Eddie Edwards joins Guinta’s staff
- Strafford County addressing homelessness in new way
Keene Sentinel
- Fitzwilliam selectmen make move to block pipeline
Nashua Telegraph
- NH average gas price falls below $2.70 a gallon
- Traffic counters to be installed at Exit 12 ramps in north Merrimack
NH1
- Parking problems increase for NH drivers with disabled parking placards
- Plow technology is key in treating NH roads
- Bill Shaheen becomes new Democratic National Comitteeman
- NH law aims to crack down on those who financially prey on elderly

Dec. 15, 2014
NHPR
- Learning how to hunt for business with the federal government
- Possible conflict of interest looms over upcoming report on Effingham rehab center
- Health officials: Not too late to get a flu vaccine
- Monday marks deadline for ACA shoppers who want Jan. 1 insurance start
- North Country project receives grant to research Coos County experiences
Seacoast Online
- Shaheen, Ayotte back spending bill
- Mental health crisis poses challenge for police
Union Leader
- Uber debate headed to Manchester City Hall
- NH Dems elect Bill Shaheen as national committeeman, reflect on midterm election results
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners to request more transfers
Concord Monitor
- Governor to discuss financial exploitation law
- North Country research project gets nearly $128,000
- NH shoppers asked to not block parking access aisles
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Lawmakers expand Medicaid, reject casinos in 2014

Dec. 14, 2014

Seacoast Online
- New Doble Center dedicated as Army Reserve facility to train servicemembers
- HIV infections rise among injected drug users
Union Leader
- Drones above endangering planes in NH
- Nature vs. man: Keeping the lights on
- Gas cheapest it's been in years with price expected to continue falling
- State House Dome: A good week for Jasper
- Bill Gardner -- He's the longest serving secretary of state in U.S.
WMUR
- Residents protest proposed pipeline in Mason Saturday
Concord Monitor
- Staking claim to political domain names ahead of the game
- Tax rates in, and up
- Seeking shelter: Without an ID it’s a struggle to find housing, work
Eagle-Tribune
- Tension mounts as FairPoint strike continues
- Health insurance deadline looms in NH
Nashua Telegraph
- NH lawmakers sponsor new measure to require state police to wear cameras

Dec. 13, 2014
NHPR
- Kuster, Shea-Porter split on last-minute, $1.1 trillion spending deal
- Peaceful protest against police brutality draws 80 to Portsmouth
- Arthur T. Demoulas completes purchase of Market Basket
Seacoast Online
- Liquor commission to crack down on drunken driving
Union Leader
- Chief: Trooper should have been charged with DWI
- Granite Status: Presidential primary buzz, on the left and right
- Ayotte, Shaheen plan to vote to approve federal budget bill
WMUR
- Is the wolf back in NH? Possible sighting reported in Madison
- Plaistow town planner accused of snooping in co-workers' email
- Vigil held in Portsmouth to remember Michael Brown, Eric Garner
NHBR
- Survey: Health plan costs rose 3.4% in 2014
NH1
- Kuster and Shea-Porter split over bill to prevent shutdown
- Judge won't drop police brutality case against former Seabrook officer

Dec. 12, 2014
NHPR
- Horn to seek second term as NH GOP chair
- Veteran lawmakers to lead key House committees
- FairPoint:'Hardware problem' caused outages in New Hampshire, Vermont
Seacoast Online
- Rockingham County addresses heroin problem
Union Leader
- State GOP annual meeting Jan. 10
- GOP chair announces re-election bid
WMUR
- Pipeline plans raise concerns in NH towns
Concord Monitor
- Economist: Housing market flouting historical expectations with delayed recovery
- New House Speaker picks his legislative leaders
- More bad news – a little bit of good – for NH in report examining jobs lost to China
Conway Daily Sun
- Two men elected to county commission refuse to take office unless protected from Right-to-Know lawsuits
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Oyster River may cut jobs as enrollment declines
- Airport meeting focusing on funding
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua’s Horn seeks another term as GOP head
- FairPoint Internet service down in much of NH on Thursday morning
NH1
- Kuster says veterans bill biggest achievement; talks 2016
- Earthquake source of "loud explosion" in Brentwood, Exeter area Thursday morning

Dec. 11, 2014
NHPR
- Former Supreme Court justice will serve as House legal counsel
- Jasper set to announce NH House committee chairs
- Shaheen calls CIA torture report 'disturbing,' Ayotte concerned about timing
- NH Supreme Court favors the state in pension contribution decision
- Weatherization funding rises and falls as winter sets in
Seacoast Online
- Sen. Stiles wants more money for NH tourist towns
- NH Supreme Court upholds state pension reform law
- Mount Washington records 1st avalanche of season
Union Leader
- NH Supreme Court sides with state on public employee retirement contributions
- Officials: NH relatively undamaged by storm that left 12,000 without power, caused dozens of crashes
- Jasper names Chuck Douglas legal counsel
- Ayotte, Shaheen react to CIA torture report
WMUR
- Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Franklin
- Residents voice concerns about heroin use in Rockingham County
Citizen of Laconia
- Nedeau resigns from county commission
Concord Monitor
- NH Fish and Game forecast for 2015: A 150th anniversary and uncertainty
- USNH moving its administrative offices to Concord early next year
Eagle-Tribune
- No easy fix to NH's heroin epidemic
- Official: Limited supply means higher electric bills
- Proposed NH marijuana dispensary has Mass. ties
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Liquor commission to address impaired driving
Nashua Telegraph
- Court says NH legislature can change state retirement terms, denies cuts in contribution for employees
NH1
- UNH grad students conduct student drinking survey
- Apple pulls app used for bullying in NH schools

Dec. 10, 2014

NHPR
- Feds reward ten health centers for improving community health
- In Somersworth, friends, not jobs, bring Millennials home
- Manchester school board members quit panel over handling of student's return
- Sens. Ayotte, Shaheen: Defense bill includes Pease and Shipyard funding
Seacoast Online
- Defense bill includes funding for shipyard, Pease
Union Leader
- Storm blasts state with messy mix
- USNH moving offices to Concord
WMUR
- Donations needed as Red Cross relief requests increase
Citizen of Laconia
- Franklin marijuana operation proposed
- County Courthouse finds itself in the cold
Concord Monitor
- State police swamped by 70 accidents amid icy weather
- Antrim Wind Energy hopes to resurrect project
- Franklin businessman plans to apply for medical marijuana dispensary license
- Insurance department weighs changes to network adequacy standards
- New Hampshire health centers to receive $468,363 in Affordable Care Act funding
Eagle-Tribune
- House Speaker delays committee announcements
- Revising health network rules will take time
Foster's Daily Democrat
- FairPoint strike leaves business off the hook
Nashua Telegraph
- New plan to join wind power with hydropower enters the mix of New England electricity proposals

Dec. 9, 2014
NHPR
- Kinder Morgan officially moves preferred pipeline route to NH
- NH doctor speaks on Ebola from Sierra Leone
- Previously rejected wind farm to try again in Antrim
- Gas prices fall again in NH, average now $2.78
- Outgoing transportation commissioner: Fixing highway fund should be a priority
- Windham music teacher among 10 finalists for Grammy's educator award
Seacoast Online
- Marijuana dispensary plan heads to Epping Planning Board
Union Leader
- 3 quit Manchester schools panel in protest over deal with feds to allow violent student's return
WMUR
- Power companies prepared for upcoming storm
- Manchester police lay out plan to reduce crime in Queen City
Citizen of Laconia
- PSU, Voices Against Violence strive to keep campus safe
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire utilities preparing for second wintry wallop
- Natural gas pipeline path through New Hampshire formally introduced to feds
- NH lawmakers to again seek flood compact compensation for NH towns
- Meeting to elect GOP House leader canceled
Conway Daily Sun
- Chandler now Deputy Speaker, not Speaker Pro Tem
Eagle-Tribune
- NH towns have questions about gas pipeline project
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Residents ask board members to resign amid bullying accusations
- Town of Durham raking in accolades
- New Hampshire eyes health provider network rules
Keene Sentinel
- Kinder Morgan says NH pipeline route is now 'preferred'
Nashua Telegraph
- Workers should know that many employer medical plans are changing this year
NHBR
- Good news outweighs the bad in NH October foreclosure data

Dec. 8, 2014
NHPR
- Manchester police say program curbing gang violence in city
- Plymouth State forges partnership with local agency on sexual assault awareness
Seacoast Online
- Documentary examines 'The Castle,' legendary Navy prison
- NH Medicaid enrollment exceeds expectations
WMUR
- Shea-Porter pushes to reimburse teachers for school supplies
- Tuesday storm expected to bring heavy, wet snow to parts of state
- Veterans remember victims of the Pearl Harbor attack
- State park hikes scheduled for New Year's Day
Concord Monitor
- Has homework lost its value in education?
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Electric rates will go up as temps go down
- Shea-Porter applauds tax deduction extension
Keene Sentinel
- Natural gas pipeline part of regional response to energy shortage
Nashua Telegraph
- Gas pipeline proposal would tunnel under Merrimack and Souhegan rivers
- Two proposed laws take aim at gas pipelines
- Low business tax revenues continue in NH in November
NH1
- NH Airmen recognized for service, dedication at Pease
- Plymouth State partners with crisis intervention agency

Dec. 7, 2014
Union Leader
- It's a safe bet: Casino fight in NH ramping up
- Police shootings come amid fear, chaos
- Pipeline pushback seen in NH
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Battle for speaker leaves hard feelings
- Math adds apples, oranges to get House speaker
- NH Primary, at 100, is ready for its closeup
Concord Monitor
- Could Maine’s medical marijuana program serve as a model for New Hampshire?
- Capital Beat: GOP infighting follows speaker election
- Messaging, and timing, key to public relations for labor actions like FairPoint, Market Basket
- NH’s endangered species program likely insulated from direct impact of state Fish and Game budget
Eagle-Tribune
- NH Republicans divided over new House speaker
- Congress passes bill inspired by Derry educator
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Pearl Harbor remembered: Seniors recall news that changed lives
- Pearl Harbor remembered: Millennials bomb at historic facts
Keene Sentinel
- Some FairPoint customers still without phone and internet
Nashua Telegraph
- Jasper won’t back down as he prepares for speakership role
- NH Executive Council approves extension of rail study contract
- Students make cards for NH Veterans
- Republican Party divided in wake of speaker’s vote
- Survey: Some older NH adults in need of dental care

Dec. 6, 2014
NHPR
- Ayotte, Shaheen say defense secretary nominee well qualified for job
- FairPoint strikers rally in Portsmouth on 50th day of strike
- Police violence against black Americans inspires Hanover 'die in' protest
- Nearly one quarter of NH mobile home parks now owned by residents
Seacoast Online
- NH's low business tax revenues continue
- Women small business parity act part of defense bill
Union Leader
- Forum on the Future tackles NH's aging population
- Business council releases report on Granite State economy
- Flanagan named NH House Majority Leader
Citizen of Laconia
- Stand Up Laconia aims to stop drug, alcohol problem
Concord Monitor
- State agencies awash in documents and running out of space to store them
- New Speaker Jasper says he’s off to a smooth start despite complaints from other Republicans
Conway Daily Sun
- MSAD 72 to discuss Common Core Dec. 10
Keene Sentinel
- NH State Police investigating town of Troy employee
- Keene State College committed to increase STEM graduates
Nashua Telegraph
- Ayotte advocates for federal export agency to boost NH businesses
- Proposed NH law would disable texting, emailing when a phone is going faster than 5 mph
- NH speaker appoints Pfaff, Rivers to staff

Dec. 5, 2014
NHPR
- UNH football coach says team ready for 'huge game' Saturday
- State approaching decision on Mount Sunapee expansion
Seacoast Online
- Court: Insurer not liable in Exeter hepatitis C lawsuit
- Senate president announces committee assignments
- NH part of multi-state settlement on Sirius XM tactics
Union Leader
- Real work begins for new House Speaker
- Retired NH Supreme Court Justice Sherman Horton dies at 83
- Govenor urges negotiators to find FairPoint resolution
- Better snowmaking means economy, earlier openings for NH ski resorts
WMUR
- FairPoint customers complain of lingering outages
- Jasper aims to move forward after unlikely speaker vote
- Former State Rep. Michael Weeden acquitted of sexual assault
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners brainstorm on how to pay legal bills
Concord Monitor
- A House divided: Newly elected Speaker Shawn Jasper faces challenges
Eagle-Tribune
- Forum to address heroin use set at Sanborn
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Police dept. considers buying officer body cameras
- 36 heritage projects to get conservation grants
- Fiorina to headline New Hampshire business meeting
Nashua Telegraph
- Jasper goes from dark horse to House Speaker following calculated gamble
NH1
- Uber launches in Portsmouth

Dec. 4, 2014
NHPR
- Quality of life, fear of repeat riots raised at Keene Pumpkin Festival forum
- Jasper beats O'Brien in heated battle for NH House speaker
- Executive Council confirms nominees to energy siting body
Seacoast Online
- Phone outages impact police departments
- GOP Rep. Jasper defeats O'Brien, wins speakership
Union Leader
- NH Secretary of State: Election worker saying 'God bless you' is OK
- Day long session chooses Jasper as NH House Speaker
- Speaker election reveals the NH House in all its glory
WMUR
- In upset, Jasper elected speaker of NH House
Concord Monitor
- In marathon session, Republican Shawn Jasper edges out Bill O’Brien to be next House Speaker
- Timeline on how the NH House wound up with Shawn Jasper as speaker
- Executive Council approves extension of rail study period
- Executive council confirms SEC nomination
- Food stamps can be replaced due to storm
Eagle-Tribune
- State's largest liquor store coming to Salem
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Keene State president to join White House summit
Nashua Telegraph
- Hudson rep Jasper topples former speaker’s bid for 2nd term
- NH’s GOP lawmakers look to keep campaign promises heading into session
NH1
- In NH House Speaker stunner, Jasper takes down O'Brien
- FairPoint workers feeling financial struggle
- Cold weather and snow keep emergency responders busy

Dec. 3, 2014
NHPR
- What is New Hampshire? A look at the state's critical policy questions
- Officials meet in Portsmouth to discuss 2015 shellfish rules
- University System gets grant aimed to reduce tobacco use
Seacoast Online
- State officials explain new shellfishing restrictions
- Planes flying out of Pease involved in ‘overseas operations'
- Newmarket GOP chair waives arraignment on assault charge
- NH GOP lawmaker emerges as alternative to O'Brien
- Ayotte says burials suspended at veterans cemetery
Union Leader
- PUC: Service complaint calls have spiked since strike began
- Large turnout at forum on future of Keene Pumpkin Festival
- PSU adopts 'bystander intervention' sex assault policy
- County commissioners, legislators reach deal to avoid court battle
- Hassan files another nominee for SEC
WMUR
- Hearing held to discuss future of Keene Pumpkin Festival
- Doctor helping fight Ebola to return to NH
- Lawmaker offers himself as alternative to O'Brien as speaker
- Bill would require NH state troopers to wear body cameras
Concord Monitor
- NH rep says he’s an alternative to O’Brien for House speaker
- After 20 years, Wadsworth leaves behind legacy as House clerk
- Bill would require troopers to wear body cameras
- Hassan to nominate third public member to Site Evaluation Committee
- Hundreds of NH FairPoint customers have complained to state regulators about service since strike
Conway Daily Sun
- Governor Hassan cuts 'first' tree of the season for donation to local Navy family
Eagle-Tribune
- Area police concur with body camera use, but wary of costs
- Hudson lawmaker could be alternative to O'Brien
- NH offers three free First Day Hikes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- House, Senate meet to elect leadership
- On environment, Republicans closer to Independents than Tea Party
Keene Sentinel
- Hundreds meet at spirited forum to address riots
- Franklin Pierce introduces its new president, Andrew Card
Nashua Telegraph
- Hudson’s Jasper emerges as alternative to O’Brien for NH House speaker
- Troopers may wear body cameras
NHBR
- Steady strength reported in angel investment market
NH1
- Security breach leaks names and Social Security numbers of thousands getting unemployment in NH
- Replacement food stamps for people who lost food in power outages

Dec. 2, 2014
NHPR
- Utilities say storm recovery shows lessons learned
- Strikers reject FairPoint offer to return to work
- NH companies awarded job-training grants
- Gov. Hassan, PSNH thank Hydro Quebec workers for help
- Concord shuts down 100-year-old Sewalls Falls Bridge; replacement on tap
Seacoast Online
- New NH women's prison may not have enough beds
Union Leader
- Keene State College disciplines 170 students for October riots
WMUR
- Keene hosts hearing to discuss future of Pumpkin Festival
- Power restored to tens of thousands following storm
Citizen of Laconia
- Executive committee approves line transfer requests
- Governor praises state for its compassion toward others
Concord Monitor
- Hassan bids adieu to Canadian utility crews that helped restore power after Thanksgiving storm
- NH utilities back to normal operations; melted snow creates a snag
- Hassan announces job training grants
Eagle-Tribune
- NH, utilities to review outage response
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Grant aims to help UNH extinguish cigarettes
- Shellfish area closures to be discussed Tuesday
- Foster's joins Seacoast Media Group
Keene Sentinel
- Keene State College announces sanctions for students disciplined in connection with riots
- Local meetings to be held on proposed NH pipeline
Nashua Telegraph
- State reports a security breach
- O’Brien taps Chandler for Speaker Pro Tem
NHBR
- NH Energy Seminar to explore rate shocks, budget strategies

Dec. 1, 2014
NHPR
- Power companies expect more major storms, more major outages
- In Keene, forum aims to shape Pumpkin Festival's cloudy future
Union Leader
- Report on Effingham neuro-rehab center to be made public soon
- James Pindell's The Back Story: Jimmy Carter set an example for others hoping to win NH
WMUR
- PSNH, NHEC say most customers will have power restored by Sunday night
- Hassan launches season for NH Christmas tree farms
Concord Monitor
- Four days later, power is restored in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Durham ordinance may limit student housing
Keene Sentinel
- KSC to host City Council forum on Pumpkin Festival
Nashua Telegraph
- Rivier leaders say balance of new, old key to long term success
- For Nashua educator Bruce Geer, returning to work after retirement was always part of the plan
- Former Merrimack Police Chief gets full time job and government pension because of appointment by governor

Nov. 30, 2014
NHPR
- Number of NH customers without power dropping, full restoration expected Monday
Seacoast Online
- Terie Norelli: 18 years in the NH House
- Power restored for most in Seacoast
Union Leader
- 100-plus mph becoming dangerous NH trend
- Lights, heat making slow return
- Medical marijuana law tweaks planned by Concord
- Gas pipeline west of NH called part of regional mix
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Familiar faces ready for Organization Day
WMUR
- Old Man of the Mountain legacy lives on
- PSNH moves up timeline for complete restoration article
- $53,000 given to programs in support of Fish and Game
- Shoppers support small businesses in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
- Communication key to storm response, officials say
- Power steadily restored across the state at the start of the weekend
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Year-round growing for local farmers researched by UNH
Nashua Telegraph
- Proposed power line improvements would run along existing corridor in Hudson, Pelham
- Pension tension: New law aimed at tracking double dippers showing dividends
- Litchfield Fire Chief Frank Fraitzl collects a pension and logs part-time hours, which works for him and the town
- Former Nashua Captain John Fisher cashed in his NH retirement while working south of the boarder

Nov. 29, 2014
NHPR
- Power being restored, but many face single-digit temps
- Hypothermia a concern when the power's out and temperatures drop
Seacoast Online
- NH schools seek to restore state building aid
Union Leader
- Day Three in the dark for many in NH
- Department of Employment Security sends confidential ID info to wrong firms
WMUR
- PSNH officials say Monday for global estimated time of restoration
- Governor urges residents to stay safe as power outages continue
Concord Monitor
- Downed trees, wires, power outages focus of local officials
Conway Daily Sun
- Black Friday shoppers thankful for low gas prices
- Ski season gets off to blockbuster start
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Utilities work to get communities back on line

Nov. 28, 2014
NHPR
- Hassan: Granite Staters should prepare for 'days-long' outages
- On a Thanksgiving without power, NH residents improvise
- Lower NH unemployment means a mixed bag for holiday seasonal work
Seacoast Online
- Ayotte, Shaheen, join conservation fund effort
Union Leader
- NH suffers 4th worst outage on record
- Report due soon on alleged abuse at neuro-rehab centers
WMUR
- Heavy, wet snow downs power lines, trees
Concord Monitor
- The Latest: Power outage declared NH’s fourth-largest
Eagle-Tribune
- Black Friday isn't what it used to be
Foster's Daily Democrat
- County’s drug court celebrates 10 years of success
Nashua Telegraph
- Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn took home $215,949 in 2013 as retiree, and full-time worker for state
NH1
- Granite State hit with 4th largest blackout in history

Nov. 27, 2014
NHPR
- Power outages surge across Granite State, Thanksgiving travel disrupted by storm
Seacoast Online
- No power on Thanksgiving for thousands
Union Leader
- Fans of NH farm-raised turkeys say their birds are worth it
- Mitt Romney is out front, but says he's not running again
WMUR
- Weight of snow leads to significant number of power outages
- Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos
Concord Monitor
- Unemployment rates in all NH counties tick downward in October
NHBR
- NH rental costs back on the rise
NH1
- PSNH: 'power restoration could be a multi-day effort'

Nov. 26, 2014
NHPR
- Andrew Card tapped as next Franklin Pierce University president
- Bankruptcy court OKs sale of Fuller Oil
- Epping selectmen express doubt about marijuana dispensary proposal
Seacoast Online
- Marijuana dispensary proposal worries Epping selectmen
- New options for paying state taxes
- Some FairPoint strikers get jobless benefits, but not in NH, Maine
Union Leader
- Rymes takes over for Fuller, deliveries start Wednesday
- Keene Pumpkin Festival issues to get full airing Tuesday
WMUR
- Most of state to see 6 to 10 inches of snow
- Progress continues on development of Hooksett welcome centers
- Sale of Fred Fuller Oil complete
Citizen of Laconia
- Lawyer in FRM case to give up license
Nashua Telegraph
- Fuller Oil sale to Concord-based Rymes finalized; service to begin Wednesday
- Statehouse eyes turned toward O’Brien’s style in second go as House Speaker
- NH taxes can now be paid by credit card
NH1
- Medical marijuana dispensary proposal faces criticism in Epping
- Amid busy travel, NH set for 1st storm of season

Nov. 25, 2014

NHPR
- Hassan orders $18 million in budget cuts
- Ayotte critical of Obama in wake of Hagel resignation
- New Hampshire Institute of Art names new president
- NHIA: Merger talks with SNHU are dead
Seacoast Online
- Marijuana dispensary proposal worries Epping selectmen
- Gov. Hassan asks agencies for $18M in budget cuts
- Sen. Ayotte blasts Obama after Hagel resignation
Union Leader
- Sources say former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card to be tapped as Franklin Pierce president
- Hearing on sale of Fred Fuller Oil delayed until Tuesday
- Salem High opts out of federal program in effort to get more students to buy lunch
- NH senators react to Hagel resignation
WMUR
- First NH medical marijuana facility proposed in Epping
- Potential for significant snowfall by Thanksgiving morning
- Sale of Fuller Oil hits snag in court
- Hassan issues executive order to cut budgets
Citizen of Laconia
- Belknap County to raise budget by over $1 million
Concord Monitor
- $18 million in NH budget cuts a ‘first step;’ more reductions to come
- Sale of Fuller Oil to Rymes Oil and Propane continued to Tuesday
- Ayotte, Shaheen seek answers from VA on ‘Choice Program’
- Poll says NH residents want stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving
Conway Daily Sun
- Thanks — and giving: Local food pantries serve increased need
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH service to honor President Franklin Pierce
- State police to outline patrols for holiday travel
- Toys for Tots drive kicks off in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph
- Internal Revenue Service liens snag Fuller Oil sale to Rymes; two other potential buyers in the wings
NHBR
- Anthem in NH named in national class action suit
NH1
- Report recommends expanded access to drug that counteracts drug overdose

Nov. 24, 2014
NHPR
- Northern Pass opponents' lawsuit thrown out by judge
- Keene State taking part in study on higher ed economic inequality
Seacoast Online
- UNH promoting healthier choices at meals
Union Leader
- Tough task for NH budget writers
- Judge rejects reconsideration of lawsuit against Northern Pass
Concord Monitor
- NH to fight glut of heroin overdoses by availing reversal drug
- Commission examining New Hampshire’s high workers' compensation costs splits over plan to limit what medical providers can charge
- Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Shea-Porter prepares to leave office
- Hassan to present budget reductions
NH1
- Will warming trend hurt snowmaking?

Nov. 23, 2014
Seacoast Online
- The return of Bill O'Brien: Area reps hope for greater bipartisanship
- Keene: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off
Union Leader
- A kinder, gentler House Speaker?
- 30 years later, Tammy Belanger isn't forgotten
- Gary Rayno's State House Dome: Get ready for some undoing in Concord
Concord Monitor
- Better flavor, higher price tag when it comes to local turkeys in New Hampshire
- Market Basket official: How’d we do it? We just did it
Eagle-Tribune
- O'Brien's return as NH House speaker sparks concern
- Survey: NH retailers expect boost in holiday sales
Nashua Telegraph
- Analysis of NH rail, transit alternatives available

Nov. 22, 2014

NHPR
- Shaheen, Ayotte split on Obama's immigration executive order
- Ski areas capitalize on cold weather, get a jump on season
Seacoast Online
- Shipyard fire drills ramp up after USS Miami blaze
- Long Bridge replacement called 'critical' for region
- Shaheen says immigration reform needed
- Local fishermen fight ‘ridiculous’ recreational ban
Union Leader
- FairPoint strikers rally; determined to remain strong
WMUR
- NH delegation hopes executive order sparks immigration debate
Concord Monitor
- Dartmouth and Ayotte discuss plans to address sex assaults
- Southern NH becoming preferred route for gas pipeline
Conway Daily Sun
- MSAD 72 parents rebel against Common Core
Eagle-Tribune
- NRC inspection finds three violations at Seabrook plant
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Energy challenges lie ahead for New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel
- Keene State College one of two colleges leading a three-year initiative on economic inequality
Nashua Telegraph
- WBIN-TV drops ‘Cosby Show’ over sex assault allegations
NH1
- Windham woman says Bill Cosby tried to sexually assault her
Political Tracker
 
Officials: 2014 likely a record year for Lyme disease

NHPR — 12/21/2014

Public health officials in northern New England say 2014 was another big year for Lyme disease in the region.
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Budget dominates upcoming NH session

Eagle-Tribune — 12/21/2014

The state budget will serve as the political battleground between Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican lawmakers in the upcoming session, with state spending on universities, prisons and services for vulnerable populations at the center.

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Rift remains among House Republicans
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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

Major Daily NH News Sources

The Citizen

(Laconia)

Concord Monitor

(Concord)

Conway Daily Sun

(The Conways)

Eagle-Tribune

(So. New Hampshire)

Foster's Daily Democrat

(Seacoast)

Keene Sentinel

(Keene)

Nashua Telegraph

(Nashua)

New Hampshire Public Radio

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Public Television

(Statewide)

New Hampshire Union Leader

(Manchester and state)

Seacoast Online

(Seacoast)

Valley News

(North Country)

WMUR-TV

(Statewide)

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