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July 29, 2014
NHPR
- Gorham man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez
- NH composters say rule change could  stir growth in business
- New law demands transparency from politically active non-profits
- NH liquor sales hit record levels
- Initiative aims to bring more lawyers to 'heaven' of rural New Hampshire
- Hassan vetoes workplace anti-bullying bill
Seacoast Online
- Market Basket protest depleting shelves, sales
- Gov. Hassan vetoes workplace bullying bill
- Mom on NH teen's 9-month absence: She wasn't pregnant
Union Leader
- Supermarkets contend with influx of Market Basket shoppers
- Severe weather strikes across Granite State
- Union slams Hassan veto of 'positive work environment' bill
WMUR
- Arrest made in Abby Hernandez case
- Market Basket board meets as discontent continues
- 53 new historic, natural-resource projects looking for funding
- Campaign volunteer says officer told her she had to register
Concord Monitor
- Governor vetoes workplace bullying bill
- NHTI cuts 14 positions to close $3 million shortfall
- Hassan signs human trafficking, cell phone bills
- Brown calls for securing the border in new ad
- New Hampshire Employment Security hosting job fairs today in Laconia, on Friday in Franklin
- Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire endorses Feltes for state Senate
Eagle-Tribune
- County attorney hopeful hasn't voted since 2008
- Shaheen hosts bridge roundtable in Pelham
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Shoppers go elsewhere to protest Market Basket and back workers
- Talks set for FairPoint Communications and union
- Farmers hurt by Market Basket dispute
- NAACP Seacoast backs Watters
Nashua Telegraph
- State liquor sales hit new record ($626 million); two Nashua stores in Top 10 list
- Market Basket has started donating perishable goods to food banks
- Former V.P. of National Grid NH now president of Liberty Utilities NH
- Scott Brown cuts ties with former Nashua supporter over ‘deeply offensive’ letter
- Hassan vetoes juvenile justice bill
- NH Governor Maggie Hassan vetoes bullying bill
NHBR
- June NH home sales surpass 2005 record

July 28, 2014
NHPR
- Merrimack seismograph registers high on the interest scale
Seacoast Online
- NH students press for college loan relief
- No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law
Union Leader
- Developer says proposed LNG plant in Groveton 'on hold'
- E-cigarettes find a market in NH
- Real estate transfer tax proposal pulled off table
WMUR
- Brown becomes first U.S. Senate candidate in nation to run ad on immigration crisis
- Other stores try to meet demand during Market Basket boycott
- Big plans for re-development of Balsams Resort
Concord Monitor
- Lake Host program aims to stop spread of invasive Asian clams in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH NHAES researchers work to save endangered Cottontail
- New Hampshire groups show support for power plan
- Union: No progress in FairPoint contract talks
Nashua Telegraph
- Rivier University facelift coming along; new look to include stately signage
- Senate GOP leaders cool to Medicaid expansion

July 27, 2014
NHPR
- Holderness 'Thanks a Vet' BBQ a draw for Republican primary hopefuls
- Lebanon, NH, named a 'Top 10 Small Town'
Seacoast Online
- Seabrook police move ahead after alleged brutality
Union Leader
- Protesting workers nix Market Basket amnesty
- Disabled vets now getting first dibs at program under contract with Easter Seals
- Governor, U.S. senators praise Easter Seals' support of NH vets
- R-e-s-p-e-c-t spells success for NH family run businesses
- NH gubernatorial candidate Hemingway favors business flat tax, smaller state government
- Rye insurance expert to be liaison between former LGC subsidiaries, regulator
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Republicans, Democrats mark battleground in race to control state Senate
- Questions linger after missing teen returns home
Conway Daily Sun
- AG asks for patience but says answers to questions about Abby will come
Eagle-Tribune
- Windham charter school opts for local approval
Keene Sentinel
- Bass endorses Brown in Keene
Nashua Telegraph
- Father’s group helps NH families cope with addiction
- PolitiFact: Group says NH gas tax enacted when prices were ‘skyrocketing’
- NH farms wary of piglet-killing virus
- ‘Hidden’ real estate tax: Fodder for frontal election-year assault in NH

July 26, 2014
NHPR
- Law barring out-of-state students from voting ruled unconstitutional
- Market Basket board to 'seriously consider' ousted CEO's proposal to buy chain
- Immigrant literacy connects cultures and generations
Seacoast Online
- 10,00 workers rally as Arthur T. Demoulas' offer weighed
- Gov. Hassan seeks federal evaluation of Pan Am rails
- Judge rules NH voter residency law unconstitutional
Union Leader
- Thousands of Market Basket employees rally; company board issues statement on purchase offer, reaffirms support for new CEOs
- 2012 voter registration law null — for now
WMUR
- NH firefighters headed west to help fight forest fires
- Mother: Abby Hernandez tired and in deteriorated health
- Judge rules voter residency law unconstitutional
Concord Monitor
- Former LGC entities agree to tentative arrangement including more state oversight
- Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal
Eagle-Tribune
- Right-to-work law promoted in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Congolese refugees to resettle in region
- Market Basket feud sparks workers' revolt
Keene Sentinel
- Authorities see drugs as common thread running through many recent thefts
Nashua Telegraph
- NH puts hold on ER policy under Medicaid expansion

July 25, 2014
NHPR
- Members of Congress worry propane rail shipments could harm Great Bay
- NH Insurance Department seeks to redefine network adequacy
- Fiorina PAC looks to mobilize women for GOP
Seacoast Online
- Fiorina exhorts nation's potential while addressing rotary club
Union Leader
- Workers pulling for ex-Market Basket CEO's buyout bid; rally planned Friday before board meeting
- NH man's wife flies to Rome, meets Pope Francis after giving birth on death row in Sudan
- Nashua celebration in the works for Medal of Honor recipient
- Right-to-work legislation pushed at Manchester event
- Investigators release sketch of man who may have driven Abigail away
WMUR
- Family of Sudanese woman released from prison overjoyed she's returning
- Right-to-work may get new life next year
- Poll: Family finances most common topic of discussion in NH
Concord Monitor
- Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages
- NH relative welcomes woman’s release from Sudan
- Shaheen, Brown fundraising reports detail donors, spending
- Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race
Eagle-Tribune
- Longtime NH Market Basket manager speaks out
- Gloves are off in 2nd Congressional District GOP primary
- Increased numbers of NH girls get cervical cancer vaccine
- NH works on insurance network rules
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Investigators release sketch of man linked to teen’s disappearance
- Former lawmaker honored for starting state Lottery
- Judge delays abortion clinic buffer zone argument
- Shea-Porter welcomes woman's release from Sudan
Keene Sentinel
- Keene city councilors urged to take action on youth drug problem
Nashua Telegraph
- Hassan called out on real estate tax
- Study: Right to Work law would mean more jobs
NHBR
- NH businesses surveyed on health care decisions

July 24, 2014
NHPR
- Two Seabrook officers fired after police brutality investigation
- Medical marijuana advocates unhappy with slow implementation of NH law
- Power lines, railroads may help New England Cottontail population
Seacoast Online
- Seabrook Police officers disciplined in brutality case
- Running nun, clinic director at forefront of buffer zone debate
- Market Basket rally expected to intensify leading up to board meeting
- Legislators seek study of impact of Sea-3 on Great Bay
- Businesswomen get boost with bill
- Third NH loon death linked to lead poisoning
Union Leader
- Celebrations for Abby on hold
- Potential deal between ex-LGC subsidiaries, regulators
- AG says March fatal shooting in Rochester justified
- GOP candidates Guinta, Innis square off during debate
WMUR
- Market Basket workers continue protests over ouster of CEO
- NH school takes innovative approach to kids with ADHD
- List of NH legislators who support Market Basket employees
- Analysis: Latest health care rulings are less dramatic for NH than it appears
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners discuss county electric contract
- Tilton Market Basket protests for ousted CEO
- Concerns expressed by public regarding Bike Week
Concord Monitor
- Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests
- DNA analysis: Power line rights of way may help New England cottontail
- Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law
- Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program
Conway Daily Sun
- Brown campaign announces over 100 North Country and Lake Region supporters
Eagle-Tribune
- Market Basket dispute benefits local farms
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Police warning residents of IRS phone scam
- Work continues on insurance network rules
Keene Sentinel
- Peterborough voters overwhelmingly say yes to solar array project
Nashua Telegraph
- Analysts see bleak outcomes in Market Basket struggle
- 1st District GOP hopefuls split over Patriot Act, raising gas taxes
- NH argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal
NHBR
- Manchester-Nashua foreclosure rates continue to fall

July 23, 2014

NHPR
- Bare shelves, high spirits as Market Basket employees continue rally
- Investigators ask for public's help in ongoing Abigail Hernandez investigation
- UNH reports record fundraising year
- NH Civil Liberties Union suit argues new law shuts out third parties
- NH drops to fourth in Kids Count ranking
Seacoast Online
- 41 lawmakers sign statement calling for Market Basket boycott
- UNH fundraising nets record $49.2 million
- Woman fined while rescuing ducks on Route 101
- Lister waiting on response from Hassan regarding Sea-3
- New Hampshire to celebrate 100 years of primary
- Suit challenges NH law on ballot access
- Town seeks answers after return of missing teen Abigail Hernandez
Union Leader
- Abby's home, but answers aren't as police ask public for help
- Manchester panel OKs new academic standards, despite Common Core criticism
- Tempers flare as Market Basket protests continue
WMUR
- Excitement, questions greet missing girl's return
- Market Basket workers continue push to bring back fired CEO
- NH children's well-being declining as poverty rate grows, survey says
Concord Monitor
- Concord Market Basket employees encourage customer boycott
- Officials: NH residents won’t immediately lose health insurance tax credits because of court rulings
- With loophole in bylaws, New Hampshire Young Democrats endorse Dan Feltes for state senate
- District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events
- State argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal
- NHCLU lawsuit targets procedure for third-party access to ballot
Conway Daily Sun
- Abby's return remains a mystery
- Smith believes experience matters in Washington
Eagle-Tribune
- Market Basket shoppers turn to other stores
- Mass. ranked first, NH fourth in Kids Count report
- Warning for E-Z Pass users
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Motorists honk to show support for Market Basket employees
Keene Sentinel
- Winchester likely to face flood repair bill without federal help
- Mum's the word at local Market Basket stores
Nashua Telegraph
- Hollis, Brookline and Pepperell unite in march against pipeline
- NH libertarians challenge new limit on gathering nomination papers
- Parties cast blame as NH slips in Kids Count rankings
- What Obamacare’s dueling rulings mean: A NH explainer
NHBR
- Report: Great Recession took its toll on NH kids

July 22, 2014
NHPR
- Abigail Hernandez back home with family
- UNH Manchester waits on city to approve building deal
- North Country hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs
Seacoast Online
- Market Basket shoppers could launch boycott as feud continues
- Shaheen meets with Veterans Affairs nominee
- Missing NH teen Abigail Hernandez reunited with family
Union Leader
- Market Basket customers gather in Portsmouth to support workers
- Missing since October, Abby Hernandez is home
- Settlement reached between Groton Wind and state AG's office
- In North Country, hospitals ink deal to join forces
- Nashua Medal of Honor recipient: 'There was valor everywhere'
- NH businesses benefit from statewide tax-credit program
- Four NH state parks celebrate 50th anniversary
WMUR
- NH children's well-being declining as poverty rate grows, survey says
- Missing N. Conway girl back home safely
- Market Basket stores running low on supplies
Citizen of Laconia
- Senate hopeful holds Laconia Town Hall Forum
- Shea-Porter talks business with female entrepreneurs
Concord Monitor
- Market Basket employees fighting for ousted CEO
- Obama bestows Medal of Honor on Nashua veteran
- Missing North Conway teen home after 9 months
- After a decade as No. 1, New Hampshire falls to No. 4 in annual Kids Count survey
- Shaheen meets privately with VA secretary nominee McDonald
Conway Daily Sun
- Missing teen Abigail Hernandez reunited with family
Eagle-Tribune
- NH workers, shoppers wonder about Market Basket future
- NH veteran awarded Medal of Honor
Keene Sentinel
- Brown campaigns in Hancock
- Peterborough holding special meeting to vote on solar array
- Region's Market Baskets missing deliveries; customers express support for employees
Nashua Telegraph
- Customers, employees frustrated at bare shelves, uncertainty as Market Basket strike continues
- Nashua man awarded Medal of Honor
- New Hampshire slides back in KIDS COUNT national ranking
- GOP candidate for governor ran firm while PAC gave $512K to Democrats
- Gas prices falling in New Hampshire
NHBR
- 4 North Country hospitals take step toward affiliation

July 21, 2014

NHPR
- Can NH's new campaign finance rules hold up in court?
- Nashua man to be awarded Congressional Medal of Honor at White House today
Seacoast Online
- Food running out as Market Basket workers keep up fight
- Lawn fertilizer taints estuary
- $6M in tax credits to go toward community projects
- National Guard support program caught in debate
- In preliminary count, FairPoint strike authorized
Union Leader
- Police say North Country motor vehicle deaths down
- New Hampshire unlikely to get extra food stamp funds
- Republican congressional candidate Lambert says he'd serve only 3 terms
WMUR
- Nashua soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor
- Shelves empty as Market Basket strike continues
Concord Monitor
- Local Market Baskets still missing deliveries, customers express support for employees
Eagle-Tribune
- Top NH political races heat up
Keene Sentinel
- Prescription cards save Monadnock Region residents thousands
Nashua Telegraph
- Shea-Porter bill looks at bat disease

July 20, 2014
NHPR
- Old Home Day season underway in New Hampshire
- FEMA denies emergency funds for North Country flooding
- Collection of tolls at Merrimack's Exit 12 comes to an end
Seacoast Online
- Falling on deaf ears: I-95 neighbors plead for noise relief
- More charging stations for electric cars in NH
Union Leader
- NH congressional delegation, candidates at odds over immigration
- Market Basket shelves take hit as employees at distribution office walk out
- Newington-based gun company layoffs said to reflect sales
- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith vows to campaign on principle
WMUR
- Market Basket shelves look bare during corporate strike
- DOT shuts down Everett Turnpike tolls in Merrimack
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: When both campaigns tout support from veterans, what’s the point?
- NH college, university systems see enrollment increase for online classes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Sen. Ayotte believes Putin to blame in plane's downing
Keene Sentinel
- Phoenix House launches new program to help youth with drug, alcohol problems
Nashua Telegraph
- NH candidates face dreaded dog days of summer
- US Senate hopefuls target vets for votes
- Going toll-free in Merrimack (at least partially)

July 19, 2014
NHPR
- Market Basket protests pinches supplies at NH stores
- Winnipesaukee's mail boat is part floating post office, part time machine
Seacoast Online
- More than 2,000 Market Basket workers rally for Arthur T. Demoulas
- Sen. Shaheen, veterans advocate for each other
- PSNH purchases Russian coal
- Sen. Ayotte: Russia linked to downed plane
Union Leader
- Market Basket workers rally to support ousted CEO
- Sens. Shaheen, Ayotte: Russia is the problem
- NH judge: Liquor lawsuit worthy about illegal awarding of contract
- Family of World War I vet receives Purple Heart medal in ceremony
WMUR
- NH girl attends White House state dinner
- Appeal for flooding emergency funds denied
Concord Monitor
- Market Basket deliveries missed at Concord locations
- NH’s U.S. senators call for a cease-fire in Ukraine after jet shot down
- NH’s Travel Division head to lead regional group
Conway Daily Sun
- Smith announces Freedom Concert Aug. 29
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Residents gather on bridge to protest illegal immigration
- Workers, customers rally outside Market Basket's HQ
Nashua Telegraph
- Merrimack motorists celebrate end of Exit 12 toll collection
- Two bids in for veterans assistance contract, Easter Seals on outside looking in
- Judge rules liquor commission contract with Exel OK, but allows $55 million claim from bidder to go forward

July 18, 2014
NHPR
- Republicans accuse Hassan of taking illegal campaign contributions
- Hassan says feds haven't requested NH shelter immigration children
- Worth preserving? 'Ugly' Concord building at center of debate over mid-century design
Seacoast Online
- Market Basket employees threaten walkout; store deliveries at risk
- GOP challenges $25K contribution to Hassan
Union Leader
- Market Basket execs to employees: Walk out and get fired
- Hassan donations put GOP on attack
- NH gains jobs, still not fully recovered
- Senators criticize Internet sales tax bill
- Hatching demonstrates bald eagle's rebound in NH
- A 'no holds barred' event for Senate candidate Rubens Saturday
- Dueling Hassan Northern Pass pictures draw attention
WMUR
- State officials tour Cheshire County storm damage
- Hassan campaign calls for quick review of finance complaint
- Local officials worried immigrant children could come to NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Ricci to meet with Jail Planning Committee
Concord Monitor
- NH’s federal delegation, candidates weigh in on border crisis
- More sparring expected after Sunapee land ruling
- Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout
- GOP committee: We’ll flip New Hampshire House
Eagle-Tribune
- Green says censure won't stop her
Nashua Telegraph
- Policy banning pets from Nashua restaurants with outdoor seating has some barking mad
- Market Basket employees threaten walkout; corporate board sets special meeting
- Scott Brown calls himself a ‘problem solver,’ labels Jeanne Shaheen a ‘rubber stamp’ for Obama

July 17, 2014
NHPR
- PSNH customers again trickling to competitors during spring months
- Incumbents Kuster, Shea-Porter lead in fundraising
- Declaration of Independence signer's NH estate for sale
- How an Exeter-based skate company is becoming one of the biggest names in sports
Seacoast Online
- Scott Brown touts bipartisan credentials
- Ayotte pushes drug bill as city forms nine-officer unit
- McLane announces run for Executive Council
- NH incumbents lead in fund-raising
Union Leader
- Market Basket mutiny threatened
- GOP questions $25,000 PAC donation to Hassan
- Alexandria won't approve permit for wind-power developer
- Internet scam targets E-ZPass users
- Revenue from gas tax increase ramps up paving state highways
- Feds haven't approached state about taking immigrant children
WMUR
- Havenstein attacked over speech quoting Obama
- Granite State communities clean up from heavy rain
Concord Monitor
- How Tom Steyer sees the New Hampshire Senate race
- Republicans call for investigation into $25,000 contribution to Hassan
- Garcia, Lambert fight for funds in the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary
- UNH filmmaker, former ‘Monitor’ photo editor Habib, selected for President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Conway Daily Sun
- Bob Smith stumps in Conway Thursday
Eagle-Tribune
- Timberlane board censures member
Foster's Daily Democrat
- DMV resumes issuing vanity plates
- GOP challenges $25K contribution to Hassan
- UNH filmmaker appointed to Obama’s Disability Committee
Keene Sentinel
- Major flooding reported in region
Nashua Telegraph
- NH Council OKs $292 million contract tied to Medicaid expansion
- Republicans question Hassan accepting $25K from pro-Northern Pass electrical union
NHBR
- New tech advisory council seeks to jump-start NH startups

July 16, 2014
NHPR
- Hobby Lobby ruling is key to NH Dems midterm election strategy
- Pax Index bets women can best the stock market
- Manchester police: 2014 crime stats show little change
- NH Liquor Commission: Washington, D.C., licenses are valid ID
- Conference takes aim at sexual crimes on college campuses
- NH unemployment rate unchanged in June, remains at 4.4 percent
Seacoast Online
- City officials move on plan to ban gambling
- Sig Sauer to lay off workers as gun market cools
- Judge delays trial involving Sanders Poynt beach access
- New high-tech advisory council meets
Union Leader
- Nashua officials seek advice on issue of student cellphone searches vs. privacy
- Liquor Commission rolls out welcome mat for D.C. drinkers
- Josiah Bartlett homestead goes on the market
- Wild weather strikes Granite State
- Former Berlin mayor Leo Ouellet remembered for vision for city
- Ayotte expresses concerns about nuclear Iran in letter to Obama
WMUR
- Strong storms bring heavy rain, tornado warning
- Wolfeboro Town Hall to undergo renovations
- Funeral held for Plaistow police chief
- Expansion of Mount Sunapee may happen after recent court ruling
Citizen of Laconia
- County Delegation again sues commissioners over budget control
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire ranks No. 3 in prescriptions for certain types of painkillers, CDC finds
- Liquor Commission says D.C. residents can buy with just a license
- Calls for safe ATV driving follow Henniker, Lancaster crashes
Conway Daily Sun
- Scott Brown the moderate?
- Kennett cracking down on tardiness
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow chief laid to rest
- NH residents asked to check pool filters for insects
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Number of immigrants at county jail is not unusual
- Flash flood watch include parts of New Hampshire
- Work to begin on New Hampshire-Vermont bridge
- Top three UNH programs rewarded for alumni donations
Nashua Telegraph
- 2nd Congressional District Candidate Garcia hopes to bring new approach to solving country’s problems with smaller reform
- Hollis gas pipeline meeting has 100 participants, and just about 100 thumbs down
- Yes, says the state: D.C. is part of the U.S. and its residents can buy our booze
NHBR
- USDA census: More NH farms, but they’re smaller

July 15, 2014
NHPR
- Star Island seeks to go solar, serve as energy example
- Not much for 'Kremlin watchers' at meeting between N.E. governors and Canadian premiers
- Sen. Shaheen calls on House to pass veterans bill
Seacoast Online
- DNC encourages women to step up to political forefront
- Gov. Hassan signs bill seeking pay equity
- NH faces backlog of 2,000 vanity plates
- Busy weekend for mountain rescues in NH
Union Leader
- Vanity plate rules seek balance
- Strafford County jail holds immigrant detainees
- N.E. govs., Canadian officials meet,talk energy in the future
WMUR
- State to begin tackling vanity plate applications
- Dartmouth hosts summit on campus sexual assault
- Brown, Shaheen argue their veterans bona fides
Concord Monitor
- Shaheen, Brown campaigns focus on veterans
- Jeb Bush nods to Brown in New Hampshire Senate run
- Energy a focus as leaders meet in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire DMV begins issuing vanity plates under new rule
- State Employees’ Association endorses Dan Feltes for District 15
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow chief to be laid to rest today
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Toll collection ending at Merrimack stop
- Business advisory group to hold 1st meeting
- New Hampshire has $2.2M in drinking water grants
- New STEAM school could be located in old Foster’s building
Keene Sentinel
- New fellowship prepares New Hampshire residents for nonprofit leadership
Nashua Telegraph
- New Hampshire DMV resumes issuing vanity license plates with new rules
- Deadline for bids on contract to assist veterans due this Thursday, Easter Seals still banned from RFP process
- Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown tout support for veterans
NHBR
- NH BFA responds to federal credit initiative

July 13, 2014

NHPR
- New England governors to meet with Canadian premiers
- Police officer's early jail release puts spotlight on obscure law
Seacoast Online
- Environmental groups oppose pipeline plan
- Organizers say Access to Recovery Day a success
- Residential real estate remains hot
Union Leader
- VA woes across the country led NH to reforms
- Senate candidate Brown likes NH's retail campaigning
- NH National Guard to conduct annual training in Michigan over three weeks
WMUR
- Race Weekend boosting the local economy
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Rubens, Smith spar in effort to become top Brown challenger
- Judge: Mount Sunapee condo project can proceed
Eagle-Tribune
- New Hampshire cracks down on extreme speeding
Foster's Daily Democrat
- High-tech advisory business council gets members
Nashua Telegraph
- Has casino expansion created glut in Northeast?
- Both sides in NH casino debate await vote in Massachusetts

June 12, 2014
NHPR
- Hassan signs $11 million mental health package
- Free opiate treatment resources offered Saturday in Portsmouth
Seacoast Online
- Democrats to host 'coffee and calls' at Norelli's home
- Poll shows close House races in New Hampshire
Union Leader
- NH veterans program targeted by 'baffling bureaucratic decision'
- Invasive beetle found near NH, Mass. border
- Plaistow police chief passes away after battle with cancer
- NH Supreme Court: Indigent woman entitled to state-funded services
WMUR
- Poll analysis: Obama's end of sliding poll numbers relief to Democrats
- Scott Brown campaign raises $2.34 million as of Friday
Concord Monitor
- Mental health services expand in New Hampshire
- Hassan signs marriage law
- Scott Brown adjusts second-quarter fundraising total, adjusts figure to raised $2.34M
Conway Daily Sun
- Forest service restoring historic Fabyan Cabin
Eagle-Tribune
- Plaistow mourns police chief
- Shaheen seeks expansion of child care tax credits
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Hassan cites greater mental health care, other achievements
- Shea-Porter tours shipyard to discuss future challenges
- Governor to visit American Independence Festival
- UNH requests $38 million from the state to fund STEM programs
Nashua Telegraph
- Funding shift may limit veterans services in NH
- June: Sunny, dry, a bit warm
- Construction cuts cable in Boston, knocks NH Public TV off air

July 11, 2014

NHPR
- Who lived in NH 12,000 years ago? State archeologist has some answers
- Are STEM majors overrated? Census Bureau digs in
- Mount Washington College closing two NH campuses
- Medicaid enrollment jumps by 11,000, stretching state budget
- FairPoint workers to vote on strike authorization
Union Leader
- Abortion buffer zone suspended throughout NH
- AMC asking N.E. governors to stop Northern Pass lines
WMUR
- Poll: Clinton leads Democrats; Republican field mixed
- Program targets help to veterans in court system
- Kelly Ayotte will officiate wedding for Scott Brown's daughter
Citizen of Laconia
- Race fans flock to Loudon
Concord Monitor
- Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon
- DOE surveying Concord roadways along Northern Pass route
- NH to get $435,478 in federal funding for parks, recreational areas
- Authorities treating lake for invasive plant
- New Hampshire opens first criminal court for vets
Conway Daily Sun
- Havenstein to stump in Conway Friday
Eagle-Tribune
- Mount Washington closes Salem campus
- NASCAR race has major traffic impact
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH voted second safest state in U.S. on WalletHub
- Hassan to sign bill on mental health settlement
- Portsmouth holding discussion on opiate abuse
Nashua Telegraph
- State’s first court for veterans opened in Nashua Thursday
- Nashua college to close its doors in September
- Jim Rubens offers most detailed platform so far among GOP candidates running for U.S. Senate
NHBR
- New PSNH president brings a different tone to the job

July 10, 2014

NHPR
- For now, NH will not enforce abortion clinic buffer zone law
- Demographics, wealth, resiliency add up to more over-50 entrepreneurs
- The Currency: As paper industry folds across U.S., NH mill thrives
- Medal of Honor recipient reflects on honor and loss
- 2014 primaries and elections: A look ahead
Seacoast Online
- PSNH president eyes energy crunch
- Suit by anti-abortion protesters raises questions
- Poll shows close House races in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire ranks high in prison health spending
Union Leader
- Abortion clinic buffer put on hold after court ruling
- Posting of recent standoff has Free Keene bloggers taking heat
- Ayotte calls again for FCC reform
- GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax
WMUR
- State delays abortion buffer zones pending federal ruling
- Fans arrive for NASCAR weekend
- State, amusement parks inspect rides to help ensure safety
- Poll shows Shaheen maintaining lead over GOP rivals
- Gov. Hassan supports review of law's use in Coco jail release
- Mass Gov. Patrick to visit NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Commissioners vote to seek DOC grant for poetry classes
Concord Monitor
- NASCAR races at NHMS bring national attention, economic boost for businesses, state
- Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision
- NH says it will wait to enforce abortion clinic buffer zones
- Polls shows Shaheen with comfortable edge over all Republican challengers
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Poll shows Shaheen leading Senate challengers
- Camp cancels rest of season due to bed bugs
- New Hampshire opens first criminal court for vets
Nashua Telegraph
- Study: Car insurance rates vary widely in NH; are more expensive in Mass.

July 9, 2014

NHPR
- Christian legal group sues to halt NH's buffer zone law
- First case of chikungunya virus reported in NH
- Pro-Rubens PAC launches anti-Brown website
- NH forest rangers to take precautions with NASCAR fan firewood
Seacoast Online
- Anti-abortion activists battling buffer zone law
Union Leader
- Kuster visit relocated after Salem selectmen deem stop as political event
- Manchester education standards proposal derided at public hearing
WMUR
- Christie schedules a second trip to NH this summer
- New drug allegations surface against former Rockingham County attorney
- Lawsuit filed to stop buffer zones for NH abortion clinics
- 1st cases of mosquito-borne disease chikungunya identified in NH
- Poll shows changes in congressional races
- In 2016 move, Rand Paul's PAC hires Biundo, RightOn Strategies
Concord Monitor
- Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers
- Pro-Rubens PAC begins attacking Scott Brown
- As NASCAR crowds loom, state to test wood for bugs
Eagle-Tribune
- Salem eliminates Sunday business fee
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Job recruiting events being held in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph
- On fireworks: ‘Reasonable’ is the key, NH official says
- New Hampshire’s abortion clinic buffer zone law faces court challenge
- Cases of untreatable chikungunya virus bought to NH from Caribbean
- More political groups target Scott Brown, favoring other candidates in the race for U.S. Senate
NHBR
- NH foreclosure numbers continue to fall
- Hassan names advisory council for tech startup initiative

July 8, 2014
NHPR
- Statewide mental health first aid training program kicks off
- Shaheen leads fundraising pack in race for U.S. Senate
- Shaheen discusses fishery disaster plan
Seacoast Online
- Fisheries receiving $2 million in relief
Union Leader
- Proposed Common Core alternative will get public review tonight
- State fire marshal urges eventual ban on all fireworks
WMUR
- Poll numbers indicate big lead for Hassan over GOP challengers
Concord Monitor
- Concord police will pick up BearCat today
- Shaheen raises $2.8 million in second quarter
- Mental Health First Aid Program will better equip communities in prevention and crisis response, officials say
Eagle-Tribune
- Pelham fireworks accident worrying among lawmakers and officials
- NH begins online small claims filing
Foster's Daily Democrat
- As NASCAR crowds loom, state to test wood for bugs
Keene Sentinel
- Scott Brown slated to visit Hancock July 20
- NH State Police stop more than 3,300 cars over holiday weekend
- Cheshire County Delegation to take up nursing home proposal in late August
Nashua Telegraph
- Shaheen in Nashua to discuss legislation to expand tax credits for child care
- Shaheen breaks her own fundraising record, has $5 million in bank before September primary

July 7, 2014
NHPR
- Small claims court in Concord, Plymouth to go paperless
- Construction at Hooksett rest area is 'months' ahead of schedule
Seacoast Online
- Residents protest transport of oil by rail
- New Hampshire considers 4-year tuition freeze
Union Leader
- NH gas pipeline expansion pushed
- GOP gubernatorial candidate Havenstein says use of 'teabaggers' a 'poor choice of words'
- Activist: Your right to know is under fire with more efforts to weaken NH laws
WMUR
- Water safety urged after people drown in NH
Concord Monitor
- NH’s summer tourism season in full swing
- Shaheen discussing fishery disaster relief
Eagle-Tribune
- NH towns spraying for mosquitoes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Mental health first aid training starts Monday
Nashua Telegraph
- Regional planning group mulling future of 101A
- Shaheen won’t up federal gas tax

July 6, 2014
Seacoast Online
- Hundreds join 'Rebellion' to fight money in politics
- Region faces major spike in cost of energy
- Hundreds mourn NH Marine at funeral
Union Leader
- Fireworks injury, 3 deaths mar Fourth of July holiday across Granite State
- Thousands come out in Boscawen to honor Garabrant's sacrifice
- 'Loophole' found in federal drug law
- Mother Nature's in charge of sales in New Hampshire
- Former U.S. Sen Bob Smith tops straw poll at annual CNHT picnic in Hillsborough
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: State revenue picture still unclear until later this year
Concord Monitor
- Free State Project building on its vision for NH
- Capital Beat: Campaigns use gas tax increase as latest talking point
Eagle-Tribune
- NH emergency response teams prepare for the worst
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH Rebels with a cause against Washington, D.C. ineffectiveness
Keene Sentinel
- Hundreds attend memorial service for fallen Greenfield Marine
Nashua Telegraph
- To Nashua man, receiving Congressional Medal of Honor is new mission
- More than $5M over legislative forecast takes pressure off NH governor

July 5, 2014
NHPR
- Rain can't dampen Fourth of July spirits
- NH Marine to be laid to rest in Veterans Cemetery
- Courts still sorting blame in hepatitis C outbreak
Seacoast Online
- Citizens of independence: 101 naturalized during ceremony at Strawbery Banke
- Hassan celebrates country, founders
Union Leader
- Abortion buffer-zone law awaits Thursday, when it goes on the books
WMUR
- Tourism strong despite rainy holiday forecast
- Heavy rain hits NH as Arthur makes pass by New England
Concord Monitor
- Newest citizens pledge allegiance at Portsmouth ceremony
- Researchers examine state’s leafhopper population
Eagle-Tribune
- NH clerks work to get dogs licensed
Nashua Telegraph
- ‘Close case’: NH Ballot commission issues Havenstein candidacy report

July 4, 2014
NHPR
- NHIA faculty and staff worry about possible merger with SNHU
- NH Fish and Game: More bears being killed this year
- Amherst, Merrimack 4th of July parades hub for U.S. Senate candidates
- Extra ATV riders prompting extra patrols
- Sifting through NH's fireworks regulations
Seacoast Online
- Woman fights for awareness of veteran suicide
Union Leader
- New Hampshire did its part in the Revolutionary War to pave way for an Independence Day
- More than 1,800 people attend calling hours for Marine
- Holiday weekend expected to be a busy one for locals, tourists
WMUR
- Stormy weather forces postponement of several NH fireworks shows
Concord Monitor
- Bear shootings on the rise across the New Hampshire
Eagle-Tribune
- State reports progress in high-chloride watersheds
- CDC drug report concerns NH leaders
- NH officials brace for holiday injuries, fires
- NH budget sees $5.8M surplus
Nashua Telegraph
- Analysis: Ballot Law Commission had to navigate legal inconsistencies in rendering Havenstein decision

July 3, 2014
NHPR
- NH company scores contract to tutor feds in foreign languages
- Mitt Romney endorses Scott Brown: Says Shaheen is playing 'Simon Says'
- In wake of 'COPSLIE' ruling, DMV temporarily halts new vanity plates
- Hassan signs bill that saves tiny Millsfield from huge tax hike
- Shaheen campaigns against Hobby Lobby ruling in Concord
- Police say they'll be out in force this weekend
- Fireworks lobby succeeds in keeping controversial devices on store shelves
Seacoast Online
- Romney endorses Scott Brown for U.S. senator
- Shaheen says $5.5B SAFE Bridges Act will aid state, nation
- Exeter Town Hall site of Aug. 23 debates for GOP candidates
- CDC report ranks New Hampshire third in nation for opioid use
Union Leader
- Holiday weekend expected to be a busy one for locals, tourists
- SNHU merger talk creates some anxiety
- NH Supreme Court: Lesbian can claim parental rights
- PSNH discount carries a cost
- Granite Status: Two NH little guys wage battles as a matter of principle
- Hundreds gather at Stratham farm to support Scott Brown
- Ayotte wants VA employee bonuses returned
- NH weighs in on best, worst Presidents
WMUR
- Sheriff warns of phone scam about missed jury duty
- State officials work on new rules for vanity plates
- Romney endorses Brown for Senate
- Hot weather means big crowds at beach
- Medal of Honor recipient says award is about fellow soldiers
- Nashua EMT posthumously honored with Carnegie Hero award
Citizen of Laconia
- Officials expecting rise in tourists for July 4
- Belknap County EDC receives thousands in USDA grant
Concord Monitor
- Romney stumps for Brown in NH, ties Shaheen to President Obama
- NH high court rules birth mother’s ex-partner has parental rights
- Shaheen speaks at roundtable on Hobby Lobby court decision
- DOT delays $25 million in road projects amid Washington gridlock
Conway Daily Sun
- Summer heats up for businesses and police
Eagle-Tribune
- NH officials concerned about campaigning
- Some local fireworks postponed, other undecided
- Romney nixes presidential bid
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Romney backs Brown at Stratham rally
- Civil rights 50 years later
- State budget sees $5.8M surplus, missing estimate
- Honor for New Hampshire EMT killed helping women
- Merchant marine veteran to get World War II medals
- $285,000 in 'Moose Plate' grants available in 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- The last toll at Exit 12 will be paid at 8:59 p.m. on July 18
- Slain Nashua EMT to receive award for heroism
- Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire
- State of NH ends budget year with $5.8 million surplus from taxes, fees
NHBR
- NH infrastructure projects continue rebound in May

July 2, 2014
NHPR
- Implementation of state energy plan will depend on politics
- State officials field tough questions from energy insiders
- NH won't renew approval of Italian university
- NH ranks high in prescriptions for addictive painkillers
- 880,000 visitors expected in NH for holiday weekend
- Boffetti returns to Reams' vacated office as interim county attorney
- Long-time Concord Monitor editor named Pulitzer Prize administrator
Seacoast Online
- NH Rebellion will walk for change in the right direction
- PEA Principal Hassan to step down next year
Union Leader
- City eyes Cadillac tax rule
- Democrats hope to 'flip' state Senate; surging GOP says it's wishful thinking
- Commission: Laughton is ineligible to run for office
WMUR
- Flags to be flown at half staff in honor of fallen Marine
- New rules put NH vanity plates on hold
- Black bear sightings prompt warning from NH wildlife officials
Concord Monitor
- Scott Brown raises $2 million between April 1 and June 30
- Loon chicks hatching on lakes, boaters cautioned
- New England energy officials warn of possible power crisis; governors infrastructure initiative could be the solution
- 4-cent gas tax increase takes effect in NH
Eagle-Tribune
- NH officials seek funding for I-93 project
- Boffetti voted in as Rockingham County attorney
Foster's Daily Democrat
- USNH may freeze in-state tuitions at same amount for fourth consecutive year
- Police discussing holiday traffic watch plans
- 7 groups sharing in $140K job-creating grants
Nashua Telegraph
- Four-cent gas tax increase takes effect Tuesday, but prices at the pump generally the same
- Overwhelming opposition to natural gas pipeline at town meetings in Pepperell and Groton
- Sign-ups begin for health insurance program for lower-income NH residents
- Lottery officials warn of scam involving phone calls over pretend winnings
NHBR
- Survey: Regulations bad business for NH companies

July 1, 2014
NHPR
- Ballot Law Commission rules Havenstein eligible
- Gas hike brings protesters
- Hassan holds Medicaid expansion kick-off event
- Supreme Court: Criticism for Coos officials but tiny Millsfield still unsure about huge tax hike
Seacoast Online
- New England leaders take on impending electric crisis
- NH state panel: GOP's Havenstein can run for governor
Union Leader
- Gubernatorial candidate Havenstein wins approval from Ballot Law Commission
WMUR
- Gas tax hike takes effect Tuesday
- Cliff swallow, a species of concern in NH, subject of new study
- NH firefighters honor 19 who died in Arizona wildfires
- Opinions split on Hobby Lobby ruling
- State panel rules Havenstein is NH resident, can run for governor
Concord Monitor
- Ballot Law Commission: Republican Havenstein is eligible to run for governor
- NH candidates react to Hobby Lobby decision on partisan lines
Citizen of Laconia
- Republicans campaign at charity golf tournament
Conway Daily Sun
- Coope officially announces his candidacy for Carroll County sheriff
Eagle-Tribune
- NH motorists hit with fuel tax increase
- Response to Hobby Lobby ruling is divided
Foster's Daily Democrat
- New Hampshire beaches ranked second in country
- 4-cent gas tax increase takes effect in NH
- Medicaid expansion applications being accepted
Keene Sentinel
- Keene gets share of national spotlight from activists' behavior
Nashua Telegraph
- NH Democrats say Supreme Court ruling will hurt women; Republicans defend religious rights
- Panel rules Nashua’s Laughton can’t run for state representative
- Havenstein ruled eligible to run for New Hampshire governor
- Panel discusses energy solutions in New England as extra winter costs are tallied
NHBR
- NH businesses pleased with Turkey trade mission

June 30, 2014

NHPR
- New Hampshire beaches get high marks for water quality
Seacoast Online
- Marshal: Let pros handle fireworks
- 2 New Hampshire moose permits to be auctioned
Union Leader
- GOP’s Innis aims to cut taxes, regulation
- NH's three women fire chiefs 'ahead of the curve'
- New signs catch eyes of drivers
Concord Monitor
- Covering New Hampshire releases survey on those insured through Affordable Care Act, remaining uninsured
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Strafford County population, jobs on the rise
- UNH grad to receive Medal of Honor
- Havenstein residency hearing set for Monday
Nashua Telegraph
- Many private schools facing enrollment pressure, as Villa Augustina closing shows
- How much of a part will state budget play?
NHBR
- Sustainable oyster reefs answer to estuary woes

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

Union Leader — 7/29/2014

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

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 7/29/2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill Monday aimed at protecting New Hampshire state employees from abusive work environments, saying it was well-intentioned but unworkable.

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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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