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Jan. 28, 2015
NHPR
- Annual 24-hour homeless count taking place in NH
- Should NH's governor serve a four-year term?
Seacoast Online
- Seacoast weathers winter storm
- Portsmouth to hold forum on proposed bike lanes
- Utilities in NH line up additional crews to fight storm
Union Leader
- Storm shuts down much of the state with blizzard-like conditions
- For many, snow day means no-pay day
- Laconia considers adding regulations to allow therapeutic-cannabis dispensary
WMUR
- 2 feet of snow recorded in parts of NH; Storm possible Friday
Concord Monitor
- Coastal storm fails to pack a wallop in Concord
Foster's Daily Democrat
- State offices to reopen Wednesday
- Shaheen reintroduces veterans benefits bill
Nashua Telegraph
- Blowing snow makes Nashua a white-out, even if you avoid the drifts
- Lawmakers push for answers to FairPoint-related outages

Jan. 27, 2015
NHPR
- Utilities prepare, Hassan declares state of emergency as snowstorm approaches
- Concord dispensary hopefuls withdraw medical marijuana application
- State may ban high tech hunting gear
- UNH campus may be home to new veterinary diagnostic lab
- Proposal to shift ACA enrollment period concerns officials, insurers
Seacoast Online
- Winter Storm Juno has to beat Nemo to break records
- Pease well contaminant levels 10 times higher than EPA standards
- PSNH prepares for storm
- Officials work to deter riots at UNH
- NH to receive $6.6M in grants for homeless
Union Leader
- State braces for potentially record breaking blizzard
- Manchester Monarchs officially announce their departure from New Hampshire
- Think tank: NH public policy outdated, based on assumptions that are no longer true
- Outgoing NHGOP chairman to lead Christie's PAC
WMUR
- Storm arrives overnight, strongest snowfall still ahead
- Hassan declares state of emergency as blizzard looms
Citizen of Laconia
- Delegation appoints Taylor new county commissioner
Concord Monitor
- NH officials urge caution during major snowstorm
- Quarantine lifted from state prison in Concord
- Christie, Walker to make stops in Concord
Eagle-Tribune
- 'Timing wasn't right' for Newton marijuana facility
Keene Sentinel
- Hassan declares state of emergency, tells NH residents to stay home
Nashua Telegraph
- Grocery stores see high traffic and long hours to accommodate shoppers preparing for Tuesday’s blizzard
- NHGOP hires new director to replace Mowers
- New Hampshire government to close during storm
NHBR
- NH firms offer anti-terror tech solutions to federal agencies
NH1
- Christie reaches out to Guinta to talk 2016
- Weekend at Bernie (Sanders') house party

Jan. 26, 2015
NHPR
- 'Blizzard-like' conditions set to hit Northeast
- Manchester Uber driver: We're held to a higher standard than taxis
Seacoast Online
- New Hampshire considers ban on drones for hunting
- Former NH Gov. John Lynch to get Robert Frost award
- New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus
Union Leader
- NH braces for a big blizzard
WMUR
- Granite Staters stock up ahead of potential snowstorm
Concord Monitor
- Proposed change in insurance enrollment period worries some in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Applicants for New Hampshire arts grants can go online
Keene Sentinel
- $90,000 Pumpkin Festival bill remains outstanding; due date has passed

Jan. 25, 2015

Seacoast Online
- Local pensioners soar over NH peers
- Federal restrictions hit recreational fishermen
- FairPoint strike reaches 100th day
Union Leader
- Bobcat resurgence raises trapping talk
- Monarchs will be leaving NH if Kings get approval, ECHL team the likely substitute
- Affordable Care Act tax bills loom as first penalties are levied
- State bills would add limits to EBT use
- Pipeline basics: the players, the project
- NH Republicans seek to show broader appeal
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Final months of two-year budget will be chaotic
- NH primary to be honored at Newseum
- MSNBC's Matthews dives head first into NH primary
WMUR
- Lebanon Airport to receive FAA funding
- Forecasters eye what could be biggest storm so far this winter
Concord Monitor
- State rep wants to examine safety regulations for mobility scooters
- Capital Beat: Concealed weapons on Legislature’s agenda
- State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes
- Money Trail: As the walk for campaign finance reform concludes, next steps on the horizon
Eagle-Tribune
- More NH high schoolers take college courses
- Filing deadline approaches in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph
- Traffic fatalities in NH in 2014 were among the lowest in decades
- Proposed legislation would give NH parents notice before ‘objectionable’ material hits classrooms
- Bill resurfaces to pull NH from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
- Nashua mayor wins national arts group recognition at DC conference
NH1
- In Iowa, OBrien takes shots at Romney and Bush

Jan. 24, 2015
NHPR
- State Senate President Chuck Morse critical of nursing home cut
Seacoast Online
- Cabbie lawyers up for Uber fight
- UNH professor convicted of indecent exposure is teaching again
- NH health department to cut $7M in nursing home funding
- NH medical marijuana dispensary applications due Wednesday
Union Leader
- Manchester residents seeing red over KKK pamphlets
- Nor'easter to bring snow, outage threat to southern NH
WMUR
- Flu outbreak prompts veterans' home to suspend visits
- Chris Christie plans trip to NH
Concord Monitor
- At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty
- State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Mediator says progress being made on FairPoint strike
Keene Sentinel
- City Council committee supports examining land for possible new county nursing home
Nashua Telegraph
- New bacon-scented scratch tickets enthrall NH gamblers
NH1
- UNH physics professor scientifically explains deflategate

Jan. 23, 2015

NHPR
- State senator: County attorneys should be appointed, not elected
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to speak at NHGOP event in March
- Plymouth State research could help drivers avoid dangerous conditions
- DES: Without RGGI, NH won't meet federal carbon goals
- Woodstove change out program launched for Cheshire County
Seacoast Online
- Bill that would slow down boats on Piscataqua River raises concern
- NH expert: Bears dying from chocolate used as bait
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker to visit NH
- Little support for bill calling for NH to exit greenhouse gas initiative
Union Leader
- Bill seeks procedure for police flagged for credibility issues to challenge Laurie List status
- Lawmakers listen to pleas to kill bill that would end NH's participation in carbon tax initiative
- Bill would allow taxpayers to challenge state
- Proposal would elect county attorneys
- GOP presidential hopefuls announce visits to NH
- NH real estate market sees stabilization in 2014
WMUR
- Victim advocates, law enforcement testify against House bill
- Potential presidential candidate Walker to visit NH
Citizen of Laconia
- County Commission tackles community corrections, legal costs
Concord Monitor
- Plan to remove NH from carbon cap-and-trade program heats up at hearing
- On Roe v. Wade anniversary, a debate in NH over proposed life-at-conception law
- Opponents urge House committee to kill probable cause bill
- Senate committee weighs restoring taxpayer standing in wake of tax credit ruling
- NH prison, veterans home visits suspended due to flu
Eagle-Tribune
- Snowfall below average, but region could catch up
Keene Sentinel
- Keene state rep sponsors bills on threats against sex offenders
Nashua Telegraph
- At least 1,000 voters don’t show ID at NH polling places each year
NHBR
- NH House panel hears debate over anti-‘package store’ law
- Summit seeks NH technologies for anti-terror effort
- ’15 session: A lot more of the same
NH1
- Pro-choice rally in Concord on 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade
- New Hampshire ranked 8th in nation for most millionaires per capita

Jan. 22, 2015
NHPR
- DHHS commissioner delivers warning of $82 million shortfall
- NH Rebellion stages protest of big money in politics
- Concerns over bill that changes when officers can make warrantless arrests
- Fish and Game weighs allowing trapping of bobcats
- Communities have new teeth to fight lazy landlords
- NH unemployment rate falls to 4 percent
- Members of VT, NH delegations want FCC to assess FairPoint's emergency networks
Seacoast Online
- Flu hits hard in Seacoast
Union Leader
- Flu continues to take its toll in NH, has claimed four lives so far
- Health and Human Services department facing $58 million budget shortfall
- Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Constitutional reform debate makes for strange bedfellows
- Bill seeks to study pot legalization
WMUR
- Flu outbreak reported at state prison
- NH football coach gives his take on Deflategate
- Hospitals review security procedures after murder-suicides
Concord Monitor
- Money Trail: Presidential primary in focus at rebellion rally
- After bear deaths linked to chocolate, NH Fish and Game to propose changes to bait regulations
- Amid concerns from bobcat supporters, NH Fish and Game asks for preliminary guidelines for bobcat season
- HHS balances increasing demand against tightening finances
Conway Daily Sun
- Memorial Hospital, among others, had capacity issues this week
Eagle-Tribune
- Newton residents weigh in on marijuana facility
Foster's Daily Democrat
- After deficit warning, Hassan predicts $1M budget surplus
Nashua Telegraph
- NH economists optimistic on 2015 at Nashua chamber’s annual forecast event
- Power grid operator: Without more natural gas, electricity prices will stay erratic
- NH jobless rate in December was 4%, lowest in New England
NH1
- Dartmouth Hitchcock responds favorably to President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative

Jan. 21, 2015
NHPR
- Bill would require NH employers to offer five sick days per year
- Progressive groups launch NH campaign aimed at a Warren presidential run
Seacoast Online
- Bill would allow sale of out-of-state health insurance plans
Union Leader
- Confidence among homebuilders little changed in Jan.
- Uber given 2 weeks to address Manchester concerns
- Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes
- NH GOP names new executive director
- Cross-border health insurance pushed
WMUR
- Group completes 300-mile walk for campaign finance reform
- Schools react to President's universal community college plan
- Common Core standards debated in state Senate hearing
Concord Monitor
- Money Trail: On Citizens United anniversary, a look back and glance ahead
- NH legislators, with backing of outside groups, debate Article V of U.S. Constitution
- Lowering state businesses taxes supported by GOP; Hassan says bills would create hole in budget
- Administrators, legislators testify on bill that would allow community colleges to grant four-year degrees
Eagle-Tribune
- Medical marijuana facility proposed in Newton
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH community college system official interested in proposal
- Group for campaign finance overhaul to rally at State House
- New Hampshire seeks input on managing wild game
NHBR
- Would BPT, BET reductions help the state’s economy?
NH1
- Proposed bill would legalize OTC oral contraceptives
- Nashua's City Clerk reviews regulations for Uber drivers
- Gas prices in NH drop to $1.87 in some places
- New Hampshire considers offering bachelor degrees at community colleges

Jan. 20, 2015
NHPR
- Dartmouth once again weighing value of Greek life on campus
- With NH primary in full swing, no clear frontrunner among huge GOP field
- Pumpkin Festival wants to share responsibilities, costs for security
- NH Lottery rolls out bacon-scented scratch ticket
Seacoast Online
- Shaheen to host Portsmouth firefighter at State of the Union address
- NH Senate committee takes up health care bills
Union Leader
- NH gathers to remember slain civil rights leader
WMUR
- Lakes Region architect designing new state marine patrol headquarters
Citizen of Laconia
- NH Rebellion marches through Belmont
Concord Monitor
- Money Trail: Rebellion participants hope to keep momentum going at home
- NH Legislature to consider tripling funds for research and development business tax credit
- NH  signals plans to open applications for medical marijuana ID cards several weeks before dispensary launch
- New England gets windfall from plummeting heating oil
- Summer colony on Squam Lake named to historic register
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Connecticut River Watershed to share in $10M grant
- Granite Staters admit it is hard to understand the racial issues
Nashua Telegraph
- Merrimack Town Council meeting to address pipeline project

Jan. 19, 2015
NHPR
- 'Let's break the quietism' implores civil rights veteran at MLK event
- NH writer honored with MLK award
Seacoast Online
- Age, economic pressures reshaping physician pool
- UNH Farm Expo to look at innovations
- Plymouth solar array is among the largest in NH
Union Leader
- NH Rebellion marchers aim to educate
WMUR
- Sarah Long Bridge gets $1 million grant
Concord Monitor
- Money Trail: Seeking amendments convention, Wolf PAC joins NH Rebellion
- Downtown: Boston Olympics bid could put passenger rail ‘on a faster track’
- New Hampshire pushes to get ex-inmates health insurance
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Residents concerned about UNH’s downtown expansion
Nashua Telegraph
- Local NH Rebellion marchers left Nashua Sunday, on way to Concord
- Proposed legislation would support career-ready programs in state high schools

Jan. 18, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Cutting down on the environmental impact of road salt
- EPA's stormwater rules draw criticism
- NH launches new anti-tobacco campaign
- Diversity, tolerance and education: Homogeneous population of Seacoast presents challenges
Union Leader
- Flaggers vs police: Does added safety warrant costly officer details?
- New law brings more domestic violence arrests
- NH crowd fired up for possible Warren presidential run
- NH Rebellion marching its way to Concord for reform
- Using drones as hunting tool to track wildlife at issue
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Divisive education agenda ahead for legislature
- 400 gather at State House to decry abortion
- Keene Pumpkin Festival 2015 go ahead from organizers in wake of riot
WMUR
- State launches 'Dear Me New Hampshire' anti-tobacco campaign
- Campaign launches to convince Sen. Warren to run for president
Concord Monitor
- CapBeat: Politicians getting gassed up about pipeline
- Money Trail: Trained in bird-dogging, voters learn to press candidates
- NH supporters to Warren: ‘This is the moment.’
Eagle-Tribune
- Energy-savings program generates heated discussion
Keene Sentinel
- Local environmental organizations get moose plate grants
Nashua Telegraph
- Highlights and low points of Nashua Mayor Lozeau’s tenure
- Nashua leaders: Boston Olympics could lead to local boom
NH1
- Elizabeth Warren movement kicks off in New Hampshire

Jan. 17, 2015
NHPR
- At town hall, Ayotte emphasizes piecemeal changes to ACA
- New state rules: Beer and other legal inebriants okay on vanity plates
- NH Supreme Court upholds state retirement reforms
Seacoast Online
- Activist discusses inequality in the justice system during Portsmouth stop
- NH nixes ban on booze vanity plates
- Local companies tout GBCC's work
- Board wants NH lawmakers to work on PSNH issue
- Ayotte: House immigration bill likely won't pass Senate
Union Leader
- Ayotte talks about Medicare, deficit during town hall meeting in Goffstown
- Milford residents want to voice pipeline concerns
- Primary season kicks off
- Executive director of Nashua Regional Planning Commission resigns
WMUR
- State rep. fights for changes to alcohol label law
- Gov. Hassan hosting North Country inaugural ball in Bretton Woods
Concord Monitor
- Sen. Ayotte holds fifth town hall meeting of the year in Loudon
- Belly up, baby! NH mulls change to alcohol labels
Conway Daily Sun
- NH Rebellion comes to Conway
Eagle-Tribune
- Lawmakers, businesses concerned about energy costs
Keene Sentinel
- Keene Pumpkin Festival producer makes proposal for event this year
- NH Rebellion walk to start off in Keene on Saturday
NH1
- Legislation could challenge beer label law
- Hundreds attend wake for NH Navy Seal William "Blake" Marston

Jan. 16, 2015
NHPR
- Cops permitted easier access to life-saving overdose drug
- STEM in NH schools: How to follow through on task force report
- Professor: After review, Addison can still appeal death sentence at federal level
- Littleton food co-op plans to expand
- PSNH granted request for time to negotiate settlement
- Officials: Air pollution levels unsafe because of weather, increase use of heating devices
Seacoast Online
- New rules would let police treat heroin overdoses
- NH conservation efforts receive $800K in federal funds
- NH court hears cop killer's death sentence review
Union Leader
- Manchester mayor says Jeb Bush is coming to city
- Supreme Court hears final arguments in Addison appeal
- NH ranks high on disability rolls
- Congressional delegation urges 'transparency' on pipeline project
- Guinta holds telephone town hall   
WMUR
- Organizers hold 'Black Lives Matter' vigil in Exeter
- Body of Navy SEAL arrives back on NH soil
- Jeb Bush calls Gatsas about visit to NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Police report ups and downs in crime in 2014
Concord Monitor
- Addison appeal: high court hears arguments on death sentence for cop killing
- New rules would allow police to be trained to carry and use anti-overdose drug
- State and PSNH will try to reach agreement on scrubber costs
Eagle-Tribune
- Kinder Morgan reps heading to Pelham
- Hassan proposed naloxone training for police
Nashua Telegraph
- Supreme Court to decide whether to resentence youthful convicts, including Nashua man
- Kuster talks workforce development during business meeting
- As aviation in NH shrinks, future of state’s airports is up for discussion
NHBR
- NH House panel drinks in labeling debate

Jan. 15, 2015

NHPR
- Jeb Bradley completes 'grid' of 4,000 footers, every mountain in every month
- Rand Paul makes the rounds in NH
- State likely to okay alcohol-related vanity plates
- NH budget facing $30 million shortfall
Seacoast Online
- NH voters are 'not for sale'
Union Leader
- Potential mayoral candidates emerge in Nashua
- Second NH resident dies from flu
- Residents petition for pipeline decision delay
- Rath says we'll know about Romney 'sooner rather than later'
- Rand Paul raises interest, ire during visit to NH
WMUR
- Paul draws criticism for comments about disabled
- Taxi Commission, Uber meet in Portsmouth
- Court to review death sentence in Manchester cop killing
Citizen of Laconia
- Free seminar explains federal contract process
Concord Monitor
- Amid 2016 speculation, Rand Paul visits New Hampshire
- State needs to patch $30 million hole in the budget
- NH officials, students react to Obama’s community college plan
- NH House speaker creates pension reform study group
- Ayotte to host town halls in Loudon and Barnstead
Conway Daily Sun
- Blizzard bag day a success in Madison
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Littleton
Nashua Telegraph
- O’Brien slated to speak at conservative Iowa summit
NH1
- Grandmother wants laws changed after granddaughter's murder
- Rand Paul jabs at potential 2016 rivals in NH1 interview

Jan. 14, 2015
NHPR
- For extending commuter rail to NH, money still the biggest question
- Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will not seek re-election this fall
- Head of NH community colleges: Obama's plan 'bold,' costs still a question
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth airport ready to serve Boston's Olympic needs
- Effort to draft Warren into 2016 race heads to NH
- Report: NH needs better science, math education
Union Leader
- Nashua mayor will not seek re-election; does not rule out future prospects
- Report released on increasing student numbers in STEM fields
- State expects Medicaid expansion waiver approval
WMUR
- State report highlights importance of STEM education
- DOT extends roadside assistance program to Spaulding Turnpike
Citizen of Laconia
- State pushes STEM
Concord Monitor
- FairPoint contract with state still on hold as questions get resolved
- Satellite locations, other changes in the works for medical marijuana in NH
- Governor’s STEM Task Force announces final report, recommendations
Keene Sentinel
- Pipeline company Kinder Morgan applies to join local chambers of commerce
Nashua Telegraph
- Lozeau won’t seek 3rd term as Nashua mayor; chamber CEO to explore run
- Amherst forming pipeline task force
NH1
- 'Run Warren Run' effort coming to NH Saturday
- Centennial celebration of Granite State primary about to kick off

Jan. 13, 2015

NHPR
- Vets hopeful, skeptical new law will bring choice outside VA system
- Now you can text 9-1-1 in emergencies
- Sen. Ayotte looks to restrict transfers of Guantanamo detainees
- NH Supreme Court to review fairness of Addison death penalty
- Hassan appoints county administrator to lead new substance abuse health initiative
Seacoast Online
- Romney talking to NH supporters about third White House bid
- Navy looks to outsource sub work
- NH court to review death sentence in cop killing
- Seacoast expected to lead NH job growth
Union Leader
- NH groups weigh in on potential gains from having the Olympics next door
- Manchester still defiant on statewide testing
- NH Navy SEAL remembered for toughness and kindness
WMUR
- Gas falls below $2 per gallon in Laconia
Citizen of Laconia
- New county commissioners up for the challenge
- Executive committee approves transfers, tables legal payments
Concord Monitor
- 2016 GOP field begins to take shape in New Hampshire
- Pataki says he’s serious about 2016 White House bid
- New Hampshire court to review death sentence in cop killing
Eagle-Tribune
- Electronic court filing progresses in NH
- Warmer weather raises ice safety concerns
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Per gallon costs down near 50 cents since last month
Nashua Telegraph
- Gas prices fall nearly 11 cents a gallon in New Hampshire
- Commission plans celebration for primary’s centennial anniversary

Jan. 12, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Mulling a 2016 run: Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki visits Hampton tavern
- Region challenged to meet development demands
- NH House GOP civil war rages on
Union Leader
- National Guard regiment sending 370 to Middle East
- Former N.Y. governor visits Hampton tavern
- Navy SEAL from Concord dies in training accident
- Emergency alert apps, including state's own, keeping NH informed in emergencies
WMUR
- Shaheen pushes for expanded access to parks for veterans
- Uber expands NH service
- Using drones to hunt could become illegal in the Granite State
- Former NY Gov. Pataki visits NH
Concord Monitor
- Money Trail: Walk to get money out of politics begins in Dixville Notch
- Still reeling from privatization, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center looks to rebuild in 2015
- Workers in the dark on talks between FairPoint, unions
Eagle-Tribune
- Charity gaming encounters obstacles in Salem
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Hassan names Wozmak as drug abuse, mental health director
Nashua Telegraph
- New Hampshire education and economic leaders respond to Obama’s plan for free community college
- Sexual assault prevention legislation would require affirmative consent policies in exchange for state aid at New Hampshire schools

Jan. 11, 2014
NHPR
- NH reacts to possibility of Boston 2024 Summer Olympics
Seacoast Online
- Tobacco sales to youth rose in NH in 2014, DHHS report shows
- Portsmouth grapples with short-term rentals
- NRC seeks comment on Seabrook nuclear plant
Union Leader
- NH school enrollment continues to decline, but some see opportunity
- Bills await new session: Mastodons, marijuana and texting on minds of lawmakers
- Horn reelected to head state GOP; meeting attendees cool on Romney
- Threat concerns Ayotte: How safe are we?
WMUR
- NH GOP re-elects Horn as chairwoman Saturday
Concord Monitor
- More than 300 soldiers prepare to deploy with the NH Guard
- Despite claims of transparency, Gov. Hassan refuses to release proposals to make state government more efficient
- In inauguration and other major speeches, Hassan relies on familiar script
Nashua Telegraph
- Good sign for economy seen in rebounding car registration income; Nashua levels setting records
- Nashua recount confirms charter amendment win
- Legislation would require NH school districts to set policy allowing parents access to classrooms
- Harvey appointed as Nashua’s delegate to House

Jan. 10, 2015
NHPR
- Dartmouth mum on sanctions for 64 students accused of cheating
- UNH law to launch health law and policy program
- USS Norfolk arrives at shipyard for inactivation
- Fish & Game workshop teaches women outdoor winter skills
Seacoast Online
- State community college leader 'encouraged' by Obama's proposal
- Market Basket movie beats $50K fundraising goal
- Attack sub USS Norfolk arrives at shipyard
- NBA's Bonner promotes health care coverage in NH
- Bill would protect the rights of motorcycle riders
Union Leader
- Town says Pinkerton can no longer serve as polling site
WMUR
- Political analysts talk chances of Romney run
- Preliminary numbers indicate Manchester crime drop in 2014
- Spurs forward Matt Bonner promotes health care coverage in NH
Concord Monitor
- As number of electric cars climbs in NH, so does number of charging stations
- State asks high court to strike footnote in Breest decision
- Utility giant among top sponsors of Hassan’s inaugural ball
Keene Sentinel
- Wozmak to go from Cheshire County to new job in state government
- City of Keene collects Pumpkin Festival comments via new website
Nashua Telegraph
- Uber’s arrival in Nashua raises questions about taxi business
NHBR
- The 2015 legislative session begins
NH1
- Horn tries to keep the peace in the NH GOP

Jan. 9, 2015
NHPR
- Governor Hassan inaugurated for second term
- House finance chair: Balancing the budget will require tough choices
- State House open house features made in New Hampshire goods
- Dozens of Dartmouth students charged with cheating
Seacoast Online
- University tuition freeze hinges on state funding request
- Fish and Game proposes rules on high-tech hunting
- Gov. Hassan says rail, energy, minimum wage are priorities
- Ayotte to chair Senate armed services subcommittee
Union Leader
- Hassan's priorities concern GOP
- Gov. Hassan, in inaugural speech, urges creativity and new approaches to address problems
- Morse: 'The problem is spending'
- Epping planners send proposed medical marijuana ordinance to voters
- First flu death expected to prompt more doctor visits
- Commuter rail opposition readies petition article in Plaistow
WMUR
- Hassan's push for commuter rail draws support, skepticism
- Governor calls for bipartisan action to help economy
- Rand Paul plans visit to NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Snow days now ‘Blizzard Bag’ days
Concord Monitor
- Hassan focuses on commuter rail, minimum wage and low education costs in inaugural address
- After inauguration, governor welcomes visitors to State House reception
- Dozens of New Hampshire schools delay start by 2 hours
Eagle-Tribune
- GOP factions threaten to divide NH House
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Area police cracking down on drug dealers
- Lower fuel prices reduce pressure on agencies
- New Hampshire health advisory group gets update
Nashua Telegraph
- Grandmother, supporters building legislative proposals, plan vigil in wake of Brielle Gage’s death
- Hassan pushes for strong economic growth during inaugural speech
- Nashua student recognized by Hassan during inauguration
NH1
- Democratic Rep. pushing to raise minimum wage in NH

Jan. 8, 2015
NHPR
- Report: Seacoast will lead NH in job growth over next decade
- Push for O'Brien as majority leader rejected; O'Brien to form alternative GOP leadership team
- NH legislators can once again carry concealed weapons on House floor
- State says telemarketing settlement shows 'widespread issues'
- PSNH to change name to Eversource Energy
Seacoast Online
- Bill targets health centers that perform abortions
- Guns again OK in NH House, but O'Brien leadership bid fails
- Northeast Utilities renames itself Eversource Energy
Union Leader
- Bye-bye, Public Service; Hello, Eversource Energy
- GOP divide continues as NH House reconvenes
- DHHS reviewing Lakeview Center correction plan
- Legislative sessions convene in Washington and at home
WMUR
- Food bank student chefs cooking for governor’s inauguration party
- State prepares for frigid weather
- Boston Olympic bid could benefit NH
- 1st flu death in NH this season confirmed
- Nashua child's death prompts call for new legislation
- Rick Perry plans trip to NH
- Lawmakers vote to allow concealed weapons on House floor
Concord Monitor
- Republican faction led by Bill O’Brien says they will set up shop outside State House
- In the name of self defense, legislators can again carry guns in the State House
- Gov. Hassan faces second term with a challenging political landscape
- PSNH, parent company, change name to Eversource Energy
Eagle-Tribune
- Gas prices drop to six-year low
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Abortion clinics could lose state funding
- Gov. Hassan to be inaugurated for 2nd term
- Dozens of New Hampshire schools delay start by 2 hours
Nashua Telegraph
- O’Brien fails to win leadership role, expects to form separate GOP team
- Say goodbye to PSNH – the name, that is; it is becoming Eversource Energy
- Massachusetts deaths from binge drinking happen at twice the rate of NH
- Lawmakers OK concealed guns in House chamber
- Greater Nashua has lowest jobless rate in Boston area
NH1
- NH politicians speak out about Paris terrorist attacks
- NH Gov. Maggie Hassan optimistic in inaugural eve interview with NH1

Jan. 7, 2015

NHPR
- Beleaguered rehab company quietly sells most of its NH programs
- Hassan's inaugural donors list will be made available, Bradley calls for mandatory disclosure
- NH officials urge residents to take precautions in frigid temperatures
- Berlin City Council bans synthetic marijuana
- U.S. Marshals warn Concord residents about phone scam
- Unemployment tax rate cut by 1 percent
Seacoast Online
- Residents enjoy plummeting fuel costs
- NH offers emergency alert mobile app
- NH revenues ahead of target
- NH town concerned over natural gas pipeline
Union Leader
- Berlin councilors give OK to stripped-down BearCat, set up for defense only
- Residents bring pipeline concerns to Ayotte at town meeting in Richmond
- Tot's death sparks legislative action
- Millions of dollars at stake in PSNH settlement talks
- Hassan proposes business tax amnesty to help balance budget
- Guinta sworn into office, last year's campaign flagged
WMUR
- Mason residents voice concerns over proposed natural gas pipeline
- Ice conditions improve, but not all lakes and ponds are safe
- Hassan set to outline budget plan
Concord Monitor
- Hassan orders budget reductions, tax amnesty program
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Tobacco sales to youth up in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire lawmakers to convene for first session day
Keene Sentinel
- Ayotte supports 'open, transparent' hearings on proposed pipeline
Nashua Telegraph
- Online drug service directory helps New Hampshire residents seek treatment
- Unemployment tax rate drops for employers
NHBR
- NH unemployment tax going down again
NH1
- Rick Perry is NH bound again
- Frank Guinta says new Congress will be productive
- NH House panel moves to beef up ban on active felons holding office

Jan. 6, 2015

NHPR
- Hassan faces news political landscape, NH House remains unsettled
- Franconia skier killed by avalanche in Austria
- 2014 Manchester drug arrests up by 85 percent
- NH health officials launch drug addiction resources web site
- Ceremony marks construction start at Sarah Long Bridge
Seacoast Online
- NH skier, U.S. teammate killed in avalanche
- NH bill supports nursing mothers in workplace
Union Leader
- Friends remember NH ski racer killed in Austrian avalanche
- 'Made in NH': Legislators are delving into definitions
- Change would mean state GOP chair gets paid   
WMUR
- Potentially dangerous cold temperatures ahead midweek
Concord Monitor
- Sweeney to work part time in Department of Safety; Hassan seeking new person for post
- Democratic U.S. Rep. Kuster expects more bipartisanship in Republican-dominated session
- Authorities warning NH residents of jury duty phone scam
- State debuts fully paperless platform for small claims cases
Eagle-Tribune
- NH legislative session begins Wednesday
- Holiday drives a success for most NH groups
Keene Sentinel
- Anti-pipeline group plans to attend Ayotte town hall in Richmond
Nashua Telegraph
- Some customers concerned that credit from Fuller Oil has disappeared
- NH average gas prices down to $2.34; diesel prices falling, too
- State: 1 of 8 retailers tested sold cigarettes to minors
NH1
- NH Democratic Chairman Buckley announces re-election bid
- Milford public hearing on proposed natural gas pipeline

Jan. 5, 2015

NHPR
- Pipeline eminent domain concerns prompt proposals at State House
Seacoast Online
- Casino gambling issue is back on table for 2015 in NH
- NH Fish and Game: Ice is still too thin for snowmobilers
Union Leader
- As NH lawmakers reconvene, nearly 1,000 bills await
- Keystone pipeline, Cuba, immigration top issues as GOP takes full control of Congress
WMUR
- NH law enforcement pay respects to slain NYPD officer
Eagle-Tribune
- Granite State lawmakers ready to work
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Terrorism threats shutter Fort Constitution to public
- Amtrak ridership up in NH, Dover
- Forest trails reopened post-Tropical Storm Irene
Keene Sentinel
- Free State Project movers seek freedom, and a better life
Nashua Telegraph
- Have your selectmen perambulated lately?
- Pipeline company faces Milford public Monday
- Mason selectmen to hold meeting about pipeline on Jan. 6

Jan. 4, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Push is on to start school day later
Union Leader
- NH's electricity woes force move to negotiate
- Freshman lawmaker lashes out at Jasper over committee ouster for felony gun charge
- 'Celebrating New Hampshire' to be inaugural theme
WMUR
- Mother, nurse, soldier who inspired 'Steph Strong' running team dies
- Resurgence of otter population continues in NH
Concord Monitor
- Balancing the budget may involve raiding the state’s dedicated funds
- Years in the making, NH immunization registry hits snag during rulemaking
Eagle-Tribune
- NH's new laws protect women's rights
- Hassan inauguration highlights Food Bank program
Nashua Telegraph
- Proposed NH bill would let community colleges grant 4-year degrees
- Proposed Common Core legislation would clarify state standards, allow schools to opt out

Jan. 3, 2015
NHPR
- Fired Rockingham whistleblower joins Exeter defense firm
- FairPoint, unions will head back to negotiating table
Seacoast Online
- Fort Constitution closed to public due to terror threats
- NH Food Bank sets giveaway record
Union Leader
- State Rep. pulled from seat on House committee
- NH senators prepare for new order in Congress   
WMUR
- NH health officials say flu is now widespread
- Rep. convicted of reckless conduct assigned to different committee
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire Food Bank reports record food distribution in 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Murder-suicide raises questions about patients' right to die
- 4 New Hampshire companies get job training grants
Keene Sentinel
- Study shows success of health program started at Keene mental-health agency
Nashua Telegraph
- Suspended, expelled students in New Hampshire would continue education under proposed legislation

Jan. 2, 2015
NHPR
- Lawsuit alleging law shuts out third party candidates passes crucial hurdle
- NH preps for hand-held cell phone ban public awareness campaign
- Record year for Red-Bellied Woodpeckers during Christmas bird count
Seacoast Online
- Sarah Mildred Long Bridge construction to start in a few weeks
Union Leader
- Proposed ordinance would halt Epping medical marijuana plan
- Granite Status: What's hot and not in Granite State
WMUR
- Families, hospitals welcome New Year's babies
Concord Monitor
- State sees drop in deadly crashes; Concord sees jump in fatal opiate overdoses
- Proposed Common Core legislation would clarify state standards, allow schools to opt out
- Cougar expert: Cats could return to Northeast U.S.
Conway Daily Sun
- Conway kicks off 250th
Nashua Telegraph
- More than 23,000 NH residents signed up for health care in first month of open enrollment
- Milford’s Wheeler keeps an “open mind” on rail expansion, says Nashua-only link may be best option
- New law would protect student privacy rights online in New Hampshire
- The year ahead: Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015
NH1
- Concord rings in new year as it prepares for 250th anniversary

Jan. 1, 2015
NHPR
- Ice conditions still dangerous across New Hampshire
- NH's 'Paycheck Fairness Act' takes effect Jan. 1
- Hudson concrete manufacturer faces $230K in OSHA fines
Seacoast Online
- Domestic violence, equal pay laws take effect in 2015
Union Leader
- Recount for Nashua charter change planned
WMUR
- Chilly temperatures greet New Year's revelers
- Controversy surrounds rep's committee appointment despite 2012 conviction
Concord Monitor
- With the New Year comes a host of new laws for NH
- NH hopes to help tobacco users kick the habit 2015
NH1
- Daughter of murder-suicide victims speaks to NH1

Dec. 31, 2014

NHPR
- What's next for VT Yankee site? Who knows
- More than 23K sign up in one month under federal health exchange
- Labor board rejects 'bad faith' claims against FairPoint
Seacoast Online
- Husband, wife die in apparent murder-suicide at hospital
- Area hospitals respond to shooting
- Seacoast police honor slain NYPD officer
- 23,000 in NH enroll in health insurance
Union Leader
- Husband's Facebook post explained why he killed wife, then self in hospital
- KKK robe auctioned off for $375
- NLRB rules against striking FairPoint workers
- Goffstown board shuts down cannabis facility amendment
- 2014 year in review: GOP swarms Concord; Dems retain top spots
WMUR
- KKK robe found in Rochester sells for $350 at auction
- Telemarketing crackdown leads to $400,000 settlement
- Former New York Gov. Pataki to visit NH next month
- NH House leaders weighing future of rep convicted of felony
Citizen of Laconia
- LCHIP awards grants to save historic properties
Concord Monitor
- NH logs 23,210 Healthcare.gov signups during first month of open enrollment
- Expert reviewer issues first report on fixes to NH mental health system
- Sister: Hospital gunman shot wife ‘out of love’
Conway Daily Sun
- Groups, donors team up to preserve 62 acres for recreation in Jackson
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Area hospitals reassure public safety measures are top priority
- KKK robe sells for $375 at auction
- Implementation of mental health settlement ongoing
Keene Sentinel
- New Hampshire, Bay State lose out on Vermont Yankee money

Dec. 30, 2014
NHPR
- Building on Hope wants to give one NH nonprofit 'extreme makeover'
- Lawmakers to weigh 9-1-1 fee for pre-paid cell phones
Seacoast Online
- Portsmouth a leader in feeding hungry
- Hampton Falls native eager to step into Mass. AG role
Union Leader
- KKK robe up for auction in Dover
- Brother of cold case murder victim says the system failed his sister in many ways
- Ice-fishing season on hold without lake ice
- Belknap County GOP to elect officers
Foster's Daily Democrat
- KKK robe stirs interest in auction
- Partnership preserves ski, snowshoe trails
- Gas prices still tumbling in New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel
- Vermont Yankee powers down for the final time
- Activists, employees and officials weigh in on the closure of Vermont Yankee

Dec. 29, 2014
NHPR
- Wood pellets' swift rise tests supply chain
- Report: NH hospitals reducing errors, re-admissions
Seacoast Online
- State budget, schools on the minds of local lawmakers
- Murder, politics and global terror top NH's news in 2014
Union Leader
- Instead of a ticket, he got $100 from police
- Keene Pumpkin Festival will review city's riot bill after the holidays
WMUR
- Federal report shows NH hospitals making progress
Citizen of Laconia
- Meredith, Gilmanton get wetland grants
Concord Monitor
- 1 name down, more than 100 to go on cold case list
Foster's Daily Democrat
- New Hampshire seeks input on proposed trail changes
- New Hampshire announces new bear guide rules
- New Hampshire announces $1M in wetland grants
- New tourism director hopes to work with colleges
Nashua Telegraph
- Schmidt named to leadership team
- Health, safety officials strive to stem rapid 2014 rise in drug overdoses, deaths
- Nashua’s Sgt. Ryan Pitts: Humble, thankful and proud Medal of Honor recipient
Political Tracker
 
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Foster's Daily Democrat — 1/28/2015

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New Hampshire to receive $6.6M in grants for homeless

LFDA Virtual Town Hall - 1/28/15

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LFDA in the News

January 25, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Roll calls equal transparency
March 1, 2014
Union Leader: John DiStaso's Granite Status: Effective Legislators
September 12, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Many in NH believe full day kindergarten should not be required
August 23, 2013
NHBR: Should genetically modified food be labeled?
August 10, 2013
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire should put labels on genetically modified food
May 22, 2013
Citizen of Laconia: Casino gambling slightly favored, but New Hampshire is hardly 'all in'
April 5, 2013
NHBR: Should state aid recipients be drug-tested?
February 21, 2013

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