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May 28, 2015
NHPR
- Ayotte: 'Deeply disappointed' in Guinta, he needs to resign
- Sanders to NH supporters: It's about the issues, not the candidates
- Les Otten: More confident about Balsams renovation, hopes construction will begin before year's end
- Synthetic opioid behind many of NH's drug-related deaths
- Planet Fitness CEO says taxes may drive him out of NH
Seacoast Online
- Sanders lays groundwork for presidential campaign
- State announces delay in Spaulding completion
- Budget writers uphold changes to public risk pool oversight
Union Leader
- Coos County Planning Board gets first look at proposed Balsams plans
- Senate Finance Committee to vote on $2.83 billion budget today
- Bernie Sanders calls out Clinton on trade pact
WMUR
- WMUR poll: Dead heat for Ayotte, Hassan in possible 2016 U.S. Senate matchup
Concord Monitor
- Bernie Sanders draws a crowd at Concord campaign stop
Nashua Telegraph
- Kuster pushes for highway funding during Nashua tour
NH1
- Planet Fitness to Legislature: Give us a tax break or we'll move hq out of NH

May 27, 2015
NH1
- Fiorina in NH confident she'll make the GOP debate cut
- Pro-gun group releases new poll seeking to lobby Gov. Hassan
NHPR
- Senate finance approves business tax cuts
- With funding in question, need for Meals on Wheels on the rise
- State wins major grant to conserve lands near Cardigan Mountain
Seacoast Online
- Layoffs hit NH community colleges
- Sen. Shaheen calls for investing in tourism
- Memorial Day traffic sets record for NH turnpike system
Union Leader
- Veterans Choice Card program marred by delays, confusion
- Fiorina keeps campaign focus on waste, bureaucracy
- Candidate for Congress asks U.S. AG to investigate Rep. Frank Guinta
- Senate budget plans spends about $100 million more than House
- Pilot program would open State House on Saturdays
WMUR
- Hassan's office: No pardon, commutation petition for Pamela Smart
- WMUR poll: If Hassan moves on, Chris Sununu early favorite to succeed her
- Former ‘Run Warren Run’ director now heading Sanders’ NH campaign
Concord Monitor
- State House could be open on weekends starting next summer
- Senate budget writers approve business tax reductions  
- Ayotte, Shaheen pledge more action as veterans voice concerns about VA choice program
Conway Daily Sun
- Bill to eliminate Smarter Balance testing for juniors has momentum
Eagle-Tribune
- Fiorina campaigns at Derry restaurant
- Hassan, top officials promote need to protect seniors
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua drug overdose fatalities surge ahead of last year’s record high

May 26, 2015
Eagle-Tribune
- Officials: Waco shootout won't affect Laconia bike week   
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Hike Safe cards being offered to support searches, rescues
- Launching campaign, Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing
NH1
- It's crunch time for NH Senate budget writers
NHPR
- Remembering the 'Ghost Army' of World War II
- Presidential candidates continue to return to NH
- Ayotte, Shaheen forum to put focus on VA's Choice Card program
Union Leader
- Slow and steady population growth in NH
WMUR
- Look Ahead: Four presidential candidates in NH this week
Concord Monitor
- 21 New Hampshire museums free for military families

May 25, 2016
WMUR
- Earthquake shakes part of New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
- NH hospitals say Medicaid expansion is working
Eagle-Tribune
- Drug monitoring program gets revised
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH beachgoers: Watch out for piping plovers
NH1
- Senate budget writers restore many cuts in House plan
NHPR
- Senators: Much still to do on next budget
- Mosquito season brings concerns about EEE, West Nile
Seacoast Online
- E-mails show state’s slow response to tainted Pease water
Union Leader
- Portsmouth slaves honored, reburied
- DRED officials, business executives head to Colombia on trade mission

May 24, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Setting the stage: NH political veterans talk about what it takes to throw a good campaign event
- NH Supreme Court takes up Exxon appeal
- Ayotte, Shaheen hosting forum to answer veterans’ questions on VA choice program
Conway Daily Sun
- Travel expected to be up 3 percent for Memorial Day
Eagle-Tribune
- NH police hesitant to administer Narcan   
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH sees rise in arrests in 2014-15
Nashua Telegraph
- Harsh winter has silver lining for NH bobcats: Officials call off trapping season
NHPR
- Shaheen, Ayotte back fast-track trade bill
- With start of camping season, firewood quarantine in effect for NH
Union Leader
- Veterans making pilgrimage to NH
- State House Dome: Business tax rates now in crosshairs
- Democrat's 'prank' was felony voter suppression, says NH AG

May 23, 2015

Union Leader
- Memorial Day Observances planned around NH
- Clinton in NH backs small business
WMUR
- In NH, Clinton says she’s pleased emails are being released
- AG: Man faces felony charge for fake election news release
Concord Monitor
- Clinton’s NH appearance draws ardent supporters, curious onlookers
Eagle-Tribune
- Twelve seek Rockingham County sheriff's post
Keene Sentinel
- New Hampshire's 2016 agenda includes combating drug epidemic
Nashua Telegraph
- Motorcycle fatalities in NH remain stubbornly high
- State Supreme Court upholds grandparents’ visitation rights
NHPR
- Clinton in NH says GOP is wrong on Import-Export Bank
- Concord man arrested for sending hoax email in Rockingham special election
- Much of NH officially in a drought
Seacoast Online
- Hillary Clinton in Seacoast: 'I want to be small business president'
- Census: Durham, Dover, Portsmouth among NH growth leaders

May 22, 2015
NHPR
- Senate nixes funding for commuter rail study
- Report suggests decrease in occupational injuries, illnesses in NH
Seacoast Online
- Senate committee rejects $4 million for commuter rail study
- NH enforces ban on drones for hunting
Union Leader
- Officials expect bump in tourism over holiday weekend
- NH Senate seeks more testing flexibility for school districts
- NH Senate committee proposes $12.6 million for women’s prison
WMUR
- Trump announces NH leadership team
Concord Monitor
- In Concord, Jeb Bush tells crowd “I’m a little different than my dad and my brother”
- Proposal would raise application fees for major utility projects like Northern Pass  
Keene Sentinel
- Study: Monadnock, Keene school districts should collaborate more
NH1
- Hospitals say trends show more NH residents have health insurance
- Clinton the leader in Granite State Facebook traffic

May 21, 2015
NH1
- NH Senate says legalizing Keno is a non-starter
- NH house panel pushes aside breast-feeding mandate bill until 2016
- Bush in Portsmouth jabs at Clinton, criticizes Obama
NHPR
- Lakeview CEO says facility will shut down
- Gov. Hassan: Universal full-day kindergarten 'important next step' for NH kids
- Senate budget writers restore funding for social services
- Gov. Hassan doubts Guinta can still effectively represent NH residents
- Gov. Hassan signs off on Balsam's redevelopment bill
Seacoast Online
- Jeb Bush in Portsmouth: President must make Americans' lives better
Union Leader
- Guinta reaped thousands from GOP presidential candidates
- Jeb Bush talks about brother's presidency, his credentials in NH visit
- Power Plays: No vote on Eversource settlement bill
- Granite Status: Presidential field takes shape as contenders flock to NH
WMUR
- New Hampshire Primary Source: It’s a mess! Guinta controversy splitting NHGOP
- Portsmouth graphic designer to operate @HillaryClinton for a day
- Governor signs bill enabling Balsams resort redevelopment
- Bush weighs in on Iraq, education in NH visit
Concord Monitor
- State senators dip into renewable energy fund to pay for homeland security
- State budget: Senate pushing to restore cuts to health services
Eagle-Tribune
- Candidates sign up for Rockingham County sheriff
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Adequate funding for schools passes Senate hurdle
Nashua Telegraph
- UNH Survey Center polls shows most NH residents support fully funding Alcohol Fund

May 20, 2015
Nashua Telegraph
- More NH people had jobs in April than any time since the recession began
- Ayotte tours Hudson plant
- State Supreme Court ruling on taxicab service licenses doesn’t seem to affect Uber
NH1
- Home health care providers protest Hassan-led payments to nursing homes
NHBR
- NH’s women-owned business growth slower than national average
NHPR
- Senators begin finalizing 2-year budget proposal
- Full-day kindergarten closes achievement gap, yet NH lags way behind
Seacoast Online
- Shipyard praised for role in local economy
- Rockingam County sheriff seat open, all residents eligible
- Boehner doesn't defend Guinta over contributions
Union Leader
- Republican Yvonne Dean-Bailey, 19, defeats Democrat Mann in District 32 race
- George Pataki plans Exeter announcement
- Marco Rubio names NH co-chairs
WMUR
- Guinta ‘humbled’ by NHGOP executive committee ‘support’
- Howard Dean urges NH Democrats, progressives to back Hillary Clinton
Concord Monitor
- In Concord, former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee stresses his, Clinton’s differences  
- Senate committee restores funding to tourism promotion, higher education in budget plan  
Keene Sentinel
- Monadnock Pumpkin Festival plans to get airing in Swanzey

May 19, 2015
Eagle-Tribune
- Ben Carson receives warm welcome in Derry
- Guinta says he'll remain in office
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Sen. Ayotte highlights drug-exposed newborn legislation
Keene Sentinel
- Embattled NH congressman not backing down, despite calls for resignation
Nashua Telegraph
- Sen. Ayotte co-sponsors bill to tackle rise in newborns showing signs of opioid withdrawal
- US Sen. Ayotte suggests Congressman Guinta resign
NH1
- Christie in Hudson touts policy, not politics; questions rivals
NHPR
- Ayotte calls on Guinta to resign
- Christie backs Patriot Act, more defense spending in Portsmouth
- Ayotte shines light on newborn victims in heroin epidemic
Seacoast Online
- Christie calls for bigger military in Portsmouth speech
Union Leader
- Calls for Guinta's resignation mount; NH GOP committee plans 'no further action' after meeting
- NH police cast wary eye to Texas biker gang violence as Bike Week approaches
- Christie supports Patriot Act renewal
- Carson impresses Derry audience during campaign stop
WMUR
- NHGOP executive committee: No action against Guinta
- House special election: NHGOP chair asks for AG probe of hoax email
Concord Monitor
- NH GOP committee decides not to join calls from state Republican lawmakers for Guinta to resign
- State Employees Association denounces reductions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges

May 18, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Ayotte highlights newborn legislation at hospital meeting
- Christie, Bush, Clinton head back to New Hampshire this week
Foster's Daily Democrat
- First aerospace, defense conference in NH scheduled
NH1
- Bishop asks Catholic parishes in NH for donations to Nepal
NHPR
- Candidates differ on education, economy in special House election
- Inside New Hampshire's 'preschool poverty gap'
- Mitt Romney recalls campaign in St. Anselm commencement address
Seacoast Online
- Senate may restore tourism money in NH budget
Union Leader
- Romney tells St. A's grads: Don't be afraid to fail
- Colleges across the state are rushing to build dorms
- Guinta apologizes to supporters in statement
- Guinta documents don't add up
WMUR
- Guinta ‘apologizes,’ yet insists 2010 loan to campaign was legal

May 17, 2015
Union Leader
- Grand jury may target Guinta
- At UNH, a day for the highest honor
WMUR
- Plymouth State honors Jim Foley at commencement
- List of endangered species in the state increases over the past decade
Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Cyber mischief an unwelcome campaign guest
Eagle-Tribune
- Powdered alcohol stirs debate in NH
- Bills on breastfeeding, booze sales move through Legislature
Nashua Telegraph
- NH gas prices making their spring rise
NH1
- Ayotte co-sponsoring bill to protect infants from drugs
Seacoast Online
- Medal of Honor recipient addresses UNH graduates

May 16, 2015
WMUR
- Guinta says he signed FEC agreement to put issue behind him
- Ayotte calls Guinta election law violations ‘serious, troubling’
- State Supreme Court rules voter registration law unconstitutional
Concord Monitor
- Sen. Lindsey Graham tours HL Turner in Concord during latest NH trip
- Man who sent hoax email from GOP candidate had ‘too many beers’ before ‘prank’  
- New Hampshire high court upholds decision striking down 2012 voter registration law
Conway Daily Sun
- State, local officials plan to fight heroin
Eagle-Tribune
- NH lawmakers take road trip
Foster's Daily Democrat
- High court calls voter registration language confusing
Nashua Telegraph
- NH online survey seeks help setting wildlife priorities
NH1
- Constituents call for NH congressman's resignation
NHPR
- Ayotte: Guinta needs to 'fully explain'
- NH Supreme Court: Voter form language unconstitutional
- Congress passes Ayotte, Shaheen bill ensuring survivor benefits not taxed
Seacoast Online
- Webb calls for economic fairness

May 15, 2016
NHPR
- NH Senate deadlocks on abortion clinic buffer zone repeal
- NH representatives split vote on NSA bulk collection bill
Seacoast Online
- Donald Trump sounds off on Obama, Tom Brady
- NH Senate OKs notice for sexual topics at school
Union Leader
- Guinta says money was his
- NH Senate OKs measures to opt kids out of testing, notifying parents on course material
- Claremont city councilors say yes to pumpkin festival
- Trump meets business leaders at Pease
WMUR
- Democratic attorney says Guinta may be subject to criminal probe
- Bill designating May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month passes in NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Donald Birx named new president of PSU
Concord Monitor
- A settlement amid gridlock, Guinta’s ‘must have been an open-and-shut case’
- Senate passes bill requiring schools to notify parents of any material that involves human sexuality
- Senate approves increase to marriage license fee to fund domestic violence prevention programs
Eagle-Tribune
- Increased funding for charter schools remains uncertain
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Trump visits Barrington Middle School
NH1
- US News and World Report releases ranks top 10 high schools in NH
Nashua Telegraph
- NH Senate passes, then tables, much-anticipated charter funding bill
- Amherst chief: Hand-free law ‘long time coming’
NHBR
- Senate committee votes to restore Renewable Energy Fund

May 14, 2015
NH1
- New Karl Rove linked group spending big bucks in NH praising Ayotte
- NH Dems raise big bucks from fundraising dinner
NHBR
- NH construction unemployment rate falls in March
NHPR
- Senate lawmakers propose restoring renewable energy fund
- Looking at the possibility of having to make changes, Northern Pass has an 'option'
Seacoast Online
- Guinta disputes federal finding of illegal campaign cash
Union Leader
- Close NH AFL-CIO election result disputed
- Granite Status: Guinta denies any wrongdoing
- NH Senate panel eliminates money for revenue administration
WMUR
- New Hampshire Primary Source: Guinta left himself no wiggle room; can he recover?
- NH Fish & Game Commission bans chocolate bear bait
- Proposed bill would notify parents of sexual material in school
Concord Monitor
- Preparing for potential presidential bid, O’Malley returns to New Hampshire
- Cruz establishes 42-person NH leadership team
- Money for NH renewable energy fund restored to budget
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Former Maryland governor visits Durham
- Resolution urges increase in education funding

May 13, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat
- BIA supports USNH funding to ensure tuition freeze
Nashua Telegraph
- Government charges ITT, Daniel Webster College’s parent company, with student-loan fraud
NH1
- Woman who champions right to tape police opposes NH law to enshrine it
- Cruz lands three conservative endorsements in NH
NHPR
- Brentwood marks one-year anniversary of Officer Arkell's death
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport passes FAA inspection
- NH lags behind in solar power production
Union Leader
- Guinta agrees to repay 2010 campaign contribution, pay fine
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Fish & Game, highway a funding conundrum
- DOE turns down Northern Pass comment extension request by NH delegation
- Christie at UNH campus calls Obama 'most anti-growth' President in post-war history
WMUR
- Santorum visits NH while considering presidential run
- After FEC investigation, Guinta campaign agrees to pay back $355K
- Christie calls for simpler tax code, lower corporate taxes
- O’Brien, Smith, Wheeler to co-chair Ted Cruz NH campaign
Concord Monitor
- Bridge scandal takes a back seat in Christie visit to Pembroke
- Senate budget writers working their way through state budget
- NH congressional delegation asks for extension of public comment period for Northern Pass

May 12, 2015
Concord Monitor
- Paul announces support from New Hampshire representatives
Conway Daily Sun
- Hassan: Lakeview must hew to consultant's recommendations
Eagle-Tribune
- Paul calls for limited government in Londonderry visit
- Hassan presses for more winter disaster aid
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Gov. Hassan seen as key part of Dems' U.S. Senate strategy
Keene Sentinel
- Voting and religion collide in Swanzey
NH1
- Shaheen: Federal inaction causing delays to replace Concord's Sewalls Falls Bridge
NHPR
- Rand Paul kicks off busy week of NH presidential politics
- Salem selectboard wants Kinder Morgan to explore alternative pipeline routes
Union Leader
- Granite State reaction sides with Brady, Patriots in Deflategate punishment
WMUR
- Bill would set new residency requirements for NH voters
- Voccola out as NHGOP executive director after three months on job
- Rand Paul NH staffer licks (yes, licks) tracker’s camera lens

May 11, 2015
WMUR
- Look Ahead: Eight potential presidential contenders in NH this week
- Shaheen introduces energy efficiency bill
Union Leader
- Free speech again at center of court case involving man's arrest at selectmen's meeting
- NH moves up to 21st in magazine's 'Best & Worst States for Business' list
NHPR
- Authorities warn against phone scam threatening to shut off utilities
- Ben Carson brings presidential campaign to Manchester
Nashua Telegraph
- About 700 NH voters (0.1 % of total) haven’t confirmed ID from 2014 state polls
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH issues new tick prevention plan
Concord Monitor
- Guinta, Kuster to host mental health summit

May 10, 2015

Concord Monitor
- Capital Beat: Will there be money for beds, but not for staff?
- Solar demand is up, but NH rebates may be on the way out
Eagle-Tribune
- Funding restored for NH nursing homes
- Hassan's trade trip to Turkey still drawing heat
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Drivers must go 'hands-free' come July 1
Nashua Telegraph
- Flu season killed more people in NH than in any season on record
- NH senators sponsor bill to aid families of fallen police, fire officials
NHPR
- Governor encourages Keene State graduates to stay and work in NH
- Fiorina to SNHU grads: 'Be proud and be grateful'
Seacoast Online
- Shipyard stands tall 10 years after BRAC
- Committee to consider buying fishermen out of business
WMUR
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: John Kasich

May 9, 2015

WMUR
- Bill would streamline benefits process for families of fallen officers article  
- Hassan vetoes anti-Common Core bill
- Ayotte to speak at Romney’s high-powered Utah summit
Concord Monitor
- Former NY Gov. Pataki finding his rhythm in NH
Eagle-Tribune
- Officials discuss state's ongoing heroin issues
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Christie holds Town Hall meeting in Dover
- Perry meets voters as he mulls White House run
Keene Sentinel
- In Keene, Chris Christie talks brashness, compromise
Nashua Telegraph
- NH drug czar: State ignored heroin epidemic until too late
- NJ governor charms Amherst diner crowd
- Shaheen tours Merrimack microbrewery to mark end of Small Business Week
NH1
- Governor, key lawmakers get birds-eye view of neonatal ICU unit
- House Speaker Shawn Jasper tells House members they have a few weeks off from sessions
NHBR
- Report paints picture of legal marijuana as a growth industry
NHPR
- Gov. Hassan vetoes bill to pull plug on Common Core
- Lakeview appeals state decision to shut down special ed school
- Gov. Hassan unlikely to back marijuana decriminalization
Seacoast Online
- Ayotte advocates for upgrades to shipyard barracks
- UNH offering 'Deflategate' course
- Fuller Clark says small businesses need 'a new voice'
Union Leader
- Officials say treatment is key to heroin fight
- Common Core criticism wins applause for Rick Perry
- Gov. Hassan vetoes bill prohibiting Common Core

May 8, 2015
Union Leader
- Bill that would aid Balsams redevelopment heads to governor's desk
- Senate OKs bill to make heroin OD treatment more available
WMUR
- Christie on sinking poll numbers: ‘We’ll be just fine’
- WMUR Poll: Clinton trails or tied with five top Republicans
- Hassan to sign bill enabling Balsams plan after Senate approval
Citizen of Laconia
- Belknap County Jail superintendent to retire
Concord Monitor
- In primary season, a special election for state rep becomes a national affair
- UNH’s Huddleston concerned with defunding of higher education  
- In stump speech in Deerfield, Perry pushes for new tax policy, local control of education  
- Law prohibits employers from paying subminimum wages to people with disabilities
Conway Daily Sun
- Lawmakers 'baffled' by county accounting
Eagle-Tribune
- Narcan bill reaches NH governor's desk
- Perry takes aim at Obama during Londonderry stop
Keene Setitnel
- Cheshire County gets a 'D' in new report for fine particle pollution
Nashua Telegraph
- NH experts tackle opioid abuse at Dartmouth symposium
NHPR
- NH bans lower-than-minimum wages for workers with disabilities
- Christie talks recovery at Manchester rehab center
Seacoast Online
- Sen. Stiles working to bring district court back to Hampton
- NH Senate delays vote on abortion clinic buffer zone law
- Perry, Christie, Trump making local stops

May 7, 2015
NHPR
- House votes through bills on fetal homicide, synthetic drugs
- Gov. Kasich says White House run hangs on funding
- House passes bill opening door for $28M Balsams loan
Seacoast Online
- NH House passes bill to restrict synthetic drugs
- State committee to tackle Sea-3 expansion
Union Leader
- Granite Status: Will Mike Huckabee bypass New Hampshire this time?
- Bill impacting Balsams project passes House
- Nursing homes’ money restored
- House OKs bill that outlaws use of ‘spice’, ‘bath salts’
WMUR
- Chris Christie to visit state for 2 days
- Bush leads, Rubio up, Christie down in new WMUR poll
Concord Monitor
- New Hampshire House passes bill to restrict synthetic drugs  
- Senate and House will work out details of fetal homicide bill before sending to Hassan
NHBR
- Foreclosures remain low in March, but not as low

May 6, 2015
NH1
- State revenues fail to meet benchmarks for April
NHPR
- State budget writers hear from public on state budget
- Sunapee expansion proposal draws passionate crowds
Seacoast Online
- Lizzi Marriott's grandmother testifies to help victims' families
- Hundreds pack State House for public budget hearing  
Union Leader
- State making plans to sell Stark House property
- Advocates pack State House to protest budget cuts
WMUR
- Bill would require defendants to be present for victim impact statements
- Visible police presence greets Cinco de Mayo revelers at UNH
- Democrat Jim Webb to make first 2015 visit to NH
Concord Monitor
- Senate budget writers hear from long line of people who want more money in state budget
- RNC committeman Steve Duprey faces backlash for pro-life stance, appearance at Planned Parenthood event
- ‘Lo and behold,’ old document now found, to be celebrated in NH House
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Watters warns of DOT funding cuts

May 5, 2016
Eagle-Tribune
- 'Life-saving' Narcan prescription bill headed to Senate
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Dover eyes increase in state education funding
Keene Sentinel
- Gov. Hassan coming to Keene Tuesday
Nashua Telegraph
- NH gas prices making their spring rise
- Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visits Hudson VFW
NH1
- State officials spell out cuts on eve of state budget hearing
- NHGOP and NHDP trade fire over state Democrats FEC penalty
- Supporters, foes try to raise money with concealed weapon permit rallying cry
NHBR
- NH bankruptcies continue to slow in April
NHPR
- DHHS calls on Senate budget writers to restore funding
Seacoast Online
- Budget fight hits crunch time in NH
Union Leader
- Tensions run high at Manchester school test talk
- Eversource wants to lower its rates
Concord Monitor
- Bartlett Center: NH commuter rail service alone 'does not create jobs'

May 4, 2015
Concord Monitor
- 2016 Primaries: ‘The whole world is watching’
- Gas prices expected to hover around $2.50 through the summer
Eagle-Tribune
- Lyme on the rise in NH as tick season arrives
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit
- State promotes business climate but spends little to recruit
NH1
- Gov. Hassan announces $60K in job training grants
NHPR
- NH's tourism industry hopes to attract more international visitors
Union Leader
- NH medical marijuana dispensaries still months away, unlikely before 2016
WMUR
- Look Ahead: Another busy week on the NH primary trail
- Nancy Pelosi speaks at dinner in Manchester
- Balsams bill heads to House vote on Wednesday

May 3, 2015

Union Leader
- Sanders, in NH visit, talks income inequality
- State House Dome: Senate budget writers reworking House version
WMUR
- Bernie Sanders visits NH for first time since announcing run article
Concord Monitor
- Sanders kicks off presidential bid in NH with ‘Brunch With Bernie’
- School districts try to tighten unpredictable spending for substitute teachers
Eagle-Tribune
- Gun bill's passage divides NH residents
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Fetal homicide, synthetic drugs on NH House agenda
- Hassan out-of-state for fundraising events
NH1
- Shaheen applauds effort to help female business owners
- Bernie Sanders starts Presidential bid in NH
Nashua Telegraph
- Sanders returns to NH as presidential candidate
NHPR
- Sanders promises NH voters a grassroots presidential campaign
Seacoast Online
- City asks Air Force to pay for well contamination
- Sen. Graham attends first NH house party

May 2, 2015
NH1
- Little League Lockdown: Manchester boy sidelined by redistricting, grown-up game of politics
NHBR
- NH's young people: Will they stay or will they go?
NHPR
- Survey: NH public libraries tops in staffing, visitors, programs
- NH Secretary of State: Sanders must register as Democrat to run in primary
- Northern Pass has a backup plan
Seacoast Online
- Feds to change ivory rule after NH teens' bagpipes seized
Union Leader
- North Country senator hopes colleagues restore money for DMV substations
WMUR
- Bobcats will be official state wildcat with governor's pen
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Bob Ehrlich
Concord Monitor
- Art with a Capitol A: Concord High photographer gets Congressional honor

May 1, 2015
Concord Monitor
- NH Supreme Court upholds Addison death sentence
- Senate passes tanning bed teen ban on to Hassan
- Court upholds $9,000 bill for Michigan hiker rescued in White Mountains
Foster's Daily Democrat
- UNH president warns students against irresponsible behavior during Cinco de Mayo
- State prison mandates new mail restrictions
NH1
- Governor Chris Christie to return to NH next week
Nashua Telegraph
- Despite heroin epidemic, experts say NH ranks second lowest in nation in terms of funds devoted to drug treatment, prevention
- NH Senate passes social media privacy bill geared toward students
NHPR
- NH Supreme Court lets Addison death sentence stand
- Panel offers testimony on need for more substance abuse programs
- President signs scaled-back energy bill backed by Shaheen
- Balsams' bill gets big boost by House committee
Seacoast Online
- Gov. Hassan pushes to fund taking care of roads
- NH Senate passes ban on tanning for minors  
Union Leader
- Hiker told to pay for rescue
- NH's top court upholds Addison death sentence
WMUR
- Police in NH consider increasing use of cameras article  
- Question: Is Bernie Sanders eligible to run in the NH Democratic primary?

April 30, 2015
Union Leader
- Luck runs out for casino bill in lopsided House vote
- House passes concealed weapons bill; Gov. Hassan says she'll veto
WMUR
- In speech, Clinton says she was surprised by NH concern about mental health
- NH House defeats casino gambling bill
- House votes to repeal law requiring concealed carry permits
Concord Monitor
- NH casino bill goes bust in House
- House handily approves ‘constitutional carry’ bill, Hassan takes aim
- In endorsement of Carly Fiorina, Marilinda Garcia borrows some lines
Eagle-Tribune
- Bill's defeat means no casino at The Rock
- Salem officials, residents demand answers on pipeline
Foster's Daily Democrat
- State investigating possible measles exposure
- Fiorina touts leadership, experience
NH1
- Hassan to make sure NH concealed gun permits aren't going anywhere
- Casino legislation again meets its political death in the NH House
NHBR
- Bill could make commercial property energy upgrades easier, less costly
NHPR
- NH Supreme Court to rule on lone death penalty case
- Casino gambling falls flat in NH House
- Negligent hiker law put to the test in NH Supreme Court
- Brookings Institution calls NHTI nation's most value-added 2-year college
- Northern Pass: As regulatory process picks up, so does PR war
- NH lawmakers weigh options on pipeline eminent domain
- NH House repeals law on conceal and carry permits

April 29, 2015
WMUR
- NH House to vote on changes to concealed carry law
- Lawmakers prepare for another vote on casinos
- Havenstein says he won’t run for governor in 2016
Concord Monitor
- Fiorina returns to New Hampshire ahead of expected 2016 announcement
- Officials raise concerns about powdered alcohol
- Appalachian Mountain Club, Forest Society take concerns over Northern Pass to council subcommittee
Eagle-Tribune
- Fiorina outlines foreign policy in NH stop
Keene Sentinel
- 'Shame on you': Richmond residents grill Kinder Morgan over pipeline plan
NH1
- Lawmakers punt on creating victims fund for Lakes Region Ponzi scheme
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua aldermen turn down panhandling ordinance
NHBR
- Auto industry says it helps drive NH economy
NHPR
- With two-casino bill, NH looks to keep up with Northeast gaming boom
- Carly Fiorina kicks off NH tour in Concord
- VA allowing NH vets more options for care
Seacoast Online
- Hassan defends budget at Portsmouth chamber meeting
Union Leader
- Hospitals graded on patient safety; Exeter Hospital slips, Parkland much improved
- Fiorina questions Hillary Clinton's credibility
- Havenstein says he will not run for office in 2016
Political Tracker

WMUR poll: Dead heat for Ayotte, Hassan in possible 2016 U.S. Senate matchup

WMUR — 5/28/2015

Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Gov. Maggie Hassan appear headed toward a tough, closely contested battle for the U.S. Senate in 2016 – that is, if the Democratic governor decides against a bid for a third term and instead chooses to challenge the Republican incumbent.
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Budget writers uphold changes to public risk pool oversight

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 5/28/2015

The New Hampshire Secretary of State's office plans to continue fighting a proposal in the Senate's budget that takes away its authority to monitor the state's public risk pools.

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Hillary Clinton's state director discusses visit to NH
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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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