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March 2, 2015
NHPR
- Residents work to close town meeting 'information gap' with web tools
- House to vote on indoor tanning prohibition for minors
- House to vote on students' social media privacy
Seacoast Online
- NH Senate to take up right to work, full-day kindergarten
WMUR
- Legislature debates lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Citizen of Laconia
- Initiative intends to prevent suicides in Lakes Region
Concord Monitor
- NH lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Foster's Daily Democrat
- NH bills would increase, eliminate domestic violence funding
NH1
- State offers job fairs covering several industries

March 1, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Seacoast still debates Common Core
- NH Senate backs fight against synthetic substances
- RGGI supporters keep eye on NH Legislature
Union Leader
- Anthem breach will haunt NH 'forever'
- Va.'s Gilmore: 'lifelong conservative, everyone knows it'
- Potential candidates' comings and goings
- Gregg: Obama has failed as leader at home, abroad
Concord Monitor
- Concord to decide where – and if – medical marijuana facilities would be located in city
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Lower gas, oil costs help residents in tough winter

Feb. 28, 2015
NHPR
- Keene State will chip in for Pumpkin Fest police bill
Seacoast Online
- Parents of slain NH journalist: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way
WMUR
- State warns residents of aggressive IRS-related scams
- Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: George Pataki
Eagle-Tribune
- Winter weather costs NH DOT an extra $8.8M
Nashua Telegraph
- NH governor defends budget, proposed COO position
- Charter school bill would change school authorization process in NH
NH1
- With everyone else at CPAC, Gilmore visits NH
- Winter vacation ends for school kids and lawmakers

Feb. 27, 2015
NHPR
- Political ads look ahead to possible Hassan-Ayotte showdown
- NH colleges have near best in nation graduation rates - as long as you're a traditional student
Union Leader
- Senators call for reward in ISIS killings
- Trump won't renew 'Apprentice' so that he might focus on a presidential run
- Full Granite State delegation to hear Netanyahu's speech
WMUR
- Trump says he may be serious about running for president this time
Concord Monitor
- Hassan urges Republicans to follow her lead and be clear on what they’re willing to fund or not
- Five buildings added to the NH State Register of Historic Places
- PolitiFact NH: Did Kuster flip-flop when voting for ‘CRomnibus’?
Eagle-Tribune
- Executive Council delays MBTA study request
Foster's Daily Democrat
- HB 225 requires defendants hear impact statements
- Hassan to help deliver chowder from Super Bowl wager
NH1
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte not on the CPAC speaking list, NH Democrats notice
- NH GOP move to delay federal grant okay sparks rebuke
- New details on Donald Trump's upcoming NH visit

Feb. 26, 2015

NHPR
- Biden touts administration's record during NH visit
- DRED Commissioner Rose to decide on Sunapee plan by spring
Seacoast Online
- City questions need of county government
- Liquor Commission sees record sales of NH products
- Biden checks off another 2016 early state in NH
Union Leader
- In NH, Biden focuses on economy, middle class
- Kinder Morgan reps peppered with pipeline questions at open house
- Power Plays: Pols take wait-see approach on gas pipeline proposal
- Granite Status: Trump hires Lewandowski as presidential run eyed
- Executive Council waiting on MBTA rail extension vote
- Sen. Ayotte is pressing Pentagon for answer on Swanzey sailor's remains
- Preferred site chosen for Plaistow commuter rail proposal
WMUR
- Donald Trump takes steps toward possible 2016 run
- Biden speaks on economy, college funding in NH visit
Concord Monitor
- In Concord, Biden defends Obama’s policies, steers clear of his own presidential run
Eagle-Tribune
- Ayotte backs bill to battle opiate problem
Nashua Telegraph
- Biden touts economic success during NH visit
- NH bill would increase funding for charter schools
NHBR
- NH manufacturers look at the future, and want a skilled workforce
NH1
- Top pro-GOP outside group slams Gov. Hassan in new ad
- Vice President Joe Biden: How do his critics handle him in NH?

Feb. 25, 2015
NHPR
- NH House GOP leader pens opposition to gas pipeline
- Anthem says half the state affected by data hack
- Bill would make NH the first to mandate criminal sentencing attendance
Seacoast Online
- Sen. Rubio: Education must get practical, focus on jobs
Union Leader
- Rubio talks Medicare, job training, immigration at St. A's
- Jeb Bush featured guest at Guinta fundraiser next month in Bedford
- Ayotte: Reverse Obama's recent executive actions
WMUR
- Vice President Joe Biden visits Granite State
- Rubio discusses education, ISIS at Politics and Eggs event
Concord Monitor
- Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich holds town hall at New England College
- Hassan nominates Goulet as head of state’s IT department
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Ehrlich evaluates possible 2016 presidential run
Nashua Telegraph
- Milford homeowners unhappy with answers at Kinder Morgan gas pipeline meeting
- Rubio stumps in state, will make decision by spring
- Ayotte supports new DHS change after court ruling
NHBR
- NH minimum wage hike proposals echo national debate
NH1
- Rubio wraps up NH visit, blames Democrats for Homeland Security funding impasse

Feb. 24, 2015

NHPR
- Granite State political donations increasingly crucial for 2016 hopefuls
- Slowdown in federal funding may leave NH with steep bill for roads
- Rubio tests waters, gets challenged on immigration in Hollis
- Poll: NH residents optimistic about economy
Seacoast Online
- Shaheen urges 'clean' bill to fund Homeland Security
Union Leader
- Manchester will let parents pull child from assessment test
- Roads, schools common ground at National Governors Association
WMUR
- Marco Rubio speaks at community center in Hollis
- First-responders urge action on DHS funding
Citizen of Laconia
- County delegation continues work on budget
- SB2 decried by three in Belmont
Concord Monitor
- At Manchester book signing, Rubio greeted with questions, praise
- House panel supports two bills calling for constitutional convention
- Lawmakers work to tackle high workers’ comp costs
- Gov. Hassan calls for clean homeland security funding bill
Foster's Daily Democrat
- US Sen. Rubio finishes 2-day swing through New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel
- Troy officials not happy with court's decisions on school funding formula appeals
NHBR
- NH Senate gets ready to vote on tweaked business tax cuts
NH1
- Hassan: NH health care program has 35,000 enrollees

Feb. 23, 2015

NHPR
- Hassan visits Washington D.C. for governor's conference, Obama meeting
- University system trustees hopeful but 'realistic' about state funding
Seacoast Online
- Shaheen will be in Hampton for law enforcement roundtable Monday
- Vice president heads to Granite State
- Ayotte, Shaheen promote national STEM efforts
- NH lawmakers work to tackle high workers' comp costs
Union Leader
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Substance abuse remains big concern
- Facebook and freedom of speech subject of dispute between citizen and police chief
WMUR
- Striking FairPoint workers ratify agreement ending 4-month strike
- Bobcat one step closer to being named state's official wildcat
Concord Monitor
- Maple syrup harvests slow in NH as weather stays too cold
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Diplomats invited to observe 2016 New Hampshire primary
- Florida Sen. Rubio to meet with New Hampshire voters
- Poll: Residents remain optimistic about the economy

Feb. 22, 2015
NHPR
- Garnet Hill's dilemma: Could moving jobs from North Country lead to more NH jobs overall?
Seacoast Online
- County jail resurrects inmate labor program
- NH mental health providers question pace of progress
Union Leader
- Deal reached, FairPoint workers may return to jobs Wednesday
- Colleges crackdown on student drinking
- Presidential hopefuls line up Granite State staff, plans
- Horn sees people 'hungry for real leadership' ahead of 2016
WMUR
- UNH offering online course on presidential primary
Concord Monitor
- Where does New Hampshire stand on childhood vaccine exemptions?
- Capital Beat: GOP hits ‘pause’ on agency funds
- Consumer protection exemption has blocked the state from millions
Eagle-Tribune
- NH lawmakers consider new casino bill
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Heroin Abuse: A growing epidemic with no cure in sight
- As federal funding wanes, the state’s roads crumble
Nashua Telegraph
- NHGOP announces four speakers for summit


Feb. 21, 2015

NHPR
- Federal health exchange will reopen due to big tax glitch
- John Bolton visits NH
- NH gets federal grant for home wellness visits
- HUD settlement spurs Berlin to include domestic violence exception in eviction ordinance
Seacoast Online
- Shaheen visits Coast Guard station, calls for homeland security funding
Union Leader
- Derry Councilor Bourdon named Young Legislator of the Year by NH Young Democrats
WMUR
- Baiting bill considered
- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio outlines upcoming NH visit
- John Bolton speaks at Politics and Eggs event
Concord Monitor
- Default budgets pose problems
- 20 years later, towns lament SB2 decision
- Boscawen incumbent facing challenge from former state rep, town officer
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Report: NH ranked best U.S. state to live
- Federal dollars trickle into state, slowing maintenance
Keene Sentinel
- State, towns keep watchful eye on snow budgets
- Kuster leads town hall on college costs at Keene State
NH1
- Potential GOP contender John Bolton says Obama asleep on American threats
- Unions begin 3 days of voting on FairPoint contract

Feb. 20, 2015
NHPR
- Lawmakers consider expanding background checks for gun sales
- NH votes to stay in RGGI, defund energy efficiency programs
Seacoast Online
- Committee votes to keep 'pollution control' tax break
- FairPoint Communications, unions reach deal to end strike
Union Leader
- Online ad, petition to target Sen. Ayotte
- Gov. Hassan declares Entrepreneurship Week in NH
- Kinder Morgan pipeline open houses finish next week
- Hundreds attend Kinder Morgan open house in Londonderry
- House changes rules on RGGI program
- Senate votes to increase business tax credits
WMUR
- State continues to blow through snow removal budgets
- House committee considers gun bills
- Vice President Joe Biden to visit New Hampshire next week
Concord Monitor
- Amid national debate, state lawmakers weighing a reformed civil forfeiture law
- Education tax credit upheld in Senate, R&D tax credit gets boost
- Hassan to kick off three-day trip to D.C.
- Vice President Joe Biden to visit University of New Hampshire School of Law, Manchester Community College next week
- Bolton, Jindal, Fiorina, Paul slated to attend N.H. GOP summit
Conway Daily Sun
- Senator provides tax booklets to Conway Public Library
Eagle-Tribune
- Rubio promotes book, campaign in NH visit
Foster's Daily Democrat
- FairPoint, unions for 1,700 workers reach tentative deal to end 4-month strike
- Grant will support home visits for kids, pregnant women
- Governors jockey behind closed doors as 2016 looms
- Biden heading to New Hampshire as he weighs 2016 bid
Keene Sentinel
- FairPoint, unions reach tentative deal; workers have been on strike since October
Nashua Telegraph
- Nashua School Board seeks transition period between NECAP exams and Smarter Balanced Assessment
NHBR
- DES weighs changes to contaminated site rules
- NH joins national online reciprocity pact
NH1
- Senate panel moves forward cutting NH's two main business taxes
- Gun show loophole closing? NH lawmakers advocate gun control
- NH1 News Investigates: Cost vs. credibility when it comes to police body cameras
- FairPoint Communications, unions agree to deal to end strike
- NH1 News Poll: NH Republicans say college not a must to be president
- Vice President Biden trip to NH sparks 2016 talk
- Bob Ehrlich's busy swing through NH

Feb. 19, 2015
NHPR
- House bill targets chain of NH pain clinics
- Criminal safety committee hears arguments on marijuana decriminalization
- Disability advocates: confusion surrounds child restraint law
- Legislation to benefit growing school districts gets preliminary House approval
- Perceptions of NH poverty reveal uncertainty, but also common ground
- New England ratepayers eyed to fund gas pipeline
- House backs bill ending incentives for liquor violation prosecutions
- News primer: What's in the new keno bill?
Seacoast Online
- House votes to stay in cap-and-trade program
- NH House sends school funding bills to finance committee
Union Leader
- School officials ponder how to make up for lost snow days
- Presidential hopefuls line up Granite State staff, plans
- Access Northeast pipeline project expands
- Heath care a hot topic at Guinta town hall
- Sen. Shaheen tells BIA divided government can be productive
- House votes down abortion funding ban
- NH House Roundup: House gives initial approval to education funding change
WMUR
- Attempt to defund Planned Parenthood fails
- Poll: NH senators popular, representatives not
- Poll shows Gov. Hassan's job approval rating at 55 percent
Citizen of Laconia
- County officials work to decrease budget
Concord Monitor
- NH Supreme Court hears opposition to rule change in neglect cases
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker hires staff in NH as he eyes White House
- New England energy companies detail plan to boost natural gas to region
- NH House votes to rebate RGGI money back to ratepayers
Eagle-Tribune
- NH residents worried about pipeline project
- Pelham selectmen oppose pipeline
- Walker hires NH staff for GOP effort
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Groen's abortion funding bill defeated
- Affordable Care Act sign-ups near 53,000 in New Hampshire
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker hires senior adviser in New Hampshire
- House to vote on school funding bills
Nashua Telegraph
- Law enforcement backs Shaheen's efforts to fund DHS
- Nashua clerk eyes June for special election to fill Sheehan’s alderman-at-large seat
- Litchfield School District Clerk in showdown with attorney general over ballot
NH1
- New Hampshire will keep annual auto inspections
- Abortion rights advocates win another one


Feb. 18, 2015
NHPR
- House committee hears circumcision bill
- Hassan banks on keno but still wants a casino
- NH House hears bill to decriminalize marijuana possession
- NH the only state in region with no addiction recovery services
Seacoast Online
- Gov. Hassan still supports casino
Union Leader
- Hassan lays out budget priorities to lawmakers
- State's marijuana laws debated
- Keno supporters take their case to legislators
- Right-to-work debated again
- Kuster vows to fight for increase in federal heating assistance funds
- Shaheen pans possible lapse in homeland security funding in NH visit
- Casino debate resumes in NH
WMUR
- Hassan still supports casino but leaves it out of budget
- Bill would allow nursing mothers to breastfeed at work
- Drug rehab centers face loss of Medicaid funds
Concord Monitor
- Lawmakers push bills on casinos, keno
- Legislation to decriminalize 1 ounce of marijuana in NH returns
- As 'right-to-work' bills vetted, Hassan says she would veto them
- Hassan presents budget to Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee; House projections $229M lower than hers
Eagle-Tribune
- NH residents count on fuel assistance to stay warm
- Hassan still supports casino despite absence in her budget
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Rollinsford ponders SB2 question Thursday
Keene Sentinel
- With limited power, local conservation commissions weigh in on pipeline plan
- Christie tells New Hampshire Republicans he is who he is
Nashua Telegraph
- Kuster hears from Nashua seniors
- Merrimack hires environmental attorney as Kinder Morgan eyes town for pipeline route
- Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week
NH1
- Scott Walker staffs up in NH for probable 2016 bid
- Hassan on budget: Republicans be honest if deep cuts wanted
- Rep. Frank Guinta sees bipartisan common ground on Obamacare
- Casino bill godfather believes time has come for NH

Feb. 17, 2015
NHPR
- NH House considers "right-to-work" bill
- NH Senate to revisit authorizing casinos
- Gas prices continue to rebound in NH
- New state record for drug-related deaths
- DHHS commissioner: Fed will allow NH to expand Medicaid program
Seacoast Online
- Casino money misses states' expectations
- NH lawmakers to question Gov. Hassan on budget proposal
Union Leader
- State AG's office intervenes in Litchfield ballot fight
- Christie, in NH: 'We need to demand the truth'
- NH business owners impressed by Christie at Bedford roundtable event
- Eversource execs reaffirm support for Northern Pass after meeting
WMUR
- Christie makes 1st NH trip
- Poll: Presidential approval remains low
Citizen of Laconia
- Hassan's state budget plan may boost local projects
Concord Monitor
- In Concord, Christie tells it like it is
- 19-year-old in special election seeks to be youngest female state rep in NH history
- Eversource Energy to expand power lines along Kinder Morgan route
- Some may still qualify to sign up on HealthCare.gov
- Lawmakers to question Maggie Hassan on budget proposal
- In New Hampshire speech, Christie takes aim at Gov. Hassan
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Attorney general asks oil companies to stop selling synthetic drugs
Keene Sentinel
- Bill to remove permitting for concealed carry draws mixed local reaction
Nashua Telegraph
- Organization for teacher quality assesses New Hampshire state worker pensions against other states
NH1
- NH lawmakers to plow through bills before week off

Feb. 16, 2015
NHPR
- Governor Hassan on her '16-17 budget priorities and how to pay for them
Seacoast Online
- Essay contest to celebrate 100th anniversary of NH primary
- Tens of thousands in NH sign up for ACA insurance
Union Leader
- Many don't take advantage of earned income tax credit
- Keene Pumpkin Festival organizers and city officials clash
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Right-to-know requests could become a lot more costly
- Therapeutic-cannabis dispensary ordinance heads to Laconia City Council
WMUR
- Law prevents state officials from addressing FairPoint issues
Concord Monitor
- Hassan's budget carries clues to possible Senate run
- Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia
- Commissioner confident about Medicaid waver
- Affordable Care Act enrollment period comes to an end
Eagle-Tribune
- Attorneys general take aim at synthetic drugs
Keene Sentinel
- Winchester School Board takes stance against proposed natural gas pipeline
- Potential presidential candidates are slow to say they're running
NHBR
- ISO-NE picks Eversource/National Grid transmission upgrade

Feb. 15, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Bill seeks to mandate attendance at sentencing hearings
- County jails focus on corrections
- Supporters call for Sen. Warren to enter presidential race
- UNH makes top 20 list of university farms
Union Leader
- Heroin overdose solution sought
- Librarians step up to help taxpayers overcome IRS stinginess with forms
- State budget plan greeted as mixed bag
- Casino effort back on tap in New Hampshire
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: State budget proposal has a little something for all
- Kuster hears pipeline concerns
WMUR
- Students ask lawmakers to declare bobcat state's official wildcat
Concord Monitor
- The New Hampshire primary has a proud history. But with 2016 bearing down, how relevant is it?
- Capital Beat: Governor’s budget plan avoids casino gambling in favor of keno
Eagle-Tribune
- NH charter schools hope for more funding
- Vermont looks to steal some of NH's primary spotlight
Nashua Telegraph
- NH officials warn against wind chill

Feb. 14, 2015

NHPR
- Last call for health insurance before tax penalty hits
- Eversource wins major bid to build power lines in MA and NH
Seacoast Online
- NH health advisory group looks at business marketplace
WMUR
- Utility companies, residents prepare for blizzard on the Seacoast
- Silence from Clinton may be paralyzing Democratic field
Concord Monitor
- PolitiFact NH: Maggie Hassan says NH had highest median income in U.S. in 2013
- State Senate passes bill to remove concealed carry license
Keene Sentinel
- Pumpkin Festival's future debated at tense Keene committee meeting
Nashua Telegraph
- Pa. governor comes to Punxsutawney Phil’s defense in wake of Merrimack police warrant
- NH Supreme Court: Public Facebook pages can be harassment
NH1
- NHGOP posts fake ad for NH COO position

Feb. 13, 2015
NHPR
- Governor Hassan delivers 2015 budget address
- Hassan plan includes a new 'chief operating officer'
- Manchester school board reverses position on 'Smarter Balanced' tests
- NH senators support president's move to craft congressionally approved war powers
Seacoast Online
- Perry highlights leadership experience at Dover event
- Keno, no casino, in Gov. Hassan's $11.5B budget
- Norelli to lead NH Women’s Foundation
- Ayotte, Shaheen, support Obama's decision to go to Congress
Union Leader
- Gov. Hassan presents state budget proposal; budget would grow 6.4 percent over two years
- Guinta seeks to repeal Obamacare's 'Cadillac tax'
- Bill would charge public for retrieval of right-to-know documents
- Senate passes bill prohibiting state from implementing Common Core standards
WMUR
- Blizzard watch posted for parts of state before weekend nor'easter
- Hassan presents proposed $11.5B budget plan
- Perry promises NH voters will see different candidate this time
- Jeb Bush hires GOP strategist, plans first NH visit
Concord Monitor
- Hassan identifies new funds to pay for state budget increases
- Education funding looms large in Hassan’s budget, but not enough for tuition freeze at UNH
- Bill would allow municipalities to charge the public for government info
- State Senate passes bill to remove concealed carry license
- Concerns raised about Medicaid managed care program’s effect on quality of care
Eagle-Tribune
- Hassan's $11.5B budget includes modest new revenue
Foster's Daily Democrat
- USNH budget 10 percent less than requested
NH1
- Gov. Hassan proposes $11.4 billion budget with cigarette tax, Keno, motor vehicle fee hikes
- Bush to NH next month, hires Granite State adviser

Feb. 12, 2013

NHPR
- Hassan faces challenges, questions on budget priorities
- Perry jokes about NH weather, teases 2016 run
- House committee to consider 'home-grow' for medical marijuana ... again
- NH to stay in RGGI but bill would eliminate renewable energy products
Seacoast Online
- Rick Perry visiting Portsmouth, eyes 2016 bid
- NH House taking up bills on abortion, indecent exposure
Union Leader
- Stronger economy good news for NH workers as employers scramble to fill jobs
- NH Primary: If you impress here, you have a shot
- Run, Rick, run? Get in race early, visit NH often, Perry says
- House kills life-begins-at-conception bill
- Hassan to present budget proposal
WMUR
- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits New Hampshire
- Hassan to present budget proposal to lawmakers
Concord Monitor
- Fish and Game moves to ban chocolate baiting after bears’ deaths linked to sweet
- D.C. panel talks NH primary’s relevance ahead of event’s centennial
- Hassan budget plan to include state chief operating officer
Eagle-Tribune
- Store sees big business from snowstorms
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Revenue vs. spending likely key to Hassan's budget proposal
- Perry wraps up 2-day trip to early primary state
Keene Sentinel
- Keene police chief: 2015 Pumpkin Festival safety would come at a price
- NH House committee to consider resolution to re-examine Keene man's murder conviction
NH1
- Abortion rights advocates win first fight in NH House
- Raising the minimum wage could be tall task through Legislature

Feb. 11, 2015
NHPR
- NH families fight for rare diagnosis linking strep to kids' OCD
- NH officials concerned about new student restraint, seclusion law
- Kuster wants to keep U.S. involvement in ISIS conflict from escalating
- Planned Parenthood: Replace, don't repeal NH's abortion buffer zone law
- Nursing home residents, administrators want Hassan to reinstate $7 million cut
- Region's latest storm took a toll on exhausted plow drivers
Seacoast Online
- Ex-heroin addict plans recovery center in Portsmouth
- NH takes up abortion clinic buffer zones — again
- Amtrak Downeaster service closes for snow removal
Union Leader
- Raising minimum wage argued at House hearing
- NH to remain part of RGGI
- Fiorina talks presidential aspirations at Politics & Eggs
- Carson to give keynote speech, receive award at cultural diversity conference
- Safety head Barthelmes nominated for another term
WMUR
- Commuters from NH slowed by MBTA service problems
- Fiorina tries to raise interest in possible presidential bid
- NH lawmakers revisit abortion clinic 'buffer zone' bill
- Clinton dominates potential Democratic presidential field
Concord Monitor
- After failed bid last session, medical marijuana home grow option back up for debate in NH
- Primary to get early spotlight
- NH lawmakers consider abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ repeal
- Hassan facing pressure ahead of her budget proposal
Nashua Telegraph
- Former UN ambassador Bolton mulls 2016 run
- USNH delays setting 2015-16 in-state tuition with hopes for extended tuition freeze
NHBR
- Quartet of business tax break proposals get Senate hearing
NH1
- Nursing home community concerned about Medicaid cuts
- For Fiorina, it's about resume, not gender

Feb. 10, 2015
NHPR
- USNH puts off deciding on in-state tuition hike
- After months of falling, NH gas prices are on the rise
- Bald Eagles seen in record numbers in annual count
Seacoast Online
- Fuller Clark urges study of Uber, Airbnb
Union Leader
- NH native, last surviving officer from Pearl Harbor battleship USS Arizona dies at 100
- With one year to go before centennial of Primary, analysts say the race is about to heat up
- Tuition going up for out-of-state USNH students; NH students must wait for word
- NHGOP, Gov. Hassan spar over right-to-know law
WMUR
- For 100 years, NH primary has shaped presidential politics
- Potential Republican field in 2016 wide open
Citizen of Laconia
- State to hear about raising minimum wage
Concord Monitor
- USNH won’t set tuition until state budget approved
- NH Democrats make pitch to raise minimum wage to a ‘liveable wage’
- Free tax preparation services available through Granite United Way
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Cities, towns spending big bucks on storm cleanup
- Thursday storm to miss Maine, NH; more coming this weekend
- New Hampshire taking up abortion clinic buffer zones - again
- Commuter rail extension study to be discussed in Plaistow
Keene Sentinel
- Keene receives more than $300K from state for bike paths, other projects
Nashua Telegraph
- State asks all communities for Jan. 26-27 blizzard costs for possible FEMA emergency declaration
NHBR
- Shaheen to speak at Feb. 18 BIA luncheon
NH1
- Snow disposal rules remain in NH as Massachusetts relaxes some restrictions

Feb. 9, 2015
Seacoast Online
- Millions in lawsuit settlements strain New Hampshire budget
Union Leader
- Snow just keeps piling up
- NH companies see internships as way to nurture the future in-state
- NH residents, funds assist those in need of heat in the North Country
- State House Dome: Budget figuring shows NH's limits
- Guinta hosts telephone town hall
- Cruz looking at 2016 'very seriously'
Citizen of Laconia
- SB2’s fault – Few attend Gilmanton School District Meeting
Nashua Telegraph
- NH vets groups support new bill to improve mental health services among military
- Nashuan to be honored by White House for climate change education
NH1
- NH casino bill is back, this time with a new wrinkle

Feb. 8, 2015
NHPR
- The concealed carry debate in NH
Seacoast Online
- Packing heat: NH women embracing handguns
- Stiles' bill seeks to boost jobs in NH
Union Leader
- Kinder Morgan pipeline safety record fuels NH opposition
- Public works departments scramble to make way for two more days of snow
- NH leads the nation in vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella
- Proposed cruelty bill has animal activists divided
- Effort to constrain Free State backfires, confusion brings Grafton moderator to verge of tears
Concord Monitor
- Amid changing needs, Department of Health and Human Services charts ‘blueprint’ for new look in the future
- Capital Beat: What will budget proposal reveal about Hassan’s priorities?
- State partners with College for America degree program for employees
- Residents amend anti-Common Core article at Deerfield’s school deliberative session
Eagle-Tribune
- Blizzard bags draw mixed reviews
NH1
- Most of NH under Winter Storm Watch through Monday night

Feb. 7, 2015

NHPR
- Seacoast Marine Mammal Rescue Team conducts 73 rescues in first year
- Safety officials urge drivers to use caution after 19 cruisers struck
Seacoast Online
- Ex county attorney is new deputy county attorney
- NH officials: Police body cameras costly to maintain, store data
- Gov. Hassan, NH employees agree on 2% pay raise
Union Leader
- Police to drivers: Move over and slow down
- First responders dealing with 'huge upswing' in overdoses
- Road agents hoping they don't run out of salt
- Workers’ union and state reach contract agreement
WMUR
- 1 year from primary, Jeb Bush hasn't visited NH
Citizen of Laconia
- Health insurance signups grow in NH
- NH Anthem customers warned about scams related to hacking
Concord Monitor
- State police urge caution after record number of winter cruiser crashes
- Proposal to expand business enterprise tax to large non-profits has ‘strong backing’
- State House: Hassan, state employees union reach tentative deal
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Treatment centers may cut beds for Medicaid payment
Keene Sentinel
- Keene State president indicates college won't be contributing to Pumpkin Festival bill
Nashua Telegraph
- NH High Tech Council launches forum to keep women in technology fields
NHBR
- Tech Council aims to sell girls on STEM

Feb. 6, 2015
NHPR
- Pipeline public outreach brings voices 'for' and 'against' to the forefront
- Bill to outlaw synthetic drugs is met with broad support in senate
- UNH Manchester rethinks classroom design ahead of move
- After Nashua roof collapse, officials advise residents to rake roofs
Seacoast Online
- Why is no one running for public office?
- Snow costs piling up for area towns
Union Leader
- Anthem says 290,000 NH customers at risk following data breach
- Common Core bills recommended for defeat
- Proposal to give lawmakers sole authority over education standards draws opposition
- Sen. Shaheen says Homeland Security showdown could impact first responders
WMUR
- Poll shows wide-open potential Republican primary field
Citizen of Laconia
- Sen. Shaheen, Chief Erickson make push for Homeland Security funding
Concord Monitor
- State considers whether to hold back flood money from towns
- Schools face tough call on when to cancel due to snow, Manchester apologizes for wrong decision
- New Hampshire legislators unveil bill to ban sales of all synthetic drugs
- House committee rejects bill allowing landlords to collect last month’s rent
Eagle-Tribune
- NH fire marshal urges people to clear roofs
NHBR
- Rail expansion seen as construction boon
- New Hampshire loses out on billion-dollar S&P settlement

Feb. 5, 2015
NHPR
- Claremont receives transportation grant for sidewalks and trails
- Report highlights economic impact of commuter rail in NH
Seacoast Online
- Abortion 'buffer zones' remain unenforced in NH
- NH's economic outlook improving amid challenges
Union Leader
- Winchester hears pitch on natural gas pipeline
- Debate over commuter rail in Granite State taking shape
- GOP seeks right-to-know on Hassan travel
- City council gives Uber green light to operate in Portsmouth
- Defense secretary nominee makes pledge to Ayotte, committee on Gitmo detainees
- Bill requires town meetings to vote on every article
Concord Monitor
- Former N.Y. governor Pataki talks politics in Concord
- Legislators eye changes to incentives for green energy projects, worrying businesses and advocates
- NH House committee rejects personhood bill to establish life-at-conception
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Ex-UNH coach admits to player assault
- Official: Stalking a growing problem at UNH
- Committee could oversee New Hampshire Medicaid expansion
Keene Sentinel
- Pataki first in line to test primary waters in Keene
Nashua Telegraph
- ACLU: Secretary of state’s letters violating court order
NHBR
- NH’s Section 179 deduction limit called ‘woefully behind other states’
NH1
- Ted Cruz Granite State bound
- NH1 Pulse Poll: Walker surges to top with Romney's exit; Bush second

Feb. 4, 2015
NHPR
- NH considers letting parents 'opt out' of immunization registry
- NH nursing home advocates push back on proposed $7M cut
- NH lawmakers grapple anew over an old issue: Funding education
- House to consider bill challenging NH's 'ballot selfie' law
- After $2M in blizzard cleanup, state's winter storm budget wearing thin
Seacoast Online
- Associate AG defends redacted reports from Reams probe
- Study: Big gains if rail expands from Mass. to Manchester, NH
- NH revisits law on posting ballot photos in social media
Union Leader
- Former Gov. Lynch receives Frost Award for service
- Budgets near red as white stuff piles up
- Study recommends rail to Nashua, Manchester
- Romney to deliver commencement address at St. A
- Manchester, Uber continue negotiating; city says it will let deadline pass
- Bill would do away with cap on state education funding
- 'Run Warren Run' hires NH director, opens office
- Physician calls for single-payer health care system in NH
- Pataki tells GOP gathering government needs to be reined in
WMUR
- Lynch honored with service award in Manchester
- Romney to deliver commencement address at St. Anselm
- Study: Commuter rail expansion best option for job creation
- Bill aims to allow ballot selfies in voting booth
Concord Monitor
- Bringing commuter rail to NH could set the stage for ‘new generation of economic growth’
- Bill looks to require NH state police to wear body cameras
- Questions of participation, privacy surround latest hurdle to NH immunization registry
- Ayotte-backed suicide prevention bill passes Senate
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Watters tapped for state Senate leadership post
Keene Sentinel
- Pumpkin Festival organizer presses city leaders to come together to pay bill
Nashua Telegraph
- Brielle Gage's murder sparks legislation
- Nashua, state officials urge movement on commuter rail, study find Manchester terminus most cost-effective
NHBR
- NH House panel weighs cutting workers’ comp provider fees
NH1
- Romney to give major address at NH's Saint Anselm College
- Pataki: science has shown that vaccinations work

Feb. 3, 2015
NHPR
- Manchester chief: We need a more racially diverse department
- NH teacher wins Grammy music educator award
Seacoast Online
- Tow business booming
- Sen. Shaheen pushes for blood tests
- Reams was target of 'smear effort,' says former deputy
- UNH offers new online master of education degree
Union Leader
- Groups in three states join forces against pipeline
- Student, 19, running for state rep seat
- Former U.N. ambassador considering presidential run
WMUR
- Storm brings another foot of snow to NH
Concord Monitor
- Concord crisis center unveils new site with groundbreaking online panic button
Conway Daily Sun
- Completing the Grid: Jeb Bradley takes on the 4,000-footers in every month of the year
Eagle-Tribune
- NH storm costs start to pile up
Foster's Daily Democrat
- Former Gov. John Lynch to be honored at award ceremony
- New Hampshire to release final commuter rail report
- Legislature revisits law on taking photos of ballots
Keene Sentinel
- Former N.Y. governor to visit Keene Tuesday
Nashua Telegraph
- Rail study finds extending lines to Manchester better investment than ending in Nashua
- Local cancer survivors make push for tanning ban for teens
NHBR
- NH bankruptcy filings reach 25-year low in January
NH1
- Back-to-back storms take toll on NH budget
- NH DOT asking motorists to be careful after plow hit from behind
Political Tracker

NH Senate to take up right to work, full-day kindergarten

Seacoast Online  — 3/02/2015

The state Senate is preparing to vote on right to work legislation, funding for full-day kindergarten and a reduction in two of the state's significant business taxes.
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Legislature debates lifting sex offender residency restrictions

LFDA Virtual Town Hall — 3/02/2015

New Hampshire's legislature is once again debating measures that would ban municipalities from restricting where sex offenders can live, even as some other states are making such restrictions tougher.

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Jennifer Horn, Ray Buckley talk 2016
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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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