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For Rubio, Lack Of Time In N.H. Doesn't Seem To Be Hurting Primary Chances

Johnnie Koromilas has been an active Republican in her home city of Dover for decades. And she did the honors when it came time to introduce Marco Rubio during his visit to the McConnell community center yesterday.
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President Obama has signed into law a bill that amends the Affordable Care Act to protect small and mid-size businesses from premium increases.

New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen had introduced the legislation called the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (or PACE) Act along with Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Next year, the definition of state-based small group markets was set to expand from businesses with fewer than 50 employees to 100 employees.

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During the first leg of a 10-day campaign trip through New Hampshire Thursday, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham stopped at gun accessories company Samson Manufacturing in Keene.

While there, the GOP presidential candidate took a turn with the merchandise, hitting targets with both a 12-gauge shotgun and an RK-15 assault rifle. On his next visit at the Cheshire County Fish & Game Club, the senator also tested out his shooting skills by hitting nearly every skeet disk that flew his way.

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A lot of people start sentences like this: “ever since I was very small….”  

Few people finish that sentence “… diversity, genetic diversity in plants has been a total driver of my passion.”

That, however, is what Becky Sideman told me, sitting at a lab bench inside of one of University of New Hampshire’s expansive greenhouses. 

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Sometime next year an official with the White Mountain National Forest will try to answer a complex question: How wild should the wilderness be?

The issue is whether to remove – or replace - a decrepit bridge in the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area.

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The Portsmouth Police Commission has failed to endorse an agreement that would allow the city's police chief to continue working for another three months.

Chief Stephen DuBois announced in September that he was going to resign. The original agreement debated Monday would've ended his employment in March 2016. The new agreement would've accepted the chief's resignation in January and included an additional three months of severance pay.

The Commission split a vote endorsing the agreement Wednesday and voted to continue it until Oct. 20.

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Thursday is the last day for the state to respond to an appeal from Owen Labrie, a former St. Paul’s student who was convicted of statutory rape in August for having sex with a freshman girl.

Lawyers for Labrie are trying to overturn an illegal computer use charge, which states that Labrie used a computer to try to have sex with a 15-year-old minor. In August, a jury convicted Labrie on several misdemeanor charges, but found him not guilty on felony sexual assault charges. 

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation has declared the landscape along the 192-mile route Northern Pass wants to use for its transmission lines to be a “national treasure" and says the project threatens “New Hampshire’s historic character.”

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Senator Jeanne Shaheen has introduced legislation that aims to help the Veterans Administration support veterans' courts.

The Veterans Justice Outreach Act would codify the support that the VA already gives to veterans' courts. That support comes in part in the form of case managers, who work as liaisons for veterans in the local courts and jails.

Through these courts, military veterans accused of non-violent crimes can be diverted away from jail and towards treatment programs.


A survey of New Hampshire residents shows that they are willing to pay more for locally grown fruits and vegetables, but they may not always know where to find it.

Two hundred people were surveyed for the University of New Hampshire study, which said residents spend about 21 percent of their grocery budget on fresh produce. They're willing to pay more for items such as local green beans and cucumbers, though fewer are willing to pay more for organic green beans and cucumbers.


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