Friday NH News Roundup

Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 29, 2014

Aug 28, 2014
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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week: after a summer of protests, Arthur T. returns and a Market Basket deal is signed; primary politics heat up, as the state Republican and Democratic parties file dueling campaign finance complaints in the Governor’s race; and Plymouth State University joins those institutions no longer requiring applicants submit SAT scores.

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GOP primaries for governor and congress heat up as the September primary nears, civil liberties advocates sue the town of Hudson on behalf of local panhandlers, and Rochester couple Diane and John Foley call their son, war reporter James Foley, a “martyr for freedom” after his grisly killing by Islamic extremists.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week: the saga of market basket continues as the deadline for employees to return to work is imminent and the hint of a deal between the Arthur S and Arthur T DeMoulas factions could happen very soon, and lots of political activity in the races for Senator, Congress and Governor begin to heat up in advance of the fall elections.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 8, 2014

Aug 8, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week: the continuing saga of Market Basket, with job fairs this week trying to recruit new employees, the Attorney General's order that Governor Hassan give back $24,000 in campaign contributions, evidentiary hearings taking place in the kidnapping case of Abigail Hernandez, and two boys from NH receiving their bagpipes back in time for a competition after confiscation at the border.

  

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - August 1, 2014

Aug 1, 2014
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We’re covering the top stories of the week: investigations continue since Abigail Hernandez’ return home last week, the turmoil at Market Basket continues with an ultimatum to employees, and New Hampshire reaches record level liquor sales.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week: New England Governors and Canadian Premiers meet in Bretton Woods to discuss energy policy and cross border cooperation, Scott Brown picks up an endorsement from a potential GOP presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, and after more than two decades of trying one of the toll booths on the Everett Turnpike is closing.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - July 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week: a U.S. Supreme court decision on buffer zones around Massachusetts Abortion clinics, the state’s fire Marshal considering a ban on certain types of fireworks, and the Division of Motor Vehicles' temporary stop to “vanity” plates, following a debate over free-speech.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week: from tax returns as political fodder in the Granite State’s race for U.S. Senate, to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against an abortion-clinic buffer zone law in Massachusetts, to a family-feud at the Market Basket grocery chain and a leadership shakeup that rattles employees around New England.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 20, 2014

Jun 20, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week:  from Rockingham county District attorney Jim Reams' announcement that he is resigning from his job, to a new report showing that up to eighty thousand New Hampshire residents could be drinking contaminated water,  and Bike Week bringing thousands of two-wheeled vehicles to Laconia.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week: Governor Hassan signs into law a twenty-five-foot “buffer zone” for protesters around abortion clinics, candidates for this fall’s elections line up at the Secretary of State’s office for the filing period, and comedian and Granite State native Seth Meyers hosts a fundraiser for Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - June 6, 2014

Jun 6, 2014
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We're looking at some of the top news of the weeks, from the candidate filing period opening for this fall’s elections, to state Senator Sylvia Larsen's announcement her retirement, criticism for Governor Hassan’s trade mission to Turkey, and New Hampshire’s only Holocaust museum opening in Nashua.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
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We're covering the top stories of the week, from bills on alternative energy and the Medicaid Enhancement Tax at the last full week at the State House, to the veterans honored at Memorial Day remembrances around the state, and Belmont’s school board votes to keep its controversial Red Raiders logo.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Granite State remembers and says goodbye to fallen Brentwood police officer, Steven Arkell, Governor Hassan signs into law a 4-cent gas tax increase effective July 1st, and after a week’s worth of pressure, the Wolfeboro police commissioner criticized for making racist comments resigns.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a tragedy in the town of Brentwood leaves a police officer and his attacker dead and a lot of un-answered questions,  state lawmakers work on filling a budget hole, now that  two courts have found a key hospital tax unconstitutional,  and, New Hampshire celebrates the homecoming of American idol finalist Alex Preston.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a cell-phone ban while driving goes to Governor Hassan’s desk, the Manchester YWCA closes its visitation center, and the governor makes a controversial nomination for the state board of education.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - May 2, 2014

May 2, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week including another House vote on a Casino bill, a Senate Committee also says “nay” to a higher state minimum wage, and the twitter-wars heat up in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race around a hockey game.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 25, 2014

Apr 25, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week including house speaker Terri Norelli is retiring, the gas tax bill moves on for Hassan’s signature, and physicians in New Hampshire and Vermont had their social security numbers stolen and used in tax fraud.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week: the state Senate 'tables' bill to repeal the death penalty, leaving it in place for now, the state’s hospital is ruled unconstitutional, and the son of retired Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is playing baseball in Laconia this summer.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - April 11, 2014

Apr 11, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week: the Speaker of the House is optimistic about passage of the 4.2 cent gas tax increase, Scott Brown has officially announced his candidacy for the US Senate, and gender pay equity  was spotlighted by Governor Hassan.

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Friday N.H. News Roundup - March 14, 2014

Mar 14, 2014
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We’re looking at the stories of the week: town meetings across New Hampshire, 25-page complaint released about Jim Reams, and the House votes to pass the death penalty repeal.

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  • Kevin Landrigan – political reporter at The Telegraph of Nashua
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the school of arts and sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website nhpoliticalcapital.com               

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: former U.S. Senator Bob Smith launches his campaign to regain his old seat, a state Senate committee approves a 4 cent gas tax increase, and Granite State Unemployment dips below five percent.

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: disagreement over when to issue ID cards for medical marijuana, wood pellet manufacturers are taken by surprise by demand,  and former Senator Bob Smith prepares to kick off his campaign to regain his old seat.

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: the gas-tax debate revs up, the House puts off a vote on a bill to ban hand-held use of cell phones while driving,  and the city of Rochester repeals its panhandling ordinance under pressure from the ACLU.

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We’re looking at the stories of the week: a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases,  an explosion at the New Hampshire Ball Bearing plant in Peterborough, and the Granite State’s official state dog’s first appearance at the Westminster dog show.

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Sara Plourde

The week of February 3rd was one headlined by political orations, snowy frustrations and Olympian ovations. Yesterday, Governor Maggie Hassan gave her first State of the State speech calling for one high-end casino, and standing firm against legalizing marijuana. UNH President Mark Huddleston gave an address of his own, defending a new $25 million athletic complex. A former high-ranking official for the Diocese of Manchester will face prison time due to theft charges, while oil company owner Fred Fuller gets a bill from a state bailout last month.

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We’re looking at the stories of the week, from statehouse debates about keno and marijuana legalization, to the Business and Industry Association’s list of bills it feels are anti-business, to the Republican National Committee’s affirmation of New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary, and a look at conditions that are affecting and reducing New Hampshire’s moose population.

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We’re looking at the stories of the week, from statehouse debates about gun control and animal cruelty, to the republican nomination for Ray Burton’s Executive Council seat, to continued scrutiny over a state representative’s run-in with some ducks.

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We're looking at the top news of the week, from recreational marijuana's first overcome hurdle, to a rejection of license plate scanners, and hearings have begun on domestic violence legislation.

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We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the reconvening of the legislature for the second half of their session  and dealing with bills from minimum wage to Medicaid Expansion, to the polar vortex with its icy grip on the Granite State, to Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas' third inaugurated, and a Bedford coffee roaster that receives national recognition as one of the best in the country.

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