Former state senator, and Hanover resident Jim Rubens officially announced he will run for the Republican nomination to face Jeanne Shaheen in next year’s U.S. Senate election. He’s the first to enter the race.
Rubens has an eclectic platform that could be hard to sell to some Republican voters. He says he prioritizes reducing the federal deficit and repealing and replacing Obamacare, but is pro-choice and in favor of gay marriage. He also advocates cutting the payroll tax in order to institute a carbon tax.
Evidence of mosquito-borne diseases has been found in two more New Hampshire towns.
The Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been found in Newton and the West Nile virus has turned up in mosquitoes in Raymond.
Health officials said last week, EEE turned up in a mosquito batch in Sandown and a batch collected in Hampstead tested positive for West Nile virus. EEE was previously found in mosquitoes in Londonderry, Pelham and Kingston.
The latest in our series, Queen City Crime, is a story about Manchester’s struggle to prevent violent crime through urban planning and social services. Rising poverty in the city has made an uphill battle for police and nonprofits working together to stem crime at the source.
About 100 veterans from the Marines, the National Guard and elsewhere arrived at a job fair in Portsmouth Tuesday morning, resumes in hand. There, they met with recruiters from WalMart to the Federal Prison system. Between an employment workshop and a presentation by Governor Maggie Hassan, recruiters and vets together recited the Pledge of Allegience. Hiring Our Heroes is a project of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Almost 9 percent of Americans who graduated from college this year will be unemployed. Eighteen percent will be underemployed. And, according to the Economic Policy Institute, more than half of those who do get jobs will be in positions that don’t require a college degree. But at the University of New Hampshire, 120 college students know for certain they’ll be getting good, high paying jobs -- before they even graduate.
Picture your computer workstation. Maybe you’ve got a Logitech keyboard and an Acer monitor, plugged into a Lenovo laptop – which is hooked up to the internet through a Motorola router and a Netgear modem.
Who is making sure all those devices actually work together?
Turns out it is students at the University of New Hampshire, like Nathanael Rubin and Glenn Martin. The two seniors, both IT majors, are seated between tall racks of humming servers at the University’s InterOperability Lab, or IOL.
A key Manchester Board of School committee vote on how to implement federal Common Core standards has been delayed. The state adopted the Common Core in 2010, which outlines what students should know before passing each grade.
The Portsmouth City Council voted Monday night to limit building heights downtown. After months of impassioned discussion, the vote on this controversial ordinance passed with no discussion at all.
From now on, all buildings in downtown Portsmouth must be under 45 feet tall.
Eric Spear, who is Mayor of Portsmouth and sits on the Council, says there are ways develpers can get exemptions. Those include providing underground parking, and creating publically accessible open space.