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NH Supreme Court To Consider Voting Law
Tuesday, 10/02/12
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the state's new voter registration law.
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New Hampshire Voting Law Challenged
Wednesday, 09/19/12
In New Hampshire, a Strafford County judge is hearing from advocacy groups suing the state over a new law that effectively blocks out-of-state students from voting there.
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Two Parties Vie For NH's Open Gov. Seat
Tuesday, 09/04/12
By Jane Lindholm
We’ll look at the primary races underway for Republicans and Democrats hoping to claim the governor’s seat; a Vermont homebrew is served at Patriots' home games this fall; and a flash mob in Barre honors Teddy Roosevelt.
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Careful Balance: States' Rights And Federal Power
Tuesday, 03/01/11
By Jane Lindholm
"Federalism" may be a word that conjures dusty text books and vague memories of 8th grade history class, but it's the cornerstone of some of the most compelling and divisive debates we have about modern issues.
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Analysis: NH Budget Gap Between $600-800 Million
Tuesday, 03/01/11
By Jane Lindholm
The Valley News political editor John Gregg explains the sweeping budget cuts New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has proposed to close a $600 and 800 million shortfall.
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In N.H., Lynch Enters Historic Fourth Consecutive Term
Thursday, 01/06/11
Democratic Governor John Lynch, who survived an anti-incumbent groundswell, is urging the new Republican majorities not to abandon policies that helped New Hampshire weather the recession better than most other states.
Vermont Edition
"The End Of Overeating"
Tuesday, 06/01/10
By Jane Lindholm
David Kessler, the author of "The End of Overeating" and Jean Harvey-Berino, a nutrition researcher at UVM, discuss public health policy and personal responsbility in the effort to control Americans' weight gain. Also, why the New Hampshire attorney general says Dartmouth-Hitchcock can't form a partnerhip with another health care provider in the Granite state.
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NH jobless rate reaches 6.5 percent in May
Tuesday, 06/16/09
New Hampshire's unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.5 percent in May.
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Negotiators begin talks on $11.6 billon NH budget
Tuesday, 06/09/09
New Hampshire House and Senate negotiators started work on a budget compromise as they typically do: getting the easy stuff out of the way.
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Economist: NH to lose 13,000 more jobs
Thursday, 05/21/09
An economist predicts that New Hampshire will lose another 13,000 jobs before the economy bottoms out a year from now.
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17 swine flu cases confirmed in NH
Wednesday, 05/13/09
Tests have confirmed a 17th swine flu case in New Hampshire. That's up one from Monday.
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Two more probable swine flu cases in NH
Monday, 05/04/09
The number of probable cases of swine flu in New Hampshire has risen to four, and a high school will be closed Monday so health officials can investigate further.
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NH House kills 4-year governor’s term
Thursday, 04/30/09
New Hampshire governors will continue to have to run for re-election every two years.
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NH House voting on 4-year term for governor
Wednesday, 04/29/09
The House votes Wednesday whether the governor's term should be changed from two to four years beginning in 2014.
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NH committee recommends killing gay marriage bill
Friday, 04/24/09
The NH state Senate Judiciary Committee recommends the Legislature reject legalizing same sex marriage in New Hampshire.
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NH Senate takes up mandatory adult seat belt bill
Monday, 04/20/09
Adults would have to buckle up in New Hampshire or face a $25 fine under a mandatory seat belt bill facing a hearing in the Senate today.
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NH jobless rate 6.2%, highest since 1993
Tuesday, 04/14/09
Unemployment in New Hampshire reached 6.2% in March, the highest since mid-1993.
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NH House kills bill doubling some speeding fines
Friday, 04/10/09
The New Hampshire House has killed a bill that would have doubled some fines for speeding.
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NH House approves mandatory seat belts for adults
Friday, 04/10/09
Adults would have to buckle up in New Hampshire or face a $25 fine under a mandatory seat belt bill approved by the House.
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NH House considering doubling some speeding fines
Wednesday, 04/08/09
Speeding in New Hampshire could cost twice as much under a bill before the House this week.
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Seat belt law up for vote in NH House
Tuesday, 04/07/09
Federal officials said Monday that highway deaths last year were the lowest in almost 50 years, and tougher seat-belt laws were one factor.
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NH PUC to hold hearing on FairPoint complaints
Wednesday, 04/01/09
New Hampshire regulators will hold a hearing Friday to hear how FairPoint Communications plans to reduce customer complaints.
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NH House approves gay marriage
Friday, 03/27/09
The House has voted to make New Hampshire the third state allowing gays to marry two years after they granted them the right to enter into civil unions.
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NH House to vote on smoking ban in cars with kids
Tuesday, 03/24/09
New Hampshire legislators will debate a proposed ban on smoking in cars with young passengers this week.
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March meeting is the norm for most NH towns
Monday, 03/16/09
March means town meeting for most New Hampshire communities, but about a dozen towns use a different calendar.
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