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The long walk-up to execution

If anyone deserves to be executed, it’s Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Convicted on 30 charges relating to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and … Full story    

Table trouble at the City Room

Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau says she has set up a study committee to consider the rules regarding outdoor seating at downtown restaurants. This after the … Full story    
Updated 21 hours ago

Casino bill includes ample protections

In a state whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” where the first state-sponsored lottery began in 1964, where you can drive without wearing a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

“Violent felony’ law fails clarity test

Twice recently the Supreme Court has chastised the U.S. Department of Justice for stretching criminal laws beyond their rational application in order to secure a … Full story    
Published:  April 24, 2015

A lack of prosecution has consequences

Consider the legal history of one Stephan D. Peno, 20, of Nashua, who is currently believed to be hiding from the law in either Nashua … Full story    
Published:  April 23, 2015

Courting change in NH legal system

By and large, probable cause hearings at the circuit court level have outlived their usefulness. A bill passed by the New Hampshire Senate that is … Full story    
Published:  April 22, 2015

The politics of paper currency

The effort to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill in favor of a woman got a boost last week when Sen. Jeanne Shaheen introduced … Full story    
Published:  April 21, 2015

At last, perhaps, a vote on the AG

It would appear that the votes are there to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general of the United States. What’s not there is … Full story    
Published:  April 20, 2015

The summit and a case of primary envy

By any measure, the recent “First in the Nation” Leadership Summit held in Nashua this past Friday and Saturday was a smashing success. For two … Full story    
Published:  April 20, 2015

The candidacy   of Hillary Clinton

By knowledgeable accounts, Hillary Clinton did not come lightly to the decision to seek the presidency. Her strongest reservations are said to have centered on … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2015

Who will break with the gilded interests?

Nashua will be the center of the political universe this weekend, when Republicans with presidential aspirations gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the “First … Full story    
Published:  April 17, 2015

Liquor Commission settlement has a certain odor

There are two ways to interpret the state’s decision to settle for $2.5 million the lawsuit brought by Nashua’s Law Warehouses Inc., that accused the … Full story    
Published:  April 16, 2015

Building a future through the past

What do the American Red Cross, Catherine the Great and Eddie Van Halen have in common? Maybe nothing except that those were among the research … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

North, South turn out winners

As contests go, this one was a winner. Sure, Nashua High School South topped their rivals from Nashua High School North, but the real winners … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2015

Issue is worthy of some exploration

Quite a bit has been made in recent weeks about the fact that Chris Williams, the CEO of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, is … Full story    
Published:  April 13, 2015

Good cops need not fear cameras

“You don’t get to shoot a non-violent offender in the back. It’s fundamental,” former FBI Assistant Director Ron Hosko told the Huffington Post in the … Full story    
Published:  April 12, 2015

Looking back at the week in news

Worldwide Leader should do right by kid who nailed pool Just pay the kid already. We know he’s only 12, but Sam Holtz just beat … Full story    
Published:  April 11, 2015

A bizarre screed and bitter beans

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” It’s not just Rhett Butler who has felt that way at least a few times in his … Full story    
Published:  April 10, 2015

Activities feed fear of garages

Nashua officials maintain that the city’s two downtown parking garages are safe. Police records for the past month lend support to that view. There have … Full story    
Published:  April 9, 2015

Fiscal vs. social responsibility in NH

It’s easy to see many of the similarities between New Hampshire and its neighbor to the west. Like New Hampshire, Vermont is mostly rural. Its … Full story    
Published:  April 8, 2015

ServiceLink cut is a puzzler

Of all the cuts included in the $10 billion budget that passed the New Hampshire House last week, the most puzzling is the decision to … Full story    
Published:  April 7, 2015

Hillary channels her inner Nixon

If the House panel investigating Benghazi really wants to get a look at Hillary Clinton’s emails, perhaps it should subpoena the Chinese military. Beijing –which … Full story    
Published:  April 6, 2015

The trick facing Senate budget writers

Making choices about how to spend other people’s money should never be easy, but it shouldn’t be as painful as the scenario that played out … Full story    
Published:  April 5, 2015

Looking back at the week in news

Representative didn’t know, but that didn’t stop him Recent statements by Epson state Rep. Dan McGuire indicate he’s not a slave to facts. On a … Full story    
Published:  April 4, 2015

The rising tide of anti-symbolism

The purple finch is New Hampshire’s official state bird, the white-tailed deer its official animal, the pumpkin its official fruit and the white birch its … Full story    
Published:  April 3, 2015

Sen. Cruz through the looking glass

It was President Lyndon Johnson who once observed that, “Whenever most senators look in a mirror, they see a president.” That undoubtedly applies to Sens. … Full story    
Published:  April 2, 2015

Indiana makes NH look progressive

To New Hampshire’s credit, the bill that was signed into law last week in Indiana that has caused such an uproar has no counterpart awaiting … Full story    
Published:  April 1, 2015

Pass child protection bill in April

More than four children die every day in the United States as a consequence of child abuse. Over 80 percent of those victims are not … Full story    
Published:  March 31, 2015

A ‘slush fund’ for defense spending

Congress generally has little trouble achieving broad agreement on defense spending. One reason is a well-established and, indeed, almost reflexive belief that throwing more money … Full story    
Published:  March 30, 2015

Turns out, state’s colleges are not

When you search a database on a state-run website that shows salaries of state employees, you might expect to find the salaries of state employees. … Full story    
Published:  March 29, 2015