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Looking back at the week in news

Kuster's decision to share her story was a selfless act When Betty Ford was the nation's first lady in the 1970s, there was no topic … Full story    
Updated 18 minutes ago

Meeting a need of the hungry

When organizers with the United Way of Greater Nashua put out the call for volunteers to help package meals for local food organizations like the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Senate’s 60-vote rule impedes US

Regardless of how you feel about the gun votes that were taken in Washington this week - and Republicans and Democrats both put proposals on … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Not making it worse isn’t making it better

Far too often, public boards and committees treat the public like a nuisance, or worse. We would put at the head of that list the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Graduates offer parting thoughts

They marched in under familiar banners - as Panthers, Titans, Broncos, Sabers, Tomahawks, Spartans, Cavaliers, Warriors and Cardinals, among others. Some marched under no banners … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2016

Early education not babysitting

Achild's brain undergoes a staggering amount of development in the first five years of life, affecting future success in ways we are only beginning to … Full story    
Published:  June 20, 2016

Sad story offers powerful lessons

Sometimes a story comes along that just makes us want to hug our kids and those closest to us. The story of Larry Ivory and … Full story    
Published:  June 18, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Question about pension costs deserved an answer Give credit to Nashua Teachers' Union President Robert Sherman, who stood up at Gov. Maggie Hassan's appearance before … Full story    
Published:  June 18, 2016

High time for a ConCon in NH

We think it's high time New Hampshire held itself a good ol' fashioned Constitutional Convention. That's a gathering of elected delegates sent by cities and … Full story    
Published:  June 16, 2016

Standards vary for public, police

It has been more than a month since a New Hampshire State Police trooper - whom authorities have declined to identify publicly - was caught … Full story    
Published:  June 15, 2016

Talking in code: Bill should pass

The city's Substandard Living Conditions Committee recommended the city change the way code enforcement is handled. The bill coming before aldermen tonight would make no … Full story    
Published:  June 14, 2016

Sununu remarks do a disservice to many

New Hampshire Executive Councilor Chris Sununu might emerge as the Republican nominee to succeed Maggie Hassan as New Hampshire's next governor. If he does, we … Full story    
Published:  June 14, 2016

FDA passes up an opportunity

Electronic cigarettes have boomed since their introduction to the U.S. market in 2007, fueling the growth of an industry that went largely unregulated until last … Full story    
Published:  June 13, 2016

Attack on Hassan an affront to NH

The recent television trash ad attacking Gov. Maggie Hassan on the issue of opioid abuse is the worst kind of electioneering, though it was entirely … Full story    
Published:  June 12, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Making an impact on kids halfway around the world At a time when it seems to have become trendy in some warped circles to look … Full story    
Published:  June 11, 2016

Emily Doe has much to teach us

As America grapples with sexual assault on college campuses, the letter that a 23-year-old victim read to her attacker in court last week should be … Full story    
Published:  June 10, 2016

Trump vs. Curiel: facts are still facts

Donald Trump's claim that he couldn't get fair treatment from Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel because the judge's Mexican heritage is in conflict with Trump's comments … Full story    
Published:  June 9, 2016

Freezing tuition is not a strategy

New Hampshire policymakers want to have it both ways when it comes to higher education. Out of one side of their mouths, they say they … Full story    
Published:  June 8, 2016

Next to Chicago, we live in Eden

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, there were 33 shootings in the city of Chicago this past weekend. That's actually an improvement over the previous weekend … Full story    
Published:  June 7, 2016

Losing the war against bacteria

If an enemy threatened the United States with mass casualties possible, Americans would be willing to spend the money and make the sacrifices necessary to … Full story    
Published:  June 6, 2016

Quite simply, The Greatest

Leonard Bernstein, the great composer who gave the world "West Side Story" and knew a thing or two about culture, once called Elvis Presley the … Full story    
Published:  June 5, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

New trolley loop is a nice idea for downtown Nashua It's a nice idea, having a trolley that does a loop to ferry people around … Full story    
Published:  June 4, 2016

Demanding change to politics as usual

You don't have to be a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders fan to be fed up with politics as usual. Heck, you don't even have … Full story    
Published:  June 1, 2016

No place in NH for conversion therapy

Regrettably, the New Hampshire Legislature rejected a bill that would have banned the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" that seeks to change the sexual orientation … Full story    
Published:  May 31, 2016

It’s not enough to just be grateful

Memorial Day is the day on which Americans pay tribute to those men and women in our armed services who have died in our country's … Full story    
Published:  May 29, 2016

Looking back at the week in news

Body scanner bill puts governor in a bind Gov. Maggie Hassan has to decide whether to sign a bill to put six body scanners in … Full story    
Published:  May 28, 2016

An unexplored option for rail

Since the state Legisla­ture has derailed $4 mil­lion for project develop­ment work on a proposed commuter rail system to run up the middle of the … Full story    
Published:  May 26, 2016

Dealers culpable in addiction deaths

If you sell drugs to someone and they die, law enforcement is going to come after you. That was a central message implicit in the … Full story    
Published:  May 25, 2016

Political haying season upon us

Gov. Maggie Hassan took some criticism last week for not attending one of the half dozen public information sessions held recently to discuss the problem … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2016

The Zika virus and the Olympics

Last week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization, to convey her concerns about this … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2016