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What Joe Biden won’t say

Vice President Joe Biden will be in New Hampshire today, where he plans to tout the Obama administration’s economic record and agenda. Unfortunately for us, … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Public records belong to the people

Many towns, cities, and school districts, as well as the New Hampshire Municipal Association and the New Hampshire School Boards Association on their behalf, support … Full story    
Published:  February 24, 2015

Filling the state’s labor vacuum

Manufacturing is New Hampshire’s No. 1 industry and New Hampshire’s seven community colleges are purring engines primed for fulfilling employer needs with skilled team members … Full story    
Published:  February 22, 2015

Living up to a motto

The word “freedom” has been thrown around by certain politicians so much that in recent years it’s become a vague platitude rather than a definitive … Full story    
Published:  February 22, 2015

Swapping particles of dust for flakes of snow

I could use a good snowfall. Truly, I do sympathize with you – it is a bit much and most of you have probably lamented … Full story    
Published:  February 22, 2015

Inspections serve a purpose

One quick glance at road conditions nowadays offers a pretty good reason why drivers must have vehicles in proper shape to deal with the elements. … Full story    
Published:  February 16, 2015

Saving a life is among skills that should be taught in classrooms

The new SAT is due in 2016. According to an article from the Associated Press, the College Board says the new test will “concentrate on … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2015

Common Core offers a stairway to success for New Hampshire children

Barely five years old, the Common Core was produced through the joint efforts of the National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices and the Council … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2015

Don’t forget workers who are hurt on the job

In 2013, New Hampshire workers suffered 40,000 on the job injuries. Fortunately, most of these injuries were minor, requiring minimal medical care and no lost … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2015

Addiction and the Nashua mayoral race

By JILL QUEENAN

The stats are chilling: out of the 284 drug-related deaths confirmed in New Hampshire last year, 17 took place in our city, while opiate-related overdoses … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2015

Governor: Budget moves NH forward

Today, we stand at a critical juncture. Our country’s economy continues to strengthen – and in many respects, New Hampshire remains ahead of the curve. … Full story    
Published:  February 14, 2015

Overspending budget erodes trust in state

The state is in a precarious position financially and this session, it’s going to be all about the budget. After months on end of requesting … Full story    
Published:  February 12, 2015

Time for states to rein in Congress

By unanimous vote, George Mason, James Madison and the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 gave state legislators the power under Article V to … Full story    
Published:  February 11, 2015

Athletic cuts have broader impact

I am the mother of a junior on the Nashua High School South hockey team. I am writing in support of that team and the … Full story    
Published:  February 10, 2015

The capital gains proposal and core principles of the NH Constitution

Our legislature will soon make an important decision about whether to close the loophole that allows capital gains to be exempt from the interest and … Full story    
Published:  February 9, 2015

Worker’s comp is broken in the state

New Hampshire employers pay exorbitant fees for worker’s compensation insurance. Between the way the state laws were crafted and the ensuing rates charged by medical … Full story    
Published:  February 8, 2015

Williams’ false account brings back memories

Fog of memory? Brian Williams, give me a break. The NBC Nightly News anchor has apologized for making the false claim that the helicopter he … Full story    
Published:  February 8, 2015

Matters of race go well beyond issues of black and white

By PAUL SYLVAIN

I recently saw the new movie “Black or White” featuring Kevin Costner. My wife had seen some previews, but I didn’t, so I went with … Full story    
Published:  February 8, 2015

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