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Pipelines are lifelines for New Hampshire

In early January, New Hampshire experienced the season’s first bitter cold spell, with below-zero temperatures across the state. Residents and businesses, already reeling from the … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Business leaders say energy crunch is killing state’s jobs

Editor’s note: This article was co-signed by eight business people listed below. The high energy prices New Hampshire has seen in recent years should be … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Roll calls equal transparency

In early January the New Hampshire House considered changing House Rule 22(c). Ever heard of it? House Rule 22(c) says that unless 10 members request … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Winter energy ‘crisis’ fizzles

Now deep into winter, with many cold days behind us, New England’s electric market is faring much better than expected. Despite months of talk about … Full story    
Published:  January 22, 2015

Common-sense reforms can address inequities and address shortfalls in the budget.

It is widely understood that taxes here in the Granite State are quite low. In fact, relative to the size of our economy, state and … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2015

State fortunate to have pair of senators who lead

The partisan gridlock that’s preventing Washington from solving the nation’s toughest problems is not a law of nature. It’s the individual choice of our elected … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2015

A tale of two tragedies

Paris is a grand city of western culture in Europe. Baga is a small fishing village on Lake Chad in north eastern Nigeria. Both were … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2015

Three issues for Nashua’s next mayor

The current mayor of Nashua, Donnalee Lozeau, announced this week she will not seek a third term in this upcoming election. As a result, we … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2015

Connect with your community

As we look to 2015 and the challenges our communities face, it is important to consider how community service can help us feel more connected … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2015

Sylvain: Ode to a sparkling memory

By PAUL SYLVAIN

With Christmas behind us and credit-card bills pouring in, now might be a good time to ponder what truly makes a difference in someone’s life. … Full story    
Published:  January 11, 2015

Can’t we all just get along and rebel?

When it comes to politics, we generally disagree. Take health care. One of us, a progressive, believes health care is a basic human right and … Full story    
Published:  January 11, 2015

Jack Flanagan: Republican priorities in the NH House

Every two years, the people of New Hampshire turns their attention to the new Legislature and its majority party. What policy initiatives and campaign promises … Full story    
Published:  January 7, 2015

Katharine Gregg: Skeptical about pipeline

A giant is poised to march through the towns along the southern border of New Hampshire, and its footprint would be deep and lasting. For … Full story    
Published:  January 6, 2015

NH election laws serve major parties

Party or not, we all get to vote, so how is it that we all can’t run? New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner laments … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2015

NH Statehouse is no place for firearms

The House of Representatives convenes Wednesday in Concord to adopt deadlines and rules of operation for the next two years. While the rules of the … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2015

When it comes to guns in the Statehouse, some argue that legislators should have the same  rights as other citizens

By JACQUELYN BENSON

The presence of concealed firearms in the New Hampshire Statehouse has been a subject of controversy for several years now. While concealed guns were permitted … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2015

On Nashua: Among the more controversial in 2014 were those that involved green space.

By JUNE LEMEN

I gave a great deal of thought about what to write about for my first column of 2015. Should I do a piece summarizing the … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2015

Shea-Porter: Why I voted against ‘CRomnibus’ spending bill

Congress recently passed a 1,600-page funding bill, known as the “CRomnibus,” which was packed with provisions that favored moneyed special interests over middle-class Americans. Although … Full story    
Published:  December 28, 2014

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