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Helping women’s health care

In the U.S. Senate, there is bipartisan agreement that contraceptives are safe, effective, and play an important role in allowing women to prevent unwanted pregnancies … Full story    
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It’s why we fought

It’s been 70 years since my granddad came home from World War II. At the age of 91, he still remembers navigating B-24 bombers on … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

Take a moment to remember

Memorial Day is here. Have you made your plans yet? Are you having family and friends over for a backyard barbecue? Going to the Lakes … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

Bush struggles with Iraq question

Jeb Bush had a rough time trying to answer a question that is a no-brainer for virtually everyone else in America these days. Over the … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

Scandal in a horse industry

The Tennessee walking horse is treasured for its trusting nature and smooth, comfortable gait, but a certain segment of the show world has exploited these … Full story    
Published:  May 20, 2015

We must safeguard the relationship between police and NH communities

Police officers end up seeing everything. During my years as a Marine MP, I often saw people who were having the worst days of their … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2015

Nashua and its hidden arts scene

By JILL QUEENAN

Did you know that Nashua is home to six theater companies, nine music organizations, eight music schools and the nation’s longest-running annual international sculpture symposium? … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Granite State lawmakers can still fix workers’ comp system

I am encouraged to see New Hampshire lawmakers haven’t walked away from the chance to make an important and meaningful change to our state’s workers’ … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Expanded health care has served state well

When New Hampshire made the decision to expand health care coverage to low-income, working families in 2014, it was estimated that the number of people … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Lower NH business taxes will reduce energy cost burden

SB 1, a bill before the New Hampshire Legislature, would modestly reduce New Hampshire’s excessively high business profits tax (BPT). A related bill, SB 2, … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015

Something missing at state budget hearings

The New Hampshire Senate held more than five hours of budget hearings last Wednesday. For several hours I listened to one citizen after another plead … Full story    
Published:  May 13, 2015

Restore money for rail

By J. CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS AND MICHAEL SKELTON

The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce recently joined together to advocate for the New Hampshire Senate to restore … Full story    
Published:  May 12, 2015

Consider state business tax cuts in context

The budget is currently in play in the New Hampshire Senate. Some legislators say lowering the state’s Business Profits Tax as well as the Business … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

Widsom, inspiration to be found from women in his life

When I was a toddler my mother’s application for food stamps was turned down. They told her she earned too much – working two jobs, … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

Sylvain: Teachers made a difference

Many people influenced my life over the years. Certainly, my parents top that list, as do various musicians and writers. Perhaps my biggest influences were … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

The NH education tax credit helps state’s businesses

Business leaders make tough decisions every day. From strategic planning and staffing to competition and the challenging regulatory environment, business success is measured in large … Full story    
Published:  May 10, 2015

Clinton immigration plan would help

Despite the Senate last year producing a comprehensive immigration reform bill, Republicans in Congress have worked diligently to derail the reform, forcing President Barack Obama … Full story    
Published:  May 9, 2015

Columnist’s flawed right-wing thinking was on display

Mr. Rich Lowry’s May 2 column, “A city that has been misgoverned into the ground,” is what right-wing conservatives try to pass off as critical … Full story    
Published:  May 5, 2015

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