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A bailout Granite Staters cannot afford this election

New Hampshire taxpayers, beware. The federal government is quietly implementing a massive taxpayer-funded bailout for special interests. Not only that, this bailout will allow the … Full story    
Updated 6 hours ago

NH can’t afford to backtrack

As I talk to voters around my district this fall, I ask them how their family is doing. I'm getting a consistent answer: "Things are … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Making a community impact

A challenge to every nonprofit is to communicate in clear terms its mission and then to demonstrate how that mission is relevant. The better job … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2016

Bringing people together to get things done for NH

Here in New Hampshire we expect our elected officials to put politics aside for the benefit of our state and our nation. That's what I … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2016

Hogan | When we address crimes from drug addiction with a low-recidivism remedy, we find it is much cheaper.

As Hillsborough county attorney, I would welcome the opportunity to continue leading the excellent work of the county attorney's office for the another two years. … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2016

Corriveau | I have called on my opponent to withdraw his support for Donald Trump.  He has done no such thing.

It feels as if an earthquake rocked our presidential race since the release of the video tape of Donald Trump bragging about committing sexual assault. … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2016

October marks National Energy Awareness Month

Government has long been criticized for being wasteful; however, federal, state and local governments recently set goals to reduce energy use and are making progress … Full story    
Published:  October 16, 2016

Columbus Day’s real legacy

So, tomorrow we "celebrate" Columbus Day. If there is a holiday that needs to go or, better yet, be renamed, it's Columbus Day. I grew … Full story    
Published:  October 9, 2016

The need in New Hampshire for qualified caregivers

As anyone who has had to provide care to a loved one can attest, being a caregiver is hard work. Making a profession out of … Full story    
Published:  October 9, 2016

NH must cut college costs, strengthen workforce

In order to take the next step forward for New Hampshire's economy, our next governor must make it a top state priority to cut college … Full story    
Published:  October 9, 2016

GOP ticket is steady hand for America

Tuesday night's debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine gave us a glimpse of what life would be like under a Trump/Pence administration versus a … Full story    
Published:  October 9, 2016

People make boards great

All government is taking a beating these days: federal, state and local. Deservedly so, most of the time. I myself have criticized all levels of … Full story    
Published:  October 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton understands the importance of the ADA

Great strides have been made to ensure equal opportunities for Americans with disabilities who represent 19 percent of the U.S population. For 40 years, I … Full story    
Published:  October 2, 2016

Minimum wage’s impact on 2016 political climate

Minimum wage proponents get no points for originality. This fall, they're dusting off their failed 2014 strategy which claims that U.S. Senate candidates should support … Full story    
Published:  October 2, 2016

5 years later, a debt of gratitude

Chris Williams

More than 200 people turned out over a week ago to help celebrate the long-awaited opening of Legacy Playground - New Hampshire's first all-accessible playground … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2016

Removing barriers to education, good jobs is key for the state of New Hampshire

Kevin Avard

As a father of five children, I know how important it is to have both a quality public education system as well as opportunities for … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2016

Creating conditions for robust educational system, healthy economy comes first

Peggy Gilmour

We often act as if "The Economy" and "Education" are separate issues. The truth is, they aren't: The backbone of a strong economy is a … Full story    
Published:  September 25, 2016

Get your motor running


I still remember feeling the ground and grandstands shaking as 43 drivers fired up their 800-plus horsepower racing machines one Sunday afternoon in July some … Full story    
Published:  September 11, 2016

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