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State & New England

Worth the wait?; is it time to chip in, or is swipe still the style?

Valley News

WEST LEBANON - Insert the chip or swipe the card? That is the question many consumers are asking themselves and cashiers at Upper Valley stores … Full story    

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State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases

CONCORD - New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2017

Home searched in connection with woman’s disappearance

MANCHESTER (AP) - Authorities on Tuesday searched a home in the case of a woman who once lived there and disappeared more than 35 years … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2017

Unions, businesses disagree on value of right to work laws

CONCORD - Hundreds of union members flocked to Concord last week to protest the New Hampshire Right to Work Act, which could curtail union membership … Full story    
Published:  January 17, 2017

Sununu, Hassan set to speak at MLK ceremony

CONCORD - Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic predecessor will speak at a Nashua dinner in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The … Full story    
Published:  January 16, 2017

‘Live Free or Die’ state not alone; other gun-friendly statehouses see occasional reckless conduct

CONCORD - Gun-friendly New Hampshire is back in the spotlight after a lawmaker dropped a loaded firearm this week in a House hearing on a … Full story    
Published:  January 15, 2017

Shaheen part of Senate group supporting bill to punish Russia

CONCORD (AP) - Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is one of 10 senators joining forces on legislation to punish Russia over interference in U.S. … Full story    
Published:  January 11, 2017

Senators visit Planned Parenthood, seek to protect funding

EXETER - Democratic U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan said Monday they will fight to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and urged others in … Full story    
Published:  January 10, 2017

Woman completes White Mountains hiking challenge

LITTLETON - A Vermont woman is believed to be the first person to complete an ambitious hiking challenge in the White Mountains, hiking 48 mountains … Full story    
Published:  January 9, 2017

Hiker who ignored advice likely to be billed; New Hampshire Fish and Game could charge Canadian teenager for rescue costs

A 17-year-old Canadian man rescued Thursday evening in the White Mountains is likely to be billed for the cost of saving him, according to New … Full story    
Published:  January 8, 2017

Deaths of 5 teens reclassified as murder

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - The deaths of five teenagers in a fiery car wreck that police say was caused by a wrong-way driver has been … Full story    
Published:  January 7, 2017

LL Bean heiress in trouble over pro-Trump PAC

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean made excessive contributions to a political action committee she bankrolled to support Republican President-elect Donald Trump, … Full story    
Published:  January 7, 2017

Sununu donors’ names released; businesses top governor’s inaugural list

CONCORD - Two energy companies, a health care company and a law firm with dozens of lobbying clients are the top donors to Republican Gov. … Full story    
Published:  January 7, 2017

Democrats are willing to take wait-and-see approach with Gov. Sununu

CONCORD – Democrats are taking a “wait-and-see” approach to newly sworn-in Gov. Chris Sununu’s call for bipartisan collaboration. “I’ll wait and see how bipartisan he’ll … Full story    
Published:  January 6, 2017

Sununu stresses bipartisanship at gubernatorial inauguration

CONCORD – Chris Sununu, calling for an open and bipartisan government that serves the people, took the oath of office as New Hampshire’s 82nd governor … Full story    
Published:  January 5, 2017

Hassan sworn in

WASHINGTON - Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in Tuesday as a U.S. senator, becoming only the second woman to serve as a governor and senator … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2017

Mother pleads guilty in death of toddler, gets 21 to 42 years

MANCHESTER - A New Hampshire woman was sentenced Tuesday to 21 to 42 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2017

Bill proposes changing electoral vote system

CONCORD (AP) - Three state lawmakers are proposing a change to the way New Hampshire allocates its four Electoral College votes. A bill sponsored by … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2017

NH Dems frustrated with national group

CONCORD - Democrats around the country are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House at the … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2017

Arrest made in fire at church

LEBANON - A 27-year-old Lebanon man is scheduled to be arraigned today on three separate felony arson charges, including one accusing him of setting fire … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2017

Chalk it up: Mathematicians really need their blackboards

Movies like to depict mathematicians as weirdos, but they usually miss the one legitimately weird thing about them: their extreme love of blackboards. Not whiteboards, … Full story    
Published:  January 3, 2017

New NH transparency laws now in effect

CONCORD - New laws aimed at government transparency, landowner protection and banned activities took effect in New Hampshire on Sunday. Political committees are now required … Full story    
Published:  January 2, 2017

State’s economy ends year strong; low unemployment rate makes it hard to find skilled workers

CONCORD - New Hampshire is closing out 2016 with the nation's lowest unemployment rate, wages that are on the rise and strong real estate sales. … Full story    
Published:  December 28, 2016