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Bill O'Brien of Mont Vernon, the next Speaker of the New Hampshire House, talks with the New Hampshire Sunday News on Thursday.

A kinder, gentler House Speaker?

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As he prepares to return in January as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, state Rep. Bill O'Brien, R-Mont...

Allen Fore, left, of Kinder Morgan explains pipeline routing on a map as he and Joel Maiola, senior adviser from McLane GPS, talk about their natural gas pipeline ideas at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester on Wednesday.

Pipeline's NH route moves to top choice

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Update on proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline through S. New Hampshire.

Obama's action a first step?

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President Barack Obama's decision to use executive action to forestall deporting millions of people who are in the United States...

One dog tale that had tongues wagging

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What at first looked like a case of animal cruelty turned out to be an inspired ploy by a kid who just wanted a dog of her own.

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter poses with, from left, Sam Dodge, 8, his brother Ryan, 10, and friend Owen Zuill, 10, all from Bedford, as Laura Dodge photographs them during the Granite State Baseball Dinner held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Saturday.

Carpenter ready for break from baseball

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The 2014 Granite State Baseball Dinner took place Saturday night at the Radisson Hotel Expo Center and the Fisher Cats once again...

30 years later, Tammy Belanger isn't forgotten

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Three decades after she disappeared while walking to school, Tammy Belanger's name remains on the New Hampshire State Police list...

Papa Jay's was allegedly robbed Saturday night around 7:30 p.m.

Robbery at pizza house in Dover

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Police are responding to report of a robbery at Papa Jay's on Broadway.

Travis Hobbs, seen during his trial, was found not guilty of three charges Friday in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester.

Innocent verdict in vehicle death of former Amherst Fire Chief

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A Hillsborough County Superior Court North jury found Travis Hobbs innocent of all charges in the death of former Amherst Fire...

RAYMOND VALAS

NH Guard Officer convicted of sex trafficking

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NH National Guard Lt. Col. Raymond Valas, 41, was convicted in federal court in Texas of having sex with an underage girl and...

Annual celebration gets snowball rolling for Santa Fund

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The annual season of giving through the Union Leader Santa Fund for the Salvation Army began Friday with a full house at the...

Bill O'Brien of Mont Vernon, the next Speaker of the New Hampshire House, talks with the New Hampshire Sunday News on Thursday.

A kinder, gentler House Speaker?

As he prepares to return in January as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, state Rep. Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, is promising a more conciliatory tone, in contrast to the bellicose reputation he developed first time around.

Obama's action a first step?

President Barack Obama's decision to use executive action to forestall deporting millions of people who are in the United States illegally is a positive first step, according to immigration experts and advocates based in New Hampshire.

Allen Fore, left, of Kinder Morgan explains pipeline routing on a map as he and Joel Maiola, senior adviser from McLane GPS, talk about their natural gas pipeline ideas at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester on Wednesday.

Pipeline's NH route moves to top choice

Update on proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline through S. New Hampshire.

Ted Siefer's City Hall: Driver's ed program had been run into the ditch

THE SCHOOL board on Monday will finally get to review the contract with the company that has taken over the district's driver education program - the company that started its first class about a week ago.

Bill O'Brien of Mont Vernon, the next Speaker of the New Hampshire House, talks with the New Hampshire Sunday News on Thursday.

A kinder, gentler House Speaker?

As he prepares to return in January as Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, state Rep. Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, is promising a more conciliatory tone, in contrast to the bellicose reputation he developed first time around.

Obama's action a first step?

President Barack Obama's decision to use executive action to forestall deporting millions of people who are in the United States illegally is a positive first step, according to immigration experts and advocates based in New Hampshire.

Allen Fore, left, of Kinder Morgan explains pipeline routing on a map as he and Joel Maiola, senior adviser from McLane GPS, talk about their natural gas pipeline ideas at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester on Wednesday.

Pipeline's NH route moves to top choice

Update on proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline through S. New Hampshire.

Ted Siefer's City Hall: Driver's ed program had been run into the ditch

THE SCHOOL board on Monday will finally get to review the contract with the company that has taken over the district's driver education program - the company that started its first class about a week ago.

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Politics

James Pindell's The Back Story: The battle for House Speaker inflamed by GOP letter

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Former Gov. Craig Benson didn't think it was a good idea. Incoming 1st District Congressman Frank Guinta had second thoughts about it as well.

Gary Rayno's State House Dome: Get ready for some undoing in Concord

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THE PAST three elections have brought a shift in control of the House, with Republicans taking the reins in 2010 and 2014 and Democrats in 2012.

The former Manchester Police station at 351 Chestnut St.

Tentative deal for old Manchester police station

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The city has reached another tentative deal to sell the former downtown police station, dropping its price again while requiring a nonrefundable $30,000 deposit.

Derry councilor wants to begin budget discussion

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Now that a new administrator is on board, Councilor David Fischer has asked that the council begin addressing the Fiscal Year 2016 budget goal at its next meeting.

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  • In the 1970’s there were a couple hundred SWAT raids annually in the U.S., that number now tops 50,000. To what do you attribute the spike?
  • More violent crime
  • 22%
  • Erosion of civil liberties
  • 12%
  • Militarization
  • 31%
  • Overtime pay
  • 6%
  • Police safety
  • 7%
  • War on Drugs
  • 19%
  • Other
  • 4%
  • Total Votes: 181