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BOBBY JINDAL
School choice lets parents decide their children's education.
EDITORIAL
New Hampshire has no income tax -- yet.
EDITORIAL
The no-cell-phones-while-driving bill is too broad.
CHARLES ARLINGHAUS
The courts just blew a huge hole in the state budget.
BY JONAH GOLDBERG
The left confirms its confirmation bias.
BY REP. ADAM SCHROADTER
Reducing pot penalties is the right thing to do.
BY PAT BUCHANAN
Reagan believed in the measured response.
EDITORIAL
In the marathon bombing, the bad guys lost.
BY AURORE EATON
After his three-month enlistment in the 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment (from early May to early August 1861), Francis Harvey “Saxie” Pike rejoined the war effort.
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0 Newmarket school officials retaliate against coaches: 'We were let go for opposing new school'

0 Oyster River officials tell parents student can't opt out of standardized tests

0 NH considers bill granting immunity to doctors, health care providers for informing on patients

0 Public school art teacher has students build Noah's ark out of trash

0 Body of missing NH man found in the Berkshires

0 Dartmouth alumnus accused of assaulting schools head of security over asphalt beef

0 Arizona passes tax breaks for NH-based GTAT to aid deal with Apple to make sapphire

0 Green-tongue drug search tossed by NH Supreme Court

0 N.H. medical marijuana classes linked to problematic Montana Caregivers Network

0 NH GOP says Jeanne Shaheen votes with Obama 99 percent of the time - Mostly True

0 Shaheen defends her support for Obamacare

0 Time running out for gay couples to claim tax break

0 Tufts students take to NH paintball range in the interest of peace

0 Rancher relaxes after showdown with feds, but what’s next?

0 Bill Gardener: The man who keeps NH first

0 Berlin supports new casino bill, says it would mean $1M for city

0 Millennials shunned Hillary in 2008. Her shadow campaign won't let it happen again

0 Dukakis ‘feeling pretty good’ about North-South rail link that would benefit NH

0 Bauer uses innovation power play to dominate on ice

0 Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

0 Carville: If the GOP loses to Hillary in 2016, the Republican Party as we know it is finished

0 Lawmakers expected to clarify taxation of recreational vehicles in campgrounds

0 Ready for Hillary PAC hires staffer with deep NH experience

0 Plan to build 177 homes at former golf course: If approved it would be among largest subdivisions ever built in city

0 Berlin requests county funds to assist in dispute over value of hydro plants

Flooding closes roads in northern NH

State and town officials in the mostly northern part of the state are dealing with flooding problems as overnight rains and melting snows caused water to overflow some riverbanks.

Manchester DPW chief says up to 20 layoffs possible with proposed budget

The city Department of Public Works may have to lay off employees if Mayor Ted Gatsas’ proposed budget is adopted, aldermen were told Tuesday night.



Our Gourmet: Still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua

Martha's Exchange is still a sweet spot in downtown Nashua.



Tasting Notes with Jim Beauregard: A Riesling from the South Coast of Mass.

Sampling a Riesling from Westport, Mass.

Deadline extended for startup competition in Rochester

Participants in the second annual Start Up 2014 Competition have a chance to win more than $31,000 in cash and assistance. While a previously extended deadline was Tuesday, organizers will accept applications until Friday, according to Mary Ellen Humphrey, economic development specialist for the city.

Parents speak out against Jewett Street School proposal

Following an outcry from parents, Manchester Superintendent Debra Livingston has signaled she’s willing to reconsider a proposal to convert Jewett Street School into a central preschool facility.

Citizens Bank offers good citizen scholarships

Citizens Bank opens application period for 10 $5,000 college scholarships for students who are leaders and are active in their communities.

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Candia teen charged with burglarizing relative’s home

A 17-year-old Candia man was charged with burglarizing a relative’s home and taking a rifle and tablet computer, police said.

Rochester man arrested following crash in Somersworth Monday night

A Rochester man was charged in connection with a late-night accident that disrupted phone service and started a brush fire Monday.

Attorney honored for work helping immigrants

An attorney who runs a Catholic Charities of New Hampshire program that provides legal help to immigrant survivors of serious crime will receive the 2014 Heroes for Justice Award, Catholic Charities announced.

A Derry man pleads innocent to falsely claiming a master electrician license

A man who surrendered his own electrician's license used another's license without permission.

Stocks end higher as blue chips rally

Stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq’s advance.

Erica and Hale Cole-Tucker, front in left photo, owners of Tucker's in Hooksett opened the new diner Monday with one of their primary investors, Kevin Mallette, in back.

Erica and Hale Cole-Tucker, front in left photo, owners of Tucker's in Hooksett opened the new diner Monday with one of their primary investors, Kevin Mallette, in back. (RYAN O'CONNOR/Union Leader Correspondent)

New breakfast, lunch diner opens in Hooksett

On Monday, Hale and Erica Cole-Tucker opened the doors to Tucker's, Hooksett's newest breakfast and lunch diner, which is located in the same building that originally housed a Burger King before Veano's Italian Kitchen and Four Seasons Diner both inhabited the location.

NH jobless rate dips to 4.5 percent

New Hampshire’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from the February rate, which remained at 4.7 percent after adjustments, according to NH Employment Security.

With State Sen. Jeff Woodburn looking on, Senior Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, who is also a member of the Colebrook Academy Class of 1971, addressed students Monday afternoon at his alma mater.

With State Sen. Jeff Woodburn looking on, Senior Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, who is also a member of the Colebrook Academy Class of 1971, addressed students Monday afternoon at his alma mater. (OHN KOZIOL/Union Leader Correspondent)

Justice returns to North Country alma mater to speak to students

Gary E. Hicks, Colebrook Academy Class of 1971, showed that you can, indeed, return home and also to your old school, with the current Senior Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Monday telling students at his alma mater to aim high and to cherish their time in the classroom.

Manchester settles with federal civil rights agency over minority students in advanced courses

The school board has largely welcomed a settlement with a federal civil rights agency aimed at increasing the number of minority students in advanced high school courses, while minority groups applauded the district for acknowledging what they say is a persistent problem.

New program recognizes Colebrook students for volunteering

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery and in an effort to promote life-long voluntarism and community service, Colebrook Academy looked to schools in the Midwest to create its own Silver Cord Recognition program.

A motorist makes her way slowly through the frost heaves and potholes on Center Road in Hillsborough Monday. It appears this spring will have an abundance of the annual road hazards.

A motorist makes her way slowly through the frost heaves and potholes on Center Road in Hillsborough Monday. It appears this spring will have an abundance of the annual road hazards.

Going on pothole patrol in Goffstown

Winter's weather brings spring's bad roads. So for the next few weeks, Goffstown will be conducting its seasonal spring repair of potholes.

Derry to apply for engineering study grant

Councilors gave approval Tuesday night for the town to apply for Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for an engineering study of the aging infrastructure of the Frost Residents Cooperative.

Salem group continues push to raise money for bicycle path

Selectmen have granted an extension to the Friends of the Salem Bike-Pedestrian Corridor to raise matching funds for the planned bike and pedestrian path that would stretch from the Windham line to the intersection of Old Rockingham Road and Rte. 28.

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