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NH Supreme Court refuses to expedite appeal in Rockingham County Attorney lawsuit

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court decided on Thursday that it will hold off on considering the state's appeal in the lawsuit that cleared the way for embattled Rockingham County Attorney James Reams to return to his job while removal proceedings are pending against him.

NH GOP says Shaheen campaign coordinating with SuperPACs

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The New Hampshire Republican State Committee issued a statement Thursday in response to an “important message for New Hampshire” tweeted by Democrats on Wednesday, accusing Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign of coordinating messaging with SuperPACs — coordination that is prohibited by law.

NRA to mix politics, gun rights at convention

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The National Rifle Association is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for Second Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun owners to carry licensed weapons across state lines.

Obama administration may unveil its new policy on deportations in stages

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The White House is considering small steps in the near term to ease the threat of deportation for some undocumented immigrants, but advocates in communication with the administration expect President Barack Obama to make bigger changes later in the year.

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Poll shows Christie regaining, but Hillary trouncing GOP field

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Hillary Clinton isn’t only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s well ahead of every potential Republican rival, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful

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An A-list of national Republican figures who were in the city Saturday for an event dubbed the New Hampshire Freedom Summit found a receptive audience for criticism of President Obama, the Affordable Care Act and most things Democratic.

 

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Toll relief not seen as sure thing for Merrimack

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While some people are celebrating the possible removal of exit 12 tolls -- if approved by the governor -- others are skeptical about the initiative.

Proposed bill would change charter procedures

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The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would change how communities adopt and revise town and city charters.

Drone bill shot down in Senate

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A bill to regulate government and private use of drones effectively killed by Senate.

Fetal homicide bill stopped in Senate after change made

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The Senate failed to agree on a fetal homicide bill Thursday likely ending any attempt to add a fetus to the murder statutes for this session.

Bill would hike age of adults in criminal justice system to 18

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Senate gives preliminary approval to bill increase age to 18 to be an adult in criminal justice system.

Paycheck equity bill gets preliminary OK by House

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Bill goes to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to review criminal penalties before final passage.

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Columns

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Charter school advocates are just not feeling the love

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Republican State Rep. Ken Weyler isn't giving up on his efforts to increase state funding for charter schools by about $800 per pupil.

Democrats worry about 'dirty tricks'

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Former party chair brings up 2011 charges against Havenstein campaign manager.

Granite Status: Meet the Havenstein campaign team

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The advisors trying to keep the political novice on track and on message start with Campaign Manager Matt Seaholm, former National Field Director at Americans for Prosperity.

OPINION

Student discipline: What is the superintendent's policy?

A budget warning: Get serious, Concord

Fergus Cullen: Are moderate NH women tiring of Jeanne Shaheen?

John Stossel: Privacy, please

Ramesh Ponnuru: GOP hawks, doves are not helping their party right now

Andrew Cline: Norelli takes a break, doesn’t say goodbye

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