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Texas governor to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on President Barack Obama.

Republican congressional candidate Lambert says he'd serve only 3 terms

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LAMBERT

Recently retired Marine Col. Gary Lambert looks to the Marine Corps for a parallel to explain his pledge to serve only three terms — a mere six years — if elected to the 2nd New Hampshire Congressional district this fall.

New Hampshire unlikely to get extra food stamp funds

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State officials received word from federal officials after their recent complaint that New Hampshire is being punished for its economic success when it comes to competing for federal food stamp bonus money.

NH congressional delegation, candidates at odds over immigration

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Members of NH's Congressional delegation discuss illegal immigrant children streaming over the border.

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Senate candidate Bob Smith speaks at an interview at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester on July 15.

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith vows to campaign on principle

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Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith always did things his way, from championing the immigration of Cuban child Elian Gonzalez to denouncing the Senate's Republican leadership on the Senate floor.

Gov. Maggie Hassan

Hassan donations put GOP on attack

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The Republican Party asked the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office on Thursday to expand and expedite its review of what the GOP claims are illegal contributions to Gov. Maggie Hassan's reelection campaign after learning it accepted two more donations from labor-affiliated PACs.

 

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Afternoon commuter traffic picks up during road work on Interstate 93 North at Exit 3 in Windham on Wednesday.

Revenue from gas tax increase ramps up paving state highways

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The recent 4.2 cent gas tax increase is already paying dividends for the state's highways and bridges.

Executive Council approves Medicaid expansion contract

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Down party lines, the Executive Council voted 3-2 for a $292 million contract with the state's two managed care companies that currently administer the Medicaid program.

Bookended by Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, right, delegates at Monday's work session of the 38th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, which was held at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, listen to a presentation about a potential “aerospace corridor” that would link manufacturers and suppliers in the six states and five provinces.

'Aerospace corridor' eyed between Quebec and New England

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New Hampshire's aerospace industry currently employs some 7,000 people and accounts for about four percent of the state's gross domestic production, a figure that could jump into the stratosphere...

Vanity plate rules seek balance

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Officials have begun processing about 2,000 backlogged vanity license plate requests after suspending applications two months ago following a court ruling.

Gov. Hassan signs Paycheck Fairness Act

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Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill Monday that prevents wage discrimination based on a person's gender.

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Nashua settles suit over gas collection system

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A legal dispute over the city's gas collection system is coming to an end, and city officials hope landfill odors will also stop.

Hiring of Manchester fire deputy contested

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Fire Chief James Burkush said he will ask aldermen for the go-ahead to fill a high-ranking position in the fire department, after city hall did not rubber stamp his request to replace a retiring...

0 Study to design gateway into Nashua approved

0 Derry transfer station project bidding continues

0 Lebanon city council mulls one-way for Dulac Street

0 Proposed elderly apartment complex clears zoning hurdle in Londonderry

2 Future of I-93 Exit 4A debated

0 Wolfeboro town hall offices on the move

0 Two steps closer for recreation land purchase in Milford

Columns

Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: The grandson also rises

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What I didn't know, until it started popping up all over our newspaper last week, was what the heck “rising'' meant.

Ted Siefer's City Hall: 'Sexting' episode on Facebook becomes topic in real world

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MANCHESTER POLITICS can be a nasty business, but they may have sunk to new depths this past week with the news of a "sexting" episode involving Rich Girard, the radio host and conservative political...

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Rainy day blues

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Much was made this session about the state's Rainy Day Fund and the $15 million surplus from fiscal year 2013.

OPINION

What’s the rush? Executive Council follows Pelosi plan

Another View -- John Dumais: Mandatory GMO labeling is all cost, no benefit

Another View -- Stephen L. Carter: Why is the left going after profit?

Clifford D. May: Pinpointing the cause and effect in Gaza

Anti-SUV flop: Americans love utility

Shaheen's record: On insurance, it is dismal

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