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August 05. 2013 3:23PM

Rep. Pete King visits NH, says GOP would be ‘receptive’ to 2016 bid

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Republican primary voters would be “receptive” to his candidacy if he decides to run for president in 2016 ahead of his trip to the country’s first primary state.



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Senate Democrats vote to authorize Obamnesty for illegals

Though Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), all of whom are facing tough reelection fights due to Obama's proposed executive amnesty, joined Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 45 Republican Senators to vote for Sessions' motion to deny Reid's ability to block amendments, 50 other Senators joined Reid, including Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), who is a vulnerable Democrat in a red state.

Shaheen's 'small business experience' was co-running store that sold stolen goods

Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner. Shaheen’s small business 'experience' was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.

NASCAR: Who the Vegas wise guys likes heading into Loudon

When it comes to this weekends race all of the usual suspects are the favorites. However Kyle Busch is getting himself some love this weekend and Keselowski is the firm favorite in the eyes of the wise guys.

Legislators agree on not paying ransom, but want feds to treat families of hostages better

ROCHESTER — Members of the New Hampshire legislative delegation seem to agree with the U.S. policy against paying ransom to terrorist groups, even if it means freeing a loved one from captivity, though they ask that government officials treat families of American hostages with compassion.

NH AG’s office investigating ‘ballot selfies’ posted online

The state attorney general’s office has sent an investigator to question at least two people about a state law that forbids posting photos of your

Litigation is only option for Portsmouth to stall Newington propane expansion

In July, New Hampshire’s congressional delegation requested federal government provide an environmental impacts study. That request was denied on Tuesday.

Peterborough farm in battle with town to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners to help make ends meet

PETERBOROUGH — After neighbors of the farm voiced concerns at a public meeting Monday, the Planning Board elected to put off ruling on a permit that, if granted, would allow Four Winds Farm to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, and other events throughout the year .

Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts call on voters to reject expanded gambling

The issue of expanded gambling within the Commonwealth has once again come to the forefront of the public arena.

Newest Boston talk station dials up push for small NH station to sell back WMEX name

Boston’s newest talk radio station — the 50,000-watt WUFC — is going back to the future as it vies to regain its fabled WMEX call letters and taps into the legacy of the storied station.

Seabrook nuke plant's renewal pushed back

SEABROOK, N.H. — More than four years after Seabrook’s NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant filed for a 20-year extension to its license, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has again revised its schedule for the application, with the decision date now pushed back to March 2016.

Rochester hospital will be included in four Obamacare plans in 2015

ROCHESTER — Frisbie Memorial Hospital CEO Al Felgar said his hospital will be in a better position next year when four insurance companies will begin offering plans under the Affordable Care Act that include the hospital and its affiliated physicians.

Bitcoin ATMs coming soon to New Hampshire

Nashua, Manchester, Dartmouth and UNH are likely first sites.

New farmer-to-locavore business model at odds with state law

A Colebrook woman is trying to make it easier for people to buy locally grown foods while giving farmers an economic boost. Her idea is a variation on the classic roadside farm stand, and it is a model that could be used around the state. But it’s going to require a change in state law.

Robots now milk cows at Orford dairy farm

Nate Tullar shows off his Lely robotic milker at Tullando, his family farm in Orford, New Hampshire.

Manchester firm wins $9.7M Air Force contract to develop, demonstrate 'novel radio frequency technology'

Herrick Technology Laboratories, Inc., Manchester, New Hampshire, has been awarded a $9,704,228 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for prototype hardware and software to develop new radio frequency technology, including research, development, integration and demonstration of novel radio frequency technology to improve warfighter outcomes in the field.

NH firm's futuristic firefighter suit has sensors, head-up display

Mark Mordecai, director of business development at Pittsfield, N.H.–based Globe, says that this fall three firefighter-training academies in the United States will start instructing students in the use of the WASP system.

Upcoming 'Simpsons' death is permanent; NH's Sarah Silverman slated to guest star

'When we kill [a character], they stay dead,' said a producer.

Meriam Ibrahim: Twitter reacts to courageous Christian woman's first interview

'Meriam Ibrahim's story seems like it was yanked out of the pages of the Old Testament,' Sarah Palin posted to Twitter.

Parody site The Onion: F. Scott Fitzgerald estate wondering why the hell Ken Burns hasn’t come knocking

'F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the Jazz Age era of excess and romance with his writing, so I think it’s fair to question why Ken Burns hasn’t shown his face anywhere near our robust archives,' said estate representative Phyllis Westberg.

Navy prison's guards recall old days at 'The Castle'

KITTERY, Maine — Camaraderie. Friendship. A vast improvement over the jungles of Vietnam or the heat of Camp Lejeune. Dime beers in Portsmouth.


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