Shea-Porter Plans Return to Washington to Bring Back American Dream
May19

Shea-Porter Plans Return to Washington to Bring Back American Dream

Carol Shea-Porter tells an anecdote about an elevator ride with Republican colleagues after one of President Obama’s State of the Union addresses. She stepped into the car and attempted small talk. “I saw you all sitting on your hands,” she quipped, meaning the Republicans had not clapped during the speech. “What’s up with that?” The joke didn’t go over all that well with one man. He snapped,...

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Updated: Bedford Schools on Lock Down After Threats Received
May19

Updated: Bedford Schools on Lock Down After Threats Received

NH Journal received reports this afternoon that Bedford High School and Lurgio Middle School were placed on lock down as state and local police searched the schools. Multiple reports were swirling around this affluent, bedroom community on the outskirts of Manchester that police K-9 units were used during the search. An eye witness saw a Bedford police officer turn away a car attempting to access the school’s driveway to,...

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Guinta Targets New Hampshire’s Critical Problems in Bid for Reelection
May13

Guinta Targets New Hampshire’s Critical Problems in Bid for Reelection

Congressman Frank Guinta recently said in an interview with NH Journal he is running again because he feels “very strongly about focusing and fixing critical problems for New Hampshire” and the country. Among the most pressing problems, he listed the national debt and the deficit as well as lack of access to good paying jobs. As he listens to the voters, he hears they’re worried about jobs –for themselves and for...

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After an Early Start in Activism and Successful Business Career, O’Connor Sets Sights on Congress
May10

After an Early Start in Activism and Successful Business Career, O’Connor Sets Sights on Congress

Bedford Democrat Shawn O’Connor said in an interview with NH Journal his path to U.S. Congress started in Philadelphia 27 years ago. Then in fourth grade, he spearheaded a campaign for mandatory recycling and enlisted help from James Greenwood, his state senator. Ultimately, O’Connor traveled to Harrisburg, Penn., to stand on the Senate floor as Greenwood cast the deciding vote that made recycling the law. “I guess I’ve always...

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Debt and Border Security Drive Tucker’s First District Campaign
Apr23

Debt and Border Security Drive Tucker’s First District Campaign

Editor’s Note: Tucker announced on May 2 she would be suspending her campaign. Republican State Rep. Pam Tucker of Greenland announced in February she was entering the competitive primary in the First Congressional District. Her primary battle is currently set against Congressman Frank Guinta and businessman Rich Ashooh. Democrats also have a primary battle between former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and businessman Shawn...

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As Climate Activists Rally in New Hampshire, Questions Swirl Over Conspiracy Against Exxon
Apr21

As Climate Activists Rally in New Hampshire, Questions Swirl Over Conspiracy Against Exxon

A coalition of environmental groups seeking prosecution of ExxonMobil took their national campaign to New Hampshire on Thursday, even as serious questions begin to arise about the propriety of the tactics and goals that the groups are employing as they become increasingly brazen. The groups gathered before the statehouse demanding that Attorney General Joseph Foster launch an investigation into the energy company for allegedly...

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