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  • New Hampshire Passes First State-Wide Fluoride Warning Law

    06/21/2012 11:59:33 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    PR NewswIre ^ | June 20, 2012 | PRnewswire
    NEW YORK, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Beginning August 4, 2012, New Hampshire will require notification that 6-month-olds should not be routinely fed infant formula mixed with fluoridated water to avoid discoloring babies' unerupted teeth (fluorosis), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Passed by the House, 253-23, unanimously by the Senate, and signed by the Governor, HB-1416 reads: "If a public water supply is fluoridated, the following notice shall be posted in the water system's consumer confidence report: 'Your public water supply is fluoridated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child under the...
  • Gunowner, not shooter, may be liable

    06/18/2012 4:24:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Maddie Hanna
    In a case attorneys say has no precedent in New Hampshire, a federal appeals court is weighing whether the owner of a handgun used to kill three people at a Conway military surplus shop in July 2007 could be held liable for their murders. Lawrence Secord didn't do enough to secure the .22-caliber handgun he kept at his camp in Wentworth Location, enabling his grandson, Michael Woodbury, to steal it and open fire in the Army Barracks store several days later, according to a lawsuit brought by the mother of one of the victims. A federal judge decided Secord didn't...
  • Redhook Brewery hires investigator to study fatal keg explosion in Portsmouth

    06/09/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT · by billorites · 15 replies
    PORTSMOUTH — The owners of Redhook Ale Brewery hired an independent investigator to probe the cause of a keg explosion that fatally wounded an employee in April. Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., Redhook's parent company, provided new information about the industrial accident last week in a communication sent to members of the brewing industry. In a June 1 message, CEO Terry Michaelson wrote CBA has not yet determined what caused the plastic keg to explode, killing an employee who was cleaning the vessel with compressed air. With the source of the keg failure still a mystery, CBA hired an independent investigator...
  • Can Any of These House Underdogs Survive?

    06/08/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT · by randita · 26 replies
    Rothenberg Political Report ^ | 6/8/12 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Can Any of These House Underdogs Survive? Stuart Rothenberg June 8, 2012 · 1:48 PM EDT Remember their names: Reps. Charles Bass (R-N.H.), John Barrow (D-Ga.), Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.), Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Robert Dold (R-Ill.). If any of these five House incumbents survive, it will surprise most dispassionate observers (including some in their own parties). But upsets happen, and each of these candidates has a scenario for victory. Moments after Bass was declared the winner in November 2010, most political insiders figured he would be doomed in 2012. But considering his past electoral success, reports of his political demise...
  • Both House, Senate pass income tax ban amendment (NH)

    06/06/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 12 replies ^ | D-DAY 2012 | TED SIEFER
    Both House, Senate pass income tax ban amendment By TED SIEFER CONCORD – New Hampshire voters will be able to decide whether they want to prohibit an income tax at the November general election after both the House and Senate today approved CACR 13 The House approved CACR 13 by the necessary three-fifths majority to place the question on the November ballot. The House vote was 256-110. In the Senate, the vote was 19-4. The amendment would prohibit “an assessment, rate, or tax on income earned by a natural person other than taxes in effect on January 1, 2012, and...
  • Sub fire could have ripple effects for Navy fleet

    06/03/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ap ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Melia
    The Navy is evaluating whether it's worth spending millions of dollars to repair the USS Miami, the nuclear-powered submarine damaged in a fire in a Maine shipyard. If the submarine is scrapped, the fleet could feel the effects for years. The number of attack submarines like the Miami is projected to drop as they are deactivated faster than they are replaced, and Navy leaders already have been trying to find new ways to keep up with demands from combatant commanders. ... The Miami was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, for an overhaul when the fire...
  • Obama sees warnings in North Carolina, Wisconsin, bright spot in New Mexico in race to 270

    05/28/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    UP FOR GRABS (85): Colorado (9) — Long a reliable GOP state, but Colorado's conservative profile is changing. Young professionals and Hispanic voters were central to Obama's victory in 2008, but the sluggish economy has hurt his standing. Female voters in Denver's suburbs could play a big role. Florida (29) — Florida is the prime target for both campaigns. Obama won in 2008, but the housing crisis, high unemployment and gas prices are dogging him. Romney won the primary in January and has picked up the endorsement of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Obama's organization has a large advantage. Iowa (6)...
  • Biden: Tea Party stopped us from growing economy

    05/22/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Vice President Joe Biden admitted to a group of supporters in New Hampshire this afternoon that the President would have been able help the economy "much, more" if the Tea Party hadn't taken the House. Biden showed the audience the Obama campaigns chart of job growth during the President's first term in office and accused the Tea Party for stalling the recovery, because of the debt limit fight. "Imagine where we'd be if the Tea Party hadn't taken control of the House of Representatives," Biden said adding that they were "a group set on obstructionism."
  • Two Suspects from Broward County Targeted Rahm House, Obama HQ: Reports

    05/19/2012 2:26:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Each held Saturday on $1.5 million bondTwo Broward County men were among three arrested this week in a nighttime police raid after they planned to attack four police stations, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house, according to court documents. The men arrested Wednesday in an apartment building in the Bridgeport neighborhood. They're accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day summit that starts Sunday. They were each held Saturday on $1.5 million bond. Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. and Jared Chase, 24, of...
  • Poll: Obama up big in swing-state New Hampshire

    05/16/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    President Obama has opened up a double-digit lead in New Hampshire, according to a survey from left-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday. Obama leads with 53 percent over Romney at 41 percent. Romney led by 2 percent in the same poll conducted in July.
  • New Hampshire Time Running Out for Action on Permitless Carry Legislation

    05/12/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Important pro-gun legislation needs your IMMEDIATE help. There is only ONE week left for the state Senate to act on House Bill 536. If the Senate does not take action on HB 536 by Thursday, May 17, law-abiding residents of New Hampshire will lose an opportunity to expand their gun rights. Introduced by state Representative J.R. Hoell (R-13), this Right-to-Carry reform legislation would repeal the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed. However, HB 536 would not eliminate the current carry permitting system, which will still be...
  • New Hampshire Legislature Passes Resolution to Stand with Arizona and SB1070

    05/10/2012 8:23:27 AM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-10-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Thank you, Granite State! The New Hampshire Senate yesterday joined the House in passing a resolution (full text below) proclaiming that "the state of New Hampshire fully supports the State of Arizona’s right to protect its borders and citizens" by passing its immigration law S.B. 1070. The resolution's path to passage was very contentious, with opponents testifying hysterically against it in both chambers, and Democrats trying all manner of procedural gimmicks to try and derail it - all in vain. House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) passed the Senate 15-9 last evening after slapping down an...
  • NH measure supports Arizona SB1070

    05/06/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Senate is considering a resolution supporting Arizona's SB1070.
  • NH bill on optional gun licenses tabled

    05/03/2012 11:01:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    Foster's Daily Democrat ^ | May 3, 2012 | NORMA LOVE
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Citing a spate of violence that included the shooting death of a police chief, New Hampshire's Senate killed a bill Wednesday that would make permits optional to carry concealed, loaded guns anyplace where gun possession is legal. The Senate voted 17-7 to table the House-passed bill that Gov. John Lynch had promised to veto. Senate President Peter Bragdon said no further action is expected on the bill this session. Under the bill, gun owners could still have gotten permits so they could travel to states with reciprocal permit agreements. The bill also would have increased from...
  • New Hampshire: Permitless Carry Scheduled for Senate Consideration Today

    05/02/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 2, 2012 | NA
    House Bill 536, important permitless carry legislation, is scheduled for consideration by the state Senate today. Introduced by state Representative J.R. Hoell (R-13), this Right-to-Carry legislation would repeal the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed. However, HB 536 would not eliminate the current carry permitting system, which will still be required for those who wish to 1) participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states, 2) be protected in "gun-free school zones" and 3) be exempt from NICS when purchasing a firearm. In New Hampshire,...
  • Constitutional Carry under attack from Republicans (NH)

    05/02/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | April 19, 2012 | NAGR Staff
    This is it! The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry on Thursday, April 26th! Unfortunately the lying politicians in Concord are ready to follow through with their threats to kill Constitutional Carry. Inside sources are now saying that the next scheduled vote on HB-536 is only a part of a scheme to kill it. Yep, that’s right. Despite SIGNED pledges to support and pass Constitutional Carry from a majority of the Senate — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the anti-gun crusade at the capitol. He’s even ready to take a page out of former...
  • Dartmouth: Dorm Assignments Will Not be 'Limited by Traditional Gender Binary'

    04/30/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/30/2012 | Susan Jones
    ( - Dartmouth College is expanding its "gender neutral" housing program, opening up more rooms where "students of any gender can cohabitate," the school newspaper, The Dartmouth, reported last week. The Ivy League school's website says Dartmouth "seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary." The school's Director of Housing Rachael Class-Giguere is quoted as saying that gender-neutral housing options have been available on campus since 2007. (A growing number of colleges now offer such options.) Recently, Dartmouth's Housing Office has seen “a lot of interest” in more options...
  • Manchester's Biundo, former Santorum campaign manager, moves to key post in Romney camp

    04/26/2012 9:19:06 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 5 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Apr 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm | John DiStaso
    Veteran Manchester Republican activist Mike Biundo, the former national campaign manager for Rick Santorum, has signed on with the Mitt Romney campaign in a key post organizing conservative voters for the presumptive presidential nominee. has learned that after guiding Romney's chief rival's presidential effort, Biundo has now been hired for the general election as the Romney campaign's deputy national director of coalitions. “Mike Biundo ran an outstanding campaign for Senator Santorum,” said Romney spokesman Ryan Williams. “We are excited that he has agreed to bring his considerable skills and abilities to our team.” Williams said Biundo's decision to join...
  • New Hampshire Republicans Conspiring to Kill Constitutional Carry Bill

    04/25/2012 8:38:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Jonathan R Evans
    Milford, NH --( The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry (HB 536) on this Wednesday, April 25th! I wish this meant the Senate intended to pass the bill. Unfortunately, my sources are telling me the Senate is already planning to kill this bill without a recorded vote. You read that right. Despite the fact that a majority of the Senate has pledged to support Constitutional Carry — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the fight to make sure this bill doesn’t pass. What’s worse, in a sickening display of politics at its worst, anti-gun Senators...
  • Obama Maintains Lead Over Romney In NH Poll (WMUR Granite State)

    04/24/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 23, 2012 | Staff
    A new poll shows President Barack Obama is maintaining his lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in New Hampshire. The WMUR Granite State Poll shows Obama leading Romney 51 to 42 percent. That's close to the 10-point lead Obama had over Romney in December.