EXETER – On the eve of a confirmation hearing frenzy in the nation’s capital, New Hampshire’s senior U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen warned that “the Republican leadership is talking about asking us to act on nominees who have not been through the vetting process.”
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, both New Hampshire Democrats, criticized a new House rule that passed virtually unnoticed last week making congressional office records “personal property” of the member.
The familiar debate over whether to make New Hampshire the 28th right-work-state begins today. But unlike past efforts, Republicans now control the House, Senate and governor’s office, giving the proposal the best shot at passage it’s had in years.
Autopsy shows Robert Wesley shot once in head
The union representing professional firefighters throughout the state will meet in Concord on Wednesday to set the stage for a vote of no-confidence in Fire Marshal Bill Degnan.
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The lag in the release of the reports underscores concerns from the Office of Government Ethics that it is being rushed to approve the documentation.
Customers turn to the Geek Squad to retrieve lost data. But over the years, a handful of Best Buy workers have also flagged the FBI after seeing signs of child pornography on devices, earning payments from the law enforcement agency. The practice has sparked concerns about privacy and the government’s use of informants.
The decision follows weeks of talks and Russian airstrikes backing Turkey’s offensive. It also comes as the Obama administration is in the final stages of weighing direct weapons shipments to U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces moving toward ISIS’s de facto capital of Raqqa.
Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, is planning to work on issues involving the Middle East and Israel, as well as consult on free-trade matters.
Compiled by InDepthNH.org, a nonprofit investigative news outlet published online by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism 603-738-5635