NH News Roundup on Tuesday, Dec. 27

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Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Dec. 27

Reid Wins Against AG in Jim Reams Probe Records Case (InDepthNH.org)

CONCORD — Attorney Tom Reid won a major victory Friday when the state Supreme Court ruled the attorney general was wrong in keeping the investigation into former Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams confidential by claiming it was a personnel matter and therefore exempt by law from disclosure.

‘All About Unconditional Love for Everybody’ (Valley News)

Etna — One would be hard-pressed to find somebody who disliked Kathy Marshall. Her good side, according to Carl Sandin, her partner of 13 years, was her only side. Marshall, a resident of Etna, and formerly of Meriden, died in September following a four-year-long struggle with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 68.

Homeless man charged after being found with heroin, crack and cash in Keene (Union Leader)

A homeless man is facing drug charges after police say he was found with heroin, crack cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash after he being stopped for speeding on Eastern Avenue in Keene Friday.

Granite State neighbors push pot legalization dialogue (Union Leader)

With recreational marijuana use now legal in Massachusetts — and about to become so in Maine — some New Hampshire lawmakers are preparing for what they see as its inevitable acceptance here in the Granite State.

State appealing ruling that Laconia police illegally seized drugs, cash (Union Leader)

The state is appealing a judge’s ruling that Laconia police illegally seized drugs and cash from a man’s unregistered car that was towed to his home. 

D-H Airborne Ambulance Warns of Drone Dangers (Valley News)

Lebanon — Families who found a drone under the Christmas tree may have some flight patterns, and federal law, to think about.

The most famous dog in the world (Laconia Daily Sun)

TAMWORTH — A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chinook, who at one time was the most famous dog in the world, will be held Jan. 13-15 at Camp Cody in Freedom.

New Hampshire gets nearly $7M to help homeless (WMUR)

63 programs across state to get funds

Lawmaker proposes involuntary commitment for drug treatment (Caledonian Record)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Those struggling with drug addiction could be hospitalized against their will under a bill being proposed by a New Hampshire lawmaker.

Deceased Mass. Hiker Recovered from Bond Cliff in Lincoln (InDepthNH.org)

The hiker is identified as 26 year old John Holden of Jefferson, Mass.

Indiana man rescued from summit of Mount Washington, NH after leg injury (NH1)

SARGENT’S PURCHASE — An Indiana man suffered a leg injury on a trail, but made it to the summit before being rescued by Fish and Game officials.

Winter break ideas to do with your children in NH (NH1)

With kids on winter break, parents are looking for something to keep them entertained.

Mike Pelchat retires as Mount Washington State Park manager (Berlin Daily Sun)

CAMPTON — Mike Pelchat of Gorham, manager of the Mount Washington State Park, retired on Oct. 31 from his longtime post, said Director Phil Bryce of the state Division of Parks and Recreation at the Dec. 15 Mount Washington Commission meeting.


For Trump, a clash of deals, policy in China (Washington Post)

President-elect Donald Trump has called China an “enemy” of the United States, but for at least eight years his hotel chain has been trying to do business in the country. While negotiations for the luxury hotels have yet to bear fruit, the efforts could hugely complicate one of the most important foreign policy relationships Trump will have to navigate during his presidency.

Saudi Royal Family Is Still Spending in an Age of Austerity (New York Times)

Low oil prices are forcing questions about whether the family can maintain both its lavish lifestyle and its grip on power.

North Korean diplomat has ‘no regrets’ over defection (BBC)

A high-profile North Korean diplomat who defected to South Korea has told the BBC that he has no regrets.

Christmas tamale drama: When the masa went bad, families had to improvise (LA Times)

Hundreds wait in line for refunds after complaints of bad tamales, stomach cramps, fever, nauseated children — and ruined Christmases. ‘We’re not entirely sure yet what occurred,’ says an Amapola market official.

 Compiled by InDepthNH.org, a nonprofit investigative news outlet published online by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism 603-738-5635