Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

US House votes to curb asset forfeiture

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to curb federal asset forfeitures, a program that enables law enforcement officers to seize private property, often in cases where the owner was never even charged with a crime, much less convicted. The House bill … Continue reading

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First Meeting: N.H. Right to Know Study Commission

The New Hampshire commission to study Right-to-Know complaint resolution met for the first time last Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. It’s official name is the Commission to Study Processes to Resolve Right-to-Know Complaints. It was formed by House Bill 178. … Continue reading

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Sen. Shaheen To Co-Sponsor Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’ Bill

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a growing list of Democrats who are co-sponsoring a national single-payer health insurance plan put forward by Vermont’s Bernie Sanders. The 2016 Presidential candidate has long championed universal health coverage, including efforts in his home state … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Has the Highest Median Income in the US

For a state with no minimum wage the people who live here are doing rather well. The mean average hourly wage for the entire state rose from $22.62/hour in 2014 to $24.03/hour in the 2016 report (+6.2%). The mean entry level wage … Continue reading

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Report: Southern New Hampshire retail market bouncing back

(9.1 percent real estate vacancy is best since 2008) The retail real estate market in southern New Hampshire is showing signs of improvement, according to the KeyPoint Partners’ annual overview of the region. In fact, the Burlington, Mass.-based KeyPoint’s Report … Continue reading

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Teamster’s Union being run by “political hacks.”

O’Brien said the union is being run by non-elected “full-time political hacks” who have never been Teamsters and whom other Teamster officials have complained about for years. “It is a situation which you tolerate, and I don’t have the confidence … Continue reading

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Mayor announces plans to resign after 5th sex abuse claim

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced his resignation after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. Murray had already announced earlier that he would not seek a second term. He said today that he … Continue reading

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