Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Tuftonboro’s Noxious Lawsuit, Part of National Trend

“These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government.” That’s how the Associated Press quotes University of Kansas journalism professor Jonathan Peters, speaking about a troubling trend in recent years of government bodies suing citizens who seek disclosure … Continue reading

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Portsmouth officials defend property revaluation

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth officials defended their recent revaluation of residential and commercial properties during a city council workshop Monday evening. Finance Director Judie Belanger said despite the beliefs of some residents who have reached out to her department, commercial property owners … Continue reading

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Sex Trafficking Ring Run by Two NH Women Busted

Sonya Palic (a.k.a. Chloe), 46, of Manchester, and Sonya Palic (a.k.a. Red), 46, of Bedford allegedly arranged for women to meet with men, either for “in-calls” or “out-calls” at hotels, to provide commercial sexual services in exchange for cash. | … Continue reading

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High court declines to hear fishing monitor case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear New Hampshire fisherman David Goethel’s case that challenged the federal government’s ability to force commercial fishermen to pay the costs of at-sea monitoring. The rejection by the Supreme Court is the … Continue reading

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NH Journal: Congress Fails to Reauthorize Federal Perkins Loan Program

Perkins loans were formerly available to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students enrolled full-time or part-time at a one of the 1,400 colleges participating in the program. The loan is set at a five percent interest rate and is issued by the college … Continue reading

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New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus Comments on Speaker Jasper’s Effort to Tear Apart Republican Party

Concord — The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today offered the following comments in response to House Speaker Shawn Jasper’s efforts to split the Republican Party through division. WMUR reported that Jasper told NHGOP Chair Jeanne Forrester that “no … Continue reading

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Chuck Douglas Resigns as N.H. House legal counsel

Former Supreme Court judge and U.S. Congressman Chuck Douglas resigned from his position as legal counsel of the New Hampshire House on Monday, according to Speaker Shawn Jasper. Douglas, 74 of Bow, has served in the role since 2014, according to a … Continue reading

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