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First lady Melania Trump listens during a round table discussion at Concord Hospital, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

First lady promotes Trump's approach to opioid crisis in NH

Sep. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump used her first solo trip outside Washington since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic to showcase a piece of her “Be Best” youth well-being initiative on Thursday in a state her husband is hoping to win in November. The first lady toured...

3 charged in shooting of man found dead on roadside in 2018

Sep. 16, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CONCORD, Vt. (AP) — Three people are facing charges in the fatal shooting of a man found dead on a rural road in Concord, Vermont, two years ago. The girlfriend of victim Michael Pimental, Krystal Whitcomb, 28, of Waterford, John Welch, 34, of Woodsville, New Hampshire, and Michael “Moe”...

Salvation Army will gather donations early due to virus

Sep. 15, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Salvation Army is planning to start its Red Kettle campaign earlier this year — in November — because of the need caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and people won't need change or cash in hand to donate. “We’re going to have a code right on the kettle...

Districts investigate explicit images during remote lessons

Sep. 12, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Students in two New Hampshire school districts were subjected to pornography and other inappropriate behavior during remote classes this week, authorities said. A teacher in Nashua reported a pornographic image being shown to the entire class during a remote lesson, Gregory Rodriguez,...

Heather Merrill, widow of former Gov. Steve Merrill, receives an American flag at his memorial service outside the Statehouse on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. Merrill, a Republican who served two terms in the 1990s, died Sept. 5 at age 74. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

Governors past and present honor Steve Merrill at Statehouse

Sep. 11, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire governors past and present honored one of their own Friday, remembering Republican Steve Merrill for talents both political and personal. Merrill, who served for two terms in the 1990s, died Sept. 5 at age 74. He coined the term “New Hampshire Advantage,” in...

Political rivals come together in separate shows of unity

Sep. 10, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former political rivals in New Hampshire came together in separate shows of party unity Thursday — Republicans at an in-person breakfast and Democrats in an event held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. On the Republican side, Retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc hugged...

Dan Feltes holds his youngest daughter, Josie, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at his home in Concord, N.H. Feltes is seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the Tuesday, Sept. 8, primary election. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP

General election match-ups set in New Hampshire

Sep. 9, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Dan Feltes started his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday promising to prove the pundits wrong and defeat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November. Feltes, the state Senate majority leader, defeated Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, a fellow attorney best known for...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu speaks at a Cops for Trump rally in Portsmouth, N.H. Sununu is seeking his party's nomination in the Tuesday, Sept. 8, primary to run for re-election in November. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Democratic primary for NH governor too early to call

Sep. 9, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Democratic gubernatorial race between two Concord attorneys hoping to upgrade their Statehouse experience remained too early to call early Wednesday, while Republican Gov. Chris Sununu easily defeated two longshots on the GOP ballot. With almost 91% of the precincts reporting, Sen....

Matt Mowers speaks before a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. Mowers is a Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District in New Hampshire's Sept. 8, primary election. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mowers, Negron win NH GOP primaries, to face Pappas, Kuster

Sep. 9, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

A former official in President Donald Trump’s State Department will take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas in November in a race that will offer stark solutions to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the economic toll it has taken on New Hampshire. Matt Mowers, a 31-year-old former Trump official,...

A sign reminds voters to socially distance while voting in the state's primary, election Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, outside Hopkinton Middle-High School in Hopkinton, N.H. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

Virus prompts primary-day changes; UNH has new testing lab

Sep. 8, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic changed not just how candidates campaigned leading up to Tuesday's state primary, but the act of voting itself. Temporary changes to state law allowed anyone with concerns about the virus to vote by absentee ballot. Those who voted in person stood 6 feet apart...