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Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday in front of Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee has committed to a public hearing Thursday to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford about her accusation that he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, according to people familiar with the deal the parties struck on Sunday….

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Capital Beat: Advocates think 2019 is the year for publicly funded elections

It was an early flashpoint in the Democratic gubernatorial primary: Which candidate was doing more to turn away corporate campaign donations? It was a key factor in the Democrats’ race for the 1st Congressional District nomination, as Maura Sullivan’s massive war chest, filled with out-of-state cont…

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Early voting begins in neighboring states, but New Hampshire has higher turnout, Secretary of State says

The first ballots in the 2018 midterm elections were cast on Friday, as four states kicked off early voting, including Vermont.New Hampshire’s two other neighbors, Massachusetts and Maine, are among the 37 states across the country that this year offer “no-excuse” absentee ballots or other kinds of…

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Merrimack County: Hilliard, Halvorsen win GOP primaries for sheriff, county attorney

Former Concord city councilor Paul Halvorsen held a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination for Merrimack County Attorney on Tuesday night, while incumbent Scott Hilliard won the GOP nomination for county sheriff.Halvorsen was poised to defeat Hillsborough County prosecutor Nicole…

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Candidates for governor diverge on health care

New Hampshire’s top gubernatorial candidates propose taking the state down starkly different paths on providing health care to its poorest uninsured residents.

Democrat Maggie Hassan says she would accept an option under the federal health care overhaul to cover thousands of people by expanding Medicaid. Hassan has repeatedly stressed the advantage of extending coverage to people who can’t afford it. She says expanding Medicaid will inject $1 billion into New Hampshire’s economy by 2020 while providing health coverage to people who have none.

“Without it, we will have fewer and fewer resources to make sure people in New Hampshire get medical care, and that hurts all of us,” she said Friday.

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