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  1. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It's great to be identified early as the establishment-backed candidate and to benefit from millions of dollars in donations.It's not so great for the opponents.Activist Betsy Sweet and attorney Bre Kidman have watched money pour into front-runner Sara Gideon's campaign for U.S. Senate in Maine, with cash piling up to the point that she's now raised the most of any political candidate in the state's history. Gideon's claims that she wants to [...]
  2. RYE — Congressman Chris Pappas toured coastal infrastructure last Thursday and learned about an initiative to guard against future flood events.The Democratic representative for the 1st District learned about the Rockingham Planning Commission’s High Water Mark Initiative to identify flood adaptation and resilience actions. Pappas spoke with representatives of the state Department of Environmental Services, Rockingham Planning Commission and League of Conservation [...]
  3. EPPING — The numbers are in for the highest receiving businesses of the federal CARES Act’s $520 billion Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP.On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration released data featuring the name of every organization in the country that received loans of amounts of $150,000, up to $10 million, broken into smaller ranges.In total, 4.9 million loans were issued to American businesses and nonprofits [...]
  4. State Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky says the primary reason he’s running for governor is because he says New Hampshire has never fully made good on its promise to offer "a quality education" to children across the state.Before he was first elected to the five-member council in 2016, the Democrat from Concord was best known for years in the Granite State as the lead attorney for the victorious plaintiffs in the landmark Claremont school district funding lawsuit a quarter [...]
  5. Ahead of the now-postponed Trump rally in Portsmouth, we signed up for general admission tickets to the rally. In addition to texts asking for donations and if we wanted to order yard signs, the campaign sent a text message asking to fill out a survey.The message reads, "Pres Trump: My rally speeches are highly confidential. I need YOUR help to prepare for tomorrow, [...]