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  1. RINDGE, N.H. — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg.By the next morning, the hashtag — #MayorCheat — was trending worldwide."That's so funny that we're the first people to make this joke," said Nick Thorburn, a 38-year-old musician.Not everyone was laughing.Some on [...]
  2. SOMERSWORTH — Emmett Soldati kicked off his campaign for the state Executive Council in District 2 with a party at his Teatotaller cafe Wednesday night.About 100 people attended and city councilors Palana Belken of Rochester and Crystal Paradis of Somersworth shared stories about how Soldati inspired them and why they are supporting him in his race, according to a press release issued by his campaign.Soldati told the crowd that he spent most of his youth letting others [...]
  3. HAMPTON — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said she was “very, very eager” to make sure federal dollars were bolstering efforts in combating substance misuse during a visit Wednesday at the SOS Recovery Community Organization in Hampton.Hassan hosted a roundtable discussion with recovery specialists and law enforcement officials from Dover and Farmington who are part of the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program.Hassan said the purpose of [...]
  4. WINDHAM (AP) — A man has been accused of throwing President Donald Trump campaign signs and slapping a teen across the face outside a New Hampshire polling location during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.Police said the attack happened just as Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, was leaving Windham High School after voting Tuesday. As Bradley was walking by a Trump campaign tent, he allegedly slapped the 15-year-old, then allegedly assaulted two adults who tried to [...]
  5. CONCORD (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu touted economic, educational and environmental successes in his State of the State address Thursday, while offering a handful of initiatives spanning life stages from pre-birth to old age.Sununu, who is seeking a third term in November, urged lawmakers to reflect on how "here in New Hampshire, we do it a little bit different, and we do it a lot better.""When times are good, we do not raise taxes, we don't create bureaucracy," [...]