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My Statement

By Linda Wooddell

My name is Linda Wooddell. I am a Registered Nurse. I was born and raised in New York City, but I’ve lived in NH for about 20 years. I have 5 grown sons and 5 grandchildren. I have been a widow for 8 years.

I got my Associates Degree in Nursing at River Valley Community College in Claremont. I earned my Baccalaureate Degree in Science majoring in Nursing at UNH in Durham.

I worked for DHMC in Lebanon for 10 years, worked at the VNA of Vermont and…

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Added by Linda Wooddell on July 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Granite State liquor sales reach record high

New Hampshire's liquor sales in the past fiscal year were a record high $626 million.

The record sales for fiscal year 2014 were $23 million higher than the previous fiscal year - an increase of nearly 4 percent.

Liquor Commission Chairman Joseph Mollica says net profits of $148 million were transferred to the state's general fund.

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 29, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Gov. Hassan vetoes workplace bullying bill

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill Monday aimed at protecting New Hampshire state employees from abusive work environments, saying it was well-intentioned but unworkable.

Lawmakers passed the measure after hearing from current and former state workers who said they experienced workplace bullying. It would have required state departments and agencies to develop policies to address harassment.…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 28, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Free Speech vs. Right to do harm

By Roy Allenstein

Subject: France

I am very upset with you as our President. You are suppose to enforce the law and when other countries violate human rights which we feel are important, you are suppose to speak up.  You do not take a firm and unwavering position against hate crimes and governments that do not protect those so threatened. When there are pro…
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Added by roy allenstein on July 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Free Speech vs. Right to do harm

By Roy Allenstein

Subject: France

I am very upset with you as our President. You are suppose to enforce the law and when other countries violate human rights which we feel are important, you are suppose to speak up.  You do not take a firm and unwavering position against hate crimes and governments that do not protect those so threatened. When there are pro…
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Added by roy allenstein on July 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law

New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not.

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently told retailers they should accept Washington, D.C., driver's licenses when determining a buyer's age, even though state law does not explicitly include them and instead refers to licenses from "another state" or Canada.…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 27, 2014 at 10:35pm — No Comments

July 26: Hassan signs more bills into law; a few still await action

Gov. Maggie Hassan went on a signing spree of sorts this week, making note of four bill she signed into law, including a big one related to the use of cellphones in a motor vehicle.



HB 1360 makes hand-held cellphone use illegal while driving and in signing it into law Hassan said: “Distracted driving was one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities in New Hampshire and across the nation in…

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Added by LFDA's Week in Review on July 26, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments

Judge delays abortion clinic buffer zone argument

A federal judge has put off arguments on the constitutionality of New Hampshire's law creating buffer zones of up to 25 feet around abortion clinics after the attorney general agreed not to enforce it.

The law was to take effect July 10 but after the Massachusetts ruling, Alliance Defending Freedom sued on behalf of several abortion opponents to block it.

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 24, 2014 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Marijuana helps more than you know.

By timothy m. kay sr.

hi, i think the state of colorado is an example nh should follow. i am not a professor or law enforcement, i am an example of someone that benefits from occasional marijuana use. i have had 2 head injuries and suffer from pain from the brain injuries. i know some people will look at me and say, oh thats a cop out. well, i offer you to drop the bull....  opinions that you learned in books and have compassion for people that actually struggle with more than…

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Added by timothy m. kay sr. on July 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Medical marijuana advocates unhappy with slow implementation of NH law

Wednesday marked one year since New Hampshire became the final New England state to legalize medical marijuana.

Outside the State House in Concord patient advocates marked the anniversary by saying the state is moving too slowly in making it legal to actually possess it.

Read the full article from NHPR and learn more from the …

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 23, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Obama's fund-raising tour!

Marjorie Gabrielle Perloff
I am outraged that, given the events in Europe and Israel, that Obama is going on a fund-raising tour!! I voted for him twice and used to send a lot of money, but never another dime.  He has virtually been absent when it comes to foreign policy.  I think he should have been in the Netherlands for the Memorial Service today.  

Added by Marjorie Gabrielle Perloff on July 23, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

NH Civil Liberties Union suit argues new law shuts out third parties

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties has filed a lawsuit in federal court that challenges a new state law limiting the time political parties have to collect signatures to get on the ballot.

The organization filed the lawsuit on behalf of the libertarian party.

State law now requires that political organizations collect the signatures they need in the year of the election.…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 22, 2014 at 9:29pm — No Comments

North Country hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs

Faced with increasingly worrisome economic challenges, four North Country hospitals said Monday they have signed an agreement to work together to try and find ways to “improve quality, increase efficiencies and lower cost of health care delivery in the region.”

The hospitals said their problems range from growing healthcare costs to Medicaid payments that don’t always cover services provided to the poor.…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 21, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments

$6M in tax credits to go toward community projects

A senior housing development in Keene, a walking trail in Salem, and a church-turned-art lab in Manchester are among the 14 New Hampshire nonprofits that have been awarded nearly $6 million in state tax credits.

The amount has been awarded through the Community Development Finance Authority Tax Credit Program. The tax credits allow for more than $25.6 million in leverage for the projects.…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 20, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Marine Life I cry

By Elizabeth Moss

Dear President dont let them harm the marine.   Please dont let them hurt the wildlife to test for oil in the waters.  Please dont I am beggin you.  Please.

Added by Elizabeth Moss on July 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

July 19: 2014 election issues dominate

Republican doubts about a campaign contribution to the governor, a questionable attribution by a GOP candidate for governor and fundraising were among the issues that dominated headlines this week in New Hampshire.



The New Hampshire Republican Party filed a complaint with the attorney general’s office about a $25,000 contribution to the Democratic incumbent from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC.



The complaint says the donation violates the state's…

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Added by LFDA's Week in Review on July 19, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Little support for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) legislation in NH (409 responses; 6/25/14)

By Rob Levey

According to a recent report issued by the environmental organization Environment New Hampshire, one of the keys to increasing electric car ownership in the state is zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) legislation. When asked if NH should join the rest of New England in passing such legislation—NH is the only state that has not—Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) Facebook members were clear in their disapproval.

In fact, just 8 percent of respondents…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 18, 2014 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Republicans accuse Hassan of taking illegal campaign contributions

New Hampshire Republicans have accused Gov. Maggie Hassan of accepting illegal campaign contributions from organized labor and have asked the Attorney General to investigate. At issue is a total of $45,000 in donations to the governor’s re-election campaign from three labor unions.

Thursday afternoon an attorney for the Hassan campaign asked New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster to expedite a review of the Republican party’s allegations.…

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 17, 2014 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Number of immigrants at county jail is not unusual, officials say

Though the number of immigrants detained at the Strafford County House of Corrections has made headlines in recent days as unusual figure, the number of detainees currently at the jail is status quo, officials say.

As an influx of illegal immigrants continues to cross American borders, none of those individuals have been transported to the county jail.

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Added by LFDA Editor on July 16, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

The Season of Fairs, Festivals and Political Candidates

By Lara Bricker

     It’s the season of fairs, festivals and political candidates here in New Hampshire. This is the time of the year when you can get your fix of fried dough and deep fried pickles while also meeting the candidates running for elected…

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Added by Lara Bricker on July 16, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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