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The Highs And Lows

As the country gradually liberalizes marijuana laws -- pot is now legal in Colorado and Washington state and medicinal marijuana is allowed in 23 states and the District of Columbia -- the debate goes…

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Willem Lange: Even in the Bustle of the City, People Crave the Natural World

The TV crew and I stood this morning beside a couple of fortresslike granite buildings with 19th-century-style hip roofs, ocher-colored grout, and fancy exposed rafter tails. They were designed, a brochure…

35 minutes ago
Column: In a Time of Crisis, the Usual Petty Politics

Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly,…

39 minutes ago
Sick of Weeding Yet? It's Time to Mulch Those Garden Beds

I love the musical Porgy and Bess, especially the song, Summertime, with its catchy refrain, "Summertime and the livin' is easy." Clearly Gershwin was a) not a gardener, or b) he mastered the art of mulching.…

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Book Teaches Budget Cooking

Leanne Brown didn't set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp budget. Because Good and Cheap, a beautifully photographed e-book packed with low-cost,…

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Summer Crowds Flock to Alaskan 'Hot Dog Nazi'

Anchorage, Alaska -- There's no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines. M.A.'s Gourmet…

Jul 22
New CEOs urge Market Basket workers to return

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - The Market Basket supermarket chain's new co-CEOs on Tuesday urged protesting employees to go back to work, saying they are committed to continuing the company's "tradition of excellence and dedication."

Jul 22
Suit challenges New Hampshire law on ballot access

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is going to court to challenge a new law that limits the time period third parties have to petition their way onto the ballot.

Jul 22
Opponents petition against Vermont Gas pipeline

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - About 40 protesters converged Tuesday outside Vermont Public Service Board offices to demand a halt to the natural gas pipeline expansion in western Vermont.

Jul 22
GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash.

Jul 22
Roofing company owner sentenced for theft

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire attorney general says the owner of a roofing business has been sentenced to three to six years in prison for stealing from customers.

Jul 22
Civil liberties group challenges ballot rule law

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is going to court to challenge the constitutionality of a new law that limits the time period third parties have to petition their way onto the ballot.

Jul 22
Police investigate death of 2-year-old child

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a toddler who was found unresponsive in a Shelburne, Vermont, home.

Jul 22
Vermont sues Dollar Tree over sale of jewelry

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont attorney general is suing Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. for selling jewelry that the state says contains toxic substances.

Jul 22
State argues abortion clinic buffer zone is legal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A law allowing abortion clinics to create buffer zones of up to 25 feet is different from a Massachusetts law that was struck down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court and will survive a court challenge, New Hampshire's attorney general said in legal filings.

Jul 22
Opponents petition regulators against pipeline

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - About 40 protesters have converged on the building that houses the Vermont Public Service Board to demand a halt to the natural gas pipeline expansion underway in western Vermont.

Jul 22
Driver stops to help ducklings, gets ticket

NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

Jul 22
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick 4 Day" game were: