Mar 7, 2014: The New Hampshire Senate unanimously approved a bill yesterday that would require courts to terminate the parental rights of rapists when petitions are filed by women who bear children after being sexually assaulted. The bill must still be approved by the House. The proposal would apply to those who have been convicted of sexual assault or if a fact-finding hearing determines the child was conceived as a result of sexual assault. Under current law, termination of parental rights is an option but is not mandatory. A national advocate for women who become pregnant after a sexual assault earlier this month urged lawmakers to pass the measure. She said New Hampshire is one of 15 states that don’t require termination upon conviction of sexual assault if the mother seeks it. (SOURCE: Concord Monitor: "Senate passes bill on parental rights of rapists")
Feb 12, 2014: From the Concord Monitor: "The New York Times recently profiled the operators of one of the fog machines opposing an increase in the federal minimum wage. It’s a Washington, D.C., advertising firm that’s heeded the suggestion of songwriter Paul Simon when he penned, “Why don’t you and I get together and call ourselves an institute.” Berman and Co., among other activities, creates institutes. To combat the minimum wage, it has the official-sounding Employment Policies Institute. Be wary of such entities, particularly those created not to do research but to weigh in on matters of public policy. What they seek to institute are laws that benefit their clients, in Berman’s case organizations representing the restaurant industry."
Dec 26, 2013: Hot Topic: Anticipation and skepticism on Loudon RoadNov 13, 2013: Death Penalty Information Center: EDITORIALS: New Hampshire's Concord Monitor Calls for Death Penalty Repeal
The Concord Monitor of New Hampshire called for repeal of the state's death penalty in a recent editorial.
Nov 1, 2013: Concord Patch: Concord Monitor Endorsements Utterly Illogical
Experience seems to be the key word with the Monitor, but let's take a look at Ward 1, in which the Monitor endorses Brent Todd.
Apr 25, 2013: New Hampshire.com: Concord Monitor reporter explores issue observing her own mental health issues
The New Hampshire House passed Governor Maggie Hassan's $11 billion budget this week, including $28 million to fix the state?s mental healthcare system.
Aug 13, 2013: In Vocus: Concord Monitor names new city editor
Annmarie Timmins has been named city editor for the Concord Monitor. She replaces Hans Schulz, who left earlier this summer to become an assistant living and arts editor at the Boston Globe.
June 29, 2013: Jonathan P Baird: My Advice To High School Seniors – published in the Concord Monitor 6/9/2013
My local newspaper, the Concord Monitor, solicited readers to write in and offer advice to graduating high school seniors.
June 11, 2013: Editorial: Ayotte gives immigration reform an important pushMar 14, 2013: Child rapist Denis Gagne pleads guilty to another 1989 crime
Nov 13, 2012: Free Keene: Concord Monitor Reports on New NH Secession Group
It’s about time people started promoting this issue. Thanks to Neal Connor and the activists behind the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence, a brand new group created to advocate for NH secession. Ben Leubsdorf at the Concord Monitor reports
July 7, 2012: Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien keeps Concord Monitor reporters out of press event
House Speaker William O’Brien banned two Concord Monitor reporters from attending Friday’s press conference on abuse of welfare benefits.
Dec 22, 2011: National Journal: Concord Monitor Endorses Huntsman
Jon Huntsman is a "consistent but never doctrinaire conservative" who poses the greatest challenge to President Obama in the general election, wrote the Concord Monitor Thursday in its editorial endorsement.
Sept 22, 2010: NPPA: Internship Perspective: Concord Monitor
Sarah Beth Glicksteen interned at the Concord Monitor in the spring of 2009. She is a freelance photojournalist currently based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Dec 23, 2007: New York Times: Concord Monitor: ‘Not Romney’
Newspapers have an historical tradition of endorsing candidates in political races, offering their readers long arguments why they should support a candidate. But something quite extraordinary could be found on the opinion page of theConcord Monitor Sunday morning. An anti-endorsement.
The Concord Monitor is the daily newspaper for Concord, the state capital of New Hampshire. It also covers surrounding towns in Merrimack, most of Belknap county, as well as portions of Grafton, Rockingham and Hillsborough counties. TheMonitor has several times been named as one of the best small papers in America and in April 2008, the Monitor became aPulitzer Prize winning paper, when photographer Preston Gannaway was honored for feature photography. Its website has included blogs by editor Felice Belman and the paper's photo department. As the capital's newspaper, the Monitor is known for its coverage of state government and politics, including the "Capital Beat" column.