( Concord, N.H. ) - New Hampshire's Senate has passed a bill that would require voters to live in New Hampshire for 30 days prior to voting.


The bill passed yesterday along party lines. Supporters say it is necessary to prevent  what they call "drive-by" voter fraud, but opponents say the law will disenfranchise voters. The  Senate has also  passed a bill that would help reinvest in the historic Balsams hotel . The bill  would allow the state to create a district to collect fees from the Balsams property to repay $28 million in investment. It goes now to the house.

The fiancee of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial today, saying that he was intoxicated in the hours before the killing of her sister’s boyfriend. Shayanna Jenkins also told the jury that she found a handgun in a kitchen junk drawer beforE the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Amherst middle school students were dismissed TOday after a note was found in a classroom saying there was a bomb in a bathroom. School officials said the handwritten note was found about 8:40 a.m. All students were evacuated to Souhegan high school . There was no word on  whether anything was found in the school.

The planned deployment of a Maine National Guard unit to Kuwait next year has been canceled. Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc said the deployment was canceled because the company is scheduled to transition to an infantry unit around the same time it would have been returning from the mission.


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