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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM

New Hampshire at 2 a.m.

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NH XGR CONVENES

CONCORD, N.H. — Just as it was two years ago, guns in New Hampshire's Statehouse will be debated when the Legislature convenes the new session Wednesday. Democrats won control of the House in November's election and propose to reinstitute a ban on guns and deadly weapons in the chamber and adjacent areas that Republicans repealed two years ago on the first day of the session. By Norma Love.

ALSO GETTING ATTENTION:

—HASSAN-INAUGURATION — Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan is being inaugurated Thursday afternoon and plans an open house at the New Hampshire Statehouse to greet the public.

— AIRLINE DISCOUNT— A small airline's discounted ticket promotion has helped a New Hampshire airport reach a benchmark passenger count for 2012, making it eligible for $1 million in federal funding.

— TOWN OFFICIAL-DRUGS— A former state representative from Salem, N.H., has agreed to plead guilty to charges of selling drugs.

— AYOTTE-PAY RAISES — New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she plans to introduce legislation to block Congress and other high-ranking federal officials from getting a salary increase.

— TOWN CLERK-THEFT — A town clerk in New Hampshire has been found not guilty of theft for allegedly stealing $100 from the town's daily cash receipts.

— HIGHWAY CAMERAS — New Hampshire motorists can now get a real-time view of traffic conditions thanks to a new public-private partnership. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is working with a Virginia Company called TrafficLand to allow the public to view video from cameras positioned in 10 locations around the state.

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