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Border Patrol Checkpoint Set Up Again on I-93 in N.H.

Travelers on Interstate 93 near Woodstock may encounter another border patrol check point this weekend. The U.S. Border Patrol confirmed Friday afternoon that it's conducting checkpoint operations on I-93 in New Hampshire but it would not disclose details as to timing or exact location. But travelers have reported that the checkpoint is near Exits 30 and 31. [N.H. ACLU: Concord Coach Line Complicit With Immigration Officials] This comes after a Memorial Day weekend checkpoint in the same area...

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A woman intertwined with a 12-foot bottle of alcohol won first place in the 18th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

Abe Waterman of Prince Edward Island, Canada, says his sculpture, which also included a devil on the back side and is titled "Temptation," represents the vices in life.

Second place went to Mélineige Beauregard from Montreal, Canada, with the sculpture "Rising." Third Place went to Dan Belcher from Missouri. His piece was called "Water Dance."

Italian Runner Wins Mount Washington Road Race

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A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, won the Mount Washington Road Race in convincing fashion.

The ACLU released a statement on its social media accounts calling for bus transit company Concord Coach Lines to cease what it says is complicity with immigration officials.

The civil liberties group also posted video allegedly showing travelers encountering immigration agents as they prepared to board a Concord Coach Lines bus in Maine. In that video, some of the customers question a company employee.

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An American airman is being buried more than 70 years after he crashed on a Pacific island during World War II.

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Roy Davis, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, was a gunner. He and a pilot were aboard an A-20G Havoc bomber on March 12, 1944, that failed to return after attacking enemy targets in New Guinea.

Attempts to find the aircraft and crew were unsuccessful. Davis and 2nd Lt. Vernal Bird were declared dead in 1949.

Here are 5 things to do in New Hampshire on this summer-like weekend. 

And check out NHPR's community calendar for more events and weekend ideas.

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It is going to be a sunny and hot weekend in New Hampshire.

Temperatures will reach highs in the 80s on Saturday, while the heat will climb into the mid-90s on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The forecast indicates the temperature reaching 97 in Nashua and hitting 96 in Manchester.

The hot weather will stick around Monday, when there's a chance of showers and thunder storms.

 

A New Hampshire legislative committee said Friday that wildlife officials must gather more public comment on a proposal to expand the trapping rules for snowshoe hares.

The wild rabbits are later released by sporting clubs to be chased by hunting dogs for training purposes and competitive field trials. The proposal would increase the number of permits allowing people to trap the rabbits from six to 10, and extend the season for capturing. The current rule has been in place since 2007.

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Jun 15, 2018

Over the past five years, New Hampshire's cannabis legislation has gone from non-existent to possible all-out legalization. But among neighboring states, New Hampshire still lags behind. On today's show we're answering an #OnlyinNH question that asks, "why, when compared to other New England states, is New Hampshire so conservative on cannabis legislation?" And then a different kind of high - we head to the mountains to see who's hiking and smoking?   

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Democratic candidate Molly Kelly officially filed to run for New Hampshire governor Friday afternoon.

 

Kelly entered the Secretary of State's office in Concord to cheers from supporters. The former state senator has collected endorsements from several prominent Democrats in the state, including Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig.

 

With a political resume that includes twenty years in New Hampshire Senate, three terms on the Executive Council, time in the New Hampshire House and a run for governor, Manchester’s Lou D’Allesandro can, at this point, rightly claim to being something of a New Hampshire political institution. 

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