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Outcry From Child Care Community Sinks State's Attempt to Overhaul Licensing Rules

The state’s attempt to overhaul its childcare rules has been stalled yet again, after childcare providers across the state mobilized against the proposed changes.

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The Museum of Art at UNH, Durham is presenting the work of fifteen artists, all of whom are past recipients of the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant

The show, titled: “Impact,” opens with a reception on October 26th and runs through December 15th. 

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The state’s attempt to overhaul its childcare rules has been stalled yet again, after childcare providers across the state mobilized against the proposed changes. 

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Kevin Roark waits tables at the Barley House in Concord. On this day, he stands at the host's station, greeting guests as they walk through the door. 

"Two?" Roark asks a pair of women who have come in for lunch. 

These women don't seem to recognize Roark. But he has a reputation among the regulars here. You may have encountered a server like Roark at other restaurants. A little theatrical or over the top.

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Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be back in the state this weekend.

Senator Sanders is scheduled to attend a fundraiser held by the Strafford County Democratic Committee on Sunday evening.

The group says proceeds from the event will pay for mailings and voter registration efforts.

A recent UNH poll shows Sanders remains popular among Democrats in New Hampshire.

This will mark his second visit to New Hampshire in as many months.

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Lebanon will celebrate the opening of a new, state-of-the-art skatepark this weekend. The park is named in honor of Tyler Kirschner, a local skateboarder, who passed away two years ago at the age of 28.

After his death, his parents – to their surprise – started getting calls and emails from people all over the world, asking what had happened to "Rusty Berrings."

It turned out, unbeknownst to them, their son was an avid skateboard blogger who had built a broad community online. Rusty Berrings was his username.

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The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble will celebrate women composers Saturday night with a concert featuring works exclusively by female artists. The show, titled “Music, She Wrote…,” is one of several social-justice oriented performances this season at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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New court documents reveal how a former Franklin Pierce University professor and her son say they obtained valuable works of art. Those paintings, by the New York-based artist Leon Golub, were then sold to a collector who claims they are forgeries.

This story first broke last year, centering the art world’s attention on an unlikely location: Rindge, New Hampshire. NHPR’s Todd Bookman joins Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley for an update on the case.

A New Hampshire House committee has rejected the late filing of a bill that would have banned so-called "bump stocks" like the ones used by the Las Vegas gunman to mimic the action of fully automatic guns.

Democratic Rep. Steve Shurtleff, of Concord, proposed the bill to ban the devices that helped Stephen Paddock kill 58 and wound hundreds in Las Vegas. He sought permission to introduce it, even though the Sept. 22 deadline already had passed.

Former Stafford County Attorney Lincoln Soldati announced Wednesday that he is running as a Democratic candidate for New Hampshire’s 1st District House seat.

Soldati, a Democrat and Portsmouth native, spent 17 years as Strafford County Attorney.

In 2009 he was elected mayor of Somersworth, but he resigned the post in 2011 after his house burnt down and he was unable to rebuild.

Last year, Soldati traveled to North Dakota to join Native Americans and others who were opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. He says that experience inspired him to run.

Work continues in Berlin as NHPR replaces its existing radio tower with a more modern piece of equipment.

The old tower came down Oct. 16 to make way for a new one. 

The new tower is designed to provide North Country listeners on WECV in the Berlin area with service for years to come.

NHPR's Director of Information Technology William Nichols shot this video as the tower toppled down. 

The tower, which stood 260 feet, was brought down by removing specific guy wires so that it would fall almost precisely where crews wanted it.

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