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Where They Stand: Environmental Issues Energize Debate In Governor's Race

Among the presidential candidates, environmental issues haven’t gotten much play this campaign season. Here in New Hampshire, that’s not quite the case, especially in the gubernatorial race where issues like Northern Pass, solar and wind energy and high energy costs have helped shape the campaign.
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Three cases of mumps have been linked to the University of New Hampshire, and health officials are reminding residents to take precautions, especially those with a connection to the Durham campus.

Mumps can spread easily, especially among college-age students. There has been an increase in mumps cases nationally.

The New Hampshire Health Department is recommending two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for all school-age children. A second dose is recommended for students in college settings who haven't yet received two doses.

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Donald Trump is returning to New Hampshire, his third trip to the Granite State this month.

The Republican presidential nominee will hold a rally in Manchester on Friday, the campaign has announced.

With less than two weeks to go, both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are targeting New Hampshire, one of the key swing states that could decide the race.

Clinton held a rally earlier this week at Saint Anselm College.

The Community College System of New Hampshire today announced it had been awarded a 1.2 million dollar grant from the federal department of labor.

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Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was in New Hampshire Tuesday to help rally supporters in the final stretch before Election Day.

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Last week, the Manchester-based company Dyn was the subject of a DDOS cyberattack that brought down major websites like Twitter and the Boston Globe for several hours. It’s the kind of attack that can essentially hijack devices connected to the internet and turn them all against a specific target.  And it can happen again.

The former top prosecutor in Rockingham County, Jim Reams, has won a $30,000 settlement from the state.

The settlement comes after retired county Attorney, Jim Reams, sued the state Attorney General, Joe Foster, for attorney’s fees.  

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As the race to become New Hampshire’s next governor enters the home stretch, the rhetoric from both campaigns is growing more contentious.

At a forum hosted by the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning, Democrat Colin Van Ostern and Republican Chris Sununu stepped up their attacks on each other’s backgrounds.

Complaints about skewed public polls are nothing new. Recent election cycles have included many such accusations from candidates – especially when they’re running behind. In 2012, many Republicans held onto the idea that the polls were skewed against Mitt Romney, right up until Barack Obama won reelection.

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Let us know what questions you have for Democratic Congressional candidate Carol Shea-Porter, who's vying to win back the seat she held two years ago in New Hampshire's 1st District. You could get an answer later this week.

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At Monday night’s 1st Congressional District debate hosted by NH1 News, two familiar foes were joined by a newcomer to the race.

Incumbent Republican Frank Guinta and Democrat Carol Shea-Porter are no strangers to voters in the 1st District; this marks the fourth consecutive race where they’ll both be on the ballot.

So voters by now are used to hearing them square off on the issues, as they did Monday night on the topic of term limits.

Guinta says he supports the idea; Shea-Porter disagrees.


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