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'Like Dead Fish in North Carolina': Dartmouth's Corpse Flower Blooms

Morphy the Corpse Flower came into bloom this past weekend at Dartmouth College and NHPR’s Sean Hurley stood in line with hundreds of people eager to get a whiff of the smelliest flower in the world.
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If you’re looking to build a home or if you’re a civil engineer trying to plan for some big new project, you’re going to want to know what the future will be like for that plot of land you’d like to build on. Climate change makes that difficult. It’s hard to predict, for example, what rainfall will be, or whether ocean levels will rise. How, then, do we proceed with investments in our personal or collective futures?

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte says it's too early to say whether bombing suspect Ahmed Rahami, an American citizen, should be tried as an enemy combatant, as Donald Trump suggested Monday.

"As an American citizen, you can be treated as an enemy combatant, depending on the situation. But I think it would be premature to say something like that here not knowing all the facts," Ayotte told NHPR's Morning Edition Tuesday.

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For families going through a difficult time, whether financially or emotionally, it’s sometimes the simpler things that make a difference. NHPR’s Jason Moon reports on a program in Portsmouth that offers one of those simple things – a meal and a little time to relax.

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Dry conditions from an ongoing drought in much of New Hampshire could cut short the state's lucrative fall foliage season.

The Portsmouth Herald reports that across southern New Hampshire, maples and other leafy trees known for their vibrant hues are changing color or dropping their leaves early— a potential sign of distress.

Kyle Lombard, of the state Division of Forest and Lands, says tree-targeting insect pests are thriving this year due to the dry weather.

 

State officials say New Hampshire's projected population is expected to reach 1.4 million in 2040, an increase of nearly 9 percent from the population at the 2010 census.

The Office of Energy and Planning says the projected number of births is expected to decline very slightly over this time period, from 66,000 between 2010 and 2015 to 65,000 between 2035 and 2040.

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Students at Phillips Exeter Academy are back on campus following a wave of criticism around how the elite boarding school handles complaints involving sexual assault.

But as the school year begins, the Exeter community will be watching to see how the school will address sexual misconduct moving forward.  

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The chief medical officer at New Hampshire Hospital is planning to step down at the beginning of 2017, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers announced Monday afternoon.

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 The city of Manchester has won a $25,000 prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for cultivating what the foundation calls a “culture of health.” 

Manchester is one of seven communities to receive the prize, out of nearly 200 applicants. 

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Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte had their first candidate forum of the general election Monday morning in Manchester. At the AARP-sponsored event, the U.S. Senate candidates focused on Social Security and Medicare. 

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Breaking up is hard to do. But in New Hampshire, multi-town school districts and administrative units (SAUs) are doing just that. Some say the process should be made easier, particularly for cooperative districts that were designed to discourage dissolution. But others warn of unintended consequences for students.  

School enrollment throughout New England has been declining, a demographic change that has prompted Maine and Vermont to encourage districts and towns to combine schools and resources to save money and provide educational opportunities for students.

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