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High-Stakes Week for Hanover's Rogue Bears Comes to a Hopeful Close

It’s been a week of high-stakes ups-and-downs for four bears living in the Hanover area. A home break-in, traps set, and in the end, a last-minute reprieve by the governor.

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For more than 50 years, Beatrice Trum Hunter wrote about food and nutrition. Before there was Diet for a Small Planet, or Moosewood cookbooks; and long before supermarkets carries organic foods, Trum Hunter was an advocate of natural food and healthy living. Author of nearly 40 books including The Natural Foods Cookbook, Gardening without Poisons and The Great Nutrition Robbery

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The state senate has passed a bill that would require the Department of Environmental Services to re-evaluate its standards for perfluorochemicals, a water contaminant.

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The battlefield is ancient. Strewn with the debris of generations. Trees splintered, rocks shattered. Neither side will yield this talus slope in the pursuit of that which is most coveted. This is Game of Stones.  

Actually, this is just another installment of New Hampshire’s Wild Neighborhoods, and this time we’re scaling the battle ground known as Talus. And there was some disagreement at Something Wild about whether we should call it “talus” or “talus woodland”.

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New Hampshire officials are warning anyone looking to beat the heat in local rivers may get swept away by deceptively strong currents.

Hooksett Fire Chief James Burkush says the recent rescue of five stranded kayakers on the Merrimack River in Hooksett shows the danger of the rivers. WMUR-TV reports  water levels are much higher than expected due to recent wet weather.

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President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they should "just ignore" his critics and the incessant chatter about the scandals dogging him.

Conway was guest speaker Thursday at the fundraising Spring to Victory dinner, hosted by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee in Nashua. About 150 people attended.

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One of President Trump’s top advisors, Kellyanne Conway drew a crowd at the New Hampshire Republican party’s spring fundraiser in Nashua Thursday evening.

Such party fundraisers tend to be feel-good, social affairs – a little music, some cocktails and appetizers, a chance to catch up with friends. Thursday’s closed-door gala in Nashua had an added angle going for it: It fell in the middle of a rollercoaster week of news  for the Trump administration.

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In recent weeks the University of New Hampshire has seen a string of racially charged incidents play out on campus. The events are forcing a difficult conversation just days before graduation.

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New Hampshire is home to the long-running cooking show Ciao Italia. The program is produced in Dover and has aired on public television stations nationwide since 1989. 

At a recent taping of the show in Windham, a television crew transforms a kitchen into a television set. They erect umbrella-shaped lights, while a woman standing nearby introduces herself as Mary Ann Esposito, the show's host.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: May 19, 2017

May 18, 2017

N.H. political figures respond to this week's turmoil in Washington D.C., quelled to some extent by the appointment of the widely respected Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to  investigate possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. State representative Robert Fisher resigns after a N.H. House committee inquiry into his postings on the misogynistic Reddit forum known as the Red Pill. And several racially-charged incidents in recent weeks cloud graduation season at UNH's Durham campus.


Young New Hampshire filmmakers will have their moment in the spotlight this weekend. The New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival selects and showcases films created by some of the state’s youngest artists. For more on this, we turn to Matt Newton, director of the New Hampshire Division of Film and Digital Media, which organizes the festival. He spoke with NHPR’s Peter Biello.

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