lawsuit http://nhpr.org en Reality TV Gets A Dose Of Reality http://nhpr.org/post/reality-tv-gets-dose-reality <p>The reality television industry could be in for a rude awakening – a lawsuit filed last year by David Hester could threaten to change the foundations of the immensely popular genre. Still functioning after its explosive success near the turn of the century, reality TV has begun to face declining ratings in many of its shows. Last December, Hester filed a lawsuit against A&amp;E after producers of “Storage Wars” allegedly rigged the outcome of the show’s competitors – with damaging results. <strong>Eriq Gardner </strong>is senior editor for the <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/storage-wars-rigging-lawsuit-david-422093" target="_blank">Hollywood Reporter</a> and joins us to discuss the suit.</p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:13:51 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24940 at http://nhpr.org Reality TV Gets A Dose Of Reality Great Bay Communities and EPA Square Off In Exeter http://nhpr.org/post/great-bay-communities-and-epa-square-exeter <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; "><p>Representatives of five New Hampshire towns say the Environmental Protection Agency is imposing wastewater limits on the Great Bay that are a financial burden.&nbsp;They made their case to two members of the Congressional Committee on Oversight at a field hearing held in Exeter Monday. While towns and regulators haggle over the cost of improving waste water treatment, time may be running out for the Great Bay estuary.</p><p><strong>A Contentious Issue</strong></p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 6183 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Communities and EPA Square Off In Exeter Manchester Sues Over House Districts http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-sues-over-house-districts <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The City of Manchester has filed suit Monday over <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/redistricting-0">the plan that redraws house districts</a>. The lawsuit has been brewing for months.</p><p>In a statement, Manchester Mayor Republican Ted Gatsas called the redistricting plan unacceptable.&nbsp;The suit claims the new map would deprive city residents of two to three state representatives.&nbsp;Earlier this year the house passed a plan that combines two Manchester wards with the town of Litchfield.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:22:04 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3423 at http://nhpr.org Conservation Law Foundation Joins DES in Great Bay Lawsuit http://nhpr.org/post/conservation-law-foundation-joins-des-great-bay-lawsuit <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Conservation Law Foundation has asked to help defend the Department of Environmental Services in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Great Bay area communities.</p><p>The suit is an attempt to block rules that would require the towns to upgrade their wastewater treatment plants.</p><p>The CLF&rsquo;s Director, Tom Irwin, says the suit is a stalling tactic, aimed to delay measures needed to help the Great Bay recover its health.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:20:05 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3156 at http://nhpr.org Conservation Law Foundation Joins DES in Great Bay Lawsuit Great Bay Area Communities Sue State Over Water Quality Issues http://nhpr.org/post/great-bay-area-communities-sue-state-over-water-quality-issues <p>A coalition of Great Bay area communities is suing the state and the Department of Environmental Services,&nbsp;claiming DES failed to follow proper rules when determining water quality standards in the Great Bay.</p><p>Dover, Portsmouth, Rochester, Exeter and Newmarket claim&nbsp;DES violated state and federal law by not conducting a formal public process when determining water quality standards in the Great Bay.</p><p>As a result, the communities say they face unnecessary multi-million dollar wastewater treatment upgrades.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:03:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 2732 at http://nhpr.org Great Bay Area Communities Sue State Over Water Quality Issues Hospitals and State Spar Over Money http://nhpr.org/post/hospitals-and-state-spar-over-money <p>There&rsquo;s a lot of tension between New Hampshire and hospitals in the state right now.</p><p>The source of the problem....money, of course.</p><p>Thursday morning the two sides clashed in federal court over a cut in how much the state pays to treat low-income patients.</p><p>And then this afternoon, lawmakers drilled down on a tax dispute with some of the hospitals.</p><p>Even before the budget passed in June the state&rsquo;s relationship with hospitals was strained.</p><p>But by the time the dust settled the relationship had been put in the ICU.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:07:20 +0000 820 at http://nhpr.org Hospitals and State Spar Over Money