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7:25 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Arrest Made After High School Lockdown

A New Hampshire high school was under lockdown after police got a report that a former student was on the grounds threatening several people with a firearm.

Police said shortly after the lockdown at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston on Monday afternoon, they arrested 18-year-old Timothy Soucy of Danville on two counts of criminal threatening. It wasn't known if a weapon was recovered.

It wasn't immediately known if Soucy had a lawyer.

North Country
6:43 am
Tue October 1, 2013

The Shutdown: Impact On Tourism And White Mountain National Forest

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The extent to which the federal shutdown will hurt the White Mountain National Forest – and tourism - will depend on how long the shutdown continues, says forest supervisor Tom Wagner.

Wagner says the current workforce – about 120 people – will be cut to sixteen.

That’s to cover 800,000 acres.

People can still enjoy the views and the trails. But there’s a question about facilities.

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NH News
5:57 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Woman Involved In Car Chase, Police Shooting Dies

Authorities say a woman who'd been involved in an apparent police chase on Interstate 93 has died after later being shot by a state trooper in Manchester.

Television station WMUR reports  the shooting happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday when the woman tried to ram a state police trooper and the trooper opened fire. No officers were injured.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin confirmed the woman's death.

Environment
5:28 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Outlines Of Plan For PSNH Power-Plants Begin To Emerge

New Hampshire lawmakers say new leadership at Public Service of New Hampshire has brought a change of tone. For policy-makers this as a welcome development as they seek a solution to the steady bleed of customers from the state’s largest utility.

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NH News
4:33 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Some Local Healthcare Providers Prepared To Help Uninsured Navigate A.C.A. Enrollment

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As the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period opens, some affiliated healthcare providers are reaching out to uninsured Granite Staters.


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North Country
3:42 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

As Tourists Flock, Fed Shut Down Would Leave White Mountain National Forest Struggling

The benches aren't empty during high season in the White Mountain National Forest
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If the federal government shuts down at midnight it will affect the White Mountain National Forest at a time when many tourists are headed there for fall foliage.

The White Mountain National Forest covers about 800,000 acres and normally has about 120 full or part-time employees, says Tom Wagner, the forest supervisor.

If the federal government shuts down more than 100 of them will be off work.

“Sixteen of those employees between our law enforcement and our line officers at each office will continue to work if this is an extended shutdown," Wagner said.

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NH News
2:30 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State Medical Examiner Confirms Body Is Missing UNH Student

The state office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms that a body found in the Piscataqua River was a University of New Hampshire student who went missing nearly two weeks ago.

Police say the body was discovered Sunday morning near Prescott Park in Portsmouth.

In a statement Monday, the university said the body recovered was 19-year-old Jonathan Zygmont, a first-year UNH student who lived on campus and was last seen near the park on Sept. 17.

The university says foul play was never suspected but police were concerned for the student's well-being.

Word of Mouth
2:15 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

How Will The New Healthcare Law Impact New Hampshire Residents?

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With enrollment for healthcare plans under “Obamacare” set to begin tomorrow, NHPR’s health reporter, Todd Bookman, has kept a steady eye on the rollout of the affordable care act. He put together an easy-to-follow guide to what the new healthcare law means for New Hampshire residents, and joins us in the studio to run through some of those points.

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Health
2:14 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

11K Enrolled For Medicaid Managed Care, More Than 100K To Go

State health officials say 11,000 people have signed up for Medicaid managed care since the open enrollment period launched a little more than two weeks ago.

The Department of Health and Human Services has scheduled a series of forums to help others sign up.

Medicaid recipients were given until late November to select from one of three out-of-state companies to manage their health care plans starting in December.

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NH News
1:53 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Sanborn Regional High School All Clear After Lockdown

After a lockdown earlier today, Brian Blake, the Superintendent of Schools for the Sanborn Regional School district, posted this message on the Sanborn Regional High School's Facebook page:

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NH News
1:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Finding The 'Special Sauce' That Makes A Place Thrive

175 Market Street is one location of a proposed development in downtown Portsmouth.
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  The Portsmouth City Council recently passed an ordinance reducing the heights of new developments downtown.

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Environment
12:30 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

As Seacoast Development Booms, Water Quality Could Bust

While development trends vary slightly from town to town, in general development is on the rise, and in many communities speeding up
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Meanwhile, many of the stresses that threaten water quality – more waste-water, increased runoff from pavement, and fewer forests to naturally filter water – increase hand-in-hand with development. Those in the conservation community say the cheapest route is to keep water clean by putting land into conservation, instead of trying to clean it up after it’s already a mess. No-where is the tension between environmental quality and more acute, than on the seacoast, in the communities of the Great Bay.

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On the Political Front
12:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

On The Political Front For Monday, Sept. 30

    

On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the state of Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire and how the race is shaping up in the 1st Congressional District.

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NH News
11:25 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Six NH Businesses Getting $70K In State Job Training Money

Governor Maggie Hassan says six New Hampshire companies have been awarded more than $70,000 in job training grants.

One of the grants is going to UltraSource Inc. of Hollis, which will use roughly $28,000 to train two dozen employees in a variety of programs.

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NH News
10:24 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Scott Brown In Hampstead Monday For Republican Fundraiser

Scott Brown
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Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown will be in Hampstead tonight for a Republican fundraiser.

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