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8:36 am
Wed September 11, 2013

N.H. Delegation's Reaction To Obama Remarks: A Mix Of Doubt, Hope On Syria

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she's skeptical of the credibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad and the ability of the United Nations to execute a plan for Syria to relinquish its chemical weapons.

But Ayotte, commenting after President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night, said if the effort is successful, the world would be safer.

Health
5:57 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Study Commission Hears Competing Plan For Possible Expansion

Avik Roy presents before the commission studying a possible Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

The star attraction this week at the special 9-member commission studying a possible expansion of the state's Medicaid program was Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and popular conservative blogger with Forbes.com.

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All Things Considered
5:37 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Your Comments: On Early Childhood Ed, Health Exchanges and World Records

Time now for some of your comments on some recent news stories:

This week Sam Evans-Brown reported on a state effort to win federal funding toward early childhood education. This is a field where salaries are traditionally low, and Marie Davis wrote a comment that better wages will improve quality. She writes that she drove her baby an hour to a center:

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NH News
5:29 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Procession of GMO Labeling Advocates Continues

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  Since August New Hampshire lawmakers have been considering arguments for and against the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. The House Environment and Agriculture Committee has so far heard primarily from advocates of GMO labeling.

The most recent advocates of labeling to appear before the committee were Gary Hirshberg, formerly the CEO of Stonyfield yogurt, and Manchester Rabbi Eric Cohen.

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Health
4:24 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

With Managed Care Launching, Let The Marketing Begin

The state's long-coming transition to what's called Medicaid managed care takes a big step Wednesday, when most of the state’s 130,000 Medicaid recipients enter into an open enrollment period.

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NH News
4:11 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

N.H.-Made Jerky Dog Treat Linked To 21 Cases Of Salmonella

Credit New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

State health officials have linked a New Hampshire-made jerky product for dogs to the spread of Salmonella to nearly two dozen people.

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NH News
3:40 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Gov. Hassan Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary

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Governor Maggie Hassan has ordered flags at half-staff on Wednesday to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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North Country
3:08 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Northern Pass Hearing Moved To Colebrook

A public "scoping"  hearing on Northern Pass is being moved from West Stewartstown to Colebrook after the state’s Congressional delegation and Coos County Commissioner Rick Samson raised concerns.

The site is being changed “in response to public requests that raised concerns about insufficient capacity” at a restaurant in West Stewartstown, according to a statement from  the U.S. Department of Energy.

The meeting will now be held at the Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street from 5 to 8 pm on September 26. 

Word of Mouth
2:23 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Having 24/7 Access To Your Kid's Grades Might Not Be A Good Thing

Report card circa 1944.
Credit Phil Jern via flickr Creative Commons

If recent revelations about the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs have you worried about the future of American privacy, it might do you good to think back to when you were still in high school… and nearly all of your activities were monitored by another powerful domestic agency: your parents.

Since then, technology has made surveilling students remotely, easier than ever before...Including a new program called “Power-School”, which offers parents around-the-clock online access to their children’s grades and academic progress. Jessica Lahey is a New Hampshire parent and educator, and author of the forthcoming book Why Parents Need To Let Their Children Fail. She recently wrote for The Atlantic about why her family is choosing not to use the system to monitor their fourteen-year old son.

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Word of Mouth
2:06 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Is This The Biggest Yard Sale In New Hampshire?

Taylor Quimby NHPR

This past Saturday, I visited Durham New Hampshire for the 700 family yard sale, an annual fundraising event for the St.Thomas More Parish that’s been held every year for more than three decades. When I arrived, parking was scarce – and a crowd of a hundred people or so had already gathered to get a sneak-peek at the goods laid across dozens of tables. I joined the growing throng – and produced this audio postcard.

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NH News
11:11 am
Tue September 10, 2013

West Nile Virus Found In Adult From Chesterfield

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New Hampshire health officials announced the first human case of West Nile Virus this season has been detected in an adult from Chesterfield.

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NH News
10:44 am
Tue September 10, 2013

UNH Names First Thomas W. Haas Professor of Sustainable Food Systems

Joane Burke, currently an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of New Hampshire, has been named the first Thomas W. Haas Professor of Sustainable Food Systems.  The position is funded by a gift from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  

Burke says she’s already been working hard to help create a regional sustainability plan, with the organization Food Solutions New England. But with the $1 million dollar gift to the University from Thomas Haas and the Charitable Foundation, Burke says she’ll be able to put more time and energy into sustainability.

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NH News
9:10 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Shaheen: Russia Working With Syria A Welcome Possibility

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, appearing on The Exchange in 2011

After hearing reports that Russia has offered to work with Syria to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she welcomes the possibility of such international cooperation to avoid U.S. military action.

Shaheen said in a statement Monday the eventual elimination of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles is in the best interest of the United States and the world community.

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NH News
9:04 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Old Farmer's Almanac: This Winter Will Be Cold And Snowy

Credit Sara Plourde for NHPR

The rest of the jury is back in: A second periodical used for everything from predicting the weather to helping people lose weight agrees that this winter's shaping up to be cold and snowy.

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North Country
6:34 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Congressional Delegation Seeks Change for Northern Pass Hearing

The New Hampshire Congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to move a scoping hearing on the Northern Pass project from West Stewartstown to Colebrook.

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