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All Things Considered
5:41 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Boston's Fed President Sees Job Growth Ahead, But Plenty Of Economic Obstacles Too

Today four heads of Federal Reserve Banks gave public speeches about the economy – one of them was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eric Rosengren.

In his speech at St. Anselm College, Rosengren said the Fed’s policies had boosted the economy, and he said he expected more slow job growth over the next few years.

Eric Rosengren talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the state of the US economy and our place in it.

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Politics
5:02 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

House Rejects Eliminating Gun License Requirement

The House has rejected a bill that would have eliminated New Hampshire's license requirement for carrying concealed weapons.

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Politics
5:00 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

House Tables Bill To Limit Drone Use In N.H.

New Hampshire's House wants more time to consider whether drones should be allowed to spy on or launch attacks on its citizens.

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NH News
4:58 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Jurors Take Photos As Marathon N.H. Trial Nears End

Testimony has ended in the longest trial in New Hampshire's history, and the jurors who've been together since Jan. 14 bolted not for the doors but for their cameras.

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NH News
2:47 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

In N.H., Gay Women Far More Likely Than Gay Men To Tie Knot

This chart shows which towns and cites have issued the most same-sex marriage licenses since the New Hampshire law was passed in 2010. The data is provided by the state Division of Vital Records.

Since same-sex marriage became legal in New Hampshire in 2010,  2,257 couples have wedded in the Granite State.

But female couples have been far more likely to get married than men.

Nearly three-quarters of all same-sex marriages conducted in New Hampshire since 2010 have been between two women.

Data from the state Division of Vital Records show 1,634 female couples have exchanged vows in the last three years.

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NH News
1:03 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

N.H. House Votes To Repeal 'Stand Your Ground'

On a 189-184 majority, the New Hampshire House has voted to repeal the state’s so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.

The two year old measure allows people to use deadly force anywhere they have a right to be if they feel their lives are in danger.

Previously, people had a duty to retreat to safety if possible before defending themselves with deadly force.

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Health
5:00 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Proposed Change In Dental Care Workforce Losing Steam

Credit Michael Brindley / NHPR

On Thursday, the New Hampshire State Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that’s getting a lot of attention in the dental community. The measure would expand the role of some hygienists. Advocates say this could help increase access in the state, but dentists argue it’s a misguided solution for a problem that may not exist.

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North Country
9:42 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

More Details On Balsams Renovation And A Step Forward

Artist's conception of the renovated Balsams. Courtesy of the owners.
Credit Courtesy of the owners

When the $30 million renovation of the Balsams Grand Resort is complete it will look a lot like the old grand hotel but will feature much-needed modern amenities making it far nicer for guests and a lot  cheaper to operate.

That’s how Dan Hebert, one of the two owners, described the renovation Tuesday night before the Coos County Planning Board.

Originally the complex had about 400,000 square feet.

Hebert said about 123,000 of that is being retained. About 80,000 square feet will be added.

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All Things Considered
6:01 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

New Hampshire Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer

Throwback Brewery in North Hampton.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

Recently Bon Appetit magazine posted a list of its 10 Favorite US nanobreweries – those are very small-scale commercial breweries that produce fewer than 2000 barrels a year.

On that top 10 list? Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire.

It’s yet another sign that the Granite State is a big player in the small brewery movement.

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NH News
4:56 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Keene State College Names New President

Dr. Anne E. Huot
Credit Keene State College

Keene State College has named Anne Huot as its tenth president.

Huot comes to Keene State from the Brockport campus of the State University of New York, where she has been the provost and vice president for academic affairs for the past six years.

She replaces Helen Giles-Gee, who stepped down last year. Jay Kahn is serving as the interim president this year.

Huot will start in July.

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NH News
4:44 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

House Committee Readies Budget Plan

The $11 billion budget the full House will vote on next week is likely to send $32 million less to hospitals for charity care than the Governor proposed.

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NH News
4:42 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

N.E. Patriots' Wilfork Brings Diabetes Awareness To Derry Middle School

Vince Wilfork greets students at the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry Tuesday.
Michael Brindley/NHPR

At just over 6 feet tall and 325 pounds, Vince Wilfork is an imposing figure.

Putting the New England Patriots star defensive lineman in a gymnasium full of middle school students in Derry on Tuesday only magnified his stature.

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NH News
4:42 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Soldiers Land at Pease Airport

Credit Roger Wood

New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte was on hand for the arrival of 117 American soldiers at Pease International Airport.

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NH News
2:50 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Gov. Hassan Joins Facebook Movement To Support Same-Sex Marriage

Governor Maggie Hassan changed her Facebook profile photo to a red equality sign, part of a movement supporting same-sex marriage on the social media site.
Credit Facebook

Governor Maggie Hassan is making her support for same-sex marriage clear on Facebook.

Like many, she changed her profile photo on Tuesday to a red equality sign, part of an online movement by the Human Rights Campaign.

So did Ann McLane Kuster

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Local Government Center
7:30 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Interim LGC Chief Vows To Get Organization "Back On Track"

Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

After Maura Carroll's sudden departure from the Local Government Center last month, former Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner George Bald took over.  By shifting the LGC toward greater transparency, refocusing on customer service, and repairing the bitter relationship with its regulator, Bald hopes to overhaul the culture of the embattled organization.  And put its years-long legal troubles to rest.

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