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All Things Considered
5:35 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

New Hampshire Cold Case Unit Looks For Future Funding

Officials with New Hampshire’s “cold case unit” say that the federal funding they’ve used to operate since 2009 is about to run out – and that without further funding, they won’t be able to investigate more than a hundred still-outstanding cases.

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NH News
4:43 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

N.H. Fish And Game Warns Of Unsafe Ice On Winnipesaukee, Other Lakes

This NH Civil Air Patrol photo taken on 02/06/2013 shows open water near Welch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Credit New Hampshire Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are warning that ice conditions are unsafe on parts of Lake Winnipesaukee and other large lakes.

A recent aerial survey of Lake Winnipesaukee by the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol revealed treacherous ice conditions on some parts of the lake.

That includes an area of open water near Welch Island.

Sgt. Dave Eskeland with New Hampshire Fish and Game says this winter season has been unusually bad for ice making.

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NH News
3:59 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Council Approves $3.6m Rail Study

Studying the feasibility of running commuter rail from the Massachusetts border to Nashua, Manchester and Concord has been a fraught topic for the executive council.  Last year, the then all GOP council, narrowly rejected the proposed study, which relies mostly on federal money, as too costly. But with democrats now holding a council majority, the issue got a fresh look.  Governor Maggie Hassan says she hopes studying rail will  answer a key question.

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Health
3:44 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Governor Says Health Exchange Decision Rests With Her

The Governor today affirmed that it’s her office that gets to make the final call regarding the type of health insurance exchange New Hampshire operates.

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NH News
12:07 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Realtors Say More Seacoast Homes Are Selling

David Mullen speaking to realtors in Portsmouth.
Credit Roger Wood for NHPR

The New Hampshire Association of Realtors reports that residential real estate sales and prices are on the rebound in The Seacoast Region.

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Morning Edition
11:55 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Munyenyezi Trial Unlike Any Before In N.H.

Opening statements began in federal court in Concord for the second trial of 43-year-old Beatrice Munyenyezi, a Manchester woman accused of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could enter the United States and become a citizen. 

Prosecutors say Munyenyezi ordered the rapes and murders of Tutsis and moderate Hutus during the genocide. They contend she was lying when she denied any role in the killings on papers used to enter the United States in 1995 and obtain citizenship in 2003.   Munyenyezi's 2012 trial ended in a mistrial after jurors deadlocked.

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NHPR Events
10:08 am
Wed February 6, 2013

NHPR's Trivia Smackdown

Final Smackdown Standings

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All Things Considered
6:14 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

How Do Repeat Military Deployments Affect Servicemembers' Children?

Later this week 110 members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard will mobilize in support of combat operations in Afghanistan. The 237th Military Police Company will train in Texas for several months before departing to Khost Province.

77 of the soldiers are deploying for the first time. But others are on their second and third; one is one his fifth deployment.

It’s those repeated deployments that have been a signature of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – and a researcher at UNH, they could take a toll on servicemembers’ families.

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Health
5:48 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Public Has Its Say On Medicaid Expansion Bill

Rep. Bill O'Brien speaks to a legislative committee about Medicaid expansion.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

    

New Hampshire’s Medicaid program currently insures poor children, the disabled and low income pregnant women.

But after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the state must decide if it wants to expand the program to adults that earn less than $15,000 a year: roughly 58,000 people in New Hampshire.

According to Representative Bill O’Brien, the state just can’t afford to cover those extra people.

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NH News
1:16 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Kuster Apologizes But Offers No Explanation For Late Tax Payments

Ann McLane Kuster

Democratic Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster says she is working to get caught up on unpaid property taxes on her two New Hampshire homes.

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Education
10:28 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Manchester Businesses Fund Virtual Classrooms

Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern

At the start of this spring semester, Manchester’s three high schools are launching two new initiatives around computer-based learning.

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Health
5:07 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

N.H. Health Exchange Remains In Limbo

With a February 15th deadline looming, a group of lawmakers met today to discuss the direction of the state’s health insurance exchange. But the committee meeting produced more questions than answers.

The state needs to decide, and soon, if it will partner with the Federal government to run a new insurance exchange. For his part, Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny told a legislative oversight committee that he supports the partnership option.

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NH News
4:27 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Governor Hassan Picks Jeffrey Rose To Head DRED

Jeffrey Rose

Governor Maggie Hassan has announced her pick to lead the Department of Resources and Economic Development.


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Inside NHPR
11:28 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Top Stories: A Decade Of Deregulation; The Best Used Mini Cooper Ad In History

Credit PSNH

1. Environment: A Decade Of Deregulation

Prior to 2001, New Hampshire utilities built power lines, supplied electricity and simply passed along the cost to consumers. But that all changed a little more than a decade ago as most New England states chose to deregulate, meaning utilities had to sell their power plants, and just be in charge of operating power lines.

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