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5:40 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

N.H. Treasurer Urges $125M Capital Budget Limit

New Hampshire's treasurer is urging lawmakers to limit borrowing for public works projects supported by state taxes in the next capital budget to $125 million.

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Environment
5:37 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Air Pollution In N.H. To Reach Unhealthy Levels

Environmental officials are warning that air pollution concentrations could reach unhealthy levels in parts of New Hampshire during an upcoming temperature inversion.

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All Things Considered
5:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

A Puzzling, Tragic Turn For Bedford Family Involved in November Home Invasion

Police in Bedford have been investigating a home invasion in November, in which Eduardo and Sonia Quesada were attacked and robbed by an unknown individual.

And yesterday, a puzzling and tragic new development: authorities found Sonia Quesada dead and her husband Edward, unconscious.

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Health
4:33 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Deal Means No Health Insurance Co-op In N.H.

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A last minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff contained bad news for the future of health co-ops.

The Affordable Care Act set aside $6 billion to be used as loans for new non-profit, customer-owned insurance plans. The idea was that each state would have a health co-op that could compete with traditional insurers, in theory, driving down prices.

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NH News
4:30 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Family Of N.H. Journalist Captured In Syria Looking For Answers

James Foley
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Family members of a freelance journalist from New Hampshire kidnapped in Syria say they are concerned about the lack of information from his captors.

During an appearance on NBC’s The Today Show on Tuesday, Diane Foley, journalist James Foley’s mother, says unlike the last time her son was kidnapped, the family has few details.

Foley, who is from Rochester, was held captive for more than a month in Libya in 2011.

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Word of Mouth
12:45 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Monster Trucks Crush In New Hampshire

Backdraft gets some air
Sean Hurley for NHPR

They’re twelve feet tall, twelve feet wide and crush metal into scrap for fun.  They have names like Maximum Destruction, Eradicator and Thrasher. If you’re envisioning a new breed of comic book villains, think again. They’re some of the gigantic debutantes of a new season of Monster Truck Madness. The touring circuit known as Monster Jam 2013 landed in New Hampshire last week. Sean Hurley put in some earplugs and visited the spectacle for this radio field trip.

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NH News
12:34 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

N.H. Senators Strike Differing Tones On Secretary Of Defense Nomination

New Hampshire’s two Senators have differing reactions to President Obama’s nomination of Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.

While praising Senator Hagel’s service in Vietnam, Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte says she has concerns about positions he has taken during his time in Congress.

In a statement, Ayotte pledged to "vigorously question" Hagel on his long-standing opposition to increased sanctions against Iran.

Ayotte says she will also ask Hagel about his views regarding Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as Israel.

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NH News
11:35 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Anti-Nuclear Groups Won't Have Role In Seabrook Re-Licensing

Anti-Nuclear groups are disappointed by a recent Federal Court decision regarding their role in the Seabrook Nuclear Plant re-licensing process.

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Arts & Culture
11:29 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Lake Street Dive Gaining Momentum

NH News
9:54 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Woman Injured In Bedford Home Invasion In November Found Dead Monday

Police in Bedford say less than two months after an anesthesiologist and his wife were attacked in their home by an unknown man, the wife was found dead and he was found unconscious.

Police found Sonia Quesada dead yesterday when a family member called police asking them to check in on the couple at a relative's condominium. The family member said several attempts to contact Sonia and Eduardo Quesada were unsuccessful, and that both hadn't shown up at appointments yesterday.

Politics
9:19 am
Tue January 8, 2013

On The Political Front For January 7

A look at the inaugural address of Governor Maggie Hassan. The N.H. House opens with a fight over guns, and lawmakers begin thinking about the next state budget.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Organic Food On Trial! (Rebroadcast)

A recent study found little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, challenging organic’s reputation as the healthy alternative to conventional  agribusiness.  But others say researchers did find some vital differences around  pesticide levels and that the study was too narrow, ignoring  vital environmental and ethical reasons for eating organic.  Today we'll look at the arguments on both sides.

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All Things Considered
5:43 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Parental Notification At One Year: What We Know, What We Don't

It’s been just about a year since New Hampshire’s parental notification law took effect – a good time to look at what supporters and opponents said might happen and what actually has happened.

Annmarie Timmins reports for the Concord Monitor. She looked at the law and its effects in a piece for this past Sunday’s paper, and she joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson with more.

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Health
4:51 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Mental Health Advocates Say State Is Offering Band-Aids, Not Solutions

Mental health advocates gather for a press conference at the Legislative Office Building in Concord.

Advocates for mental health services say the state’s plan to re-open 12 beds at New Hampshire Hospital doesn’t go far enough to improve care. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations gathered today in Concord, and described a system stretched beyond its limits.

And they want New Hampshire lawmakers to know that no other medical condition gets treated this way.

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NH News
3:45 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

How Much Does It Cost To Prevent Voter Fraud? $16,272 In N.H.

The Secretary of State's office estimates each verification letter costs roughly $3.
Credit Michael Brindley, NHPR

If you’re one of the approximately 5,500 voters who didn’t show an ID at the polls in November, you’ve got mail.

You’ve likely already received a letter from Secretary of State Bill Gardner explaining that someone using your name cast a ballot on Nov. 6. Along with the letter is a small postcard, with postage already paid, that you must sign and send back confirming it was you who voted.

All of this is required by the state’s new voter ID law.

And Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan says his office estimates each mailing cost roughly $3.

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