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4:34 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Visitors Assail Biden, Ryan

Rudy Giuliani came to NH campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate Kevin Smith. But the former NY mayor also took aim at Vice President Joe Biden. In particular Biden’s recent comment to an audience in Virginia that Romney would “unchain Wall street and put y’all back in chains.”

“He’s making this absurd, almost obscene comment, that these people, half of whom are African-American are going to be back in chains if Romeny and Ryan are elected. Well, this is not right.”

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All Things Considered
4:22 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

How the State's Public Health Lab Tests for Hepatitis C

State health officials say they’ve confirmed another case of hepatitis C related to the outbreak at Exeter Hospital, bringing the total number of infected patients to 32.

In a statement today, the Department of Health and Human Services says the patient in question was admitted to Exeter Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab before suspect David Kwiatkowski began working there. But they say the patient was released after Kwiatkowski started his job as a technician.

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North Country
10:52 am
Wed August 15, 2012

New Jersey Family Rescued In White Mountains

A New Jersey family was rescued from the White Mountains early Wednesday morning, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

The couple and their 31-year-old son called 911 for help about 9 p.m. after they found their small light wasn’t enough to safely follow the Old Bridle Path Trail, said Lt. James Kneeland.

Conservation officers reached the family about 11:15 and had them off the mountain just after midnight.

Kneeland said the family didn’t allow enough time to follow the trail and failed to have proper equipment to cope with the unexpected.

Inspired Lives
7:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Inspired Lives: Michael Heaney

Michael Heaney
Michael Heaney

Michael Heaney, former platoon leader, returned to the spot where 46 years ago 10 of his men under his command were killed in an ambush by North Vietnamese soldiers. He returned to the land he calls "my valley of death" to reclaim a piece of his soul. He was the only member of his unit to survive an ambush by North Vietnamese soldiers in May 1966.

Heaney spent a great deal of time coming to realization that he had survived Operation Crazy Horse, the combat operation so fierce it is discussed in history books.

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Education
5:30 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Summer Nutrition Affects "Learning-Loss"

Color coded reusable grocery bags lined up for distribution by Got Lunch Laconia volunteers
Sam Evans-Brown

This week we’ve been hearing about Summer-Learning Loss – the tendency to forget things over summer vacation – and what it means for the learning of low-income students. Today NHPR reports during the summer many kids lose access to the free-and-reduced lunch program, and that can have very real implications for how they learn.

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NH News
5:36 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

N.H. May See Homicide Increase After Passage Of Stand Your Ground

Flickr/storem

New research out of the University of Georgia finds a significant increase in homicides in states that have what are known as Stand Your Ground laws. In June of 2011, the New Hampshire legislature became the 24th state in the nation to pass a Stand Your Ground Law – that’s a law that allows someone to fire a gun in self-defense, even when he or she can safely retreat. 

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NH News
5:14 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

N.H. Unemployment Slightly Up in July

Sara Plourde NHPR

The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security says unemployment is slightly up for the month of July.

More than 4,400 jobs were lost between June and July, bringing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 5.4 percent. That’s an increase of .3  percentage points. The total number of employed residents was just shy of 700,000.

The New Hampshire unemployment rate is still well below the national rate of 8.3 percent, which also went up a tenth of a percent from June.

NH News
3:42 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Ovide Lamontagne Outlines Campaign for Governor

Ovide Lamontagne
courtesy of the candidate

Republican candidate for governor, Ovide Lamontagne, came on NHPR’s ‘The Exchange’ today to discuss his campaign.

Lamontagne says his campaign is focused on the economy and jobs. He wants to loosen regulations on local business and support free enterprise.

He also says he would develop a ‘zero-base’ or ‘prospective’ budget versus New Hampshire’s current ‘maintenance’-style budget.

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NH News
1:41 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Prisoners Sue State for Unequal Treatment of Women

Women's State Prison in Goffstown
Cheryl Senter NHPR

Four female inmates are suing the Department of Corrections for what they say is a disparity of opportunity compared to the male prisoners in the state.

Four women in Goffstown and Concord prisons have filed a suit alleging that the Department of Corrections is out of compliance with the 1987 federal court order that required the state to provide female prisoners with services male inmates already receive.

These services include vocational education, mental health treatment and housing programs.

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North Country
9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Massachusetts Man Died Monday On Tuckerman Ravine Trail

The 57-year-old man who died on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail Monday has been identified as Gary Muise of Sharon, Massachusetts.

Muise was hiking with his teenage daughters when he collapsed about two and one-half miles from the Pinkham Notch Visitor’s Center, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Rescuers were not able to revive him.

Fish and Game said he died as the result of a "medical emergency" and an autopsy is planned.

The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ovide Lamontagne

Republican Ovide Lamontagne joins Laura in the studio.
Courtney Cania NHPR

Our coverage of New Hampshire’s Gubernatorial Primary continues today with Republican Ovide Lamontagne.  The Manchester lawyer and former candidate for Senate, Congress and Governor is once again running for the state’s highest office, as a solid conservative on both social and fiscal matters. We’ll get his stance on the issue and why he thinks he’s the best choice for Republicans this fall.

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  • Ovide Lamontagne - Manchester Attorney and a Republican Candidate for Governor.
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Education
5:30 am
Tue August 14, 2012

N.H. Schools and Programs Combat "Summer Learning Loss"

Sam Evans-Brown

This week NHPR is taking a look at the impacts of summer learning loss: the things that students forget during summer vacation. Yesterday we heard about how this hits low-income students harder than others, and today we look at what schools and parents are doing to tackle learning loss.

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Mueller Found Guilty
6:11 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Free State Activist Found Guilty

Credit YouTube: CopBlock.org

A Wisconsin man charged with illegally wiretapping Manchester city officials was found guilty and sentenced to just under three months behind bars.

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NH News
4:39 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

N.H. And Canada Say 'Together Is Better'

“Collaboration is the new competition,” State Representative Ray Gagnon said excitedly at the New Hampshire-Canada Economic Development Forum in Concord today. Listen to the story and read more at StateImpact New Hampshire.

NH News
2:14 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Exeter Hospital Provides an Extra Day of Hep C Testing

CDC Social Media Flickr

Exeter Hospital is expanding its testing clinics to a third day, in its effort to explore the scope of the Hepatitis C outbreak.

The hospital where the Hepatitis C outbreak began is now offering testing from seven in the morning to six at night, Monday and Tuesday, and from seven to noon on Wednesday. The state is also offering free clinics through August eighteenth.

The state declared a public  health incident ahead of the clinics as more than three thousand people were sent letters recommending they get tested.

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