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11:06 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Study Trying To Look At North Country's Present And Plan For Its Future

Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

North Country residents like their woods, their recreation and the sense of community that comes from knowing their neighbors.

But they’ve got a lot of worries ranging from the Northern Pass to excessive development and even over-reliance on the internet, according to a series of hearings conducted by the North Country Council, a regional planning group.

The hearings are part of the statewide Granite State Future project.

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Education
5:41 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Businesses To Educators: More STEM Grads Now

Governor Jon Lynch, Jeremy Hitchcock of DYN, Erica Johnson of UNH's Interoperability Laboratory (IOL), and Joe Morone of Albany International spoke before the STEM Forum
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

Higher Education officials and Business leaders gathered for a forum today on how to increase the number of New Hampshire STEM graduates – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But while it was Community Colleges and Universities talking about the issue today, the lack of interest in STEM is a problem at every level of the American education system.

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NH News
5:38 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

State's Biggest Agency Asks For Budget Increase

The Department of Health and Human Services is asking for $321 million more to cover their programs for the next two years.   

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Politics
5:33 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Jennifer Horn Seeking To Lead N.H. GOP

Credit Kelli True / NHPR

Jennifer Horn has run for congress twice: in 2008, she lost to democrat Paul Hodes; in 2010, Horn lost to fellow republican, Charlie Bass, in the primary.

More recently, Horn was active in Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. The mother of 5 has also hosted a radio show and written a column for the Nashua Telegraph.

Horn says the party’s first order of business needs to be a point-by-point review what she called "the many causes" of the GOP’s poor showing in 2012. Horn says the party must modernize and stress its core principles.

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Politics
4:55 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Nashua Representative-Elect Stacie Laughton Resigns

Stacie Laughton
Credit Image courtesy of Twitter

Nashua Representative-elect Stacie Laughton says she will resign.  In November, she was elected to represent Hillsborough County House District 31.

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NH News
2:51 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

First Public Boat Ramp On Lake Winnipesaukee

After many years of trying, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has finally acquired a boat ramp on the state's largest lake.

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Politics
2:49 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Sen. Rudman's Memorial Service Set

A memorial service is being held in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman of New Hampshire who died last week.

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Education
11:41 am
Tue November 27, 2012

N.H. Conference Tackles Need For More Tech Graduates

Representatives of New Hampshire’s community colleges, public universities and business community are gathering in Manchester Tuesday to discuss how to increase the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM graduates in New Hampshire.

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Education
5:59 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

University System Asks Budget Writers For $100 Million

Credit Kyle Todesca, UNH

The University System of New Hampshire is asking lawmakers for $100 million dollars in annual state funding.

That’s more than twice what they were given in the previous budget.

Heads of the various state departments, and the presidents of the state’s universities went before budget writers today to present their initial requests for state funds.

Chancellor of the University System, Ed McKay, says he is cautiously optimistic that governor elect Maggie Hassan will make restoring the cuts from the last budget a priority.

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NH News
5:06 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Hassan Opens Budget Hearings With A Warning

Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan is telling executive branch agencies to rein in spending requests for New Hampshire’s next two-year budget. The new spending proposed by agency heads is 19 percent more than is funded in the current budget.

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NH News
4:45 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Eagle Rescued In N.H. From R.I.

A bald eagle that was rescued from an animal trap by New Hampshire police on Thanksgiving Day came from Rhode Island.

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NH News
4:39 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Six Properties Added To N.H. Register

A town hall, a tavern and two libraries are among the latest buildings to be added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

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Politics
4:31 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

N.H. Homeland Security Director To Step Down

New Hampshire's director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is stepping down.

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12 Days of Drawings
2:11 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Day 12: The Drawing We All Win

Reporter Dan Gorenstein covers the Huntsman camp in January's first-in-the-nation primary
Ryan Lessard, NHPR

Day 12 brings you the best gift of all, the one you give to your loved ones, your community, and yourself – the gift of public radio! Every time you support NHPR, you ensure that the award-winning news coverage, programming, and events that you have come to rely on day in and day out will keep coming your way. Your support at this time of year is especially essential, as we look to close out 2012 strong!

Plus, when we raise $50,000 today, we will receive an additional $12,000 from a group of dedicated listeners!

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Voter ID Cost
7:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

State Begins Tabulating Cost Of Voter ID Law

Long after voters cast their ballots, the state will be adding up the costs of the Voter ID law
Credit NHPR

The Secretary of State’s Office says the first Election Day under the new Voter ID law was a low-cost success story.  But over the next few months, those costs will rise.

But how much money the state will have to pay to implement and enforce the Voter ID law is still an open question. 

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