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5:52 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Sen. Ayotte Cancels Event With Mourdock

New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has cancelled her plan to campaign with Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."

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North Country
4:01 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Head of Sierra Club Canada Says Hydro-Quebec Power Isn't Green

Sierra Club Canada exec John Bennett attracted a multi-generational audience of about 100. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

The head of Sierra Club Canada says Hydro-Quebec power can’t be considered green. He was in Plymouth Tuesday night. NHPR’s Chris Jensen was there and has this report.

John Bennett is the executive director of Sierra Club Canada. He’s been watching and fighting big hydro-electric dam projects in Canada for decades.

And he told about 100 people at Plymouth State University – including opponents of the Northern Pass project – that the electricity Hydro-Quebec produces by flooding huge areas is not friendly to the environment.

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Environment
2:52 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up On Two Fronts

Vermont Yankee Power Plant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Comission

The legal debate over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is heating up at federal appeals court and at the state Public Service Board.

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Elections 2012
4:35 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

UNH Poll Points To Hassan Win In Gubernatorial Race, Democratic Majorities In House And Senate

WMUR Granite State Poll / UNH Survey Center

The second in a series of polls out this week from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center predicts that Democrats will win the governorship and majorities in both the House and Senate.

This is the fourth poll in a row that shows a widening lead for Democrats in the “generic ballot” question: that’s to say “will you be voting for the Democrat or the Republican in your local House or Senate race?”

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Business and Economy
1:44 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Bipartisan Grassroots 'Fix The Debt' Campaign Launches In New Hampshire

Former Ambassador and Congressman Dick Swett, and New Hampshire Senator Lou D'Allesandro speak with CEO Dawn Wivell about the Fix The Debt campaign at the Legislative Office Building in Concord
Emily Corwin NHPR

If Congress cannot agree on a deficit reduction deal by January, a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff” will kick in. Today, a national bipartisan has launched in New Hampshire to make sure that doesn’t happen.

After a bipartisan debt-reduction plan commissioned by President Obama failed to gain support in Congress, its authors – Republican former Senator Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles – went grassroots. They started the Fix The Debt Campaign -- a national group with state chapters.

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NH News
10:23 am
Tue October 23, 2012

N.H. Testing Fish For Radiation Levels

New Hampshire health officials are testing fish in various parts of the state to see if there are elevated levels of radiation following a 2010 tritium leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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NH News
10:20 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen N.H. Soldier

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has directed flags to fly at half-staff in honor of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

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State races
7:24 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Breaking Down N.H. State Races

Analyst Dean Spiliotes talks with Morning Edition's Rick Ganley about some Granite State Senate races to watch this election season.

Elections 2012
9:26 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

WMUR/UNH Poll Finds Obama Holds Lead, Romney Lags With Women

UNH Survey Center / WMUR Granite State poll

The latest poll from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center shows President Obama maintaining a slight lead over Governor Mitt Romney in the Granite State.

UNH Pollster Andy Smith says the latest poll shows that there is still an enthusiasm gap, with more Republican voters feeling fired up about the election, but..

Smith: Obama has a 59 percent to 34 percent lead among women, Romney has a smaller lead among men, so the gender gap is there but advantaging the president right now.

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NH News
2:05 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

State Attorney General Releases Domestic Violence Report

The State Attorney General released new data today on domestic violence-related deaths. 

From 2001 through 2010, 79 people in New Hampshire died as a result of domestic violence. Two-thirds of the victims were women.

And the data shows a disproportionate share of the deaths were in rural counties, including Sullivan, which had the state’s highest rate.

Attorney General Michael Delaney says that while New Hampshire remains a safe state, domestic violence is occurring at an unacceptably high rate.

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Writers on a New England Stage
12:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Writers on a New England Stage: Salman Rushdie

David Murray www.cleareyephoto.com

Today, prize-winning author Salman Rushdie enjoys a life in the public eye and a literary career rife with accolades, using his work to examine the cultural connection - and disconnection -  between East and West and the history and experiences of Asian diaspora, all through the lens of magical realism.

Circumstances have not always been that way.

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North Country
10:29 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Bagging The Season's First Moose

Erik Eisele

This week marks both the beginning and end of moose hunting season. The prospect of bagging the New Hampshire icon draws thousands of hunters from around the country, but a limited number of permits mean only a small percentage ever get a moose in their sights.

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Giving Matters
12:00 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Camp Inter-Actions

Todd Bookman, NHPR

At Camp Inter-Actions, blind and visually-impaired children have the opportunity to do all the usual summer-camp things -- like boating and swimming and crafts. And the unusual -- like creating a full-scale choral production.

Camper: I’m absolutely music obsessed, so my favorite camp activity is music. I could do that all day long. I thihnk we do a fantastic job, Duy is a great director.

Duy Bui started there as a junior counselor, went to the Manhattan School of Music, and has gone on to create a choral program at the camp.

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Health
4:06 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

N.H. Hospital In Danger Of Losing Medicare Funding

Federal inspectors say problems discovered at Exeter Hospital after a hepatitis C outbreak are serious enough to limit the hospital's capacity to provide adequate care.

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NH News
11:47 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Ceremony Marks Official Opening Of Berlin Prison

A ceremony is being held to officially open the new federal prison in Berlin, N.H.

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