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5:38 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Manchester Fights To Keep Students From Hooksett, Candia

Manchester Superintendent Thomas Brennan and SAU 15 Superintendent Charles "Phil" Littlefield at the Hooksett School Board meeting on Tuesday
Cawley Middle School media

Manchester school officials dealing with a teacher shortage and overcrowded classrooms may soon face the loss of high school students from neighboring towns.

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Elections 2012
5:07 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

New Poll Shows N.H. Governor's Race Remains Tight

The WMUR Granite State poll shows Republican Ovide Lamontagne and Democrat Maggie Hassan about even, with neither candidate well known to voters. A quarter of the voters polled said they were still undecided.

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Bass Endorsement
5:07 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Bass Snags Bipartisan Endorsement

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, President Clinton's former Chief of Staff, have endorsed Charlie Bass in his bid for reelection
DonkeyHotey Flickr Creative Commons

The two men who headed the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles Commission, which made recommendation on how to lower the federal deficit and balance the budget, have endorsed Congressman Charlie Bass. 

If you opened up the Concord Monitor, New Hampshire Union-Leader or Nashua Telegraph Wednesday, a full-page ad may have caught your eye.  The headline: “An Open Letter To New Hampshire Voters Who Care About America’s Economic Future…No Matter What Your Political Party.” 

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NH News
5:02 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Fall Colors At Peak In Northern N.H.

Raymond Larose Flickr / CC

New Hampshire's weekly fall foliage report says the colors are at their peak in the Great North Woods and in the White Mountains region.

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Elections 2012
3:57 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Hassan And Lamontagne Discuss N.H. Tourism At Summit

Maggie Hassan speaking at a tourism summit in Concord
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Both gubernatorial candidates Maggie Hassan and Ovide Lamontagne say the state’s tourism efforts are important but must be weighed against budget concerns.

Lamontagne and Hassan appeared at a tourism summit in Concord Wednesday morning, answering audience-submitted questions from tourism businesses owners.

Both candidates say they wouldn’t support an increase in the Meals and Rentals tax -- the second largest source of revenue for the state.

However, Hassan stated that she wouldn’t rule out raising tolls and the gas tax, but said it’s not likely.

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Elections 2012
3:45 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Pres. Clinton Criticizes N.H. Voter ID Law

Student Voters
PennStateLive Flickr

Former President Bill Clinton is telling college students in the battleground state of New Hampshire that they have the right to vote either where they attend school or at home.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges

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The National Science Foundation has given The University of New Hampshire $750,000 to coordinate the study of the impacts of Climate Change on roads and bridges.

The grant money will establish a network of Northeast climate scientists and civil engineers led by UNH researchers.

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North Country
3:18 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Group Hopes To Raise $1 Million To Repair Forest Damage From Irene

Chris Jensen for NHPR

The White Mountain National Forest is getting some help with repairing damage done by Tropical Storm Irene.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

The White Mountain National Forest got some good news from the non-profit National Forest Foundation Wednesday.

That’s according to Tom Wagner, the White Mountain National Forest supervisor.

“They hope to raise a $1 million of private funds that would be matched by a $1 million of Forest Service funds.”

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Education
11:48 am
Wed October 3, 2012

N.H. School Board Member Proposes Football Ban

A proposal to drop football at one New Hampshire school district has surprised and upset many residents.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Parsing Political Advertising

University of Denver via Flickr Creative Commons

The ads are constant, the sums are staggering.  In the presidential race, spending has crossed the half-billion dollar mark.  State races meanwhile have seen an influx of big money from outside groups. The ads have ranged from tough to downright zany, even with zombies making an appearance. We look at the latest commercials and whether they’re effective.

Guests: 

John Carroll: assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University with a background in advertising and media. His blog is Campaign Outsider.

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NH News
5:25 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

State Officials Push For Medical Records Release Following Exeter Hospital Outbreak

State officials investigating the outbreak of Hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital continue pressing for access to patient medical records.

In August, the hospital went to court seeking a protective order, arguing that the Division of Public Health Services’ broad request for records violates both state and federal privacy laws.

Today, the state filed its response in Merrimack Superior Court. It says that healthcare providers are required to share information during a public health investigation.

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Elections 2012
4:45 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Pres. Bill Clinton To Campaign In N.H.

Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for President Barack Obama in Durham, N.H. on Wednesday.

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NH News
4:40 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

New England Apple Orchards Face Apple Shortage

Phil Rymsha is turning away apple-picking and cider-drinking hopefuls at his orchard in Harvard, Mass., because there simply aren't enough apples on his trees.

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Elections 2012
4:34 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Hassan And Lamontagne Clash Over Health Care, Again

Photos courtesy of the candidates

New Hampshire's candidates for governor continue to clash over how to fund health care reform.

Republican Ovide Lamontagne and Democrat Maggie Hassan met for their fourth debate at the Capitol Center for the Arts, in a 90-minute gathering sponsored by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.

Hassan sought to align Lamontagne with House Speaker Bill O’Brien.  She pointed to Lamontagne’s refusal to accept federal funds for setting up a healthcare exchange or expanding Medicaid.

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NH News
1:43 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

N.H. Electric Co-op Lineworkers Consider Strike

The union representing New Hampshire Electric Cooperative lineworkers says it is considering a strike.

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