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1:16 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

'Paycheck Fairness' Advocates Rally As Bill Moves To House

Sen. Andrew Hosmer speaks at a rally for the Paycheck Fairness Act, a New Hampshire bill that aims to bring pay for women in line with men.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

After gaining unanimous support in the state Senate, a bill that aims to bring pay for women in line with their male co-workers went before the House labor committee earlier today.

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NH News
6:20 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney's Suspension

Attorney Michael Ramsdell (left) argues on behalf of suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams (right).
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire's Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.  

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Environment
4:33 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

A Glimpse At Your Future Electric Bill? N.H. Utility Experiments Encourage Conservation

Home Energy reports like this one are being sent out to as many as 25,000 customers as part of a PSNH pilot program.
Credit Opower

New Hampshire’s two largest electric utilities are piloting new billing programs, aimed at getting people to save electricity. These programs could be part of a sea change in the way we are billed for electricity, aimed at encouraging efficiency and conservation.  And while convincing Americans to use less energy has always been a bit of a slog, these two pilot programs in New Hampshire hope to change that. One uses the brunt force of economics and the other uses the subtle science of psychology.

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NH News
2:13 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Hearing To Challenge Anthem's Network Postponed

Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Credit NHPR Staff

The state insurance department has postponed a hearing this week to consider a challenge to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's network of providers covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Margaret McCarthy, a patient of Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, has asked the department to require Anthem to include Frisbie in the network. 

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NH News
1:25 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Hundreds Of Red Sox Fans Pack Statehouse Plaza To See David Ortiz

Governor Maggie Hassan and Red Sox slugger David Ortiz greet the crowd at the Statehouse on Monday.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Hundreds of Boston Red Sox fans gathered in front of the Statehouse earlier today to catch a glimpse of World Series MVP David Ortiz.

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NH News
10:55 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Brown Tells Supporters He'll Make It Official Thursday

Credit www.scottbrown.com

After months of flirting, former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown plans to announce he’s running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire Thursday in Portsmouth.

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NH News
9:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Shaheen, Ayotte Press For More Heating Funds

Credit www.shaheen.senate.gov

 

New Hampshire's U.S. senators want more money to go toward the Low Income Home Heating Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2015.

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On the Political Front
8:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

On The Political Front For April 7

Credit Sara Plourde

    

Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about questions being raised regarding potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein's residency. 

Rogers also talks about big changes at two major New Hampshire newspapers and what's on the docket at the Statehouse this week.

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NH News
8:28 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Opponents Question Residency Of Likely GOP Governor Candidate

Walt Havenstein

Opponents continue to raise questions about whether a Republican expected to join the race for governor meets the state’s residency requirements.

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NH News
8:02 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Suspended County Attorney Turns To Court For Reinstatement

Credit www.rocka.net / Rockingham County Attorney's Office

A New Hampshire county attorney suspended since November is returning to court to ask for his job back.

Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams cites the Attorney General's statement last month that no criminal charges would be filed against him.

Attorney General Joseph Foster suspended Reams' power to prosecute Nov. 6 due to an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and financial mismanagement.

A Merrimack County Superior Court judge last week denied Reams' request for access to financial documents and a list of witnesses investigators interviewed.

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NH News
7:58 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Keg Explosion Lawsuit Filed

The sister of a man who was killed in a keg explosion at a New Hampshire brewery two years ago has filed a federal lawsuit against three companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of the keg.

The Portsmouth Herald reports M. Christina Kettering says the keg was negligently designed and didn't feature adequate safety warnings. She also says a device installed in the keg to prevent overpressurization failed to work as designed.

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NH News
7:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Granite Staters Relish Belated Springtime Weather

Despite muddy conditions, some Concord residents turned out to White Park to enjoy the mild weather.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR

After a long winter and several false starts, it looks like New Hampshire might finally be heading into spring. 

Mild temperatures on Sunday brought many Granite Staters outside to enjoy the weather.  Concord resident Annie Morgan brought her eight-year old son to a city park.  And she was confident that this time, spring was here to stay.  

“Well I’m determined!  It’s not going anywhere," she said with a chuckle.  "No, we’re not getting any more snow, and it’s going to be beautiful!”

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Folk Show
9:10 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 4.6.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Corrie Man/ Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Abundance Culburnie

Cruel Salt Sea/ Matt and Shannon Heaton/ Tell You in Earnest/ Matt and Shannon Heaton/

The Fisherman/ Leo Kottke/ 6 & 12 String Guitar/ Rhino

The Road Goes on Forever/ David Mallett/ This Town/ Vanguard

The Endless Mile Lui Collins/ Made in New England Molly Gamblin

Don't Look Back/ David Wilcox/ Blaze/ What Are Records

The Mary Ellen Carter/ Dave Rowe Trio/ Three's A Charm/ Dave Rowe Trio

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Folk Show
8:58 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 4.6.14

Wednesday, April 9

>>>Stanley & Grimm  at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ www.necelticarts.com 207-562-4445

Thursday, April 10

>>>David Wilcox at the Flying Goose Brew Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm

Friday, April 11

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Newscast
1:05 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Veterans Group Raises Money For Special Housing At Dartmouth

A nonprofit group is raising money to buy a home for veterans who attend Dartmouth College.  Project VetCare Inc. has received an anonymous pledge of $375,000 toward the home's $475,000 purchase price and is hoping to raise the rest by May 31.  Co-founder Robert Chambers told the Valley News that the group plans to renovate the house with volunteer labor and use the rent that veteran tenants pay to support its programs, which include helping veterans navigate their health care and benefits and preventing foreclosures and evictions.

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