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USGS

The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck central New Hampshire Monday morning.

The minor tremor struck near Contoocook around 9:18 a.m.

Several people on social media reported feeling the earthquake, including staff at the Concord Monitor.

 

Grafton County Sheriff's Department

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 14-year-old girl believed to be an endangered runaway.

Emma "Alex" Lee Caraballo was last seen Tuesday afternoon at the Oliverian School in Pike.

She was wearing a gray and lavender North Face parka, a beanie hat, and black combat boots. She was carrying a small black and white backpack.

She has short black hair highlighted with royal blue and deep purple. She has a pierced lip, is half Asian and half Hispanic, light skinned, roughly 5'2'' and 105 pounds.

Voters in Exeter have approved bonding for a new $49.9 million wastewater treatment facility to bring the town into compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency. 

 Seacoast Online reports the proposal got 72 percent of voters backed the biggest capital project in the town's history. 

Town administrator Russell Dean told NHPR earlier this week the project would mean about $650 a year in additional costs for the average sewer ratepayer, but says it's necessary if the town wants to be in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.

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It’s Town Meeting day for many communities across New Hampshire.

Voters will head to the polls to weigh in on local elections, town budgets, and infrastructure projects.

Many of those projects are reworked versions of proposals that have failed in the past, such as a $4.3 million proposal to renovate the 67-year-old Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls.

Mark Lane is a school board member in town and says this is the fourth year in a row voters will consider the project.

Nottingham PD

A Nottingham state representative facing felony drug and sexual exploitation charges has been released on bail.

The Concord Monitor reports Kyle Tasker, 30, was released on $50,000 cash bail Monday with an electronic ankle bracelet.

An official at the Rockingham County Department of Corrections Tuesday could not confirm that Tasker had been released.

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NHPR’s Health and Science Reporter Jack Rodolico spent much of 2015 investigating Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, a remote facility for people with brain injuries and intellectual disabilities. By the time the year closed, this obscure institution was something of a household name across the state.

When it comes to kids’ well-being, New Hampshire ranks high overall in survey after survey.  But the real picture of how kids are faring goes deeper than that.  Children in poor families continue to lose ground in everything from access to health care to quality education to opportunities to play sports.  All this week, NHPR takes a look at how disparities in early childhood shape a child’s chances for success later in life. 

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Donald Trump will head into the Republican National Convention with at least 11 of the delegates from New Hampshire’s Republican State Committee, the state party announced Monday.

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New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte is pledging to fight a proposal by the White House to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Pentagon officials are expected to deliver to a plan to Congress Tuesday that would transfer many of the remaining detainees to a facility in the United States.

Ayotte, a Republican, says the Obama administration refuses to level with the American people regarding the terrorist activities and affiliations of the detainees who remain at Guantanamo.

She says closing Guantanamo will make Americans less safe.

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When it comes to kids’ well-being, New Hampshire ranks high overall in survey after survey.  But the real picture of how kids are faring goes deeper than that.  Children in poor families continue to lose ground in everything from access to health care to quality education to opportunities to play sports.  During the court of a week, NHPR took a look at how disparities in early childhood shape a child’s chances for success later in life. 

As the nation's first presidential primary unfolded, NHPR worked to produce the stories only we could find and tell as reporters based in New Hampshire.  We looked into local campaign organizations, we followed the money being spent here, and we talked with residents about how they feel as the candidates overtake the state every four years.

NHPR News and Programs collaborated on this in-depth series that aired between May 14th-21st, 2015.

For families all over the country, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in New Hampshire was a last resort for their loved ones. For the owners, it was a lucrative business. But patients suffered.

Jack Rodolico spent a year uncovering far-reaching allegations of patient abuse and fraudulent billing practices at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, N.H.  

Jack Rodolico spent a year uncovering far-reaching allegations of patient abuse and fraudulent billing practices at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, N.H.  He also reported on how the state missed warning signs of patient neglect and failed to properly inspect the facility.  Since Jack's first reports, Lakeview has been forced to shut down.

This is one of NHPR's morning newscasts from November 6, 2015.  The submission includes stories from the presidential primary campaign and an update on a controversial proposal to bring propane into the region by rail.  Every newscast also includes a quick sports and weather update.

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Nearly all of northern New England is under a winter weather advisory this morning, with snow and ice making for difficult driving in many areas.

The Department of Transportation saw car accidents across the state this morning, but officials said incidents were clearing up as rush hour passed.

“With the morning commute being done, that’s helpful,” transportation manager Sue Page said around 9:40 a.m.

 We know Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders swept the New Hampshire primary — but where, exactly, did the two candidates see their biggest victories?

Using results compiled by the Associated Press, NHPR put together a town-by-town map of Tuesday’s primary results.

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  The campaign signs are being folded up. The candidates have flown on to the next nominating states or, in some cases, are heading home to reevaluate whether to call it quits.

The final results are still trickling in, and the outcome of last night’s New Hampshire primary will likely be dissected for weeks — maybe months — to come.

For now, here’s some of the takeaways, based on NHPR’s coverage throughout primary day.

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All day, New Hampshire Public Radio reporters have been visiting polling locations across the state — and we’ll continue to have live updates from a number of campaigns’ events as the results start to trickle in.

Whether you’re a native Granite Stater looking for updates on your fellow voters or tuning in from out-of-state, NHPR’s got you covered.

Here's a rundown of the best features our team put together to guide you through the final hours of the primary.

We’re less than 24 hours away from the polls opening in New Hampshire.

For voters, that means less than 24 hours to arrive at any final decisions on which candidate to support — or even which primary to participate in. For candidates and political observers, that means less than 24 hours to get in their final pitches and then watching closely — especially in a handful of critical areas — for early predictions of who might emerge as the winners.

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Wondering where to vote on Tuesday? What time time polls open?  Whether or not you need to bring ID?

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Gov. Maggie Hassan delivered her final State of the State address Thursday at the State House.

Scroll down for a live blog of the speech, links to background articles on the issues Hassan discusses, the Republican response by N.H. Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, and full text and audio of Hassan's speech.

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  Pundits are already picking over who came out on top in last night’s Democratic primary town hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Derry — but, judging by the initial reactions on social media, the night’s real winners might actually be the voters of New Hampshire.

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At a CNN town hall forum in Derry Wednesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended collecting $675,000 in fees for three speeches she made to Goldman Sachs.

Clinton says she made speeches to lots of groups and pushed back against the idea that the money she made would influence her.

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We'll be hearing a lot -- a whole lot -- from the folks running for president over the next few days. But here's a crazy notion: How about we listen to some voters?

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After an eventful night in Iowa, the eyes of the political world are turning toward New Hampshire — as have plenty of campaign caravans.

Both party’s fields have narrowed: Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republican Mike Huckabee both dropped out last night amid faltering caucus returns. But the dynamics of both races also remain particularly competitive.

Today’s the day — Iowa residents will caucus starting at 7 p.m., effectively establishing the stakes in New Hampshire and other contests that follow in the race to the White House.

Or, as Face The Nation’s John Dickerson put it over the weekend:

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Every four years, New Hampshire proudly touts its first-in-the-nation status. But technically, while our presidential contest is the first primary in the nation, it isn't the first time voters get to weigh in. That honor, of course, belongs to Iowa's Caucus.

But what exactly is a caucus? How does it work? Who gets to participate?

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