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Top Stories: Trapped By Tolls; No Hint From Hassan On SB99
The top stories of the week, for June 17-23.
Merrimack is a town trapped by toll booths. It’s a situation unlike any other in New Hampshire. The tolls are something Merrimack residents have – begrudgingly – come to accept as a part of life, but how did we get to this point?
Some Northern Pass opponents are hoping Governor Maggie Hassan will sign Senate Bill 99, which they think may complicate approval of the controversial hydro-electric project.
After we explored the possibility of the next Doctor Who becoming a woman, we got to thinking about all the other characters we’ve come to love over the years that were supposed to be - or originally were - the opposite sex.
New Hampshire is one of only three states with a split legislature: Republicans control the Senate, Democrats the House of Representatives. The two bodies have shown an ability to work together on some issues this session, including business tax credits and limits on lead fishing tackle. But with the end of the legislative year fast approaching, inter-chamber gamesmanship is on the rise.
Protests against the Prime Minister Erdogan continued last week after a violent crackdown sparked national protests. While some point to the Arab Spring as a comparison, a secular Turkey is its own special case. We took a look at what’s happening in the region, and implication for American foreign policy.
There’s buried treasure in the rivers and streams of New Hampshire. 22 carat gold to be precise. While it’s very high quality, it’s also very low quantity. Experienced New Hampshire prospectors say that even though there isn’t much to find, it’s not hard to find.
A nationwide bus tour organized by the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns made a stop in Concord Tuesday evening. Gun violence prevention advocates rallied in front of the State House, as part of the "No More Names" bus tour.
With hurricane season ramping up and fire danger decreasing, New Hampshire’s Civil Air Patrol is beginning to switch roles.
A big priority for environmental groups – The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, or LCHIP – has survived through budget negotiations. But that win comes at the expense of a raid on funds set aside for renewable energy development.
Siblings fight. Almost any family with children knows this- and yet what we know about the effects of that fighting may be changing. A new study from the University of New Hampshire shows that sibling aggression may leave deeper marks on children than we’ve previously understood.