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1:03 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

The Lakeport Dam: Standing At New Hampshire's Water Crossroads

Credit Via WeirsBeach.com

The Lakeport Dam is only about 222-feet wide and more than 60 years old, but it stands at a unique New Hampshire crossroads.

Upstream is Lake Winnipesaukee, the state’s largest lake covering more than 44½ thousands of acres of surface area and plunging to a depth of up to 212 feet.

Downstream is  the Winnipesaukee River, which travels through downtown Laconia (“The City of Lakes”) and then into Lake Winnisquam, the fourth-largest lake in New Hampshire.

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9:59 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Sen. Rausch Not Seeking Re-Election

State Sen. Jim Rausch, R-Derry.
Credit www.gencourt.state.nh.us/

State Senator Jim Rausch announced this morning he will not seek re-election.

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8:34 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Lawmakers To Weigh Plans To Fix Medicaid Enhancement Tax

Lawmakers in the House and Senate are voting this week on possible fixes to the state’s Medicaid Enhancement Tax, which two superior court judges have ruled to be unconstitutional.

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6:58 am
Mon May 12, 2014

N.H. House Voting Again On Bid To Repeal Death Penalty

Credit NHPR Staff

 

A month after the Senate voted to leave New Hampshire's death penalty on the books, the House plans to vote again on whether to repeal capital punishment.

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6:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts

Credit Tracy Lee Carroll / Flickr Creative Commons

Nashua business owners could win more contracts from the city thanks to a local preference ordinance the Board of Alderman will consider this week.  

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5:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Portsmouth Scrap Metal Dilemma Hints At Pressures On Port

Credit Emily Corwin

  Geno Marconi, the Port Director at the Port of New Hampshire, watches a giant electromagnet lifting a tangle of scrap metal into the out of a delivery truck and onto a scrap pile. “It’s like a giant ballet,” he says, pointing to the cargo ships, tugboats and delivery trucks.

The Pease Development Authority – which manages the port – leases waterfront property to the scrap company, Grimmel Industries. Grimmel’s lease ends in December, and residents along the waterfront are demanding Pease find another tenant.

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NH News
5:25 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

N.H. Fans Greet American Idol Finalist At Homecoming Celebrations

Fans crowd around Alex Preston during a parade in Durham on Saturday.
NHPR / Roger Wood

American Idol finalist Alex Preston returned to New Hampshire on Saturday. 

The Mont Vernon native was greeted by throngs of supporters in his hometown and again later in the day in Durham.

At a celebration in Mont Vernon, Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed Saturday Alex Preston day in New Hampshire. 

And at parade in Durham, more than a thousand people waited for the Preston to pass by in an open convertible.

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7:31 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Thousands Flock To Sheep & Wool Festival

Waiting to be sheared at the Sheep and Wool Festival
Credit Michael Samuels

 

Fiber-bearing animals, and the next generation of shepherds, are the focus of the 38th annual event.

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10:11 am
Sat May 10, 2014

Anthem Makes Decision On N.H. Health Plan Renewals

About 10,000 New Hampshire residents whose individual insurance policies don't comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law will get a chance to renew them for another year.

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NH News
3:12 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Dartmouth Poll Finds Voters Support Several Initiatives Doomed In Statehouse

2014 Rockefeller Center State of the State Poll

Dartmouth college has released its annual “State of the State” poll which finds support for a number of issues that didn’t make it out of the legislature this year.

The poll found statistically significant support for casino gambling, stricter gun laws, marijuana decriminalization, and a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. All of these issues generated legislation in New Hampshire this year but no policies will change.

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2:56 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

N.H. Internet Speed Ranking Slips Slightly, State Still In Top 10

For 2007 to 2012, Internet speed increased in the Granite State at pretty much the same rate as Vermont and Massachusetts. But the most recent State of the Internet report found that Vermont was the only state to see its Internet speed drop between 2012 and 2013, while Massachusetts grew more than twice as fast as New Hampshire over the same time period.

New Hampshire ranked seventh in the nation for Internet speed in 2013, according to a new report.  That’s a slip from the state’s position in fourth place the previous year.

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10:28 am
Fri May 9, 2014

White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment

21 year old WMCC student Mariah Middleton.
Sean Hurley

Enrollment in the network of seven community colleges in New Hampshire nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. But while overall growth is up, the North Country’s White Mountains Community College is seeing a decline. 

Go to a restaurant, school or office in the North Country and chances are you'll find a White Mountains graduate.

You see em at the hospitals, you see em at the doctor's office you see em in the schools. 

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9:10 am
Fri May 9, 2014

N.H. Native Preston Makes Makes It To Top Three On 'American Idol'

Credit www.americanidol.com

New Hampshire native Alex Preston has made it to the top three on “American Idol.”

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3:04 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

N.H. Senate Kills Minimum Wage Hike

The New Hampshire Senate has killed a bill that would have set the state minimum wage at $8.25 next year and increase it to $9 in 2016.

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2:56 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

State Argues Push-Poll Appeal Before N.H. Supreme Court

Charlie Bass and Annie Kuster at a debate during the 2012 election
Credit NHPR Staff

  The State Supreme Court Thursday considered the question, does New Hampshire have the right to regulate polling conducted by federal political campaigns?

The question arises because of an alleged push-poll conducted for Former Congressman Charlie Bass’ in 2010. The call in question refer to Bass’ opponent congresswoman Annie Kuster’s work for pharmaceutical company which made what the call referred to as a date-rape drug.

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