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8:37 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Problem Gambling By The Numbers

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5:32 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Superior Court Judge Puts Hold On Homeless Evictions From State Lands Until Next Hearing

The three homeless plaintiffs
Ryan Lessard NHPR

Merrimack County Superior Court judge has put a hold on all evictions from Concord homeless camps on state lands. The ruling came during preliminary hearing Monday for the suit filed by three homeless Concord men.

The hold on evictions will run for at least 10 days and up to the next court hearing. About 150 homeless people were removed from camps around Concord earlier this month.  


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4:03 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Casinos In New Hampshire: Frequently Asked Questions

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1:23 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Former Sen. Gregg Named CEO Of Wall Street Lobbying Group

Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg has been named chief executive officer of a Wall Street lobbying firm.

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association announced the move on Monday.

Before being elected to the Senate, Gregg served two terms as governor of New Hampshire. He also spent four terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

NH News
11:40 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Photos: In And Around Millennium's Pennsylvania Casino

Every week, Morgan Kennedy, 28, drives an hour and a half with her parents, husband and sister to play slots and cards at The Meadows. Her entire family is employed by a natural gas company in West Virginia.
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7:48 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Manchester Shooting

An autopsy is scheduled today for the victim in a shooting in Manchester over the weekend.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the shooting, which took place just before 11 o’clock Saturday night.

Authorities have not released the name of victim.

The shooting took place in the area of Pine and Prospect streets.

Officers responded to the area, where they found an adult male who had been shot.  He was treated at the scene, but died after being transported to a local hospital.

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7:15 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Live Blog: Common Core Standards

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9:56: Gage says over the summer, all five regions of state putting together professional development for teachers to help with implementing Common Core standards. “We’re going to be working very diligently.”

9:52: Question about impact of students at upper end of academic scale, says his daughter’s needs are not being met. Peterson says the nation is not challenging high school students enough. 

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6:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Millennium Gaming Focuses On The Basics, Not The Glitz

The Meadows, one of Millennium's casinos.
Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

No prospective casino developer has been in the news more than Bill Wortman and his firm, Millennium Gaming. Wortman has been courting the town of Salem for years and recently unveiled his concept for a casino at Rockingham Park.

Wortman may have started off as a CPA but he clearly enjoys the role of casino developer that he's morphed into. A beefy man who favors a casual, open collar look, Wortman began his gaming career in 1978 at one of the iconic casinos on the Las Vegas strip:

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12:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Casino Coverage

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As the proposal of legalizing a casino made its way through the NH House of Representatives, the NHPR newsroom spent a week covering the many sides of this issue, from economic impacts to social services for problem gambling.

Series Page: Casino Coverage

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10:23 am
Sat May 18, 2013

N.H. Colleges, Universities Send Off Graduates

Four of New Hampshire's more prominent colleges and its only law school are holding graduation ceremonies.

Graduating students at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, St. Anselm College, New England College and the University of New Hampshire School of Law are collecting their degrees Saturday.

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4:14 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Forty Years After A Murder, New Twist Could Set Man Free

Robert Breest, who has been incarcerated since 1973.
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On the night of February 27th, 1971, dressed in a vintage fur coat, Susan Randall, met up with a friend for pizza. After leaving the restaurant, shortly after midnight, a woman fitting Randall's description was observed hitchhiking near Manchester’s Granite Square. Witnesses say a white car driven by a lone man stopped to pick her up. 

Randall’s body, badly beaten and naked from the waist down, would be found two days later, thrown from a bridge onto the frozen Merrimack River in Concord.

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3:09 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

N.H. Couple Injured In Marathon Bombing Dealing With Medical Costs, Mental Impact

Martha and Alvaro Galvis of Nashua were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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A month after the Boston Marathon bombings, a Nashua husband and wife injured in the blast are raising money for mounting medical costs.

But they are also still dealing with the psychological impact of the tragedy.

After the Boston Marathon bombing, Martha Galvis lost the ring finger on her left hand and nearly had to have her left leg amputated.

She’s had four surgeries on her hand and is due for a fifth next week.

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12:38 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Outgoing N.H. Attorney General Takes Position In Private Practice

Former Attorney General Michael Delaney

Outgoing New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney is taking a position with the McLane Law Firm.

Delaney will join the firm later this month as a director in the litigation practice group.

McLane’s Managing Partner Dick Samuels said Delaney brings extensive litigation and government experience to regulatory and compliance matters at the firm.

Back in March, Delaney announced he would be step down from the role after his term expired.

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6:23 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

House Supercommittee Narrowly Rejects Senate-Passed Casino Bill

Members of the so-called casino supercommittee spent its morning getting familiar with 17 separate amendments. The proposals ranged from beefing up regulatory oversight, to changing the way casino proceeds would be distributed among towns and counties, to allowing slot machines at any establishment that holds a liquor license.

But when the committee reconvened after lunch, the first motion came quickly, and it was to kill the bill.

“We may be 45 very bright people, but not one of us has a background in gaming.”

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