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Report says costs at NH hospitals vary greatly
Thursday, 09/18/08
A new report says it pays to shop around for hospital care in New Hampshire.
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NH retirement system to ask court's advice on Sudan divestment
Friday, 09/12/08
The New Hampshire Retirement System will ask the state Supreme Court if the Legislature can order it to divest of holdings in the Sudan.
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Busy campaign week in NH starts with Biden
Thursday, 09/11/08
Senator Joe Biden kicked off a flurry of visits to New Hampshire by the two presidential campaigns with a town hall forum where housing market worries topped voters' concerns.
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Vermont has second lowest birth rate in the country
Friday, 08/22/08
Worries are growing in Vermont and neighboring states that their low birth rates may eventually force employers to leave the region due to a shortage of workers.
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Appeals court expected to rule on NH's prescription privacy law this month
Wednesday, 08/20/08
A federal appeals court is expected to announce a decision soon on New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation law that made doctors' prescription writing habits confidential.
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NH issues river safety advisory for swimmers, canoeists, kayakers
Friday, 08/15/08
New Hampshire officials have issued a safety advisory for swimmers, canoeists and kayakers on the state's rivers and streams, saying the currents are stronger and water levels are higher than usual time of year.
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NH regulators to have 'major' news on UBS branch
Thursday, 08/14/08
New Hampshire securities regulators say they'll have a major announcement today about their investigation of a company that underwrites student loans in the state.
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NH unemployment decreases slightly from June to July
Wednesday, 08/13/08
New Hampshire's unemployment rate decreased slightly in July.
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NH working on student loan problem
Thursday, 08/07/08
Turmoil in the financial markets has driven many lenders out of the student loan market, leaving students struggling to pay their fall tuition. That's a problem that New Hampshire officials are working on.
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Midday Newscast: August 5, 2008
Tuesday, 08/05/08
Here are the top stories at noon: Rutland has adopted a new ordinance restricting where convicted sex offenders can live after their release from prison; A big swath of forestland in northern New Hampshire has been preserved with the help of snowmobilers, anglers, preservation groups and an anonymous donor...
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Northern New England tourism appears to be down
Tuesday, 08/05/08
Soaring gas prices and rainy weather appear to be taking a bite out tourism in Northern New England.
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House passes NH-inspired Michelle's Law
Thursday, 07/31/08
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Michelle's law, the federal version of a New Hampshire bill that would allow seriously ill or injured college students to take up to one year of medical leave without losing their health insurance.
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Lawmakers, construction reps to lobby for Federal Hwy Trust Fund bill
Monday, 07/28/08
New Hampshire legislators and construction industry representatives are holding a press conference today to discuss a bill to save the Federal Highway Trust Fund.
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NH car pooling increases with gas prices
Thursday, 07/24/08
Rising gas prices have boosted car pooling in New Hampshire.
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NH unemployment unchanged from May to June
Wednesday, 07/16/08
New Hampshire's unemployment rate has stayed the same in June.
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Some stone walls disappearing in N.H.
Friday, 07/11/08
Some old stone walls in New Hampshire are disappearing. Officials believe the walls are disappearing to fuel future landscaping projects.
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Thousands still without power after NH storms
Wednesday, 07/02/08
The latest round of strong thunderstorms left piles of hail and downed power lines in southwestern New Hampshire.
Vermont Edition
Summer Camp
Friday, 06/27/08
By Jane Lindholm
Across Vermont, kids are packing their swimsuits, sleeping bags, and mosquito repellant and heading off to summer camp. We talk about what kids learn from the experience today. Also, we hear from John Gregg about New Hampshire's role in the presidential election, and we look back at the week's top stories.
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Consultant sought delay in FairPoint takeover
Monday, 06/23/08
FairPoint Communications reluctantly agreed to a two-month delay in completing its takeover of Verizon's northern New England landlines after a consultant funded by regulators expressed concern about FairPoint's readiness to assume full control.
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Lynch to propose more budget cuts today
Tuesday, 06/17/08
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch is scheduled to propose more budget cuts today to a legislative committee.
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NH lawmakers approve 10-year, $2.3 billion highway plan
Thursday, 06/05/08
New Hampshire lawmakers have passed a 10-year, $2 billion highway plan that cuts the current plan almost in half.
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New license procedure in NH designed for security
Tuesday, 06/03/08
New Hampshire residents renewing their driver's licenses will now be issued 60-day temporary ID cards before being mailed permanent ones.
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NH legislators reach tentative agreement on affordable housing bill
Friday, 05/30/08
A committee of New Hampshire House and Senate members have reached a tentative agreement on legislation designed to help certain agencies that provide affordable housing in the state.
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NH lawmakers back at the negotiating table
Tuesday, 05/27/08
New Hampshire lawmakers are back at the negotiating table today as they try to arrive at compromises on dozens of bills by Friday's deadline.
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NH cigarette tax increase headed to negotiations
Thursday, 05/22/08
New Hampshire's Senate isn't so sure it likes the House's plan to delay a cigarette tax hike.
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