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April 06. 2012 1:41PM

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NEWS
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UNH collaborates on Apple app to help mariners avoid collisions with endangered whales


NY lawmaker to visit Indonesians in NJ sanctuary
The New York Democrat is sponsoring the Indonesian Refugee Family Protection Act. The act would grant reprieve to Indonesian Christians in New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire who are facing deportation despite an agreement that has allowed them to live and work legally in the U.S. for years.


State, UNH announce changes at the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab


UNH Cooperative Extension finds efficiencies, cuts service


Fosters: Beltane Ritual to be held in Salem by Temple of Witchcraft


Current motorcycle law's author says he set the limit too high: Lower decibels now
"I thought 106 decibels (of noise from a motorcycle) was right," Rep. Sherm Packard, R-Londonderry, testified Thursday. "In hindsight, we were wrong; it should have been lower."


Guardian.co.uk: Justifiable homicides and Stand Your Ground laws: The story behind the data and our findings


BUSINESS
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Porstmouth based Clean Runner raises $19.6M for water-clearing technology
Portsmouth, N.H.-based Clean Runner, LLC, which cleans the water used in natural gas and oil wells and returns it for reuse without the use of chemicals, has raised $19.6 million in equity, according to federal documents filed Thursday.


Fosters: Months later, still no answers for some of Daddy's Junky Music customers


How to know if you should offer a la carte legal services
In a world of shrinking wallets, some attorneys have started offering a-la-carte legal services. Also known as limited scope representation, it can help clients get manageable legal fees.


NHBR: 'Disruptivators' set for April 11 event
Six New Hampshire entrepreneurs who practice "disruptive innovation" will headline Disruptivate! 2012, a daylong conference organized by the New Hampshire Innovation Commercialization Center.


WSJ: &P upgrades Northeast Utilities, downgrades Nstar pending merger


Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan eyes New Hampshire Medicaid practice
New Hampshire officials have chosen Boston Medical Center’s HealthNet Plan as one of three insurers to manage care for low-income and disabled residents, if a proposal to overhaul the state’s Medicaid program gets necessary approvals from the governor’s executive council and federal authorities.


New England EPA chief: Carbon rules are good for NH


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Music Festival signs 10 year deal with Plymouth State University


Attempting to recreate Big Bang conditions, CERN scientists break energy record


New IBM app presents nearly 1,000 years of math history
The app is based on an original, 50-foot-long “Men of Modern Mathematics” installation created in 1964 by Charles and Ray Eames. Minds of Modern Mathematics users can view a digitized version of the original infographic as well as browse through an interactive timeline with more than 500 biographies, math milestones, and images of relevant artifacts.


The Yale Daily News: Q&A with author John Irving


The Yale Daily News: A praise for 'Owen Meany'


Book Review: Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy's Trans-Pacific Offensive, World War II


Interview: Denise Robbins, author of 'Phish NET Stalkings'
High-tech becomes high-risk in Denise Robbins’ novels. The New Hampshire based author uses two decades of experience in computers to explore the killer possibilities in technology.


Eric Pellegrini streaming debut death metal album "Volume I"


COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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U.S. 1st. Circuit: U.S. v. Dianne Wilkerson - Convicted Mass. state senator loses appeal related to 42-month sentence for soliciting bribes and influence peddling.


Groupon expiring coupons lawsuit settled for $8.5M
Though plaintiffs accuse the company of pressuring consumers and imposing "onerous sales conditions," they are mostly upset with Groupon's short expiration dates. They say those dates violate state and federal gift card and gift certificate laws.


POLITICS
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New Hampshire scores a D on corruption risk report card, 34th among states


Pepsi, Coca Cola opt out as ALEC sponsors; Timmy Teepell’s Onmessage fined $15,000 for New Hampshire push polling


Poll finds former Gordon Humphrey aid the top challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY


PRIMARY
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CBS: Obama organizational advantage on full display in NH


OPINION
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Eagle-Tribune: Violence grows along with drug trade
Patten said Salem police are dealing with more violent incidents that he believes are tied to an escalation in the drug trade.


SPORTS
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Las Vegas 51s optimistic about 2012 with a couple of former Fisher Cats on the roster


Merrmack's Peter Reilly named Patriot League golfer of the month


Turner, Maine's Kristen Anderson joins UNH Wildcats squad
Kristen Anderson surpassed 1,000 career points in January and eventually helped Leavitt advanced to the Western Maine Class B semifinals, where it lost to Lake Region of Bridgton.


This Dude is Running the Boston Marathon With a Twitter Hashtag Tattooed on Him…While Juggling


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