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April 10. 2013 12:29PM

Maine bill would give New England's least successful state highest minimum wage

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Acting without debate Tuesday, the Maine House gave final passage to a bill to raise Maine’s $7.50 hourly minimum wage in stages to $9, and sent it to the Senate for a final vote.

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Dartmouth president to announce reforms Thursday

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday is scheduled to announce a number of reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior, increase diversity and improve academics at the college, the results of an nine-month study he commissioned last April.

Annual 24-hour homeless count taking place in New Hampshire

The Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services in New Hampshire's Health Department is holding a count to identify the number of homeless people...

Coyotes howling in Dover's south end draws attention

DOVER — One or more packs of coyotes has been reported in the city's south end, raising concerns about the safety for livestock and family pets.

Man arrested for robbing elderly woman at Wofeboro robbery ATM caught shooting heroin in parking lot

WOLFEBORO — Police have arrested a former local man who allegedly robbed an elderly woman of cash and other property after she made a withdrawal from an Chase Bank ATM on December 24.

Cranmore Mountain Mamas to wear purple on race day in honor of Jody Buzzell, murder-suicide victim

Mountain Mamas said they plan to wear purple ribbons and purple clothing at Wednesday's Cranmore Mountain Meisters in honor of their slain friend to show a sign of support for those who stand up to domestic violence and to 'celebrate the amazing woman that Jody is to them.'

Gilford police look into possible NH1 Children’s Auction computer breach

GILFORD – Police are investigating a fraudulent credit card transaction possibly linked to the NH1 Children's Auction. Police said they have confirmed one fraudulent transaction on a resident's credit card that was traced back to the auction.

Community snowball fight goes viral in Portsmouth, officials concerned about Market Square battlefield

A Facebook page created for the event says, 'We haven't had an opportunity like this since 'Snowicane' Nemo in 2013 and we should take advantage of it.'

Father of Facebook windfall Winklevoss twins bringing rowing business to Manchester

RowAmerica was founded by Howard Winklevoss, the father of twins Tyler and Cameron of Facebook and Olympic fame. He hopes to use the lessons he learned from his first rowing club to other sites across the nation.

Murder-suicide few hundred feet from NH border

The property is a few hundred feet from the New Hampshire state line, and New Hampshire State Police assisted in the search for Mark Buzzell during the night.

Dick Swett's wife offers to be whipped in place of Saudi blogger

The notion of being 'my brother’s keeper' comes up a lot in the context of advocating for human rights. Katrina Lantos Swett, in her roles as the chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the president of the Concord-based Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, is plenty familiar with the phrase – but when it’s repeated so often, she said, it can become just that. A phrase.

Death certificate scam hits NH widows and widowers

The funeral home said they received word that a local woman was called and told she needed to supply her husband's social security number in order to receive her certified death certificates. Bryant warned it is a scam.

Survey shows New Hampshire residents nation's most emotionally stable

New Hampshire (75 percent), Indiana (73 percent) and Louisiana (71 percent) are the three most emotionally recharged states.

Small NH town wants to send students to Maine school instead of more costly Conway, but state won't cooperate

Selectman David Babson said the New Hampshire Department of Education will not give Hale's Location $3,700 or $3,800 per student in education adequacy funding because the state feels Fryeburg Academy is a private school when it comes to Hale's Location.

Manchester Uber Driver: We're held to a higher standard than taxis

The ride-sharing service Uber has been at the center of debate and controversy in several New Hampshire cities the past several months.

Entropy defied: Researchers unboil an egg... but you might not like the solution

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be.

Pediatricians say don't lock up teens for enjoying marijuana, but keep it illegal

The pediatrics group is also recommending the decriminalization of weed, but it's advising against legalization.

Long journey to Puppy Bowl XI begin in San Antonio, led to NH

Fate continued to smile kindly on the dogs after Alamo Rescue Friends partnered with the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, a New Hampshire-based receiving shelter for cats and dogs, which also casts puppies in the Puppy Bowl.

N.H. firms offer anti-terror tech solutions to federal agencies; press barred from summit

Press is barred from Combating Terrorism & High Tech Networking Summit.

The New Yorker: The pursuit of beauty - Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery

Last year, neuroscientists in Great Britain discovered that the same part of the brain that is activated by art and music was activated in the brains of mathematicians when they looked at math they regarded as beautiful.

NH has nation's fewest unwanted babies, Delaware the most

Adjusting for different population sizes, the rate of unintended pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 ranged from 32 in New Hampshire to 61 in Hawaii and New York and 62 in Delaware.

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