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June 13. 2013 2:12PM

John E. Sununu and Maria Cardona: STEM fund key to U.S. global competitiveness

Although the work is not yet complete, advocates for a national fund for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education have reason to be optimistic.



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DA clears Salisbury police officers in fatal shooting

Police ordered Foster to drop the weapons, but he ignored their commands and rushed at them after Seabrook, N.H. police Officer Justin Murphy fired at him with a Taser, Blodgett’s office said.

1st GOP presidential primary underway as candidates jockey for top talent

It’s also a reminder that staff are often hired for their experience and technical expertise, and not to win a popularity contest with voters.

Rindge: Street sign damages cruiser

Police believe that the sign was already damaged, and was partially in the road, when the front driver’s side tire clipped the sign. Muilenberg described the reaction as similar to what happens when someone steps onto a rake and the handle flies up.

Charity has devolved into eyesore says Exeter school official

Bullens is fed up with all the big items being left outside the bins that were placed in the school’s parking lot about 10 years ago.

NH police dog Daisy Mae headed to Pennsylvania to hunt cop killer

DOVER — The Strafford County Sheriff's Department announced Monday that its K-9 team — already famed for apprehending a murder suspect in Maine — has been sent to Pennsylvania to assist in the search for wanted fugitive and state police corporal killer Eric Frein.

200 NH schools have taken up feds on providing free breakfast

More than 200 New Hampshire schools have something new to be proud of. They have started the journey to improve the health and well-being of their student body by accepting the New Hampshire School Breakfast Challenge.

Video of reporter vs. Keene Pumpkin Festival organizer goes viral

Dozens were arrested and injured in Keene on Saturday as parties around the pumpkin festival raged out of control. And when Public Access reporter Jared Goodell of Cheshire TV tried to ask festival organizer Ruth Sterling about the disturbances on live TV, things got heated.

NHPR Audio: Is party company 'FinnaRage' to blame for Keene riots?

And city and state officials are laying at least some of the blame on social media, and they've named one small party-hosting company.

Man who bet it all and lost on Apple supplier writes heartbreaking letter

'I cried for 24 hours knowing I ruined the future for my family.'

Anti-libertarian group fingers 39 candidates as Free Staters

Almost 40 members of the Free State Project are running for seats in New Hampshire’s Legislature this year, including two in Merrimack County District 20, which covers Chichester and Pembroke, according to a progressive group that tracks the libertarian-leaning movement.

Low income home heating aid distributed by feds, NH to receive $23.2M

Heading into winter, Congress has already made its appropriation for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and officials in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine know what they are going to be receiving. Vermont is getting about $17.2 million, Maine $35.3 million and New Hampshire $23.2 million.

Groveton selectmen split on supporting former mill workers bid for Northern Pass aid

The Groveton selectmen faced dozens of residents this week who were angry over a the contents of a letter to the editor written by Selectman Michael Phillips and published in area newspapers recently.

Brown meets with Hampton mom facing 'shock' of electric rate hikes

HAMPTON — Making ends meet has led to some long days this year for local resident Kerri Ruggiero, which is why the single mother of one has taken on several additional jobs and duties to supplement her income from bartending at Hampton Beach.

Cop cars burn in Thetford, Vt. . . . again

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …

80 immigrants from 39 countries become NH citizens

During a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Court yesterday, Judge Joseph Laplante congratulated the new citizens and also urged them to exercise all their new rights, including the right …

Destruction of memorial adds pain to woman's loss: Boyfriend was shot to death in May

Seeing such a peaceful and innocent tribute only adds to the pain Morgan and her children are suffering.

NH gun control candidate distances herself from 'aggressive' Gabby Giffords

As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more 'aggressive' in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running

Beliefs divide lesbian, Catholic family

CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — Two men in an armed New Hampshire home invasion and robbery Thursday were caug
DeMent’s family story echoes the challenges brought forth at this month’s Synod on the Family at the Vatican, an unusually candid and extensive examination of Catholic teaching on sexuality and family life that has given new hope to those who lobby for greater inclusion of gays and lesbians in the church.
ht on camera, police say.

Estimate: Vermont Yankee shutdown will cost $1.24B

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is out with a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste...

Globe: Did Fremont just have its first homicide ever?

The town of Fremont went 250 years without a single reported murder—until today.


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