New Hampshire

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In New England, New Hampshire is well known for tax-free liquor sales, which makes the Granite State a popular destination for out-of-staters looking to stock up on alcohol. 

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The nine states of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, including Rhode Island, have set a new, more ambitious goal for reducing carbon emissions by 2030.

They want to cut pollution by 30 percent -- or more, if that proves too easy.

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Addressing the state’s drug crisis has been an all hands on deck approach from the medical community, law enforcement to social workers.

But advocates are saying one missing player in all this has been employers, and how they can be a part of the solution, whether that’s offering jobs to those in recovery or simply changing how addiction is addressed and talked about at work.

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Ash trees in New England and across the country are at risk of extinction because of a foreign beetle known as the emerald ash borer.  


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A 70-year-old woman is dead and her son is in custody after New Hampshire police responded to reports of an active shooter Tuesday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

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Not all sounds of the forest are soothing, as reporter Chris Jensen learned when he visited the North Country Moose Festival, held in the adjoining towns of Colebrook, New Hampshire and nearby Canaan, Vermont.

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  Many Muslim-Americans will tell you that this is a tough time for them. From the 9/11 attacks to President Trump’s proposed travel ban, Muslims in America feel besieged by discrimination and misunderstanding.

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  After a decade of rapid growth, wind energy in Maine has hit the doldrums. No big new wind projects are likely to go live anytime soon, and it could cost billions to unlock enough of the state’s wind resource — the best in the region — to serve southern New England’s thirst for renewable energy.

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A new heat advisory policy for the northeast will take effect this summer thanks to a study published today that looks at the relationship between heat and health in New England.

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Jared Barbosa is an Elementary School guidance counselor who was raised by a professional soccer player. His dad, Manoel “Boom Boom” Barbosa, competed all over the world before settling down in Nashua, N.H.

Jared says professional soccer was his dad’s ticket out of poverty in Brazil. College soccer was his ticket to economic mobility.

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The downfall of the owner of New England's biggest fishing fleet could also hurt the Port of New Bedford. Carlos Rafael has pleaded guilty to federal charges of smuggling and submitting fraudulent catch records. In addition to serving prison time, Rafael could lose prized fishing permits. And people in his home port worry the permits may not stay in New Bedford. 

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Rhode Islanders who’ve served on jury duty may have noticed the $15 a day pay rate. Central Falls Sen. Elizabeth Crowley hopes to change that.

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Rail improvements may be on track for the New England Central Railroad, but another rail project stalled this year in New Hampshire, when lawmakers stopped a plan for commuter rail service into Boston. Now, it seems the November 8th election could change the tide for that commuter rail expansion.

Earlier this year, it seemed a commuter rail line could really happen for Southern New Hampshire.  

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