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Kuster, Negron Clash on Immigration, Abortion, Medicaid Expansion

Congresswoman Annie Kuster, a three-term Democrat, and Republican challenger Steve Negron met for a live debate on NHPR's The Exchange on Tuesday. The two candidates made clear their differences on a number of issues, from climate change to gun control to immigration -- and much more. All Things Considered host Peter Biello asked NHPR report Jason Moon to break down highlights from the hour-long event.

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UNH has announced the completion of a two-year project to build an aquaponic research facility in Madbury.

The three aquaponic greenhouses will allow researchers to grow crops like lettuce from the nutrient-rich wastewater that comes from fish farming.

"The application of the waste as a resource is a new concept for aquaculture, especially in the United States,” says UNH agricultural engineering professor Dr. Todd Guerdat, who heads up the project at the Kingman Research Farm.

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Hospitals will operate seven of the nine hubs at the center of the Sununu administration's newly designed approach to treating substance abuse. But despite the promise of millions of dollars in aid, no hospitals in Manchester or Nashua chose to participate in the program.

Governor Chris Sununu says New Hampshire's "hub and spoke" system will be running by year's end. The goal is to put around-the-clock addiction services no more than an hour's drive from anyone in the state.

Eversource Restores Power to 45K After Wind Storm

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Eversource reports restoring electricity to more than 45,000 customers who lost power during Monday night's wind storm.

The state's largest utility says another wind storm is in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon.

Eversource urged Granite Staters to prepare for the possibility of outages, now and with the winter season approaching. 

Storm preparedness kits and recommendations are available at ReadyNH.gov.

An earlier story from Tuesday morning continues below here:

Protecting New Hampshire's Shoreland

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As summer rolls to a close, we look at the health of our lakes, and the shoreland that bounds them. What are the biggest risks facing our lake waters, and are we doing enough to protect our shores?

This show will air live at 9 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 

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The union that represents New Hampshire's electrical workers has endorsed Governor Chris Sununu for reelection.

It's the first time in more than three decades that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has backed a Republican for governor.

Sununu has supported the IBEW on issues like Northern Pass. That proposed Eversource power line would have created years of work for union electricians. It's now awaiting appeal at the state Supreme Court.

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster, a three-term Democrat, and Republican challenger Steve Negron met for a live debate on NHPR's The Exchange on Tuesday. The two candidates made clear their differences on a number of issues, from climate change to gun control to immigration -- and much more. All Things Considered host Peter Biello asked NHPR report Jason Moon to break down highlights from the hour-long event.

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  Eddie Edwards, the Republican nominee in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, picked up a big endorsement Monday.

House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Edwards, who's running against Democrat Chris Pappas for the open seat this year.

Ryan said in a statement that Edwards will be "a voice for common-sense policies, smaller and more efficient government, and ideas that expand economic opportunity throughout the Granite State."

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the third death of a rare North Atlantic right whale this year has been confirmed.

NOAA and conservationists are keeping a close eye on the right whale population because of high mortality and low reproduction in recent years. The agency says a right whale carcass was found floating about 100 miles east of Nantucket on Sunday.

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2nd Congressional District candidates Ann McLane Kuster (D) and Steve Negron (R) meet before a live audience at New Hampshire Public Radio's studio in Concord. 

 

Hosted by Laura Knoy and NHPR investigative and data reporter Casey McDermott.

 

 

 

 

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A group convened by Governor Sununu to study whether schools should start after Labor Day is meeting for the first time on Tuesday.

In August, the Governor issued a "Save our Summers" executive order calling for a commission to study the impacts of a later start date.

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