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NRC Takes No Issue With Aging Concrete at Seabrook Nuclear Plant After Inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says they found no problems with the response to cracks in concrete at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant during a recent inspection. Their new report is another step forward in the power plant's bid to get its license renewed.

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More than 300 news outlets across the country published editorials today denouncing President Trump's attacks on the media. Several New Hampshire publications participated in the campaign, which was lead by the Boston Globe's Opinion Page Editor. 

Since taking office, the President has called journalists "crooked," the "enemy of the people," and, of course, "fake." 

"What he refers to as fake news isn't fake at all," said Dana Wormold, Editor of the Concord Monitor's opinion page. "It's news reports that he's uncomfortable with for whatever reason." 

A North Country Democrat is mounting a write-in campaign to challenge State Senator Jeff Woodburn, who is seeking reelection as he faces multiple misdemeanor domestic violence and assault changes. 

Kathleen Kelley says her positions on issues don't differ much from Woodburn, and that if elected she'd fight for more resources for the North Country -- for schools, for health care and to improve economic opportunity. Kelley says Senate District 1 needs representation that is beyond reproach.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says they found no problems with the response to cracks in concrete at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant during a recent inspection.

Their new report is another step forward in the power plant's bid to get its license renewed.

As part of a series of interviews with GOP candidates in the 2nd Congressional District primary, we sit down with Robert Burns.

Robert Burns is a former Hillsborough County treasurer, and served as National Youth Coalition chairman for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. He is a lifelong New Hampshire resident, currently residing in Bedford. 

This conversation will air on Friday, August 17 live at 9:40 a.m., and again at 7:40 p.m.

Photo Courtesy Waterville Valley Resort

The International Ski Federation has selected New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort to host U.S. Alpine ski championships in 2019 and 2021.

 

The resort hosted the World Cup in 1991. But Waterville says this winter's championship could draw an even larger crowd, with Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin expected to compete.

 

Governor Sununu's Council on Diversity and Inclusion held its fifth listening session in Manchester Wednesday night.

 

About a hundred people participated in the forum, which has the goal of gathering feedback on how the state can become more welcoming for people of all backgrounds.

 

Sitting around folding tables at Brookside Congregational Church, attendees spoke of their personal experiences.

 

Cosme Neles said he's concerned about how immigrants see the Granite State.

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Students in Parkland, Florida started school today six months after a shooter killed 14 of their classmates and 3 adult teachers and coaches. A group of  teenagers from around New Hampshire spent the day rallying for gun control measures in their own state. 

The 25 students, who held a press conference followed by a march around the State House this morning, are part of what they call the "lockdown generation" -- kids who have grown up preparing for the possibility of a mass school shooting. 

A new report from the New Hampshire Women's Foundation finds slightly more women are seeking office in the state compared to two years ago. But there are significant differences in the number of women running based on political party and region.

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Item No. 4 on the agenda seemed routine, even dull: a vote on “Cash Control and Security 2-11 Large Volume Sales Policy Revision.”

But within months, that one policy tweak would bring major changes -- and lots of cash -- to one of New Hampshire's most important money makers: state-run liquor stores.

Britta Greene / NHPR

 

Almost a year after an 8-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged, the New Hampshire attorney general's office says a legal dispute is preventing it from releasing a report on its investigation.

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