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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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A new UNH study looked at how well college personnel understand sexual assault and rape reporting regulations.

Researchers called Title IX offices, which oversee gender equality issues, and campus police at more than one hundred and fifty colleges around the country.

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The New Hampshire state Board of Education has adopted new computer science academic standards.

David Benedetto is the STEM and Computer science administrator at the New Hampshire Department of Education. 

These new standards will focus more on technical skills, like coding and data analysis.

"[It's] sort of bringing in these things to modernize our technology education, and hopefully relate that to other areas of study as well,” Benedetto said.

Schools across the state would have a few years to make plans to incorporate the new standards.

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The mayors of New Hampshire's 13 cities are pushing back against Gov. Chris Sununu's recent veto of two energy bills.

The mayors plan to send a letter to legislative leaders, asking them to overturn the vetoes in September.

Police Investigate Threats Made Against Manchester Hospitals

Aug 13, 2018

Manchester police continue to investigate a threat made early Sunday morning toward two hospitals in New Hampshire's largest city.

Police have not described the nature of the threat related to Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital, but said there is no risk to the public at this time.

In a statement, CMC said the hospital is working with police on its investigation.

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New Hampshire has received a $10 million grant to help design a program to improve the health and wellness of people with mental illnesses.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services received funding over five years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to integrate physical and mental health care for young people ages 16 to 35 with severe mental illness or severe emotional disturbance.

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Some of the political leaders from the New England states and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces will be meeting at a Vermont ski resort to talk about issues facing the region and the two countries while a bitter trade dispute simmers between Washington and Ottawa.

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The driver who allegedly struck the Cornish-Windsor Bridge in a hit-and-run accident earlier this month turned himself in Sunday.

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A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.

As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun's corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August's total solar eclipse.

It eventually will get within 3.8 million (6 million kilometers) of the surface in the years ahead, staying comfortably cool despite the extreme heat and radiation, and allowing scientists to vicariously explore the sun in a way never before possible.

Here are 5 things to do this weekend in New Hampshire, plus a few extras to help plan for summer fun.

Kate McNally, host of The Folks Show on NHPR, also maintains a folk music and dance calendar for live music shows and events.

Visit NHPR's community calendar for additional events and activities near you.

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