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N.H. AG Pursues Civil Rights Case On Behalf of Transgender Woman in Nashua

A Superior Court judge heard testimony Thursday in the case of a Nashua man accused of threatening a transgender woman. The case is being pursued by the Civil Rights Unit at the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

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A Massachusetts man and a Pennsylvania woman have won the grueling bicycle race up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Erik Levinsohn, of Boston, and Stefanie Sydlik, of Pittsburgh, beat the competition in the men's and women's divisions of the 7.6-mile Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb to the summit at 6,288 feet Saturday.

See the full race results here.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, U.S. Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster is joining The Exchange to discuss legislation and policies she's been working on in Washington, D.C., as well as recent state and national news. She serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. What issues do you want to hear about? Submit your questions below. 

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A new audit finds that a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employee missed an opportunity to revoke the license of the driver accused in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists because he did not know how to add convictions to driving records.

The finding was revealed Friday in a preliminary report examining why Massachusetts failed to sanction Volodymyr Zhukovskyy after being notified of his May drunken driving arrest in Connecticut.

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The Coakley Landfill will soon get treatment and cleanup from New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services.

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Former UNH President Mark Huddleston’s employment agreement is getting some big changes. He’ll be returning to UNH this year, making a $20,000 salary as an adjunct instructor in the UNH Professional Development and Training department.

According to the agreement, Huddleston will present at various leadership conferences and institutes, and provide “consulting services” for future curriculum in that department this year. He will also be working with state public officials through UNH Extension.

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You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea).  In nature, a hoarder will hide food in one place.  Everything it gathers will be stored in a single tree or den.  But for some animals one food cache isn't enough.  We call them scatter hoarders.


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In Jennifer Militello's debut memoir, Knock Wood, time moves in more than one direction. The relationship between cause and effect is upended as Militello explores her memories of illicit love, domestic violence and dangerous influences. Militello, is the author of several books of poetry, and she teaches at New England College. She sat down with All Things Considered host Peter Biello to talk about her new book.

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President Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Grafton County. Last month, severe rains and flash flooding caused significant road damage.

Federal, state and local officials estimate it cost $2.9 million dollars to respond to the flooding.

Ten communities had their infrastructure affected by the storm, including the town of Orange, which had an estimated $900,000 in damages.

“It’s a tremendous difference to our tiny town,” said Dorothy Heinrichs, chair of the town select board.

As schools in New Hampshire prepare for a new law requiring suicide prevention policies, questions about how districts will implement these policies remains.

The law also requires school districts to include annual training on suicide recognition and prevention for all school staff.

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The scene outside the SNHU Arena in Manchester looked pretty much like every other Trump rally you’ve seen on TV: thousands of people in bright red hats, street vendors selling Trump gear.

But the difference was the line of people who wound around Elm Street - many wearing Red Sox shirts matched with their Make America Great Again hats.


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