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N.H. Episcopal Church Wants To Make It Easier To Become a Priest

The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire is launching a new training program that it hopes will make becoming a priest easier for people in different stages of their lives.

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The House Judiciary Committee is convening to review two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The committee is scheduled to meet again at 9 a.m. Thursday. NHPR will air special live coverage of the proceedings. Watch a livestream of the meeting below:

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New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts are set to begin planning how they might develop offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine.

The first meeting of the tri-state task force takes place all day today at the University of New Hampshire and is open to the public.

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Eversource says it plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 – but the move won't change the kind of energy that's delivered to customers.

The utility, which is the largest in New England and New Hampshire, says it’s the first investor-owned utility in the U.S. to make this move.

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The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire is launching a new training program that it hopes will make  becoming a priest easier for people in different stages of their lives.

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New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is the lead author on a letter to the United Nations in support of the Paris climate accords. The UN's climate change convention is currently meeting in Spain to discuss that agreement.

In their letter, Shaheen and 28 other senators say they support and are working on a U.S. government response to climate change, even "in a moment where the commitment of the United States to address climate change seems threadbare."

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When Sam Searles was a kid, she and her family visited Santa's Village and Story Land every summer. Both of these North Country amusement parks have been attracting visitors since the 1950's, even before Disney Land opened its doors.

Last summer, Story Land threw "Nostalgia Night," an event that offered the chance for adults to revisit their childhood memories. Sam returned to both parks and reflected on what it means to pursue the past.

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A survivor of sex trafficking in New Hampshire is suing four major hotel chains, including Best Western and Marriott International, alleging they profit from forced prostitution and fail to take measures to stop perpetrators who use their hotel rooms.

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A major defense spending package will not include two key regulations for toxic PFAS chemicals – which have polluted water across New Hampshire.

The National Defense Authorization Act, set for final votes this week, does carry other provisions that New Hampshire's congressional delegation supported, including a plan to give 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal employees.

The spending plan also says the military must phase out use of PFAS-based firefighting foam, which has contaminated drinking water at hundreds of sites including the former Pease Air Force Base.

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House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will bring two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

"President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States," the resolution reads.

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Monday night, the Laconia City Council passed an ordinance that effectively bans short-term rentals, like AirBnB, from operating within the city's residential neighborhoods.

The city council was split on the vote, with three councilors in favor and three against. Mayor Edward Engler broke the tie, passing the ordinance 4-3.

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