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Parents Sound The Alarm On Special Ed Changes For Nashua Charter Schools

Parents in Nashua are voicing concerns over a decision by the school district to bus students offsite for special education services. Districts in New Hampshire are required to oversee and pay for services for students with special education plans, known as IEP's, even when that student starts going to a public charter school. This month, the Nashua School District started transporting IEP students from Gate City Charter School and the Microsociety Academy Charter School to their local public...

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will take public comment Monday night at the start of a week-long hearing about degraded concrete at the Seabrook nuclear power plant.

The hearing is before a panel of administrative law judges. It was requested by the Seabrook watchdog group C-10.

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The director of the Manchester VA Medical Center is leaving to lead the Connecticut VA Healthcare System.

Al Montoya took the reins at the Manchester VA in July 2017, days after the Boston Globe reported on whistleblower allegations of mismanagement and harm to veterans seeking medical care at New Hampshire's only VA.

He had previously served as the director of the VA in White River Junction, Vermont.

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Parents in Nashua are voicing concerns over a decision by the school district to bus students offsite for special education services.  

Districts in New Hampshire are required to oversee and pay for services for students with special education plans, known as IEP's, even when that student starts going to a public charter school.

Sydney Bilodeau; The Music Hall

NHPR and The Music Hall in Portsmouth present Writers on a New England Stage with international bestselling author and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell, who sat down with Peter Biello to discuss his new book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.

Leaders from nearly 200 countries are attending a special United Nations Summit on climate change today as they face increasing pressure from citizens around the world to cut global greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming.

Currently, global emissions are on track to cause potentially catastrophic climate change in the coming decades.

Ahead of a week when President Trump will have his first face-to-face meeting with the Ukrainian president, Democratic calls for investigation of Trump's communications with Ukraine have intensified.

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It's the last weekend of summer, so get out and play - the weather forecast looks fantastic. Here are 10 things to do in New Hampshire this weekend - and more - with the first day of autumn Monday. 

Visit NHPR's event calendar for more activities, shows, and concerts. Plus, add your own. Also check out Kate McNally's Folk Music and Dance Calendar.

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New Hampshire lawmakers considered more than a dozen bills related to marijuana this year, but fewer than half of them became law.

A push to have the state join others that have legalized recreational use of the drug fizzled, as did efforts to expand the qualifying conditions for the state's medical marijuana program and to allow patients to grow their own supply.

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As one of New Hampshire's great connector roads, U.S. Route 4 stretches across the heart of the state, from Portsmouth to the Vermont border. It snakes past all kinds of villages, antique shops, and historic markers. It connects rural areas with the busier Seacoast, Concord, and Upper Valley destinations.

NHPR hit the road this past summer for a Route 4 reporting series inspired by the people, places, and businesses that dot New Hampshire's First Turnpike. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley is our guide for an hour-long special broadcast. This airs Sunday at 11 a.m., or listen below, divided into three segments. 

State offices that oversee elections and motor vehicle laws have declined to explain what implications, if any, New Hampshire’s new residency standards would have on licensing requirements. That’s despite growing confusion over whether the law could require voters to obtain in-state drivers licenses after casting a ballot.   

While the state has not said definitively that people who vote in New Hampshire would have to get a New Hampshire drivers license under the new law, there are ways to measure how many people could be affected if this turns out to be the case.

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