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Democratic Candidates Scramble Through N.H. As Next Debate Deadline Approaches

While late summer can be a quiet time on the presidential primary campaign trail, many Democratic candidates face a crucial test in the coming days: either qualify for the next round of televised debates, or risk losing relevance. That urgency was on display as candidates made the rounds this weekend in New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire is getting federal money to study the health effects of toxins near a Superfund site in Berlin and in homes and private wells statewide.

The state Department of Health and Human Services’ Public Health Laboratory announced Monday it will use over $5 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor residents’ blood and urine samples after potential exposure to chemicals.

Its goal: Increase the state’s understanding of toxin exposure and effective interventions.

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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of New Hampshire until 8 p.m. Monday.

The forecast calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday afternoon into the night, with some storms in central and southeastern New Hampshire. There is potential for severe weather, including a chance of high winds and hail.

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While late summer can be a quiet time on the presidential primary campaign trail, many Democratic candidates face a crucial test in the coming days: either qualify for the next round of televised debates, or risk losing relevance. 

That urgency was on display as candidates made the rounds this weekend in New Hampshire.

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Pamela Rogers is a mother of four, who, lately, has the entire house to herself.

“I’m getting a little taste of what it’s like to be an empty nester. I don’t really care for it, but ...” Pam says.

Three of her kids have left home. One is in the military, one’s on a mission trip, another in college in Idaho.

Exploring Education: 'Learn Everywhere' in N.H.

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We conclude our "Exploring Education" series with the N.H. Department of Education's Learn Everywhere program.  This initiative would allow the state school board to approve credits for students' outside experiences, from internships to dance classes.  Supporters say the goal is wider academic and economic opportunity, but many teachers and local administrators are opposed. 

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The New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands is working on the Forest Action Plan 2020, which will assess current forest conditions and trends as well as potential threats and concerns.

There will be two hearings for those working in the natural resource industry. 

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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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