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Bill Aims To Ban Teaching About Systemic Racism; Doctor Calls It 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing'

A bill modeled on one of former President Donald Trump's executive orders has found its way into the state budget debate. The bill, known as House Bill 544 , would ban public money from institutions, including schools that teach that any individual is inherently racist, oppressive or sexist based on their race or gender.

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A parolee gets his freedom. A reporter gets a story. They both get more than they bargained for.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has launched a program for people dealing with so-called “long-haul” COVID-19, in which symptoms persist for 12 weeks or longer.

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Four more former employees of a state-run youth detention facility in Manchester have been arrested on sexual assault charges, bringing the total number arrested to 11 as the state continues to investigate decades of alleged abuse. 

N.H. Statehouse
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A bill modeled on one of former President Donald Trump's executive orders has found its way into the state budget debate. The bill, known as House Bill 544, would ban public money from institutions, including schools that teach that any individual is inherently racist, oppressive or sexist based on their race or gender.

The fight against fossil fuel expansion in New England has a new front in Killingly, Connecticut. Climate activists want the state to reject a proposed natural gas plant there, which is tied to the company behind a controversial pipeline development currently underway in Minnesota and a recently completed natural gas line in New England.

Patricia Conway, Rockingham County Attorney
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Rockingham County Attorney Patricia Conway has given up her bid to be a New Hampshire Superior Court judge.

Gov. Chris Sununu's nomination of Conway had come under scrutiny over multiple issues.

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A top state environmental regulator who had ties to the chemical industry has resigned less than a month after his confirmation.

The governor and Executive Council on Wednesday accepted Dennis Deziel’s resignation as assistant commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services.

Deziel began the job in late March and says in a statement that he is leaving for “personal reasons.”

Black Lives Matter rally in Portsmouth, N.H. on June 4, 2020.
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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on three counts in the murder of George Floyd. Here in New Hampshire, community organizers have been fighting for racial justice and police accountablity since Floyd's death. 

NHPR's Morning Edition host Rick Ganley spoke with one of those organizers, Grace Kindeke, about what this moment means for her.

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In New Hampshire and much of New England, climate change is already causing a lot more of what's sometimes called winter whiplash -- rapid freeze-thaw cycles, from unusually warm to bitter cold and back again mid-season. 

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are working to learn more about how this affects ecosystems and people. NHPR's Morning Edition host Rick Ganley spoke with one of those scientists, Alix Contosta, about her work in this area.

U.K. Variant Found In Over Fifth of COVID-19 Cases In N.H.

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While the skyrocketing numbers of vaccinations and loosening restrictions have dominated the COVID landscape, variants of the virus have quietly crept into New Hampshire.

Three of the four most concerning strains of COVID in the United States, aptly called “variants of concern” by the CDC, have been identified in New Hampshire by the Department of Health and Human Services in recent weeks.

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