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Top Stories: Boston Man Missing After Falling Into Crevasse, Northern Pass May Face Legal Battle

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A roundup of the top-ten most-read stories on nhpr.org and StateImpact - NH website.

1) North Country: Boston Man Missing After Falling Into Crevasse on Mount Washington  A Massachusetts man fell into a deep crevasse in the Tuckerman Ravine Sunday afternoon and is thought to have died, according to a news release late Monday from the White Mountain National Forest.

2) North Country: Northern Pass May Face Right of Way Legal Battle  Much of the battle over the Northern Pass hydro-electric project has focused on cutting a new route through the forests of the North Country. Northern Pass intends to use 140 miles of existing right of way for much of the remainder of the project.

3) NH News: More Cuts Threaten Legal Services for the Poor  The most recent State budget slashed funding for legal services for the poor. Last week, the House passed a bill that would put even more aid at risk.

4) StateImpact: Five Reasons Why Angel Investors (Think “Shark Tank”) Matter To The Economy  If you’ve watched “Shark Tank” on ABC, you’ve seen, to some extent, angel investors in action.  Underneath the high-gloss of ratings-driven reality TV, you can catch a glimpse of this opaque, mysterious investment market.

5) Word of Mouth: A Campus of Innovation  Fast Company’s annual list of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies included many of the usual suspects: Apple, Facebook and Google all made the list - and at number twelve, so did Southern New Hampshire University.

6)NH News: UNH Cooperative Extension Finds Efficiencies, Cuts Service  Budget writers have targeted the University System of New Hampshire over the past two years. As a result the UNH Cooperative Extension has taken it on the chin.

7) North Country: Health Study Ranks Coos Last in New Hampshire  A new nationwide study released today/Tuesday ranks Coos County as the least healthy county in the state.

8) Word of Mouth: Higher Ed for Doodlers  The average college graduate today will walk away tens of thousands in debt, fewer job opportunities and lower relative wages than previous generations.  While some students increase their post-college chances by majoring in trending fields like science and engineering – others follow less practical paths in the study of  philosophy, religion…and cartooning.

9) Business and Ecnomy: Will The $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement Help Stem The Wave Of Foreclosures?  Since 2005, the number of foreclosures in New Hampshire has increased 700 percent. New Hampshire is one of 49 states that signed on to a settlement between the federal government and the country's five largest lenders, brought for misconduct in lending practices.

10) North Country: New PUC Commissioner Rules: His Pension Not A Conflict of Interest  Newly appointed Public Utilities Commissioner Michael Harrington says having a pension from Northeast Utilities is not a good enough reason to disqualify him from hearing a case involving the utility – and so he won’t.

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