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Hearings into articles of impeachment against President Trump are continuing with the House Judiciary Committee following up on work completed by the Intelligence Committee. The full House is debating and voting on the articles on Dec. 18. NHPR will have special on-air coverage throughout. 

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Ten full-time employees at NHTI - Concord’s Community College will be laid off next month.

The Union Leader reports the layoffs are in response to a $1.2 million budget deficit resulting from a decrease in enrollment.

Enrollment has dropped across New Hampshire’s entire community college system since its peak in 2011.

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Ten Democratic presidential candidates will debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night, amid the public hearings in the U.S. House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

It's the fifth debate for the Democrats. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate.

The 10 candidates: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

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New Hampshire's ski season is under way with a handful of alpine ski resorts now open, and more are opening this weekend. Bretton Woods, Loon Mountain, and Wildcat are now open.

Cold weather has enabled mountains to kick snowmaking into high gear. Alex Malloy, the communications manager at Loon, says the resort started making snow last Thursday.

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The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is holding open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify at 9 a.m. Friday.

William B. Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George P. Kent, senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, testified Wednesday.

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Updated Tuesday at 9:45 a.m.:  

A mix of snow and rain are moving through New Hampshire, making for a wet and occasionally slippery Tuesday morning commute.

According to the National Weather Service, mixed precipitation is expected throughout today with a winter weather advisory in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

Total snow accumulations of up to an inch and a light glaze of ice are expected in portions of central New Hampshire and southern Maine.

Three recent newscasts on New Hampshire Public Radio:

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Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig won a second term from Queen City voters Tuesday, beating challenger Victoria Sullivan, 57 percent to 43 percent.

The race between Craig, a Democrat, and Sullivan, a former Republican legislator, turned largely on questions of public safety and quality of life. 

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New Hampshire's two members of the U.S. House, Rep. Annie Kuster and Rep. Chris Pappas, voted with nearly all House Democrats to authorize impeachment hearings against President Trump.

The vote for the public hearings, which every Republican opposed, marks the first time the full House voted on the impeachment inquiry.

At least a dozen New Hampshire communities, including the cities of Manchester and Nashua, are postponing Halloween trick-or-treating because of the wet, windy weather in the forecast.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before House members on Thursday outlines the next steps in their investigation.

Watch the debate and vote on the House floor live.  It is tentatively scheduled to convene after 9 a.m.

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Update: Elizabeth Warren released her funding plan for Medicare For All on Nov. 1. You can read that here.   

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she's working on a plan that will detail how to pay for her Medicare For All proposal.

The Democratic presidential candidate was interviewed on NHPR's 2020 Candidate Forum Series Wednesday morning.

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Tom Steyer may want to get money out of politics, but the billionaire former hedge fund manager has spent about $47 million of his own money getting himself noticed in the 2020 primary. 

He’s run more than three quarters of all the presidential TV ads so far. And that’s not counting social media, where he also appears frequently.

At a New Hampshire Public Radio forum Monday, Steyer said it’s been necessary, despite grumblings from some fellow Democratic candidates.

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Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and her Republican challenger, Victoria Sullivan, face off in a debate moderated by NHPR's Peter Biello and Paul Feely, city hall reporter at the Union Leader.

The debate was broadcast live on NHPR on October 28th, 2019.

Election Day in Manchester is November 5th.

Listen to the debate:

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Watch the debate:

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It's the last weekend of October. Here are 10 things (plus) things to do in New Hampshire this weekend.

Visit NHPR's calendar for more activities, events and shows. And submit your own via this link.

Mark your calendars for these 10 fun things to do in New Hampshire this weekend, starting with the N.H. Film Festival, which opens Thursday evening in Portsmouth.

Visit NHPR's calendar for more events and activities. And submit your own via this link.

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This story was updated at 3:50 p.m.  

Electric utilities are reporting thousands of power outages in New Hampshire after the season's first nor'easter storm overnight.  

More than 58,000 power outages were reported during the peak, according to the N.H. Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which opened its emergency operations center to monitor and support response efforts.

As of late Thursday afternoon, there were still 23,000 outages reported. 

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Twelve Democratic presidential candidates will debate tonight in Ohio. The debate is sponsored by CNN and the New York Times, and it will be carried live on New Hampshire Public Radio and NPR.

The candidates on the stage Tuesday night: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

Visit NHPR's 2020 Primary Dashboard for more information on the candidates.

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Police said two people were shot during a wedding at a church in Pelham, N.H., on Saturday morning.

Officers rushed to the New England Pentecostal Church on Bridge Street in Pelham just after 10 a.m. Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said two people were shot while the wedding ceremony was proceeding.

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The weather in New Hampshire will turn for the better Saturday and Sunday this long Columbus Day weekend. Here are 10 things to do.

Visit NHPR's calendar for more events, shows, and activities. And add your own to the list here.

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Make the most of the first weekend of October with this New Hampshire list of 10 things to do. Visit the NHPR calendar for more events, shows, and activities - and add your own.  Plus, check out Kate McNally's NHPR's Folk Music and Dance Calendar.

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Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed two bills Friday, bringing to 57 the number of bills he's rejected this year - a modern record for vetoes by a New Hampshire governor. 

Via Concord High School website

The Concord school board has placed district Superintendent Terri Forsten and Concord High Principal Tom Sica on paid leave, as the board investigates allegations that school officials mishandled claims of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct by a former teacher.

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The House Intelligence Committee on Sept. 26 released the declassified whistleblower complaint lodged against President Trump based on his call to the Ukrainian president and his administration's involvement.

Read the complaint:

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Get out and play this weekend in New Hampshire, where the forecast (Sept. 27-29) calls for sunshine and highs in the 70s. Here are 10 things to do, plus some extras. 

Visit NHPR's calendar for more events, activities, and shows ... and submit your own

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A day after the House Speaker announced an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a news conference at the United Nations in New York. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of the inquiry, prompted after Trump's request of a favor from the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden, "No one is above the law."

The president is expected to begin his remarks at 4 p.m. Watch a livestream embed below:

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After a three month stalemate, Governor Chris Sununu and top Democrats in the House and Senate have reached a compromise on a new state budget.

The deal announced Tuesday would retain the business tax rates Sununu prioritized, but current rates would increase if revenues fall below agreed upon targets.

The compromise package also includes more funding for public education and annual increases to medicaid provider rates, which were sticking points for Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus. There are growing calls for an impeachment inquiry following reports that President Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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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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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. 

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