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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has released its final report on a police shooting that took place in Weare in August.

The reports says the shooting started as a domestic dispute and ended in gunfire, and clears the two officers involved in the incident.

Officials say although the suspect involved was hit three times in an exchange of gunfire with police, an autopsy determined a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest is what caused 43-year-old Jeffrey Clough-Garvin’s death.

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The House Judiciary Committee voted along party-lines today to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Each vote was 23 to 17. The charges head now to the full U.S. House of Representatives for a vote next week.

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The House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing today in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment.

The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Watch the hearing live.

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Update 1:50 p.m.: The Granite State continues to plow and dig out after one of the largest early season snow storms in recent memory. It was, as Durham Town Manager Todd Selig calls it, "one humdinger of a storm."

The National Weather Service snowfall estimates have Amherst, Antrim, Londonderry, and Rindge getting nearly two feet of snow over the 48-hour plus storm.  

Selig said Durham received 14 inches of snow in 48 hours. He anticipates the town cost for responding to the storm to exceed $30,000. 

Via Hillsboro-Deering district website

An elementary school in Washington, New Hampshire has shut down after several people tested positive for the flu. WMUR reports school officials are saying the school shut down Monday and will be closed today because most staff members are sick.

Several students also reported being ill.

School officials are reminding everyone to use good hand-washing hygiene, and state health officials urged Granite Staters to get vaccinated.

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Massachusetts has joined every other New England state by barring drivers from using hand-held cellphones behind the wheel.

Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill into law on Monday. It takes effect in 90 days.

The state Senate and the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the measure earlier this month. The law calls for a $100 fine for a first offense.

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The Executive Council voted today to eliminate the tolls at Exit 11 on the Everett Turnpike.

The five-member council voted unanimously to erase the 50-cent toll, which has long frustrated Merrimack residents. Collection will end on January 1st.

The Department of Transportation says the toll closure will cost the state about $800,000 in annual revenue.

House

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. 

CNN

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.

Pelham Police

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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