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A continuación, lee las noticias del lunes 22 de marzo.  También puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio. 

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En Concord, hubo manifestación en contra del racismo hacia asiáticos 

Cientos de personas en Concord asistieron a una manifestación fuera de la Casa Estatal en contra del racismo hacia los asiáticos. 


A continuación, lee las noticias del 17 de febrero. También puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio. 

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Promedio de casos diarios, y hospitalizaciones, de COVID-19 se reducen en New Hampshire 

Los números alrededor del COVID-19 en New Hampshire se están moviendo en direcciones positivas. 

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The New Hampshire Circuit Court will pilot a free, voluntary mediation program to resolve eviction disputes.

Margaret Huang is the coordinator of the Office of Mediation and Arbitration.

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A Concord police officer has been arrested on several felony charges relating to an alleged domestic violence incident last fall.

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The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness is repurposing a historic church on Main Street into an emergency winter shelter and resource center.

The expansion comes as shelters across the state struggle to balance demand with strict social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols.

“Our existing shelter was built with the idea of efficiently serving as many people as possible: one big room with wall to wall beds,” says Ellen Groh, the director of the coalition. “It was the opposite of social distancing.”


With coronavirus cases rising and Thanksgiving around the corner, some school districts are weighing whether to go remote until after the holidays.


A new emissions inventory for the city of Concord points to potential climate change solutions as the state capital works to sharply lower its greenhouse gas emissions.

Concord’s city council set its climate change goals in 2018. They want all electricity used locally to come from renewable sources by 2030, and the same for heating, cooling and transportation by 2050.

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Investigators have released additional information about a school shooting in Concord that took place in February.

Police responded to a call at the Second Start alternative high school in Concord on Feb. 5. Law enforcement initially said a 17-year old killed himself with a gunshot, and that they were investigating reports of additional shots. 

In a new report, investigators say the student first fired a Ruger 380 at a school employee, striking the desk she was sitting behind. He then turned the gun on himself. 

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A report released this week by the Concord School Board confirmed that top school district officials failed to thoroughly investigate and report sexual misconduct complaints against former teacher Howie Leung.

Leung is awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Concord student while she was in middle school.

The 155-page, independent report shows a full decade of student and staff complaints about Leung’s behavior, but it says few steps were ever taken to address it by school administrators. 

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A newly released report sheds some light on how the Concord School District handled a teacher accused of having inappropriate relationships with students and sexually assaulting one of them.

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Activists from local Black Lives Matter chapters and other social justice groups from across the state gathered outside the New Hampshire State House on Saturday, calling for an end to systemic racism, white supremacy and police brutality.

The event — billed as a Day of Action and organized largely by young people — included poetry, song and calls for justice for Black Americans killed by police officers. 

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High school students and others gathered in Concord Saturday to march in support of Black Lives Matter and to honor the memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black Americans killed by police.

When We Can't Gather

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With the temporary closing of stores, New Hampshire’s Main Streets, the places where young and old, commuters and locals, all mix together, are suddenly silent.

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State officials have snuffed out the last place lawmakers and legislative staff were allowed to smoke indoors at the State House complex.

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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang told an audience of teenagers in Concord today that he wants to lower the voting age in America to 16. He argues it would help promote civic engagement among younger people.

Speaking inside a nearly full auditorium at Concord High School, the former tech entrepreneur said that while some teenagers may not seem well-informed, there are plenty of voting-age adults who also fall into that category.

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Members of the U.S. Army National Guard as well as a group of 2nd graders from the Christa McAuliffe School gathered at the Old North Cemetery in Concord on Tuesday to mark the 215th birthday of Franklin Pierce. 

Pierce is the only United States president to hail from New Hampshire, serving a single term from 1853 through 1857.

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An attorney hired by the Concord School Board to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by former special ed teacher Howie Leung has issued recommendations for how to deal with sexual misconduct in the district.

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Authorities investigating a suspicious death in Concord are seeking the public's help in finding a man they're calling a person of interest in the case.

Concord police and the attorney general's office said early Saturday that they are investigation the suspicious death of an adult man. An autopsy is set for Saturday, and authorities haven't released the victim's name.

In connection with the investigation, police said they are looking for a blue 2012 Mazda 3 sedan, New Hampshire license plate 4055307. 

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It's been about two decades since the government project began to preserve New Hampshire's state butterfly, the Karner blue. Since then, the Karners have rebounded in their specially-conserved pine barrens near the Concord Municipal Airport.

Now, scientists are turning their attention to another butterfly in the same area. The research is shedding light on the wider effects that this kind of habitat preservation can have.

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Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson made a stop by the Statehouse in Concord on Wednesday as she wrapped up her latest campaign swing through New Hampshire.

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On Saturday, survivors of sexual abuse at St. Paul's School gathered for the first time on campus for an apology that some called a first step and others a missed opportunity.

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Alumni of St. Paul's School in Concord are hosting a service on Saturday to reckon with the legacy of sexual abuse on campus.

Revelations about decades of abuse at St. Paul's have prompted multiple lawsuits and investigations, but until this weekend, no campus event has formally acknowledged and welcomed survivors.

On Saturday, a group called "Alumni Doorways" is hosting a service of "lament and apology" at the chapel, open to trustees and alumni.

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First responders responded to a small fire at the State Library in Concord on Monday morning. An overheated elevator motor in the basement produced a large volume of smoke, but was quickly under control, and no injuries were reported.

“We were fortunate that it took very minimal water to extinguish the fire. It’s mostly just evacuating the smoke,” said Concord Deputy Fire Chief Aaron McIntire.

McIntire said there is no damage to the building or the State Library’s collection, which contains more than 500,000 items, including materials relating the New Hampshire’s history.

A New Hampshire woman has been charged with misdemeanors and driving violations in connection with a crash that killed a correctional officer who was riding his bicycle.

Police said 41-year-old Patrick Bettens, of Concord, was traveling in the city when a car struck his rear tire in September, causing him to fall and be struck by the vehicle. He later died at a hospital.

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Concord begins work Tuesday on planning how to use only renewable energy to power the community within a few decades.

The capital city passed a goal last summer of going all-renewable for electricity by 2030, and for heat and transportation by 2050.

On Tuesday night, they'll hold the first of three public input sessions on how to achieve those goals.

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Court documents say a man accused of sending a threatening message to the CIA's website saying he was going to shoot New Hampshire's governor told police he's a schizophrenic, hears voices, and believes the government has a GPS tracker on him.

Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Roberts has been charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal threatening and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Authorities say on or about Nov. 30, Roberts sent the electronic message to

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New Hampshire authorities and the FBI announced that a man was arrested today for allegedly threatening Gov. Chris Sununu, in connection with online statements targeted to the state's Jewish community.

Brian Roberts, 38, of Concord, was charged with a class A misdemeanor charge of criminal threatening, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's office. 

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New Hampshire law enforcement is continuing to investigate threats made against the state's Jewish community.

"The Concord Police Department was contacted by the C.I.A. on Friday evening and made aware of numerous email-related threats that have been targeting members of the Jewish faith and possibly law enforcement," said Lt. Sean Ford, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division at Concord Police Department.


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A former state employee who claims she was wrongfully fired after requesting accommodations to breastfeed appeared in Superior Court on Tuesday, more than six years after her termination.

Kate Frederick was fired from her position with N.H. Department of Health and Human Services in 2012 after she alleges supervisors denied her the ability to leave state offices during her break to breastfeed her then newborn son, who was in daycare less than a mile away.

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In March of 2018, Tom Devaney “turned off” a provocative work of art in downtown Concord - a video loop, projected onto a 6 foot wide sculpture - of his own blinking blue eye. 

Over its five year run, Concord’s enormous, creepy eyeball became something of a landmark, and when Devaney took the sculpture down people wondered what he’d do next.

NHPR’s Sean Hurley visited with the artist to find out. 

This past summer Tom Devaney began working on The Face of Concord in his gallery overlooking Main Street.