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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del viernes 11 de septiembre.  

Puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio o leerlas.

Una nota: Lo escrito es nuestro guión para nuestras grabaciones. Tenlo en cuenta si ven algunas anotaciones diferentes.

Se reporta un nuevo fallecimiento por COVID-19, registran 56 nuevos casos pero no hay nuevas hospitalizaciones. 

La comisaria del departamento de salud y servicios humanos, Lori Shibinette, anunció que otro residente ha fallecido de COVID-19. 

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del lunes 17 de  agosto. 

Puedes escucharlas haciendo click en el audio o leerlas.

Una nota: Lo escrito es nuestro guión para nuestras grabaciones. Tenlo en cuenta si ven algunas anotaciones diferentes.

Reportan datos actualizados de COVID-19 en New Hampshire

New Hampshire anunció 8 [ocho] nuevos resultados positivos en resultados de pruebas de COVID-19 el domingo. El estado calculó un promedio de 20 nuevos casos diarios la semana pasada. 

Se Necesitan Fondos Para La Fuerza Laboral Comunitaria De Salud

Aug 5, 2020

Escrito en inglés por Damien Fisher para Granite State News Collaborative

Traducido al español por María Aguirre

Si New Hampshire quiere ganar la guerra contra el COVID-19, va a necesitar de un ejército de trabajadores comunitarios de salud,  dice la doctora Trinidad  Tellez, directora de la oficina de equidad de la salud para el departamento de salud y servicios humanos. 

“No importa qué tipo de cultura, tener un miembro confiable de la comunidad es lo que brinda un trabajador comunitario de salud", dijo Tellez en inglés. 

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The Nashua School District, like many across the state, plans to reopen its schools this fall under a hybrid learning model, with students in school a few days a week and then learning remotely for the rest of the week.

The district announced a reopening plan Monday to begin the semester fully remote, but transition to that hybrid plan starting in October.

But how do teachers feel about that plan? NHPR's Peter Biello spoke with Adam Marcoux, the president of the Nashua Teachers' Union, to find out.

Update, Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Superintendent Jahmal Mosley and Marcoux, in a joint statement Aug. 5, said there continue to be many details that need to be worked out. They said once the reopening plan is approved, they can work together to address safety concerns, contractual issues, and other issues raised.

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The city of Nashua is taking on the issue of childhood immunizations, after the CDC reported a nationwide drop in vaccinations as a result of families staying home due to COVID-19.

This evening, Nashua is hosting the first of three free mobile vaccination clinics for children in the Greater Nashua area.

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Te invitamos a leer las noticias de New Hampshire del viernes 31  de julio y una conversación con Ray Burke, abogado en New Hampshire Legal Aid, quién nos contó qué pueden hacer las personas con pagos  pendientes de servicios públicos.

También puedes escuchar el noticiero en el siguiente audio. La entrevista empieza en el minuto 3:18. 

Una nota: el texto a continuación es nuestro guion de grabación, por lo que notarás anotaciones diferentes. 

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Two weeks after Nashua radio station WSMN fired a host over a racist Facebook video, a Nashua man is raising funds to start his own show at the station focused on the experience of first generation Americans.

Oscar Villacis had wanted to start a podcast highlighting the experiences of minority communities in Nashua since last year.

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Governor Chris Sununu’s COVID-19 Equity Response team has released its report about New Hampshire’s response to the pandemic. The team was created in May to investigate how COVID-19 disportionately impacts communities of color. 

The group’s recommendations include a list of immediate, short-term and long-term steps to address the disparities.

Nashua police arrested eight individuals Wednesday wanted for possessing and distributing child sexual abuse images.

The sweep comes as investigations into the sharing of illicit images of minors spiked during the pandemic, both locally and nationwide.

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A host at a Nashua radio station has lost her show over a racist Facebook video. WSMN radio fired Dianna Ploss after the video she posted, showing her accosting Spanish-speaking workers, went viral.

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Hoy, viernes 10 de julio, te contamos: 

La epidemióloga ejecutiva de New Hamsphire, la dra. Elizabeth Talbot, busca normalizar y permitir el uso de cubrebocas en público para reducir el riesgo de contagio. 

Una despensa de alimentos ambulante del New Hamsphire Food Bank pasará por el Lakes Region  para llevar comida a algunos hogares. Pasarán por Manchester y Nashua en las próximas semanas.

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Update, June 26: Nashua's Division of Public Health has moved its testing site to the parking lot of the Nashua Public Library as of Thursday, June 25. Tests will continue every Thursday there from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Since early May, health worker Lisa Vasquez has spent most of her Thursday afternoons in the parking lot of St. Aloysius of Gonzaga Church in Nashua — which, at 3 p.m. on those days, transforms into a COVID-19 testing site.

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Several hundred people gathered in Nashua Saturday evening to honor black men and women whose lives have been lost to police violence. 

Jordan Thompson with Black Lives Matter Nashua organized the vigil held at Greeley Park. Several state and local officials spoke, including state Sen. Melanie Levesque, state Rep. Linda Harriott-Gathright and Nashua alderwoman Shoshanna Kelly.

Kelly encouraged those in attendance to seize  the opportunity of this moment in history and take action to dismantle systemic racism.

“We need to turn our pain into power,” Kelly said.

Narcan, also known as naloxone, is an anti-overdose drug.
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Overdose numbers in Manchester and Nashua declined for the second month in a row.

Manchester saw 24 overdoses, one fatal, in the month of April. There were 22 overdoses in the city of Nashua.

American Medical Response - Manchester, which compiles the monthly statistics, noted an increased use of people using Narcan, which reverses an overdose, before first responders arrived on the scene. 

In January of this year, 20 percent of Manchester overdoses had layperson Narcan administered. That rate was 38 percent in April.

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The city of Nashua says it's ramping up coronavirus testing and outreach. 

NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Nashua's Public Health Director Bobbie Bagley about the city's response to the pandemic.

(Editor's note: this transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.)

Rick Ganley: I know that expanding testing has been talked about for a while now as a key in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Many states and cities have said that limited supplies have made it difficult to ramp up testing. What's Nashua strategy?

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The Nashua Telegraph will scale back its print editions to Sundays only as the coronavirus continues to reshape the local news industry in New Hampshire.

Many local print outlets have laid off staff and cut production due to a loss of advertising revenue. Now, The Telegraph says it will turn its focus to its online edition and begin printing only on Sundays.

Click here to sign up for NHPR's coronavirus newsletter to get the latest updates.

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A Nashua police officer was justified in using deadly force during an incident last September, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's office.

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More people in Manchester and Nashua have been using Narcan this year to revive someone who has overdosed on opioids

The data comes from American Medical Response, which provides emergency response services in southern New Hampshire.

AMR says that for the fourth consecutive month, a record number of people have used Narcan after an overdose before first responders arrive. 

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Representatives from mental health organizations in New Hampshire gathered at Nashua City Hall on Monday night to teach the public about suicide prevention and awareness.

The training was part of an initiative from the city's suicide prevention task force.

Bobbie Bagley, director for the Nashua's Division of Public Health and Community Services, says the city is trying to make it easier to have conversations about mental health and suicide.

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A group of advocates will address the issue of domestic violence in immigrant communities this weekend.

The event Saturday was spurred by incidents in the Brazilian community in New Hampshire and neighboring states, including several women killed by their partners.

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The Environmental Protection Agency will move forward on a plan to cap toxic waste at a former industrial site in Nashua.

In a recently released cleanup plan, the agency says it plans to split the cost of remediating the former Mohawk Tannery with the city and a private developer.

Nashua Adds Hybrid Buses To Public Transit Fleet

Oct 4, 2019
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Nashua is replacing two buses powered by diesel engines with electric hybrid vehicles. 

The company that developed the hybrids, BAE Systems, say they will avoid burning 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and reduce carbon emissions by 50 tons a year. 

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Parents in Nashua are voicing concerns over a decision by the school district to bus students offsite for special education services.  

Districts in New Hampshire are required to oversee and pay for services for students with special education plans, known as IEP's, even when that student starts going to a public charter school.

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The New Hampshire Attorney General's office says it will increase oversight over the Nashua-based non-profit, Harbor Homes, after a review found problems with cash flow and financial management at the organization.

Harbor Homes is one of the largest organizations in Southern New Hampshire, providing mental health, addiction treatment, and low-income housing services through twelve separate non-profits that operate independently but share a common board.

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New Hampshire is in the midst of an outbreak of hepatitis A.

Since November, 142 people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A in the state and one person has died. In an average year in New Hampshire, just 7 people get the virus.


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State and federal officials say Nashua’s drinking water supplies are safe from contamination by a long-dormant Superfund site.

That's despite recent tests showing elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in the groundwater at what's called the Sylvester site.

Nashua Drug Court Program Celebrates Four New Graduates

May 17, 2019
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Nashua Drug Court held a ceremony on Thursday for four new graduates of its program to help those struggling with addiction. The program aims to reduce recidivism and harsh jail time with the alternative of rigorous drug rehabilitation.

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During a campaign stop in Nashua, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris criticized a measure passed Tuesday by the Alabama legislature that would ban nearly all abortions in that state.

“Let us all agree that women’s health care is under attack, and we will not stand for it,” Harris told a standing room only crowd inside of Girls, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to empowering young women.  

The Alabama statute, which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey, would make performing an abortion a felony except in very limited circumstances.

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A series of Facebook posts by Nashua school board member Doris Hohensee has district officials calling for her to resign.

The controversy began when a Nashua High School North senior started a petition to ask the school board to reverse its decision allowing ROTC marksmanship classes on campus.

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