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Iowa earns C grade in 'Quality Counts' education report

Each year, the Iowa Department of Education releases its Condition of Education report. Here are 7 facts about Iowa schools from its 2016 report. Wochit Iowa earned a "C" grade on the annual state report card issued by the Education Week Research Center. The center scores states on student achievem

DES MOINES REGISTER - 2018-01-17 23:02:38

New Hampshire teen killed in sledding accident at Maine ski resort

A New Hampshire high school student was killed and another was seriously injured early Wednesday when the sled they were riding in an after-hours excursion at a Maine ski resort crashed into a tree. Oxford County Chief Deputy Hart Daley said three teens sneaked into the Sunday River resort while it

MSN.COM - 2018-01-18 00:44:36

Meet Bud Fitch: New Hampshire's New Czar for Investigating Nonexistent Voter Fraud

Trump's "election integrity" commission may have disbanded, but the Granite State's voter fraud czar is just getting started. From the beginning of its brief, nonillustrious existence, Donald Trump's voter fraud commission had a special connection to New Hampshire. Trump launched the commission to

SLATE - 2018-01-18 00:12:56

Transgender non-discrimination bill re-introduced

A bill in the New Hampshire House that would add protections against discrimination for transgender people is scheduled for a committee hearing. The bill would bar discrimination based on gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations at places such as restaurants or movie theaters

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2018-01-17 23:28:00

Transgender People in NH Should Be Treated Like Everyone Else, Lawmakers Say

Written by Laura Montenegro on January 17, 2018 7:51 pm. CONCORD - Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are hoping New Hampshire House Bill 1319 passes the House and Senate in 2018. Supporters gathered in Concord on this snowy Wednesday afternoon to announce the filing of the bill. Linds Jakows,

NH1.COM - 2018-01-18 03:51:00

Proposed bill would fine NH districts that ban guns in schools

The state of New Hampshire has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country, and while state laws allow guns to be brought on school property, many districts feel differently. Districts that oppose the state's gun laws have decided to prohibit weapons from being brought onto school grounds.

FOX25BOSTON.COM - 2018-01-17 23:33:55

Governor pushes for $4 million to study commuter rail

Change in position prompted by attempt to attract Amazon headquarters Updated: 6:33 PM EST Jan 17, 2018 Change in position prompted by attempt to attract Amazon headquarters In a major policy shift, Gov. Chris Sununu is now fully on board with a possible commuter rail plan in New Hampshire. Sununu

WMUR.COM - 2018-01-17 23:33:00

Salem gets 'Cabin Fever'

SALEM, N.H. - The state of New Hampshire now has cabin fever, but it's not because of the winter weather. This week, the Granite State once again became the home of Cabin Fever Maple Whisky, a distilled liquor that was developed locally more than 15 years ago. Rob Robillard started Cabin Fever in 2

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-01-17 23:02:04

State's Coming Northern Pass Decision Could Drag Out the Fight

New Hampshire's Site Evaluation Committee starts deliberating the fate of Northern Pass in less than two weeks. But whatever decision it makes likely won't be black and white. In final briefs filed last week, 16 of the 19 stakeholder groups that intervened in the Northern Pass case asked the SEC to

NHPR - 2018-01-17 23:12:31

New Hampshire hospital allegedly exposes patient to HIV

Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Medical Center may have exposed an 85-year-old patient to HIV after mistakenly injecting him with an insulin pen used earlier on an HIV-positive patient, reports ABC News. Eugene Devoyd came to the New Hampshire hospital in November due to a medical emergency invo


New California Declares Independence From...California

Californians will supposedly go to the polls in the spring of 2019 in a historic vote to decide by referendum if California should secede from the United States and become an independent country... ...but that effort may be interrupted by a large area comprised of 17 counties in California which dec

BOARDINGAREA.COM - 2018-01-17 19:17:55

Gov. Sununu Changes Position On Bringing Commuter Rail To N.H.

During his run for Governor, Chris Sununu called commuter rail a "boondoggle" - a bad investment. Now he's putting his support behind a $4 million feasibility study to look at how commuter rail could work. On Wednesday morning in Nashua, Sununu said that with Amazon potentially coming to New Hampshi

NHPR - 2018-01-17 18:04:11

Reconnecting with Nature, and with Wi-Fi

When Henry David Thoreau wrote about living in a small cabin in the woods with intention, did he not imagine that readers would find out he went to his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson's house for dinner? Never mind that he had a support system, the truths that Thoreau articulated in his cabin in the wood

LONGREADS BLOG - 2018-01-17 21:00:34

Jessica's Law requires New Hampshire drivers to clear snow off cars

Since 2002, New Hampshire drivers have been legally required to clear snow and ice off their cars before getting on the road. Jessica's Law was passed after Jessica Smith was killed when ice from a tractor-trailer hit a box truck that ended up hitting her car. Drivers who violate the law face fines

WMUR.COM - 2018-01-17 18:21:00

New Hampshire father and son claim hospital may have mistakenly exposed them to HIV

The family of an 85-year-old New Hampshire man said a hospital may have mistakenly exposed him to HIV after pricking him with an insulin pen previously used on a patient with the virus. Eugene Devoyd visited the New Hampshire Medical Center in November for issues related to his diabetes when he wa

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-17 20:34:37

New Hampshire Teen Dies In Sledding Accident At Sunday River

The Oxford County sheriffs department tells Maine Public Radio that an 18-year-old male from New Hampshire died in a sledding accident at Sunday River Ski resort early this morning. Chief Deputy Hart Daley says a 17-year old male was seriously injured as well in the accident, which involved an infla

NHPR - 2018-01-17 18:55:32

Nashua Man Possibly Exposed To HIV At Hospital: Report

NASHUA, NH - A Nashua man was possibly exposed to HIV while being treated for diabetes at Nashua's Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, according to reports. Chris Devoyd told WMUR that during a recent visit to the hospital, his father, Eugene - who suffers from diabetes - was injected with an ins

PATCH - 2018-01-17 18:42:06

Owning An Electric Car Is Twice As Cheap As Owning A Gas Vehicle

Electric cars are generally more expensive to buy than conventional vehicles. The suggested retail price for a 2018 Nissan Leaf, the world's best selling EV, is about $30,000 in the U.S. You can pick up a new Honda Civic 2018 for less than $19,000 (though this excludes the still-available federal ta

FAST COMPANY - 2018-01-17 18:30:58

Report: N.H.'s Unemployment Down, But So Is Number Of Workers

The state's unemployment rate dipped to 2.6% in December, down a tenth of a point from the previous month. New numbers from New Hampshire Employment Security show that the state shed nearly 2,000 jobs during December, but that was offset by a larger decline in the overall labor force. The largest pr

NHPR - 2018-01-17 21:23:23

10 deaths linked to flu as illness becomes widespread in NH

The flu is now widespread in New Hampshire, and 10 adults in the Granite State have died of the illness this season, health officials said Wednesday. Health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated as flu activity increases in the state. Most of the flu cases nationwide and in the state are

WMUR.COM - 2018-01-17 22:37:00