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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 18, 2017

Continued fallout and reactions to events in Charlottesville, VA, dominate the headlines this week. New Hampshire politicians respond to the President's ambiguous statements on white supremacy. And yes, there are white supremacists here in New Hampshire. In other news, the federal government says New Hampshire's Medicaid funding mechanism might be illegal. Manchester is considering filing its own lawsuit against an opioid company for its alleged role in the state opioid crisis.

A New Hampshire Teacher Roundtable Before The New School Year

Before the new school year, we hear from several teachers from across the state, who work in different grade levels, about their hopes, concerns and goals for the upcoming year, from teaching the fundamentals to mandated testing, to creating a positive classroom climate.

Educating The Educators On Childhood Trauma

As the opioid crisis continues to rupture families, the emotional impact on children is widespread. In some school districts, mental health experts are training teachers, school nurses, and administrators to better manage the trauma faced by students, in order to help them cope and learn.

New Hampshire Responds To Turmoil In Charlottesville

After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, people in this region are looking more closely at local racist and anti-Semitic groups: their statements, their plans, and what may happen next. We'll talk about those issues and gauge the overall New Hampshire reaction to what happened this weekend.

Cleaning Up New Hampshire's Contaminated Water

Last spring, the chemical PFOA was found in unusually high levels in wells in Southern New Hampshire, and, before that, on the Seacoast. Since then, the state has allocated millions to study and fix these sites, but critics worry the guidelines for contaminated water, and the work being done, aren't enough.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 11, 2017

N.H.'s Attorney General files to sue Purdue Pharma over its role in the state's opioid crisis. T he President declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency - or did he? The ACLU and the Secretary of State's Office agree N.H. will share voter information with the Trump election commission, but not as a digital database. And Keno will be on the ballot in several N.H. cities this November.

N.H. Health Insurance Officials Grapple With Uncertainty

With efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act set aside, states have been struggling to stabilize their Obamacare insurance markets, likely to see double-digit rate increases. In New Hampshire, officials have been debating how to proceed — while keeping an eye on what Congress or the President might do next.

Anticipating the Solar Eclipse Celestial Event

We get a preview of this month's total solar eclipse with a team of N.H. astronomers. Although New Hampshire won't be in the "zone of totality," find out how to safely watch as the moon blocks out nearly 62% percent of the sun's light in N.H. on August 21. The moon will being moving in front of the sun around 1:30pm, with peak coverage around 2:45pm. In other astronomical news, we take a look back at 40 years of space exploration with NASA's Voyager mission, the Curiosity Rover, and what Cassini has learned before it is deliberately crashed into Saturn.

The Economics of New Hampshire's Craft Beer Industry

Microbrews, nanobrews, tasting rooms, and seasonal pours...independent craft beer is on the rise in New Hampshire, but what is its economic impact? For beer fans and non-drinkers alike, the increase in small breweries is affecting New Hampshire tourism and small-town business growth.

N.H. Economic News Roundup: Second Homes, Disappearing Teaching Jobs & The Latest Job Growth Report

A new report weighs the economic pros and cons of second homes, especially in towns where they make up a huge chunk of local real estate. A recent forecast of state job growth holds good news for health care workers...and bad news for teachers. And U.S. News ranks the fifty states , and finds Massachusetts and New Hampshire are the best.

N.H. Economic News Roundup: Second Homes, Disappearing Teaching Jobs & The Latest Job Growth Report

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