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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: 2 N.H. colleges in top 100, Rep. King kicks off campaign

FILE--In this photo taken on March 12, 2012, students walk across the Dartmouth College campus green in Hanover, N.H. High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth College, which has concluded the tests aren't as rigorous as its own classes. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

FILE--In this photo taken on March 12, 2012, students walk across the Dartmouth College campus green in Hanover, N.H. High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth College, which has concluded the tests aren't as rigorous as its own classes. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

U.S. News and World Report has released its yearly lists of top colleges and universities for 2014, and the Granite State has made its presence felt in the top 100.

Dartmouth College is ranked snugly at No. 10 overall, and the University of New Hampshire closes out the top 100 tied at No. 97 with three other schools (including my Alma matter – the University of Missouri).

Read more about the report on Dartmouth here, and you can also find UNH’s report here.

And just in case you were feeling adventurous, here’s Mizzou’s report. (Yeah, that was just for me.)

In other news

∎ Rep. Peter King of Rhode Island unexpectedly began his campaign over the weekend at the Seacoast Republican Women’s Chili Fest.

∎ A Northern Pass hearing location change has been requested by N.H.’s Congressional delegation due to capacity concerns.

∎ Talks about a casino in the Granite State have heated up again in preparation for the Dec. 15 recommendation deadline.

∎ We’re still weeks away from New Hampshire’s Medicaid decision.

∎ An explosion at a Manchester gas station badly burned two workmen from South Carolina.

∎ Portsmouth Airport at Pease’s runway is getting a makeover.

∎ A new proposed $45.7 million project aims rehabilitate two bridges that connect Hinsdale with Brattleboro, Vt.

∎ A Chesterfield resident was treated for West Nile Virus, the first case in the Granite State since 2012.

∎ Be on the lookout for the latest round of upgrades at New Hampshire’s ski resorts.

∎ Veterans with disabilities enjoyed each other’s company at a bass fishing tournament in Moultonborough over the weekend.

∎ The UNH Wildcats took Football Bowl Series opponent Central Michigan to the wire, losing on a last second field goal after leading for most of the game.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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