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Courtesy photo by Steve Perry
This picture shows the previously unnamed peak, about 500 verical feet below the summit of Mt. Washington, that in 2011 officially became Agiocochook Crag.

There’s no push to turn Mount Washington into Agiocochook

Monday, August 31, 2015

Alaska’s Mount McKinley will officially become Denali, the Native American name by which it has long been known, but that doesn’t mean we should anticipate driving up New Hampshire’s highest peak on the Agiocochook Auto Road any time soon. Nobody has ever tried to change Mount Washington’s name to Agiocochook, the name used by people living here when European settlers …

‘Narcan is the EpiPen of heroin’ – yes, but not really

Monday, August 31, 2015

Is Narcan really the EpiPen for heroin addicts? That’s the analogy you’ll find circulating online, amid all the news about the life-saving antidote to heroin overdose. But as I found out from the state’s chief medical officer, we need to be very careful when dealing with any medical analogy, including this one. Certainly, …

Infographic: How much for that political ad?

Monday, August 31, 2015

WMUR-TV in New Hampshire is among the most popular spots for presidential advertising in the Boston-New Hampshire market. FCC files offer a glimpse into the programming strategies used by candidates and super PACs to get maximum exposure for their money, as well as variations in pricing depending on when an ad airs and …

CapBeat: Bow doctor, Feldstein on board of ‘Temescal Wellness’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bow doctor Gary Woods has never smoked marijuana. He’s not even sure he knows what it smells like. “People don’t believe that,” Woods said with a laugh, explaining he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. “I was …

Amid heroin epidemic in New Hampshire, candidates talk substance abuse

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage Saturday at the “Stop the Circle” rally to raise awareness about drug addiction, a teenager at the microphone spoke about losing her father to an overdose. Once the politician …

UNH offers orientation for veterans, service members

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Veterans and members of the military got a special welcome as they entered the University of New Hampshire this week. The university used a $5,000 state grant to create a two-day orientation program specifically for military member and veterans. The goal was to get those students connected to …

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and …

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.” What’s …

Court orders arrest of 4 men in migrant truck deaths

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest Saturday by a Hungarian court. The preliminary arrests will be in place until the suspects …

3 Al-Jazeera reporters sentenced to 3 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison for broadcasting “false news,” Saturday, sparking international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s presidency. …

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Pakistani military said its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants. The military says in a statement that 14 “terrorists” were killed in Saturday’s airstrike in Shawal, a town in North Waziristan where the army launched a ground operation this …

Suspect arrested in killing of suburban Houston deputy

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Authorities said Saturday they arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. The Harris County …

Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two …