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State outlines plan to distribute Narcan kits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire keep pace to meet last year’s record, the state will soon begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to law enforcement and social service agencies free of charge. The state is ordering 4,700 kits of naloxone, known by brand name Narcan, for distribution statewide. The drug reverses the breathing failure that causes death in cases of heroin and opioid overdoses. Narcan usage in the …

With community support, nonprofit gives child with hemophilia the room of his dreams

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When the Peake family arrived at home last Saturday night, the Tilton-Northfield fire department was parked outside their home – but they were not there to fight a fire. Instead, the fire department and other members of the community had come together for the unveiling of Seth Peake’s new bedroom. Seth, a 10-year-old …

Minnesota: Before nation’s top Dems, Clinton sends Biden clear message

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won’t be easy. While Clinton and her team speak warmly of Biden in public, they have taken steps to make clear how they’ve taken control of the party’s establishment …

Maine seaweed festival to highlight state’s growing industry

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Maine festival hopes to show the public that the future is here, and it’s covered in seaweed. The Maine Seaweed Festival will take place Aug. 29 at the South Portland campus of Southern Maine Community College. Organizers say they want attendants to “ride the wave of our …

Why some farmers are deciding to go GMO-free

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Five years ago, Dan Beyers took his farm in a new direction. Or, rather, back in an old direction. The Pana, Ill.-area farmer had been using corn and soybean seeds genetically modified to work with glyphosate – the …

10,000 volunteers to help with papal visit to Philadelphia

Sunday, August 23, 2015

An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S. Volunteers will greet and …

Louisiana trooper shot in head during traffic stop

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Louisiana state trooper was shot in the head and critically injured Sunday afternoon during a struggle with a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch after being reported as driving erratically, Louisiana State Police said. Other drivers stopped to help Master Trooper Steven Vincent, a …

U.S. schools are too focused on standardized tests, poll says

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Americans overwhelmingly think there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools and that test scores are not the best way to judge schools, teachers or students, according to a national poll. The results released Sunday come from the 47th annual PDK/Gallup poll of attitudes toward …

Casey Anthony prosecutor: No crime committed on website

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The prosecutor who gained national attention as a key player in the unsuccessful murder prosecution of Casey Anthony said Sunday that he committed no crime and never followed through with an affair on the cheating website, Ashley Madison. …

For sale in Loudon: Incredible design, amazing amenities

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The beautiful, executive style ranch home at 74 Plateau Ridge Road in Loudon offers single-level living and an incredible design aesthetic. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is both spacious and serene, located at the end …

Capital Beat: The Maggie Hassan question mark lingers

Sunday, August 23, 2015

What will Maggie Hassan do? That’s got to be the question on a lot of people’s minds as state budget negotiations drag on. The second term Democratic governor likely won’t announce whether she’ll challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly …

How to handle high-pressure high schools

Sunday, August 23, 2015

There is much for students, teachers and parents to learn from a new book by Stanford University experts on how to handle the stress of learning in our nation’s high-pressure high schools. Only about 10 percent of U.S. schools fit that category, in contrast with the vast majority, …

Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Well, that was fun while it lasted. For years, investors in U.S. stocks shrugged off threats – a government shutdown, fear of a euro collapse, a near U.S. debt default – and just kept on buying. At the sixth anniversary of the bull market in March, the Standard …