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Vermont colleges system hires sex crimes investigator

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Colleges system is hiring an investigator to field complaints of sexual misconduct and discrimination.

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Things to know about Canadian hydropower in US Northeast

Power produced by hydroelectric generators in Canada have played a part in the U.S. Northeast's electricity landscape for four decades, and experts say its role will only increase. Some points about current production and proposals to bring more Canadian power to the region:

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New Hampshire, Washington schools offer political course

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A new course being offered by George Washington University and Saint Anselm College promises to provide insight into both the national political establishment and the day-to-day grassroots campaigning in New Hampshire.

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Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely.

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State requests conservation of Lamprey River water

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service is requesting that residents, businesses and other water users in the Lamprey River watershed voluntarily conserve water until higher flows return.

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Researchers: Use of food stamps undergoes slight decline

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - University of New Hampshire researchers say the program known for years as food stamps has declined slightly in recent years, but remains an important support for people at risk for food insecurity and hunger.

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Vermont to hold hearing for endangered species update ideas

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Officials from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources are going to be holding a hearing on proposals to update the state's threatened and endangered species law.

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Massachusetts man dead after motorcycle-truck crash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire police are asking for the public's help about events leading up to a fatal collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck in Concord.

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New Hampshire hits peak fair season

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) - The Cheshire Fair is wrapping up in Swanzey, but there are plenty more coming up as New Hampshire approaches peak fair season.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Spark Community Center Seeks Volunteers

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Lebanon -- A community center for people with special needs is in need of volunteers. Spark is looking for people who can commit a few hours a week, usually…

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Jim Kenyon: At Hartford Dismas House, Bikes Help Ex-Inmates Get Lives Back on Track

The bicycle pump that hangs next to the manager's office inside the completely refurbished Hartford Dismas House could be mistaken for an artsy wall decoration. But it's not about looks. For the 10 residents…

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Around the Remote: Chuck Barney's Picks for Aug. 2-8

Don't Miss The Daily Show With Jon Stewart -- This certainly doesn't feel like a Moment of Zen. After 16 years, 19 Emmy Awards and more blistering one-liners than we can count, Stewart bids farewell…

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Facial-Recognition Tool Draws Privacy Concerns

When you are identified in a picture on Facebook, biometric software remembers your face so it can be "tagged" in other photographs. Facebook says this enhances the user experience. But privacy advocates…

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Raising Sails, And Skills: Dartmouth Instructors Help Kids Get Comfortable on Water

Enfield -- Children who attend sailing camp might start off as novices, but by the time it ends, they are sailors. Instructors at the camp, run by the Dartmouth Sailing Facility on Lake Mascoma, make…

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Money Talk: How Installment Debt and Revolving Debt Differ

Question: I need to understand how credit reporting agencies treat personal unsecured loan debt versus credit card debt. I am considering getting a personal loan from a reputable lender to pay down my…

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Sandwich Range Loaded With Goods

Sometimes the biggest isn't the best. Take Sandwich Mountain. At 3,980 feet, it's the highest peak on an all-day, nine-mile loop near Waterville Valley, N.H., that also includes 2,940-foot Noon Peak and…

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'I Love This River'

Rivers are more difficult to fish than lakes or ponds. Changing water depth and stiff currents can quickly scatter the fish to new locations. Last month's hot spot suddenly becomes dead water. Winter ice…

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Steve Nelson: Police, Minorities and Escalating Violence

Violent incidents between white police officers and black citizens seem a daily occurrence these days. This week, a white University of Cincinnati police officer was charged with murdering a black father…

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Bronx Boaters

New York Our canoes startled a great blue heron standing along the bank of the river. Awkwardly, the giant bird flapped its wings, struggling to gain height, until it reached cruising altitude and majestically…

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Low Water Pressure Often Caused by These Problems

Many homeowners have experienced the irritation of dealing with low water pressure in the house at least once. Low water pressure makes simple daily activities, such as showering or washing your dishes,…

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A Crossover That Measures Up

The Nissan Rogue has a name that's the antithesis of its look. There's nothing rogue about it. And that's a good thing. Or at least consumers think so. Since the vehicle's launch in 2007, annual sales…

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Initiative Proposed To Build World's Fastest Computer

Washington -- President Obama has launched an ambitious technology initiative, a moonshot in the world of supercomputing that could help solve some of the world's most complex problems. The project, known…

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Higher Wages a Surprising Success for Seattle Eatery

Seattle -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage ahead of…

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Engagement: Bruce -- Wood

South Royalton -- Samantha Bruce and Mark Wood have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Peggy Bruce and stepdaughter of David Leighton, both of South Royalton. She graduated…

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Study: $15 an Hour Would Not Increase Fast Food Prices Much

Washington -- Would you pay 17 extra cents for a Big Mac if it meant the person who prepared it could earn a living wage? What about an extra 30 cents each time you ate out at any fast-food restaurant? …