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GRAPHIC: The FCC is holding an auction in which wireless companies will bid on parts of the nationís airwaves currently being used by television stations and use them for wireless broadband. Some say that threatens minority broadcasters. Credit: Federal Communications Commission.

NASHUA, N.H. – As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the nation's...Read More

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PHOTO: New Hampshire ranks lower for car-related energy efficiency than several other states in New England and the Upper Midwest, but is doing much better in terms of home energy efficiency. Photo credit: Daniel Wilkinson, New Hampshire State Parks.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire ranks low in a new nationwide report on car-related energy efficiency as to how far people drive each year, compared to how much gas they use to get to their destination. Wallethub, a financial advice website, charts the annual progress of home and transportation energ...Read More

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PHOTO: Granite Staters are advised to sit tight on their wallets this week, as Open Enrollment begins for Medicare recipients. While there are plenty of health care choices, consumer advocates warn scam artists will use this time period to fish for personal information. Photo courtesy of AARP New Hampshire.

CONCORD, N.H. - It's called Open Enrollment and it starts Wednesday; it's an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of local Medicare recipients to switch their health plan options but it is also a prime time for scam artists. Bob Denz is a retired FBI agent and volunteer "fraud-fighter" for AARP N...Read More

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PHOTO: A new Robert Half International report finds tech jobs have some of the highest-paying starting salaries, and educators in the Granite State say it doesn't require a four-year degree to improve your career. Photo courtesy N.H. Community College System.

CONCORD, N.H. - A new report from financial recruitment firm Robert Half International indicates the answer for some Granite Staters seeking to boost their bottom line in 2015 may be a career change. The report shows technology careers are paying big dividends compared with other sectors of the eco...Read More

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PHOTO: Legal advocates are applauding the recent ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court that mandates a judicial hearing before any juvenile can get life without parole. Credit: Wiki Commons

CONCORD, N.H. - Young people convicted of first-degree murder can still get life without parole in the Granite State, but local advocates are applauding recent court rulings that at least grant them a hearing first. Gilles Bissonnette, staff attorney with the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, sa...Read More

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PHOTO: The proposed 28th Amendment fell short of the 60 U.S. Senate votes needed for passage last week. Voting rights advocates see it as a sign of the extent to which U.S. election fairness has been compromised. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.

CONCORD, N.H. – The U.S. Senate debated the so-called Democracy for All Amendment last week – and then voted along party lines to kill what would have been the 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Supporters of the amendment say the Senate missed an opportunity to level the playing fiel...Read More

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PHOTO: Daniel Weeks with Open Democracy says New Hampshire residents know first hand about out of control spending as the U.S. Senate is set to vote today on an Amendment to restore spending limits. Credit: Sindiso Mnisi Weeks)

CONCORD, N.H. - Advocates for campaign finance reform say the U.S. Senate is expected to make an historic vote today on Senate Joint Resolution 19, the proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. With voters headed to the p...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds winter ticks are becoming more abundant in New Hampshire, in part because of less severe winters. The ticks pose a threat to the depleted New England moose population. Photo credit: Paul Anderson/Morguefile.

CONCORD, N.H. - With autumn around the corner, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) finds New Hampshire's winter tick population is growing because of climate change. More ticks spells bad news for the already-depleted New England moose population. Hunter and wildlife biologist ...Read More

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