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NEWS
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New Hampshire rooftop rental: $12,500 per month
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7 rules for recording the police
Slowly but surely the courts are recognizing that recording on-duty police is a protected First Amendment activity. But in the meantime, police around the country continue to intimidate and arrest citizens for doing just that. So if you're an aspiring cop watcher you must be uniquely prepared to deal with hostile cops.


NOAA ranks March heat wave state-by-state vs. past highs


U.S. teen births decline; NH has lowest teen birth rate in the nation


NH among a minority of states not funding pre-Kindergaten
Mississippi is one of 11 states in the nation that doesn't pay for pre-kindergarten, according to an annual report released today by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The other states include Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.


Plan would restore a historic dam, unlock new recreational opportunities in Windham


What Conn. is doing to retain young professionals
Connecticut has lost a higher percentage of its 25- to 34-year-old population since 1990 than any state but Maine and New Hampshire.


BUSINESS
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Watchdog: NH prepares to auction 1.8 million more carbon allowance units
RGGI Inc. today announced that the 16th Quarterly Auction will take place on June 4th. The nine states remaining in the program are offering 364. million RGGI allowances, each of which allows a covered fossil-fuel power plant to emit a ton of carbon dioxide over the next three years.


Kim sketches plan for a more inclusive World Bank
Kim sketches plan for a more inclusive World Bank


Moody's downgrades NSTAR, NSTAR Electric, and Connecticut Light & Power; affirms NU and its other subsidiaries


FT: US states face legal action over pensions


Solar Industry Sees More VC Deals, But Total Investment is Down


United Rentals to open trench safety location in Manchester


Coal-fired power plant scrubber reduces emissions in six months


Tierney, others step up push for fishing reforms
"Fishermen in this country are hurting badly due in large part to flaws in federal fisheries law and the implementation of that law," said the April 3 letter by House members of a bipartisan coastal caucus spanning districts from New Hampshire to Florida. "The tragedy is that much of the economic plight of these fishermen is totally unnecessary for adequate protection of fish stocks.


FEATURES / ENTERTAINMENT
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Berkeley.edu: Cures for the stuck-at-home generation


Readers Offered Voting for a Musical Score in a Video Book Trailer
Author Bruce E. Spitzer and publisher Bear Hill Media have produced a "first" in publishing: The opportunity for readers and viewers to vote for their favorite musical score in a video book trailer.


Lindt chocolatier Ann Czaja's enthusiasm is contagious
When pairing wines with chocolate, there are surprising possibilities; one of the planned pairings is a milk chocolate bar with a chardonnay.


New dean to take reins at UNH Manchester
Ali Rafieymehr will be taking over the position on July 1, from Dr. Sally Ward, who also served as a professor of sociology at UNH and interim dean for the past two years. Rafieymehr is a software engineer with a long career in higher education.


Nation's first public library was opened in NH in 1833, now there are more libraries than McDonald's in the U.S.



COURTS / PUBLIC OVERSIGHT
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■ 2010-402, State of New Hampshire v. Roderick Davidson <<< Affirmed in part, reversed in part, remanded.
CONBOY, J. The defendant, Roderick Davidson, appeals his conviction, following a jury trial, on three counts of simple assault and one count of criminal mischief. He argues that the Superior Court (Mohl, J.) erred by: (1) denying his motions in limine to exclude evidence that he “controlled” the complainant; and (2) denying his request for a defense of property instruction. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand.


■ 2010-692, State of New Hampshire v. Joshua Guild <<< Sexual assault conviction affirmed.
DALIANIS, C.J. The defendant, Joshua Guild, appeals his conviction by a jury on one count of felonious sexual assault, see RSA 632-A:3, III (Supp. 2011), and one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault (AFSA), see RSA 632-A:2, II (Supp. 2011), both involving the same minor victim. He contends that the Superior Court (McNamara, J.): (1) violated New Hampshire Rule of Evidence 615 and RSA 632-A:6, IV (2007) by failing to sequester the minor victim's mother; (2) erroneously denied his motion to disqualify a juror without first conducting a voir dire of the juror; and (3) erroneously denied his motion to dismiss the AFSA charge. We affirm.


■ 2011-144, Robert Pelkey v. Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. d/b/a Dan's City Auto Body <<< Reversed and remanded. NHSUPCO rules federal law does not shield tower.
LYNN, J. The plaintiff, Robert Pelkey, appeals the decision of the Superior Court (Garfunkel, J.) granting the motion for partial summary judgment of the defendant, Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. d/b/a Dan's City Auto Body. We reverse and remand.


■ 2011-156, State of New Hampshire v. Derrick C. DiMaggio <<< Affirmed.
DALIANIS, C.J. The defendant, Derrick C. DiMaggio, appeals the denial by the Superior Court (Vaughan, J.) of his motion for pretrial confinement credit for the approximately 471 days he participated in the Grafton County Drug Court Sentencing Program (Drug Court Program or Program). See State v. Belyea, 160 N.H. 298, 301-02 (2010) (generally describing the Drug Court Program). There is no dispute that he is entitled to credit for sixty-three days that he was incarcerated for failing to comply with the Program's rules. Rather, the parties dispute whether he is entitled to credit for days he was at liberty while a Program participant. We affirm.


■ 2011-218, In re Guardianship of Raymond B.
DALIANIS, C.J. The petitioners, Todd and Trent Bemis, appeal an order of the Rockingham County Probate Court (Hurd, J.) dismissing their petition for guardianship over the person and estate of their step-father, Dr. Raymond B. We affirm.


■2011-446, State of New Hampshire v. Deicy Urena Ortiz <<< Affrimed. No obligation to inform Ortiz plea could lead to deportation.
Although not required, we acknowledge trial courts' efforts to alert defendants to these potential consequences, “for there is no question that immigration consequences of a conviction are important to aliens contemplating a plea.” Amador-Leal, 276 F.3d at 517. Nevertheless, because immigration consequences are collateral, the court's failure here to advise the defendant of them did not render her nolo contendere plea unknowing.


NLU Jodhpur announces Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Law Essay Competition 2012
The topics for the competition are:
1. Concept of Invention in Patent Law
2. Compulsory Licensing – Pharmaceutical patents
3. Digital Rights Management and Fair Use


POLITICS
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EPA report highlights PSNH as it argues work can create 1.5 million jobs
PSNH invested $457 million in the scrubber project, which is providing 300 on-site construction jobs for the three-year construction period – in addition to hundreds of other jobs further upstream in the supply chain.


Justice Department downplays Holder's stolen ballot
Holder and the department have consistently said there is no proof of widespread voter fraud, but the video, posted online by Breitbart is further embarrassment after Project Veritas successfully got dead people's votes in New Hampshire and Minnesota.


PRIMARY
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ChiTrib: Poll: Swing state independents lean toward Obama but identify closer with Romney


Obama faces pressure to flipflop on gay marriage
"Attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships," Obama said.


WSJ: The Boys on Le Bus: Foreign press mines local angles in U.S. primary



OPINION
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Concord Monitor: Senate bill would impede ability of poor women to abort unwanted children


John Meinhold - 'Improving by destroying' mars landscape at church


SPORTS
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First Annual Can-Am Challenge Set to Make Autodrome Granby History
GRANBY, Quebec -- The fast half-mile known as Autodrome Granby in Granby Qc, Canada is in full preparation for opening weekend set on May 11 and 12, 2012. The season opener at Autodrome Granby will feature the first ever Can-Am sprint challenge. A 30 lap event for 360 winged sprint cars that will see the winner take home $5,000 of the $25,000 purse set for the main event.


Former UNH QB Ryan Day joins Temple offensive coaching staff


Aaron Laffey called up, Joel Carreno sent down


Tough trip to Arkansas for 'Cats gymnists


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