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May 23. 2013 12:13PM

Portsmouth Herald: Air Force tanker fuels optimism for future of base

Congratulations to the Pease Air National Guard Base — home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing — on being selected as the U.S. Air Force's top choice to receive 12 new KC-46A refueling tankers. This long-anticipated decision protects the Pease ANG against future base closures and provides the local economy with a significant boost.

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N.H.-developed app targets health cost transparency

Galvin boasts employers will be willing to invest $5 to $10 per employee per month for a health cost transparency tool that would allow a 75 percent cost savings on some 4,000 medical procedures

Gatehouse uses cash infusion to double down on business model that led to bankruptcy

GateHouse has a well-earned reputation for cutting staff and compensation, although that hardly makes it unique.

Verizon Wireless works with NH maker of personal presence robot

Working with Verizon Wireless, helped expanded VGo’s reach, Jackowski said. 'They needed a wireless network to take it beyond Wi-Fi,' he explained.

NH among Bitcoin firms struggling in industry under siege by feds

Today, the Manchester, New Hampshire-based company released total sales numbers and updates on transaction statistics from three customers.

Bloomberg: Concord's ghost mall: You can roll a quarter across and not hit a soul

Built 24 years ago by a former subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corp., Steeplegate is one of about 300 U.S. malls facing a choice between re-invention and oblivion.

Updated flying car to be tested at Pease

To be tested will be a production model of a flying car the company has previously tested at Pease.

Adam Sandler, other celebs read mean tweets about themselves on ‘Kimmel’

Watch out, here comes Jimmy Kimmel with the 8th edition of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.

Hampton groundhog attack spoof photos go viral

HAMPTON - Tuesday's unusual groundhog attack on Little River Road captured the attention of local readers, so much so that many were inspired to create..

NH one 5 best states for African American people say stats

With a median Black household income of $46,818, New Hampshire looks like a great place to live. The high school graduation rate is 76 percent for Black students—the fifth highest in the nation—and New Hampshire also ranks second, behind Hawaii, as the best place to raise a Black child.

Researchers: NH-related $54M federal fraud offers insight into psychology of bribery and government corruption

Punishing bribery after the fact is not a good way to stop it from happening in the future, and it will only stop when the risk outweighs the potential reward.

Northeast no winter wonderland for refugees from warmer countries

'It’s always quite a shock for them,' says Beth Seremet from Ascentria Care Alliance, a faith-based organization that works with refugees and helps them prepare for cold weather. Seremet works with refugees resettling in New Hampshire.

Neighbors protest Lebanon Airport logging plan

Lebanon — Airport neighbors aim to delay a plan to clear more than 30 acres of city-owned land near Poverty Lane this winter, according to a letter submitted to the City Council this week. The project is intended to improve visibility for pilots.

Tilton police officer has a kidney transplant

TILTON, N.H. — A New Hampshire police officer is recovering after waiting more than two years for a kidney transplant.

Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Epping

EPPING, N.H. — A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed in Epping, New Hampshire, after the state passed a law allowing seriously ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses.

Firefighters union president rejects Navy conclusion lax practices at shipyard doomed $900M submarine

KITTERY, Maine — The union president for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard firefighters disputes the idea that firefighters battling the 2012 fire aboard the USS Miami lacked proper training techniques and were unfamiliar with the submarine’s topography.

NH woman, 71, says Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1965

These days, Kristina Ruehli is a 71-year-old New Hampshire woman who spends her leisure time skiing and being a grandmother to eight. But back in 1965, she was a 22-year-old woman trying to make ends meet in California, working as a secretary at a talent agency in Beverly Hills.

Casey Kasem family battles NH native as body rots

In a bizarre claim, Jean – who grew up in New Hampshire before living in a Beverly Hills mansion bought by her husband – said she did it because of her Norwegian heritage!

FairPoint warns of mobile picketing as union brings protest to customer doorsteps

While the unions can engage in strike activity anyplace FairPoint replacement workers are providing customer services, this mobile picketing is intended to distract the workforce and disrupt service to customers – sometimes illegally.

Passengers get picked up by their driver Dan Burgess in Chicago in this undated photo.

Portsmouth also concerned about third-party driving service Uber

PORTSMOUTH – Taxi Commission Chairman Peter Bresciano said one of the owners of a local taxi cab service told commissioners that the Uber smartphone app is being used in the city.

Thanksgiving proclamation printed in Exeter expected to fetch $12M at auction now on sale for only $8.4M

The document was offered at Christie's on November 14, 2013, where it was expected to sell for upwards of $12,000,000. Kaller represents the document’s owner, who has decided to offer the manuscript through exhibition and private sale.

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