NH News Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 18

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Compiled by InDepthNH.org, your nonprofit NH news outlet

D-H Names Interim Chief for New Hampshire Hospital in Concord (Valley News)

Lebanon — A psychiatrist who has worked for 26 years at New Hampshire Hospital has been named the interim chief medical officer at the 162-bed Concord facility, Darmouth-Hitchcock announced on Tuesday.

How to Celebrate (Or Protest) Trump’s Inauguration Without Leaving N.H. (NHPR)

As President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches this weekend, Washington is bracing itself for “hundreds of thousands” of inaugural attendees and protestors – a crowd that will likely include more than a few Granite Staters.

Former Hinsdale Planning Board member sentenced to 3 years in prison (Keene Sentinel)

CONCORD — A former member of Hinsdale’s planning board has been sentenced to three years in prison for possessing child pornography. 

School official arrested, jailed (Nashua Telegraph)

HUDSON – School board member Benjamin J. Nadeau was arrested and returned to jail Sunday, charged by police with violating a domestic violence petition.

Bills aim to tackle disparities in school discipline (Concord Monitor)

As elsewhere in the nation, research shows that New Hampshire students who are poor, male, have disabilities or are minorities are more likely to get kicked out of school than their peers. New legislation hopes to help the Granite State tackle this problem.

Rep. Shea-Porter to skip Trump inauguration (Union Leader)

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., will skip President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. The 1st District congresswoman announced late Monday night that she would not attend the ceremony, joining a growing list of Democrats in Congress who will not attend.

Obama to Free Manning, Jailed for a Vast Leak of U.S. Secrets (New York Times)

Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted in a 2010 leak of security documents, is set to be freed in five months instead of in 2045.

Trump Lashes Out at Foes, and Approval Polls That Follow (New York Times)

President-elect Donald J. Trump will take office with less popular support than any new president in modern times, an array of polls show.

18 Million May Lose Insurance After Repeal, Study Finds (New York Times)

Repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act could also cause premiums to double over 10 years, a report shows.

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