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A ladybug is the official insect of New Hampshire. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Surplus Symbols: How Many State Bugs And Beans Do We Need?

Maine celebrates its Whoopie pies. North Carolinians proudly dance their Shag. In Kansas, even dirt is official: Harney silt loam is the state soil.

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Honor Students After Raptor Debacle

Lawmakers on Wednesday passed a resolution formally encouraging student participation in state government even as the legislators were being lampooned nationally for mocking what started as a civics lesson for fourth-graders.

03/26/2015

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NH Lawmaker Brings Abortion Debate Into 4th-Graders’ Hawk Bill

A civics lesson took an unexpected turn for a group of New Hampshire fourth-graders when a lawmaker brought the abortion debate into their effort to name a state raptor.

03/20/2015

Girl Scouts sell cookies. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Girl Scouts Aim To Boost Sales With A Drive-Thru

Taking a page from successful fast food restaurants, a New Hampshire Girl Scout troop is seeking to boost its cookie sales by offering a drive-thru option.

03/09/2015

An elderly gentleman gettin ghis old fashioned stove burning. (credit: Three Lions/Getty Images)

Top 5 In Wood Stove Emissions: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

The heavily forested states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are among the top five in the country for the per capita emission of pollutants from wood stoves used to heat homes.

03/08/2015

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15-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Selling Explicit Photos Of Female Students

A 15-year-old student at Exeter High School is facing charges of distribution of child sexual abuse images after being accused of selling graphic, explicit photos of female classmates.

03/07/2015

A plane lands on an ice runway. (credit: USAF)

New Hampshire Lake Is Lower 48’s Only Ice Runway

Winter on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, airplanes.

03/02/2015

Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

New Hampshire Resort Offers Asylum To Punxsutawney Phil

The groundhog jokes continue in snowy New Hampshire, where there appears to be no end to winter.

02/17/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

In New Hampshire Speech, Christie Takes Aim At Gov. Hassan

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s first target Monday in a speech that sounded like a presidential pitch wasn’t President Barack Obama or likely Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.

02/16/2015

Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

New Hampshire Police To Punxsutawney Phil: Paws Up, Varmint!

Police in snow-swamped New Hampshire are hunting for Public Enemy No. 1: The suspect is described as short and furry with brown eyes and big, pointy teeth.

02/12/2015

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