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School districts move to ease teacher stress, burnout

Aug. 27, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — With Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” blaring in the background, about 20 New Hampshire educators grabbed wooden sticks and began pounding their tables to the beat. Emily Daniels, who was leading a two-day workshop on burnout, encouraged the group including...

Officials: Missing girl, Harmony Montgomery, was murdered

Aug. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators now believe a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 was murdered, authorities said Thursday. The monthslong search for Harmony Montgomery, who was only reported missing last year, has become a homicide investigation, Attorney...

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Aug. 10, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

Jada Riley thought she had beaten homelessness. The 26-year-old New Orleans resident was finally making a steady income cleaning houses during the pandemic to afford a $700-a-month, one-bedroom apartment. But she lost nearly all her clients after Hurricane Ida hit last year. Then she...

Truck driver acquitted in deaths of 7 motorcyclists in 2019

Aug. 09, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy,...

Climate Migration: California fire pushes family to Vermont

Aug. 04, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — Weeks after surviving one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history, the Holden family just wanted a new home. The family of seven couldn't find anything nearby to replace their house reduced to ashes in the 2018 Paradise fire. It...

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

Jul. 25, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from...

Housing market chills as mortgage rates, prices scare buyers

Jul. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Tomcak was looking for a home for his in-laws in the suburbs around Denver, something priced close to $450,000. Tomcak became dispirited as he lost out to investors fronting cash offers $100,000 over the asking price. Then mortgage rates ballooned, putting his...