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Getting food scraps out of the trash and into the soil will save money and protect the environment. Expert composter Domingo Medina shows you the best ways to do it. Video by Connecticut Public's Ryan Caron King as part of special climate coverage from the New England News Collaborative.

Jane Young, U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, announces the NEPO Strike Force during a press conference. (Todd Bookman / NHPR)

New ‘strike force’ of prosecutors to target illegal opioid prescriptions in northern New England

The U.S. Justice Department is launching an effort to combat health care providers who illegally prescribe or distribute opioids across Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. The newly created New England Prescription Opioid Strike Force, or NEPO, comes as overdoses in the region are on the rise, including in New Hampshire, where prosecutors say there has…

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Trans, nonbinary community feel the impact in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, some in the transgender and non-binary community are concerned about their access to abortion rights. Nuri Sherif, a trans non-binary law student at Western New England University in Springfield, said abortion rights have always been a cisgender “woman’s health” issue. “What happens when a trans person comes in…

Seaside Creamery is one of many food trucks invited to festivals throughout New England. Here, they are at a Juneteenth event in New Britain, CT on June 18, 2022. (Melody Rivera / New England News Collaborative)

New England’s food trucks face the higher costs of doing business on the road

Justin Amevor wanted to start a food business for years and got his opportunity during the pandemic. He launched DoughBoyz in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a plan to start out in catering and eventually have a food truck called the DoughCart. His dream of founding a food company focused on addressing and solving food insecurity became…

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