NHPR Staff http://nhpr.org en N.H. Supreme Court Sides With Disenfranchised Mom http://nhpr.org/post/nh-supreme-court-sides-disenfranchised-mom <p></p><p>The New Hampshire Supreme Court says the ex-partner of a 12-year-old's girl's mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law.</p><p>The ruling could affect other unwed parents regardless of gender.</p><p>The case pitted Madelyn B.'s birth mother, Melissa, against her former partner, Susan. Because it's a custody case, no last names are used.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:38:23 +0000 Associated Press & NHPR Staff 51210 at http://nhpr.org New Translator In Holderness Brings NHPR To Squam Lakes Region http://nhpr.org/post/new-translator-holderness-brings-nhpr-squam-lakes-region <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NHPR is pleased to announce that as of approximately 3 P.M. on June 11, we began broadcasting from our new translator in </span>Holderness<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, New Hampshire. Residents in the towns of </span>Holderness<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ashland, Center Harbor, Sandwich, and Meredith can now tune in to </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at 96.5 on their FM dials.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:46:45 +0000 NHPR Staff 50895 at http://nhpr.org New Translator In Holderness Brings NHPR To Squam Lakes Region Pres. Obama To Award Medal Of Honor To New Hampshire Man http://nhpr.org/post/pres-obama-award-medal-honor-new-hampshire-man <p>A former Army staff sergeant from Nashua is becoming the latest recipient of a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:52:17 +0000 Associated Press & NHPR Staff 50726 at http://nhpr.org Map: Ice Cream Stands In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/map-ice-cream-stands-new-hampshire <p>For Sean Hurley's <strong><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-new-hampshire-ice-cream-trail">Foodstuffs story </a></strong>on New Hampshire's Ice Cream trail, we asked our listeners and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nhpublicradio">Facebook fans</a> to submit their favorite ice cream stands in New Hampshire. Here's the map that resulted, and it's not too late to add to it! <a href="mailto:comments@nhpr.org?subject=My%20Favorite%20New%20Hampshire%20Ice%20Cream%20Stand">Email us</a> your picks, and we'll put them in the map.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:31:58 +0000 NHPR Staff 50125 at http://nhpr.org Map: Ice Cream Stands In New Hampshire Check Out NHPR's Blogs http://nhpr.org/post/check-out-nhprs-blogs <p>We're making NHPR's digital content easier to find and share. From news and information, to music, food, culture, and archival stories, NHPR's blogs are ever-expanding.</p><p>Do you have a great idea for a blog topic? Interested in becoming a contributor? <a href="mailto:rlavoie@nhpr.org?subject=Blog%20idea%20for%20NHPR&amp;body=Please%20include%20your%20name%20and%20how%20to%20best%20get%20in%20touch%20with%20you."><strong>Click here</strong></a> to drop us a line!</p><p><strong>NHPR Blogs:</strong></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:15:23 +0000 NHPR Staff 50037 at http://nhpr.org Check Out NHPR's Blogs Shaheen Files For Re-election, Defends Affordable Care Act http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-files-re-election-defends-affordable-care-act <p>Senator Jeanne Shaheen stopped by the statehouse Monday to officially file her candidacy. A large crowd of supporters including union members from the Professional Fire Fighters Of New Hampshire cheered on the first-term Democrat.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shaheen laid out her priorities and defended the Affordable Care Act, which is likely to be a key issue this November.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:40:02 +0000 NHPR Staff 49936 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Files For Re-election, Defends Affordable Care Act Meet NHPR's Reporters http://nhpr.org/post/meet-nhprs-reporters <p>Want to know more about the voices behind NHPR's news coverage? Meet our reporters, and check out the links to their stories below.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:45:41 +0000 NHPR Staff 49692 at http://nhpr.org Meet NHPR's Reporters Senate Democratic Leader Larsen To Retire http://nhpr.org/post/senate-democratic-leader-larsen-retire <p></p><p>A surprise announcement in the Senate today, as Democratic leader and former Senate president Sylvia Larsen told colleagues she will retire from the body.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:46:27 +0000 NHPR Staff 49687 at http://nhpr.org Senate Democratic Leader Larsen To Retire Day Three Of Mazzaglia Trial Brings More Witnesses, Details Of Crime http://nhpr.org/post/day-three-mazzaglia-trial-brings-more-witnesses-details-crime <p>It’s day three of the trial for Seth Mazzaglia of Dover. He’s the man charged with raping and killing UNH student Elizabeth Marriott, and then dumping her body in a river that feeds into the ocean.&nbsp;</p><p>Prosecutors presented eight witnesses Thursday, the second day of the trial, &nbsp;including a neighbor who said she heard a blood-curdling scream the night Marriott&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">died in </span>Mazzaglia's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dover apartment.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:48:04 +0000 NHPR Staff 49450 at http://nhpr.org Day Three Of Mazzaglia Trial Brings More Witnesses, Details Of Crime Lizzi Marriott Investigation: A Timeline http://nhpr.org/post/lizzi-marriott-investigation-timeline <p><strong>Tuesday, October 9th, 2012</strong>: UNH student Elizabeth (Lizzi) Marriott goes missing. Her last cell phone activity was recorded at approximately 10 PM, when she told friends she was heading to Dover, N.H.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Thursday, October 11th, 2012:&nbsp;</strong>Police start search for Marriott's&nbsp;body on Peirce Island near Portsmouth.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:44:57 +0000 NHPR Staff 49227 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Orders Freeze On Spending As Tax Revenues Dip http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-orders-freeze-spending-tax-revenues-dip <div>A legislative committee has approved New Hampshire Governor <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maggie Hassan's proposal to freeze hiring, equipment purchases and out-of-state&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">travel.</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hassan asked the Fiscal Committee Thursday to approve the freeze, as past&nbsp;governors have done when confronted with potential budget deficits.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:20:56 +0000 NHPR Staff 49002 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Orders Freeze On Spending As Tax Revenues Dip Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.4% http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-rate-drops-44 <p>The state’s unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth to 4.4% in April, according to <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf" target="_blank">new data</a> from New Hampshire Employment Security.</p><p>Construction, retail and hospitality sectors all posted gains, but the state shed about 900 jobs in local government.</p><p>The total number of employed residents was up 2,200 to 714,640, while the labor force increased by 1,040 to 747,380.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:49:36 +0000 NHPR Staff 48404 at http://nhpr.org A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map http://nhpr.org/post/matter-degrees-story-map <p>For our week-long series <em><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a></em>,&nbsp;NHPR reporters and programs produced stories about the issues facing colleges and universities throughout New Hampshire.</p><p>This first map links to most of the content. Play arrow icons represent radio and video stories, stars are web-only and print features.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="750" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="//www.thinglink.com/card/525771790434172929" type="text/html" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="428"></iframe></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:55:34 +0000 NHPR Staff 48221 at http://nhpr.org A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map In Their Own Voices: New Hampshire Students Weigh In http://nhpr.org/post/their-own-voices-new-hampshire-students-weigh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All week long, our </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News, The Exchange, and Word of Mouth will be taking a look at higher education in New Hampshire for our special series, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees.</a>&nbsp;</em></strong></p><p>We're also letting students from around the state weigh in during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and will be posting their reflections right here.</p><p><strong>Monday's Student Minute:</strong></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:56:20 +0000 NHPR Staff 47912 at http://nhpr.org In Their Own Voices: New Hampshire Students Weigh In Bragdon Stepping Down From State Senate Next Month http://nhpr.org/post/bragdon-stepping-down-state-senate-next-month <p></p><p>State Senator Peter Bragdon says he's stepping down from the Senate next month.</p><p>This comes as the Milford Republican has been reappointed to lead the Health Trust for another two years.</p><p>Bragdon took the job with the former Local Government Center in August.</p><p>He stepped down as Senate president in September to avoid what he described as the appearance of a conflict of interest, but stayed on as a state Senator.</p><p>He says doing both jobs in the short-term was possible, but long-term, it was impractical.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:37:07 +0000 NHPR Staff 48015 at http://nhpr.org Bragdon Stepping Down From State Senate Next Month