National http://nhpr.org en Wis. Primary To Choose A Candidate To Face Walker http://nhpr.org/post/wis-primary-choose-candidate-face-walker Shortly after he took office last winter, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans in the Legislature enraged Democrats and public employee unions by cutting collective bargaining rights, and Wisconsin has been on fire politically ever since. Tue, 08 May 2012 10:26:00 +0000 David Schaper 4369 at http://nhpr.org Wis. Primary To Choose A Candidate To Face Walker Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? http://nhpr.org/post/arizonas-illegal-workforce-down-so-now-what The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next week on the most divisive immigration law in recent memory. Arizona's Legislature passed SB 1070 two years ago, but much of it has been put on hold pending the court's decision.<p>Still, supporters say the law has achieved one of its stated goals: Thousands of illegal immigrants have self-deported, leaving the state on their own. The real reason — and consequence — of such a demographic shift may be more complex, however.<p>Jossie was one of those illegal workers who decided to leave. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 3329 at http://nhpr.org Arizona's Illegal Workforce Is Down, So Now What? If You Really Need Wikipedia Today, You Can Get To It http://nhpr.org/post/if-you-really-need-wikipedia-today-you-can-get-it Just to be clear:<p>Wikipedia's English pages have indeed "gone black" until midnight ET tonight — part of an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/01/17/145332341/wednesdays-web-blackout-by-wikipedia-others-right-way-to-protest" target="_blank">organized protest</a> by it and many other websites over pending anti-online piracy legislation in Congress.<p>But "black" is something of a relative term in this case. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 1452 at http://nhpr.org If You Really Need Wikipedia Today, You Can Get To It Cleaner Air In L.A. Ports Comes At A Cost To Truckers http://nhpr.org/post/cleaner-air-la-ports-comes-cost-truckers The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the busiest in the nation. They also have some of the dirtiest air, thanks to thousands of cargo trucks that pass through each day.<p>But this month marks the beginning of a new era, as tighter emissions standards go into effect.<p><strong> </strong><p><strong>'100 Percent Clean Energy'</strong><p>A common trope in environmental stories is to put things in terms of jobs vs. the environment. But that's not what happened in the case of the ports.<p>Pedro Melendez starts the engine of his shiny new big rig, which he drives for a living. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Krissy Clark 1454 at http://nhpr.org Cleaner Air In L.A. Ports Comes At A Cost To Truckers Wal-Mart Plans Ambitious Expansion Into Medical Care http://nhpr.org/post/wal-mart-plans-ambitious-expansion-medical-care <strong>Updated at 2:52 p.m. ET:</strong> Wal-Mart issued a <a href="http://walmartstores.com/pressroom/news/10744.aspx" target="_blank">statement</a> Wednesday saying its request for partners to provide primary care services was "overwritten and incorrect." The firm is "not building a national, integrated low-cost primary health care platform," according to the statement by Dr. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 05:01:00 +0000 350 at http://nhpr.org Wal-Mart Plans Ambitious Expansion Into Medical Care NH Conservatives Defend Perry Speech http://nhpr.org/post/nh-conservatives-defend-perry-speech <div class="transcript"><p>Jennifer Horn, House Speaker William O&#39;Brien, and&nbsp;Kevin Smith call press conference to tell&nbsp;media to stop reporting &quot;innuendo&quot;&nbsp;about Rick Perry&#39;s&nbsp;speech to Cornerstone Action. NHPR&#39;s Josh Rogers reports.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:21:00 +0000 Josh Rogers 242 at http://nhpr.org NH Conservatives Defend Perry Speech Republic, Lost http://nhpr.org/post/republic-lost <p>&quot;Why have fundamentally good people, with good intentions, allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests?&quot;, asks Harvard professor, Lawrence Lessig. His new book &quot;Republic, Lost&quot; explores how he says money has corrupted American politics.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lessig blames special interests&nbsp;and&nbsp;campaign finance rules to the fact that U.S citizens trust government less than ever. Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 193 at http://nhpr.org Republic, Lost More Than a Thousand Flock to Prayer Service http://nhpr.org/post/more-thousand-flock-prayer-service <p>An overflow crowd turned out in Concord today to honor victims of this weeks terrorist attacks. As part of the Governor&#39;s Day of Prayer and Remembrance, more than a thousand people prayed and sang inside, and outside, Saint Paul&#39;s Church.</p><p>NHPR&#39;s Trish Anderton prepared this audio postcard.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2001 21:05:50 +0000 Trish Anderton 6751 at http://nhpr.org More Than a Thousand Flock to Prayer Service