NH News http://nhpr.org en Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Sudan, Arrives at Vatican http://nhpr.org/post/meriam-ibrahim-leaves-sudan-arrives-vatican <p>After a year-long struggle with the Sudanese government, Meriam Ibrahim left Sudan on Thursday.</p><p>Alongside her husband Daniel Wani of Manchester and their two young children, Ibrahim flew to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis today, according to <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28460383">the BBC</a>. Ibrahim was blessed by the pontiff in a private ceremony and is due to return to the states in the next few days.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:04:49 +0000 Austin Cowan 52520 at http://nhpr.org Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Sudan, Arrives at Vatican Medical Marijuana Advocates Unhappy With Slow Implementation Of N.H. Law http://nhpr.org/post/medical-marijuana-advocates-unhappy-slow-implementation-nh-law <p>Wednesday marks one year since New Hampshire became the final New England state to legalize medical marijuana.</p><p>Outside the State House in Concord today patient advocates marked the anniversary by saying the state is moving too slowly in making it legal to actually possess it.&nbsp;</p><p>Matt Simon with the Marijuana Policy Project gathered with prospective patients in front of the State House on Tuesday to outline their complaints.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:07:33 +0000 Austin Cowan 52445 at http://nhpr.org Medical Marijuana Advocates Unhappy With Slow Implementation Of N.H. Law Declaration of Independence Signer's N.H. Estate For Sale http://nhpr.org/post/declaration-independence-signers-nh-estate-sale <p>The home of the second signer of the Declaration of Independence, Josiah Bartlett, is up for sale. Bartlett, a former New Hampshire governor, once lived in the 18-acre estate in Kingston, NH.</p><p>The white farmhouse built in 1774 is now up for sale with an asking price of $849,600. Complete with open pasture and wooded areas, the property also has a linden tree that Bartlett brought back from Philadelphia after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:44:27 +0000 Austin Cowan 52047 at http://nhpr.org Declaration of Independence Signer's N.H. Estate For Sale Map: Does Your Town Allow Fireworks? http://nhpr.org/post/map-does-your-town-allow-fireworks <p>Fireworks are legal in New Hampshire but not permitted in every town.</p><p>Related Story:<a href="http://nhpr.org/post/fireworks-lobby-succeeds-keeping-controversial-devices-store-shelves"> Fireworks Lobby Succeeds In Keeping Controversial Devices On Store Shelves</a></p><p>According to the New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s Office, 18 communities ban fireworks, including cities like Nashua and Berlin and small towns like Madison. Most of the time these restrictions are obeyed without controversy. July fourth though, can be a different story.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:19:49 +0000 Austin Cowan 51209 at http://nhpr.org Map: Does Your Town Allow Fireworks? Former Concord Monitor Editor To Administer Pulitzer Prize http://nhpr.org/post/former-concord-monitor-editor-administer-pulitzer-prize <p>One of the most prominent voices in New Hampshire journalism will now lead the committee awarding one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:36:02 +0000 Brady Carlson 51234 at http://nhpr.org Former Concord Monitor Editor To Administer Pulitzer Prize Gas Tax Hike Brings Protestors http://nhpr.org/post/gas-tax-hike-brings-protestors <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s per gallon tax on gasoline and diesel is going up 4.2 cents July 1. According to Americans for Prosperity, New Hampshire’s economy will pay a price.</p><p>Tom Thomson of Orford was among the protestors the conservative group brought to a Hooksett gas station.</p><p></p><p><em>Thomson: The power to tax is the power to destroy. By passing Senate Bill 367, we will at best damage the New Hampshire advantage, and worse see businesses suffer and or close; and that equals loss of jobs.</em></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:03:10 +0000 Halina Loft 51089 at http://nhpr.org Gas Tax Hike Brings Protestors Rangers Warn Of Increase In Bear Encounters In White Mountains http://nhpr.org/post/rangers-warn-increase-bear-encounters-white-mountains <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of encounters with bears in the White Mountain National Forest is on the rise early this season, prompting rangers to issue early warnings and step up enforcement of safety rules.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:50:24 +0000 Associated Press 50950 at http://nhpr.org Rangers Warn Of Increase In Bear Encounters In White Mountains Market Basket CEO Ouster Brings Protest http://nhpr.org/post/market-basket-ceo-ouster-brings-protest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Market Basket employees from New Hampshire are among those heading to a Massachusetts rally protesting the removal of longtime Market Basket president Arthur T. </span>Demoulas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Cody White works at a Market Basket in Concord.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:06:40 +0000 Halina Loft 50771 at http://nhpr.org Market Basket CEO Ouster Brings Protest Shaheen Releases Tax Returns In U.S. Senate Race http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-releases-tax-returns-us-senate-race <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has released eight years of tax returns showing she and her husband earned an average of more than $474,000 per year.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:55:26 +0000 Associated Press 50770 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Releases Tax Returns In U.S. Senate Race Dartmouth Runner Poised For Long-Term Success On Pro Circuit http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-runner-poised-long-term-success-pro-circuit <p>Dartmouth College’s Abbey D’Agostino is turning pro now that her celebrated collegiate running career has come to an end. In four years at Dartmouth D’Agostino became one of the Ivy League’s all-time most accomplished. To learn more about her career and what lies ahead, I spoke to David Monti, editor and publisher of the New York based <em>Race Results Weekly:</em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">This is an athlete that took a lot of people by surprise. What were the expectations when she first came to Dartmouth and what did she end up accomplishing?</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:19:12 +0000 Brady Carlson & Austin Cowan 50693 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Runner Poised For Long-Term Success On Pro Circuit Christie Arrives In N.H. To Campaign For Havenstein http://nhpr.org/post/christie-arrives-nh-campaign-havenstein <p>New Jersey Gov. Chris&nbsp;Christie, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, makes his first visit to the first-primary state when he comes to Manchester to campaign with Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein.</p><p>Christie, who is also chairman of the Republican Governor's Association, will first preside over an RGA finance meeting Friday afternoon then campaign with Havenstein at T-Bones restaurant in Bedford. He'll finish the visit with a private fundraiser in Atkinson.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:50:44 +0000 Associated Press 50559 at http://nhpr.org Christie Arrives In N.H. To Campaign For Havenstein Hassan Passes Law Strengthening Financial Exploitation Penalties http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-passes-law-strengthening-financial-exploitation-penalties <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a law that strengthens the penalties for financially exploiting the elderly and other vulnerable New Hampshire citizens.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Associated Press 50560 at http://nhpr.org SNHU, N.H. Institute Of Art Discuss Merger http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-nh-institute-art-discuss-merger <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Southern New Hampshire University and the New Hampshire Institute of Art are considering a merger.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:48:39 +0000 Associated Press 50566 at http://nhpr.org Bike Week Looking Bright http://nhpr.org/post/bike-week-looking-bright <p>Bike week has arrived in the Granite State once again, and the forecast for the 91st annual rally is bright. And local vendors anticipate a record New Hampshire Bike Week on more than one front.</p><p></p><p>At first, local vendors were worried about turnout. Last year rain and lower temperatures overshadowed the week.</p><p>But, Laconia Bike Week Association director Jennifer Anderson says New Hampshire businesses need not fear:</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:44:01 +0000 Halina Loft 50528 at http://nhpr.org Bike Week Looking Bright Division Of The Arts Lands New Director http://nhpr.org/post/division-arts-lands-new-director <p>New Hampshire will soon have a new director of the Department of Cultural Resources Division of the Arts. Ginnie Lupi comes to the position after serving of the executive director of the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger lakes in Corning, NY. Lupi will take over the position in August. I spoke with Lupi about her appointment as director and her plans for art in the Granite State:</p><p><strong>What does the department do and what is your role in the Arts Division</strong>?</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Austin Cowan & Rick Ganley 50199 at http://nhpr.org