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4:07 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Anti-Northern Pass Bills Get Their Day Before The Legislature

The green shirts of the IBEW members outnumbered the orange of Northern Pass opponents in the somewhat empty chamber of the House o Representatives Tuesday
Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

A New Hampshire house committee is hearing testimony on five bills inspired by opposition to the Northern Pass Transmission Project today. Three bills of the bills in question could require new transmission lines be buried, or placed along transportation rights-of-way. Others would create a moratorium on new projects, or require the state officials to consider the economic impact on local communities in the permitting process.

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NH News
3:01 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawmakers Urged To Repeal 2013 Provisions Of Voter ID Law

Credit Tracy Lee Carroll, NHPR

  A bill that would repeal provisions of the state’s voter ID law set to take effect this year had a hearing before the House election committee Tuesday.

Sarah Chapman has been supervisor of the checklist in New Boston for 29 years.

She told the House election committee that training an all-volunteer staff to implement the initial requirements of New Hampshire’s voter ID law was challenging enough.

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NH News
1:51 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Your Guide To Gun Laws in NH, VT and MA

Credit Emily Corwin and Sara Plourde / NHPR

New Hampshire is bordered by Vermont, which has the least gun regulation in the nation -- and Massachusetts, which has some of the tightest gun restrictions around.  After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, we put together this infographic, exploring the diversity of gun laws among our neighbors. 

[Note: While the information has not changed, some of the wording has been updated for better clarity. Click the image to read at full size.]

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Morning Edition
9:25 am
Tue February 12, 2013

An Officer's Perspective

Credit WMUR-TV

As part of NHPR’s series A Loaded Issue, we’re talking with Granite Staters to get their thoughts about gun ownership, laws, and culture. Today we’ll get a glimpse of law enforcement from a unique perspective.

Manchester Police Officer Daniel Doherty is back at work, less than eleven months after being shot multiple times while attempting to apprehend a suspect. That suspect, Myles Webster, is now serving 60 years to life for attempted murder. As someone who patrols the state’s largest city, I asked Officer Doherty what the official procedure is when a suspect has a gun.

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A Loaded Issue
6:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Discussion Question: How Should Guns Be Stored?

As part of NHPR's news series, A Loaded Issue, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here.

Each day we'll ask a new discussion question and throughout the week we'll read your comments on the air.

Today's Question:  New Hampshire does not have any laws requiring guns to be locked in a home, should there be?  If you’re a gun owner, parent or not, how should guns be stored? 

Please include your first name and your hometown.

A Loaded Issue
5:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Commitment Issues: Guns & The Mentally Ill

Federal Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473

There’s a form to fill out when you purchase a firearm at a gun shop: Form 4473. On page 1, question 11-F, “Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective or committed to a mental institution?”

Stan Holz, owner of Village Gun Store in the town of Whitefield, knows that not everyone answers truthfully.

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A Loaded Issue
5:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Keeping Guns Loaded, Unlocked At Home With Children Can Be Deadly

Michael Goyette, owner of Pete's Gun and Tackle in Hudson, shows the SpeedVault, a device for home gun storage.

For parents, keeping guns in the home means taking steps to make sure children can’t get to them.

But as recent cases in New Hampshire show, things can go wrong. The results can be tragic, but also raise questions of how hard law enforcement should come down on those parents.

Sonja Smock vividly remembers the details of the night nearly two years ago when her daughter accidentally shot her.

The gun was a Smith and Wesson 38 Special Revolver.

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All Things Considered
5:36 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Next Pope May Need To Hear Broad Range Of Catholic Voices, Scholar Says

St. Peter's Basilica.
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Pope Benedict’s surprise announcement that he would leave his post at the end of the month is prompting plenty of reflection on his papacy and the state of the Church among Catholics, from clergy to laypersons to scholars.

Michele Dillon is such a scholar. She's a professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire and has written extensively about Catholicism, both in the US and in the rest of the world. She talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the pope's tenure and what may come next for the Catholic Church.

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A Loaded Issue
5:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

High-Profile Moments Affect New Hampshire's Political Consensus On Guns

In most cases, New Hampshire’s representatives in Congress have kept the state’s more open approach to gun ownership and gun rights during debates in Washington. There are exceptions, though, and they may tell us something about the state's role in today’s high profile national debate over gun violence.

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NH News
2:43 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

N.H. Clergy Surprised By Pope's Decision To Resign

St. Marie's Catholic Church in Manchester
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Many Catholics in New Hampshire are reacting with surprise to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning.


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Inside NHPR
1:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Top Stories: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet; The Battle Against Chemical Restraints

Credit Sara Plourde, NHPR

1. NH News: Storm Makes Its Arrival, Drops Nearly Two Feet Of Snow On N.H.

Last weekend's storm brought a whole lot of snow but few major problems for New Hampshire. The NHPR newsroom covered the entirety of the storm with photos and updates from around the state.

2. Health: The Battle Against ‘Chemical Restraints’ Inside Nursing Homes

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Word of Mouth
11:08 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Celebrating China's Spring Festival In New England

The traditional red lanterns of Chinese New Year

This week marks the start of the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. This fifteen-day celebration is the longest and most important holiday in China, featuring family reunions, fireworks, traditional meals, red lanterns, and the traditional gift of the Hong Bao, or Red Packet.

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Environment
10:39 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Antrim Wind Farm Gets Thumbs Down From SEC

A wind turbine at the Granite Reliable wind project in Coos County.
Credit Chris Jensen / NHPR

For the first time New Hampshire has rejected an application to construct a wind farm. The Site Evaluation Committee, which decides whether or not new power plants and transmission projects can be built, has rejected Eolian Energy’s 10 turbine Antrim project.

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Morning Edition
10:13 am
Mon February 11, 2013

A Gun Owner On Gun Laws

As part of or series, A Loaded Issue, we’re asking Granite Staters to weigh in with their thoughts about gun ownership, laws governing guns, and the culture here. We’ll be hearing from some of them throughout the series. This morning we hear from Keith Savage. He’s a business owner who lives in Goffstown.  I started our conversation by asking how guns became a part of his life.

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Politics
10:04 am
Mon February 11, 2013

On The Political Front For February 11

Taking a look at how Governor Maggie Hassan handled her first weather-related test in the recent storm and what may be coming up in her budget proposal, being introduced on Thursday; Representative Annie Kuster's tax delinquency troubles.

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