Daniela Allee

Couch Fellow for Innovation

Daniela is NHPR's Couch Fellow for Innovation. 

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A group of students at Kennett High School held the school's second voter registration drive on Friday. Getting young people registered to vote is how this group, known as Eagles for Action, is keeping the political momentum going from the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. 

Molly Robert is a senior at the high school, and on Friday morning she read the names of students and teachers who died at the school shooting last week in Santa Fe, Texas. 

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Expect to hear big brass bands, a 19-gun salute and cannons at the New Hampshire State Pier on Saturday. That's when thousands will gather to watch the new USS Manchester officially get its title.

The 3,000 ton Navy vessel is part of a new line of combat ships. They are lighter, faster and can fight closer to the shoreline.

The ship also has a smaller crew. There are about 70 people total who man the ship, compared to about 300 crew members on a destroyer. 

Local women's health providers are responding to the Trump administration's proposal to cut funding from clinics that offer abortions or refer women to places that do.

These clinics would lose Title X funds, which provide family planning and preventive care to uninsured or low income people. By law, these funds cannot be used for abortions.

Of the 18,000 people who are eligible for Title X services in New Hampshire, about 60 percent go to Planned Parenthood to get those services.  

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Getting rid of old medications is one approach to fighting the opioid crisis.

Now, Walmart pharmacies across New Hampshire will offer a new way for people to dispose of unused or expired medicine.

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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. started the Poor People's Campaign to fight systemic racism and poverty. More than 100 people gathered outside the State House Monday as part of a nationwide re-launch of Dr. King’s Poor People's Campaign.

Those issues hit close to home for Asma Elhuni. She said she's experienced economic hard times, and she's also concerned about an increase in acts of hatred toward Muslims.

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Senator Jeanne Shaheen has announced that the Pease site will be the model test site for a national study examining the health effects of PFAS exposure.

Andrea Amico has dealt first hand with PFAS contamination. Her two children were exposed to the chemicals at a Pease daycare.

Tonight, she's one of several community members who will meet with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to learn about the study.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital has opened a new drop-off site for moms who are interested in donating breast milk. The hospital partnered with Mother's Milk Bank Northeast for the project.

This is state's fourth milk depot.

Nora Fortin, director of maternity, pediatric and women's health, says there are a lot of women in the state who have extra milk to give.