As Granite Staters watch this year's World Cup tournament, many from abroad are following their home teams closely. NHPR's Daniela Allee went to a Colombian bakery in Nashua Tuesday to talk with Colombians as their team took on England.
Vanessa Guerra said she woke up on Tuesday at 5 a.m. already thinking about the match.
She usually watches Colombia's World Cup games at home with her mom. When she's not there, she heads to Latin Bakery and Multiservice on Lowell Street.
Last March, a group of high school seniors in North Conway planned a school walkout after the Parkland shooting. More than 300 students showed up. But now those seniors have graduated, and summer’s right around the corner.
The question of how to keep the momentum going was at the forefront of these senior’s minds towards the end of the school year.
Their first step was to put on two voter registration drives in May. Their second was to pass on the leadership to underclassmen.
For the past six weeks, the Poor People’s Campaign has gathered in front of the Statehouse, calling attention to issues like racism, immigration and the environment.
But the next steps don't involve proposing specific policy changes.
“So we should impact the values of our country, and if we can impact the values of our state then we can see a change that’s reflected in public policy,” said Rev. Eric Jackosn, one of the campaign co-chairs.
It was standing room only in the lecture hall in Pittsfield Middle School. More than 100 people from Berlin, Franklin, Keene and elsewhere listened as Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky described the history of how the state has funded public education. The main topic was tension over how much money the state sends to local districts.
When he got to the list of lawsuits against the state on the issue, that's when hands started popping up.
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.
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.