NHPR Staff

When it comes to kids’ well-being, New Hampshire ranks high overall in survey after survey.  But the real picture of how kids are faring goes deeper than that.  Children in poor families continue to lose ground in everything from access to health care to quality education to opportunities to play sports.  During the court of a week, NHPR took a look at how disparities in early childhood shape a child’s chances for success later in life. 

As the nation's first presidential primary unfolded, NHPR worked to produce the stories only we could find and tell as reporters based in New Hampshire.  We looked into local campaign organizations, we followed the money being spent here, and we talked with residents about how they feel as the candidates overtake the state every four years.

NHPR News and Programs collaborated on this in-depth series that aired between May 14th-21st, 2015.

For families all over the country, Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in New Hampshire was a last resort for their loved ones. For the owners, it was a lucrative business. But patients suffered.

Jack Rodolico spent a year uncovering far-reaching allegations of patient abuse and fraudulent billing practices at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, N.H.  

Jack Rodolico spent a year uncovering far-reaching allegations of patient abuse and fraudulent billing practices at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, N.H.  He also reported on how the state missed warning signs of patient neglect and failed to properly inspect the facility.  Since Jack's first reports, Lakeview has been forced to shut down.

This is one of NHPR's morning newscasts from November 6, 2015.  The submission includes stories from the presidential primary campaign and an update on a controversial proposal to bring propane into the region by rail.  Every newscast also includes a quick sports and weather update.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Nearly all of northern New England is under a winter weather advisory this morning, with snow and ice making for difficult driving in many areas.

The Department of Transportation saw car accidents across the state this morning, but officials said incidents were clearing up as rush hour passed.

“With the morning commute being done, that’s helpful,” transportation manager Sue Page said around 9:40 a.m.

 We know Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders swept the New Hampshire primary — but where, exactly, did the two candidates see their biggest victories?

Using results compiled by the Associated Press, NHPR put together a town-by-town map of Tuesday’s primary results.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

  The campaign signs are being folded up. The candidates have flown on to the next nominating states or, in some cases, are heading home to reevaluate whether to call it quits.

The final results are still trickling in, and the outcome of last night’s New Hampshire primary will likely be dissected for weeks — maybe months — to come.

For now, here’s some of the takeaways, based on NHPR’s coverage throughout primary day.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

All day, New Hampshire Public Radio reporters have been visiting polling locations across the state — and we’ll continue to have live updates from a number of campaigns’ events as the results start to trickle in.

Whether you’re a native Granite Stater looking for updates on your fellow voters or tuning in from out-of-state, NHPR’s got you covered.

Here's a rundown of the best features our team put together to guide you through the final hours of the primary.

We’re less than 24 hours away from the polls opening in New Hampshire.

For voters, that means less than 24 hours to arrive at any final decisions on which candidate to support — or even which primary to participate in. For candidates and political observers, that means less than 24 hours to get in their final pitches and then watching closely — especially in a handful of critical areas — for early predictions of who might emerge as the winners.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Wondering where to vote on Tuesday? What time time polls open?  Whether or not you need to bring ID?

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Gov. Maggie Hassan delivered her final State of the State address Thursday at the State House.

Scroll down for a live blog of the speech, links to background articles on the issues Hassan discusses, the Republican response by N.H. Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, and full text and audio of Hassan's speech.

Kate Brindley for NHPR

  Pundits are already picking over who came out on top in last night’s Democratic primary town hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Derry — but, judging by the initial reactions on social media, the night’s real winners might actually be the voters of New Hampshire.

Kate Brindley for NHPR

At a CNN town hall forum in Derry Wednesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended collecting $675,000 in fees for three speeches she made to Goldman Sachs.

Clinton says she made speeches to lots of groups and pushed back against the idea that the money she made would influence her.

Allegra Boverman / NHPR

We'll be hearing a lot -- a whole lot -- from the folks running for president over the next few days. But here's a crazy notion: How about we listen to some voters?

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

After an eventful night in Iowa, the eyes of the political world are turning toward New Hampshire — as have plenty of campaign caravans.

Both party’s fields have narrowed: Democrat Martin O’Malley and Republican Mike Huckabee both dropped out last night amid faltering caucus returns. But the dynamics of both races also remain particularly competitive.

Today’s the day — Iowa residents will caucus starting at 7 p.m., effectively establishing the stakes in New Hampshire and other contests that follow in the race to the White House.

Or, as Face The Nation’s John Dickerson put it over the weekend:

via brickowl.com

Every four years, New Hampshire proudly touts its first-in-the-nation status. But technically, while our presidential contest is the first primary in the nation, it isn't the first time voters get to weigh in. That honor, of course, belongs to Iowa's Caucus.

But what exactly is a caucus? How does it work? Who gets to participate?

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

All three Democratic presidential candidates will take part in a town hall event in Derry Wednesday night, less than a week before the New Hampshire primary.

The event will be broadcast on CNN starting at 8 p.m., with host Anderson Cooper moderating. 

Coming off the Iowa caucuses, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will all look to make their closing arguments to Granite State voters.

 Things might be relatively quiet on the New Hampshire campaign trail right now, but there’s still plenty of activity: staffers rounding up volunteers for canvassing and phone calls; campaign flyers stuffed in voters’ mailboxes; ads flooding the airwaves, Facebook and plenty of other places.

University of New Hampshire

Relatively new voters could play a significant role in this year's New Hampshire presidential primary.

That’s according to a new paper from the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy, which looks at an influx of new residents and a rising tide of young voters, many of whom weren’t old enough to participate in past presidential primaries.

Newspapers in the two early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire have been issuing candidate endorsements in an accelerating flurry in recent days. But do those endorsements even matter anymore?


We’re a little more than two weeks from the New Hampshire primary — and, as you might expect, we’re in for another busy weekend on the campaign trail.

Super PACs are, in some ways, playing a more visible role than ever in this year’s presidential primary — running a large share of the television ads, but also in some cases taking on many of the voter-contact responsibilities usually reserved for a traditional campaign

But it’s not always so easy to see what these groups are doing – or who’s footing the bill. And it’s looking like voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will have to wait until after they head to the polls to find out who’s behind some of the most active super PACs in this year’s primaries.

GIF created using footage from NBC

The three Democrats running for president faced-off Sunday night for the last time before voters begin to weigh in on the 2016 campaign for the White House. 

Kate Brindley for NHPR

If you're closely following the New Hampshire Democratic primary, you might want to zero in on the results coming in from Berlin and Rochester — two post-industrial, blue-collar Democratic towns where Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in 2008.

Courtesy Simon and Schuster

On January 20th at 5:30pm, New Hampshire Public Radio and The Warren B. Rudman Center at The UNH School of Law come together to bring you another event in their series, Justice & Journalism. This series presents a range of speakers to discuss the intersection of justice and journalism. 

Tom Gjelten, National Public Radio’s Correspondent on Religion and Belief, is our guest. He will be speaking about his latest book, A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, and how immigration is playing out in the presidential primary.


The remaining Republican candidates for president — or, most of them, anyway — will meet in South Carolina tonight for the sixth debate of the primary season.

There have been a few notable developments since the last time the candidates debated in December.