Sarah Ashworth

News Director

Sarah joined NHPR from Minnesota Public Radio, where she directed and produced Morning Edition. Prior to working at MPR, she was a producer for The Diane Rehm Show in Washington, D.C. She spent three years as a reporter and producer at Vermont Public Radio, working on the station’s one-hour talk program, Vermont Edition.

Previously, she worked as news director at KBIA radio in Columbia, Missouri. She also served as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she helped launch the school’s public radio program. During that time, she won a national Edward R. Murrow award for a radio documentary that examined earthquake preparedness along the New Madrid Fault Line.

Sarah lives in Warner with her husband and daughter.

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Politics
4:07 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Shaheen Lands Spot On Senate Appropriations Committee

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Credit Amanda Loder for NHPR

Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been named to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Elections 2012
1:36 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Pres. Obama Carries New Hampshire

New Hampshire voters elected to give President Obama a second term.  As of midday Wednesday, the president had carried the state by a six percentage point margin.

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Elections 2012
6:47 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Big Name Republicans Work G.O.P. Voters In N.H.

Cindy McCain, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Credit Brian Wallstin

While President Obama stumped in Concord, a band of prominent Republicans traveled the state on behalf of Mitt Romney and gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne.

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Elections 2012
5:28 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Pres. Obama And Romney Plan Last-Minute Campaign Push In N.H.

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both plan to be in the Granite State in the days leading up to the election.

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Elections 2012
3:10 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Michelle Obama And Ann Romney Cancel N.H. Events

Hurricane Sandy has prompted both First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney to cancel scheduled campaign events in New Hampshire. 

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NH News
2:56 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

UNH Closes Campus Monday And Tuesday

The University of New Hampshire's Durham campus will be closed Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy and expected power outages.

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NH News
6:05 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

LGC Will Return $22.5 Million Surplus

The Local Government center will return twenty-two-and-a-half million dollars to its members. The board will return the money as a contribution holiday payment, which lowers the amount members pay over the coverage year.

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Elections 2012
9:25 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kevin Smith Concedes

A little after 9 p.m., candidate Kevin Smith told supporters, "Tonight I have called Ovide Lamontagne to congratulate him," on winning GOP primary for governor.  He thanked supporters and asked them to back Lamontagne in the general election. 

NH News
3:04 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Police Cancel Jaffrey Fireworks Festival Because Of Bomb Threat

Police have canceled this weekend’s fireworks festival in Jaffrey because of a bomb threat.

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NH News
2:43 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

E.P.A. Proposes Lower Nitrogen Limit For Portsmouth

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a higher limit for Nitrogen discharge from Portsmouth’s wastewater treatment plant.  But city officials are still unsure whether it will actually save the city money.

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NH News
6:05 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

N.H. Supreme Court Rules Low-Income Parents Have No Absolute Right To Lawyers

The state’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that New Hampshire parents who can’t afford a lawyer and are charged with abuse or neglect can now be appointed a lawyer on a case-by-case basis. 

For the last year and a half, due to budget cuts, the state has not provided low income parents with lawyers. 

Jeanne Herrick with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office says the ruling lines up with the state’s position that there is no absolute right to counsel.  She says it’s now up to a judge to decide.

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NH News
4:48 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Congressional Delegation Reaction Falls Along Party Lines

New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is reacting largely along party lines to the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care.

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NH News
6:45 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

N.H. House Majority Leader Bettencourt Won't Seek Re-election

House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt announced Friday that he will not seek re-election and will step down at the end of the legislative session.  The following statement was released by the New Hampshire Republican State Committee:

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NH News
4:09 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Minority Birth Rates In NH Don't Match National Trends

For the first time in U.S. history, more babies are being born to minority parents than to non-Hispanic white parents. 

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