Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017

Governor Chris Sununu appears to oppose a GOP-backed bill that would redefine what it means to be a voter in New Hampshire. The ACLU says U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints on I-93 that led to drug charges for 18 American citizens this summer violated the state’s constitution.  And  Wolfeboro's Great Dane breeder is found guilty of animal cruelty.

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GUESTS:

  • Todd Bookman - NHPR reporter
  • Garry Rayno - author of Distant Dome, a Manchester Ink link and indepthnh.org series that explores stories from the NH statehouse. He formerly worked as a reporter for the Union Leader.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital
  • Paul Steinhauser - NH politics reporter and a former CNN political reporter

Links to News Topics

Paul Steinhauser reported in the Concord Monitor about implications in NH from the vote in Alabama.

Governor Sununu announced a new civil rights unit in the Department of Justice, as well as an Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion. 

The N.H. ACLU is challenging the constitutionality of the US Border Patrol checkpoints on I-93 this summer. 

NHPR’s Todd Bookman reported on the animal cruelty trial involving the Wolfeboro Great Dane breeder

N.H. Democrats Eye the state's "Rainy Day" fund for use in combatting opioid crisis.

The Safe Stations approach to getting help for addicts is spreading to other states, and Nashua approved funding of a recovery coach