Weekly N.H. News Roundup: December 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

It's our look back at the top news stories and topics of 2017.  From S.B.3 to the Trump Voter Commission, we review the debate over access to voting and concerns about voter fraud in the past year.  We take a look at the physician-led rebellion revealing allegations of poor management at the Manchester V.A. hospital.   And we revisit the election of Joyce Craig as the first female mayor of New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester. 

Watch the show:

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
  • Dan Tuohy - NHPR Digital Engagement Producer.

And don't miss NHPR's month-by-month review of all the top N.H. news and features.

Links To Stories Covered In Today's Show:

Gov. Sununu says he won’t allow highway toll increase

Christina Fay, Wolfeboro Great Dane breeder accused of animal cruelty, sentenced.

Serenity Place placed in receivership.

2017 Top Stories:

Opioids:  A recent headline noted that life expectancy in the U.S. has gone down due to the opioid crisis.

See all of NHPR's coverage of the opioid crisis here.

Voting Controversies:  The Exchange recently looked at an amendment which has renewed the debate over voting laws.

Other recent headlines include N.H. Democrats eyeing the rainy day fund for use in fighting the opioid crisis. Check out all of NHPR’s coverage of voting law, including the Trump’s Election Commission and the Secretary of State’s role on it  here.

Manchester VA:  Here's the Boston Globe Spotlight article highlighting problems at the VA.

NHPR's Peter Biello has focused on the VA system; read his reporting here.