Weekly N.H. News Roundup: March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018

New Hampshire students join thousands around the country in walking out of their classrooms to protest school shootings and NRA influence. The New Hampshire Attorney General finds that a state trooper was justified in shooting and killing an unarmed Enfield man.  And Secretary of State Bill Gardner, with 42 years on the job, faces a rare re-election challenge -- this time, from former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern.

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  • Casey McDermott - NHPR reporter, covering politics, policy and healthcare.
  • Garry Rayno  -  Author of Distant Dome, a Manchester Ink link and indepthnh.org series that explores stories from the NH statehouse.
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
  • Dan Tuohy - Digital engagement producer for NHPR. 

Roundup Stories

Secretary of State Bill Gardner faces a rare re-election challenge -- this time, from former gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern.  Read coverage by NHPR and The Union Leader.

Towns and voters weather snow on town election day for the second year in a row. 

Peter Biello spoke with Londonderry town manager Kevin Smith about his town's election. Smith is among many local officials who objected to a memo issued by N.H. Secretary of State Bill Gardner and N.H. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald prohibiting towns from postponing voting due to weather. 

N.H. students joined thousands of students in a nation-wide walkout to protest gun violence in schools. Read NHPR's coverage

Also this week, gun-rights groups rallied

Governor Sununu met with his Safety School Preparedness task force this week. 

More news on Northern Pass. 

N.H. lottery winner gets to remain anonymous