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

Sep 15, 2017

It's not primary season, but voting issues are top of mind in New Hampshire lately with the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity meeting in Manchester this week.  The voting law known as SB3 faces  its first test in a special election in Belknap County.  And Claremont grapples with race-based tension after a report of an alleged lynching attack on an eight-year-old biracial boy.  


GUESTS:

  • Jeff Feingold - editor of New Hampshire Business Review.
  • Britta Greene - NHPR Upper Valley/Monadnock reporter.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.

Watch the show:

Links to topics discussed on today's show:

John King, of Concord, was among dozens of demonstrators lining the sidewalks outside the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Tuesday, protesting against the Trump administration's election commission.
Credit CASEY MCDERMOTT, NHPR

NHPR has been  reporting on the voter fraud allegations going back months:  check it out here.  The Exchange did a show on the voting law issues the day after the N.H. Trump voter commission meeting; listen here.  Dave Solomon of the Union Leader has been reporting on this issue in his State House Dome column.

The voter law SB3 continues to raise questions:  listen to an  Exchange show that focuses on the fact, fear and fiction around SB3.  Here's more reporting on the first election under the law.

Tuesday's vigil in Claremont, organized by local residents, drew a crowd from across the Upper Valley.
Credit BRITTA GREENE / NHPR

NHPR's Britta Greene attended a vigil in Claremont, as the city is doing some soul-searching following a troubling racist incident there.  Listen to the RadioBoston interview with the uncle of the boy who was subject to the race-based attack.

The Oyster River School District is grappling with a racist incident on a school bus.

The Union Leader reported on the story behind the shooting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon.

Britta Greene revisited the contentious Lake Sunapee boat launch issue.

A screen grab from the NH for Amazon Facebook page.

Amazon’s new location headquarters: why not NH?  Check out the Facebook page showing support for N.H. as a contender.