Weekly N.H. News Roundup: September 8, 2017

Sep 8, 2017

President Trump’s decision to end the DACA immigration policy could affect as many as one thousand people in New Hampshire.  ICE orders deportation for Indonesian immigrants in New Hampshire.  Manchester became the first community to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors - seeking to recoup money spent battling opioid addiction.  And Portsmouth says no to Keno, as Rochester puts it on the ballot. 


GUESTS:

  • Dan Barrick  - NHPR News Director.
  • Mark Hayward - reporter for the NH Union Leader newspaper and author of the "City Matters" column.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.

Mark Hayward has reported on DACA and it's effect in N.H. as well as the ICE deportation orders for 19 Indonesians living in N.H.

NHPR's Casey McDermott has done extensive reporting on the Trump voter commission and the debate about N.H.'s voting requirements. Read it here. 

Opioid overdoses rise in August, but deaths drop compared to last year. NHPR's Paige Sutherland reported on how the smoking ban in some Manchester parks is affecting overdoses from the synthetic marijuana known as Spice.  And the city of Manchester files suit against drug makers. 

FIRST robotics is getting a $375k boost from the state.  

 Portsmouth decides not to put Keno on the ballot. 

A dozen new cruelty charges filed against Wolfeboro Great Dane breeder. 

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