We’re looking at the stories of the week: a tragedy in the town of Brentwood leaves a police officer and his attacker dead and a lot of un-answered questions, state lawmakers work on filling a budget hole, now that two courts have found a key hospital tax unconstitutional, and, New Hampshire celebrates the homecoming of American idol finalist Alex Preston.
Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and plethora of state legislative debates have once again raised questions about what we mean by religious freedom: from whether contraception coverage should mandated, to prayer in public meetings, to private businesses objecting to serving same-sex couples.
There’s a lot of concern these days that an ethic of winning at all costs, promoted by over-zealous parents or coaches, is ruining youth athletics. And kids are paying the price, from sports injuries at ever-younger ages, to constant practice that cuts into family time. But now, some adults are crying “foul” and calling for change.
Three years after what was dubbed the “Arab Spring”, Egypt is preparing for its first election since a military coup last summer. The candidate presumed to win is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the coup against Islamist President Morsi last July. Since then, he’s been the de facto leader of Egypt, and has engineered mass crackdowns on dissent. It’s not the type of reform many imagined, when the fabled Tahrir Square uprisings began – and now, Egyptians are wondering if their revolution has left them any better off than before.
We’re looking at the stories of the week: a cell-phone ban while driving goes to Governor Hassan’s desk, the Manchester YWCA closes its visitation center, and the governor makes a controversial nomination for the state board of education.
We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.” There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.
We’re continuing our series “A Matter of Degrees” with a look at what it means to be college ready. A common complaint is that freshmen arrive without the fundamentals of writing and math. Meanwhile, the nation’s top tier schools are tougher than ever to get into – and students are playing an admissions game, figuring out the right mix of grades, extra-curriculars and experiences.
We continue our series “A Matter of Degrees” with how families finance higher education. With the price tag ever-rising, and grants scarce, students are shopping-around and cobbling together a variety of funding approaches. Often, that includes taking on more debt, but also re-thinking that traditional model of a four-year, on-campus College experience.
We kick off A Matter of Degrees, a week-long series on higher education, with what's behind the rising costs of college. Critics blame sports programs, fancy cafeterias, and highly paid professors, but officials say you need to make college attractive, and what students pay now will be returned exponentially in the future. (digital post by Faith Meixell)
We’re looking at the stories of the week including another House vote on a Casino bill, a Senate Committee also says “nay” to a higher state minimum wage, and the twitter-wars heat up in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race around a hockey game.