Friday NH News Roundup

Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at the stories of the week: former U.S. Senator Bob Smith launches his campaign to regain his old seat, a state Senate committee approves a 4 cent gas tax increase, and Granite State Unemployment dips below five percent.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at the stories of the week: disagreement over when to issue ID cards for medical marijuana, wood pellet manufacturers are taken by surprise by demand,  and former Senator Bob Smith prepares to kick off his campaign to regain his old seat.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at the stories of the week: the gas-tax debate revs up, the House puts off a vote on a bill to ban hand-held use of cell phones while driving,  and the city of Rochester repeals its panhandling ordinance under pressure from the ACLU.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at the stories of the week: a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases,  an explosion at the New Hampshire Ball Bearing plant in Peterborough, and the Granite State’s official state dog’s first appearance at the Westminster dog show.

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Sara Plourde

The week of February 3rd was one headlined by political orations, snowy frustrations and Olympian ovations. Yesterday, Governor Maggie Hassan gave her first State of the State speech calling for one high-end casino, and standing firm against legalizing marijuana. UNH President Mark Huddleston gave an address of his own, defending a new $25 million athletic complex. A former high-ranking official for the Diocese of Manchester will face prison time due to theft charges, while oil company owner Fred Fuller gets a bill from a state bailout last month.

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We’re looking at the stories of the week, from statehouse debates about keno and marijuana legalization, to the Business and Industry Association’s list of bills it feels are anti-business, to the Republican National Committee’s affirmation of New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary, and a look at conditions that are affecting and reducing New Hampshire’s moose population.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at the stories of the week, from statehouse debates about gun control and animal cruelty, to the republican nomination for Ray Burton’s Executive Council seat, to continued scrutiny over a state representative’s run-in with some ducks.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the top news of the week, from recreational marijuana's first overcome hurdle, to a rejection of license plate scanners, and hearings have begun on domestic violence legislation.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the reconvening of the legislature for the second half of their session  and dealing with bills from minimum wage to Medicaid Expansion, to the polar vortex with its icy grip on the Granite State, to Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas' third inaugurated, and a Bedford coffee roaster that receives national recognition as one of the best in the country.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at the news of the past weeks, from a $72 million budget surplus to new laws in effect and bills under consideration.

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  • Norma Love - State House Reporter for the AP
  • Garry Rayno - State House Reporter for the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
  • Dean Spiliotes - Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the onset of winter weather, to the continued heat-up of the 2016 political conversation.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're looking at some of the top stories of the week:

  • The man convicted of infecting dozens of patients with Hepatitis-C is sentenced to four decades in prison.
  • New Hampshire’s Transportation Commissioner has dire predictions about his department’s finances and its future.
  • A longtime fixture of New Hampshire politics gets ready for a comeback.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We’re looking at some of the top stories of the week, from the downfall of a Medicaid expansion compromise, to the Business and Industry Association’s release of a Strategic Economic Plan. Also this week, a New Hampshire coffee roaster scored a major victory against Starbucks,  and Granite Staters observe the half-century anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We'll look at several stories, from the death of longtime North country councilor Ray Burton, and more testimony and more support for Medicaid expansion in the legislature, to a private school in Manchester that hosted the first statewide 'rock-paper-scissors' contest.

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Sara Plourde / Flickr Creative Commons

On tomorrow's roundup: the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled on the state’s only Death Penalty case, largely upholding the conviction. The state legislature opens a special session to decide Medicaid expansion. And cities around the Granite State held elections this week, with voters stating their preferences for Mayor, council, and other local offices.

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Sara Plourde

It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup.   Executive Councilor Ray Burton, a fixture of North Country Politics says he won’t seek re-election next year due to health reasons.  A Legislative committee opens an ethics investigation into a former Senate President and the Granite State goes crazy once again…as the Boston Red Sox win the World Series. We'll look at the top stories of the week of October 28th!

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Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're following some of the top stories of the week, from Common Core heating up, to the sale of NH rest area names, to the World Series opening games.

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  • Ben Leubsdorf- staff reporter at the Concord Monitor, covering New Hampshire politics and state government
  • Josh Rogers - NHPR's senior political reporter
  • Dean Spiliotes: Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com.
Sara Plourde / NHPR

We're following some of the top stories of the week, from Kelly Ayotte’s national visibility, to the Medicaid Commission’s final recommendation, to one graffiti case opened and another closed.

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•Norma Love- Statehouse Reporter for the Associated Press

Dean Spiliotes: civic scholar in the school of arts and sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website nhpoliticalcapital.com.

Sara Plourde

Among other news this week, Granite Staters continue to feel the strain from the partial Federal government shutdown, the special commission studying Medicaid expansion recommends a plan to go forward,a deal is struck to sell granite state wind power to the bay state, and Portsmouth debates the merits of a man-made ice rink at Strawbery Banke.

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Sara Plourde

It’s our Friday New Hampshire News Roundup!   The Federal Government Shutdown shows up in the Granite State, with lots of questions about short and long-term impacts.  New Hampshire experiences the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplaces.  And Granite State equestrians protest proposed new rules about how and where they can ride.  We look at New Hampshire news stories that Granite Staters are talking about for the week of September 30th.

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Sara Plourde

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy heard from Granite Staters in packed public hearings on the Northern Pass project, former first district Congressman Republican Frank Guinta said he wants his old seat back from Carol Shea-Porter,  and a beloved tradition turns tragic, with the deaths of two cyclists during the 40th annual Seacoast Century ride.

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Sara Plourde

State senators grill Anthem officials, as the state’s biggest insurer rolls out its new health insurance exchange product.  New census numbers show New Hampshire has the nation’s lowest poverty rate at eight point one percent.  And, the Granite State joins the Bay State in a lawsuit over new federal fishing regulations.

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Sara Plourde

This week, the Medicaid expansion commission wrapped up phase one of its work, looking at an alternative based much more on private markets. Also, towns across New Hampshire paused to remember the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, and the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold snowy winter for The Granite State.

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Sara Plourde

At the state Senate, Chuck Morse is officially in as President, while Jeb Bradley ends speculation he’ll run for statewide office. The Northern Pass Project makes its case in new territory, with a public meeting in Concord.   And New Hampshire home prices continue to rise, up twenty-three percent over last year. We'll look at some of the big stories that have happened in the Granite State during the week of September 2nd.

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Sara Plourde

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is shutting down, by the end of twenty fourteen after years of legal battles with the state.  In New Hampshire, Health care providers turn out in force in favor Medicaid Expansion and at the Statehouse, support solidifies for a new Senate President, Republican Chuck Morse. We'll look at those and other Granite State stories that made the headlines for the week of August 26th.

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Sara Plourde

The State Senate prepares to elect a new president, after Peter Bragdon said he’d step aside amid controversy over a possible conflict of interest. The first mosquitoes with Triple-E have been confirmed in the Granite State, and the Queen City prepares for 200 new refugees, one year after a proposed moratorium on resettlements.   We'll look at the stories that topped the Granite State headlines for the week of August 19th.

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NHNewsRoundup

The Exeter hospital worker charged with infecting more than thirty patients with Hepatitis C at Exeter Hospital, pleads guilty in federal court. Senate President Peter Bragdon takes a new high-profile job, while saying he'll keeping his leadership post.   A fatal shooting at a YWCA raises questions about parental rights and security and Keene loses a long-time politician. We’ll cover the big stories of the week. 

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Sara Plourde

It’s our Friday New Hampshire New Roundup!  Yes it’s early, but conversation is already swirling around possible candidates for next fall’s elections. Meanwhile, another grocery chain, “top and Shop announces closures in New Hampshire, leading to hundreds of layoffs..  And a Concord mom makes headlines, over whether she has the right to pray outside her teen's high school. We'll look at the big stories of the week!

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Sara Plourde

New Hampshire number crunchers celebrate as the Granite State ends its fiscal year, forty eight million dollars above expectation, house and condo sales have reached an eight year high, while our food banks seem to be running out. House republicans rank their representatives giving six a perfect score, while a high amount of rainfall creates imperfect conditions at local beaches.

Sara Plourde

A special commission begins delving into the details of Medicaid expansion; the Northern Pass Project blankets  state households with brochures touting a new route for its controversial hydropower plan; and state safety officials issue warnings about dangerous, rain-swollen waterways after a record number of drownings already this summer.  We look at the top stories of the week.

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Jeff Feingold: Editor of NH Business Review's print and on-line editions.

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