New Hampshire is a gun-friendly state where gun owners face few restrictions. We also have very little gun violence and after the massacre in Newtown we decided to examine our state’s complicated gun culture. The newsroom produced the documentary A Loaded Issue that included a look at our state’s gun laws, the business of manufacturing guns, how parents are prosecuted in accidental shootings, the culture around open carry and the efforts to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
As lawmakers consider raising the state's gas tax, you may be wondering: are New Hampshire's roads getting worse? Why are they getting harder to pay for? And, does it really matter if we have a few more potholes?
NHPR's newsroom sets out to answer those questions in this video:
Emily Avery is ambitious. She’s a first year student at Princeton, a pre-professional ballerina, and she wants to be a neurosurgeon. Emily Avery is also, very, flexible.
And if the USA Yoga Federation had their way, there would be a place at the Olympics for competitive yogis like her. But for now, USA Yoga will hold their annual national championship in San Antonio this March. And, of course, this 19 year old yoga champ will be there.
One of the biggest questions of this legislative session is how New Hampshire lawmakers will tweak the rules for how the state approves Energy Projects, in a body called the Site Evaluation Committee?
Critics of the Northern Pass and wind farms have converged on this issue as one area where they might get something through the statehouse, and they’ve even found common ground with some project developers, who think the SEC process is unwieldy.
The University of New Hampshire Police Department and Strafford County Attorney’s Office are conducting a criminal investigation of the former UNH womens’ hockey coach, Brian McCloskey.
The University fired McCloskey in December for what it called “inappropriate physical contact” with a player. The incident happened at an away game in November. That player has now filed a complaint, alleging simple assault.