new hampshire http://wamc.org en Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces http://wamc.org/post/political-campaign-spotlight-focuses-new-hampshire-sanders-visits-and-brown-announces <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire is in the political spotlight years before its first-in-the-nation primary. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visits this weekend, fueling speculation over a possible presidential run. That happens just days after former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown officially kicked off his campaign to become Senator of the Granite State. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88000 at http://wamc.org Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces Brown To Start New Hampshire Senate Bid Thursday http://wamc.org/post/brown-start-new-hampshire-senate-bid-thursday <p></p><p></p><p>Republican Scott Brown has chosen New Hampshire's seacoast to officially kick off his campaign for the U.S. Senate later this week. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87626 at http://wamc.org Brown To Start New Hampshire Senate Bid Thursday Ideas Matter: New Hampshire Humanities Council and The Story of A Pumpkin http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-new-hampshire-humanities-council-and-story-pumpkin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – <a href="http://www.wamc.org/term/ideas-matter"><em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em></a>. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</p><p>This morning we spotlight the <a href="http://www.nhhc.org/">New Hampshire Humanities Council</a> and their work with Bhutanese refugees and <a href="http://www.storyofapumpkin.wordpress.com"><em>The Story of a Pumpkin</em></a> a traditional tale from Bhutan retold by Hari Tiwari.</p><p>Terry Farish and Tika Acharya join us.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63954 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: New Hampshire Humanities Council and The Story of A Pumpkin Any Questions? #88 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-88 <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on New Hampshire on this week's quiz.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 63787 at http://wamc.org Any Questions? #88 Former Mass. U.S. Senator not ruling out run in NH http://wamc.org/post/former-mass-us-senator-not-ruling-out-run-nh <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. <font color="red">Scott</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Brown</font> says he's not done with politics. And he's not ruling out a run for office in New Hampshire.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Speaking in southern New Hampshire on Thursday, the Republican said the Granite State is "almost a second home" to him.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:04:14 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61511 at http://wamc.org Former Mass. U.S. Senator not ruling out run in NH Berkshire Cities to Begin Dispensary Discussions http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-cities-begin-dispensary-discussions <p></p><p></p><p>Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and his administration have developed a set of guidelines related to the permitting of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.</p><p>Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working to meet a May 1<sup>st</sup> deadline to finalize medical marijuana regulations in the state. Mayor Bianchi said he’d like to see the City of Pittsfield begin working on their own framework in the meantime.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:43:27 +0000 Lucas Willard 58397 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Cities to Begin Dispensary Discussions NH could face $5 million in Pentagon civilian cuts http://wamc.org/post/nh-could-face-5-million-pentagon-civilian-cuts <p>BOSTON (AP) — The Pentagon says New Hampshire could be facing $5.8 million in Defense Department civilian payroll cuts if automatic government spending cuts kick in March 1.<br><br>Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if a budget deal isn't reached, he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers. They'd lose one day of work per week, or 20 percent of their pay, for up to 22 weeks, probably starting in late April.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:24:13 +0000 Associated Press 58246 at http://wamc.org NH could face $5 million in Pentagon civilian cuts NH Cleared by Feds to Implement New Voter ID Law http://wamc.org/post/nh-cleared-feds-implement-new-voter-id-law <p>The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for New Hampshire to implement its new voter identification law for the upcoming elections.<br><br>New Hampshire is required to submit election law changes to the Justice Department to determine whether the changes limit anyone's right to vote due to race, color or language. In a letter Tuesday, the department said it did not object to the changes.<br> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47204 at http://wamc.org New Hampshire and Massachusetts At Odds Over 1953 Contract http://wamc.org/post/new-hampshire-and-massachusetts-odds-over-1953-contract <p>The Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Compact is at the center of an argument between the two New England states.&nbsp; The 1953 agreement was approved by Congress after Massachusetts requested help from New Hampshire in managing the Merrimack River flood plain.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:50:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 37941 at http://wamc.org New Hampshire and Massachusetts At Odds Over 1953 Contract NH Trooper Traveling with Governor Rescues Man in Crash http://wamc.org/post/nh-trooper-traveling-governor-rescues-man-crash <p>New Hampshire State Police say a trooper who was traveling with the governor in Massachusetts rescued a man from a fiery crash.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Investigators say Trooper Scott Frye was traveling with Governor John&nbsp;Lynch and his wife in an official capacity when they witnessed a road rage incident that led to the crash. It happened Sunday night on Interstate 93 in Andover.</p><p>They say a vehicle involved in the crash rolled down an embankment and trapped the driver inside.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:23:36 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37898 at http://wamc.org NH Trooper Traveling with Governor Rescues Man in Crash