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Iowa caucus results show that the battle for Democratic delegates between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has ended in virtual tie.  Voters in New Hampshire, where Sanders is leading the polls, will have their say next week in the Granite State’s primary. Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire this weekend.  He’s not surprised by the close result in Iowa.

4/20/15 Panel

Apr 20, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Scheduled topics include Ship capsized off Libyan coast; FBI admits flaws in hair analysis; ISIS Video; New blood test in Cancer research; Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire senators have passed a bill that would require public schools to continue teaching cursive and multiplication tables. The bill is aimed at making sure schools maintain those skills as schools adopt new standards and incorporate more technology in the classroom.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have failed to unseat Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, but the GOP is putting up a strong fight for control of the Senate.

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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.

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Republican Scott Brown has chosen New Hampshire's seacoast to officially kick off his campaign for the U.S. Senate later this week.

    We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. 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.

This morning we spotlight the New Hampshire Humanities Council and their work with Bhutanese refugees and The Story of a Pumpkin a traditional tale from Bhutan retold by Hari Tiwari.

Terry Farish and Tika Acharya join us.

Any Questions? #88

May 3, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on New Hampshire on this week's quiz.

Former Mass. U.S. Senator not ruling out run in NH

Apr 5, 2013

Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown says he's not done with politics. And he's not ruling out a run for office in New Hampshire.

Speaking in southern New Hampshire on Thursday, the Republican said the Granite State is "almost a second home" to him.

Asked whether he might challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in 2014, Brown said: "I'm not going to rule out anything right now."

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi and his administration have developed a set of guidelines related to the permitting of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working to meet a May 1st 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.

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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.

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.

The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for New Hampshire to implement its new voter identification law for the upcoming elections.

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.

The Merrimack River Valley Flood Control Compact is at the center of an argument between the two New England states.  The 1953 agreement was approved by Congress after Massachusetts requested help from New Hampshire in managing the Merrimack River flood plain.

18 New Hampshire Towns gave up a portion of their communities to build a flood control system, and in exchange, the State of New Hampshire agreed to reimburse the towns for the lost property tax values. According to the agreement, 70 percent of that funding going to the towns would come from payments made by Massachusetts.

New Hampshire State Police say a trooper who was traveling with the governor in Massachusetts rescued a man from a fiery crash.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Investigators say Trooper Scott Frye was traveling with Governor John 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.

They say a vehicle involved in the crash rolled down an embankment and trapped the driver inside.

NH House Votes to Ban Abortion after 20 Weeks

Mar 30, 2012

The New Hampshire House has voted to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports...

The bill also would make it a felony for a provider, punishable by up to 15 years in prison for violating the proposed law. No penalty could be assessed against the mother.

Laura Thibault, interim executive director of the local NARAL Pro-Choice America group, says no elective abortions are provided in New Hampshire now beyond 20 weeks.