Campaign 2016: The New Hampshire Primaries

VPR's coverage of the Republican and Democratic contests in the Granite State.

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In The New Hampshire Primary, Sanders Has More At Stake Than Just Delegates

The implications of the nation’s first presidential primary extend far beyond the borders of New Hampshire, and results here will set the stage for key votes in South Carolina, Nevada and beyond.
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Dozens of high school students from across Vermont descended on the Statehouse Tuesday to urge lawmakers to place new restrictions on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

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Weather forecasters are looking ahead to a cold and snowy week. It's a turnaround from the relatively warm and snow-free weather we've seen across the state this winter. We're looking at how this winter's weird weather has been affecting the state's economy- from tourism and the ski slopes to heating costs, retail, and beyond.

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The first primary of the 2016 election season takes place Tuesday in the Granite state. With the exception of a few small towns such as Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, and larger cities such as like Manchester and Nashua, most polling centers in the state close between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday. Here's how you can track the results this evening.

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With less than 24 hours until the New Hampshire primary, presidential candidates are ramping up their public appearances, trying to get last-minute face time with voters.

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The Senate on Wednesday is scheduled to take final action on the paid sick leave bill. And there's a lot of political intrigue surrounding this vote.

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The early life story of author and illustrator Cece Bell unfolds across the pages of El Deafo in comic book style panels. We first meet Cece as an energetic preschooler who loves to wear her poka-dotted bathing suit everywhere. Then we watch her get sick and lose her hearing as speech bubbles fade to blank.

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Follow along as VPR reporters share photos, sound and observations from the ground in New Hampshire ahead of the primary on Feb. 9.

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Vermont's Kevin Pearce was one of the bright young stars of professional snowboarding when tragedy struck. During half-pipe training in Park City, Utah, Kevin hit the ground head first while attempting a cab double cork.

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Carol and Bob Backus have been married 15 years. They’re both engaged citizens and longstanding Democrats, but this year they watched the Democratic debate in separate rooms.

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Like Vermont, New Hampshire’s political landscape has changed over the years. And while the state now has a larger proportion of voters who hold more liberal views, there are still strong conservative areas.

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When It Comes To The Zika Virus, Vermonters Should Travel Cautiously

As more countries report cases, concern over the Zika virus has been growing. The primary worry is the effect the virus has on the fetuses of pregnant women who are bitten by mosquitoes that carry the virus. What does all this mean for Vermonters?
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VPR Cafe: Communities Gather At Their Local Breweries

By the end of 2015, there were 50 breweries in Vermont. Tourists from across the country were making the journey to sample the numerous beers, including some of the best in the world. Besides the beer tourists, people in the towns where these breweries were popping up, started to gather and just hang out at their town's local craft brewery.
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Dorothy's List: 'The Crossover'

Outside their classroom, seventh and eighth graders at Rutland Town School are bounce passing and showing off their basketball moves, including the move their latest read was named for – the crossover. When we asked them how they liked the book, they raved about the book. They’re not alone. The Crossover is flying off library shelves like a half-court sinker. It’s a novel-in-verse about identical twins – Josh and Jordan – who are basketball stars at their middle school. Their dad is a former...
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Narcan Saves Lives, But With Some Unintended Consequences

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a prescription drug designed to reverse respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose. The drug has become widely accessible in Vermont, with various police agencies and first responders gaining access to the drug.
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