New Hampshire

There’s to be no more kissing, and no hugs lasting more than three seconds in New Hampshire’s prison visiting rooms as of this week. The policy change is part of an effort to curb rampant drug smuggling into the prison.

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A newly-elected state representative from New Hampshire is getting a lot of pushback after introducing a bill that would increase the burden of proof needed to find someone guilty of sexual assault.

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As part of a string of cut-backs, the private liberal arts college Colby-Sawyer will be eliminating the English and philosophy majors at the school.

A New Hampshire state senator is introducing legislation that would effectively boycott Russian investments and products in the state.

Snow and rain have been falling in New England, which means the region's drought isn't getting any worse. But it isn't getting much better either.

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Veterans from all over the region will be skiing, snowboarding and skating in the Upper Valley this week for the annual New England winter sports clinic for disabled veterans. 

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New Hampshire's legislative session opens this week, and Republican Chris Sununu will be sworn in as the state's new governor on Thursday.

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When it's time to renew your driver's license, there is that one question you have to answer about whether you agree to have your vital organs used upon your death to save some else's life.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England reports that they've received a large boost in donations in the weeks following this year's presidential election.

It’s hard to avoid the hand-wringing about aging demographics in New England these days. The region's six states have the six lowest birth rates in the country. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have the oldest populations in the country, and Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts aren't far behind.

The City of Lebanon, New Hampshire, has passed an ordinance that will ban overnight parking. Those caught violating the ban will be given 48 hours to vacate or face a $100 fine.

Colby-Sawyer, a small, private liberal arts college in New Hampshire, will be downsizing.

In the Marines, Dan Crim learned how to strap an air-tight respirator over his mouth and nose to protect himself from a biological threat. He was glad to never have to use one in a combat zone during his five deployments overseas.

Now a retired Marine, Crim wears a respirator whenever he sets foot in the house he bought but no longer lives in.

The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. James Weinstein, has announced he will be retiring from his position at the end of June 2017.

New Hampshire polling places were under plenty of scrutiny on Election Day.

The attorney general’s office dispatched 50 people to polling locations across the state to keep an eye out for problems. The U.S. Department of Justice had its own Election Day hotline set up to field questions and potential complaints. Officials in the Secretary of State’s office, meanwhile, also kept an eye out for issues.

And, despite what President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night, nowhere is there any evidence that large groups of people were voting illegally in New Hampshire.

President-elect Donald Trump is alleging there was quote-serious voter fraud in New Hampshire and other states during the election earlier this month, despite no evidence to back up such a claim.

Trump narrowly lost New Hampshire to Hillary Clinton, though won the election despite losing the overall popular vote.

In a series of tweets Sunday, Trump claimed he would have won the popular vote had it not been for the quote-millions of people who voted illegally.

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Races in the Granite State were of interest to a national audience in this election, from the presidential race to one for a U.S. Senate seat.

Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife in New Hampshire on Monday. The former president plans to make stops at Keene State College and Dartmouth College in Hanover.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was back in New Hampshire today. The former Democratic presidential candidate was campaigning for his former rival Hillary Clinton.

He was also here to support New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan's bid for U.S. Senate. Sanders spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello.

A high-ranking official at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is resigning as the hospital deals with budget challenges.

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