New Hampshire

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A new ordinance in Lebanon, New Hampshire that would ban overnight parking on city property could have a profound impact on the city's homeless population.

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On Saturday, Dartmouth students held what organizers say was the largest climate change-related rally in New Hampshire's history. An estimated 400 people were on campus calling for Dartmouth to divest its endowment from fossil fuels.

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Southern Vermont has been dealing with water contamination from the chemical PFOA, but it's becoming clear the issue is more widespread. The suspected carcinogen has not only been found in drinking water in Pownal and Bennington, but also in New York and New Hampshire.

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Iowa's Caucuses were a cliffhanger that ended nearly in a tie for the Democratic presidential candidates. But not so with New Hampshire.

After Sen. Bernie Sanders won the nation's first presidential democratic primary in New Hampshire last night, the campaign played "Disco Inferno" for the delirious crowd of folks who were "feeling the Bern."

Sanders now hopes the big win over Hillary Clinton will lead to an eventual nomination to become the Democratic party's candidate for president in 2016. 

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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.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

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.

Kathleen Masterson / VPR

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.


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.

David Goldman / AP

Voters in New Hampshire will go to the polls next Tuesday for the nation's first primary election. In the Democratic race, Senator Bernie Sanders holds a commanding lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in polls, but that gap is expected to narrow. We're checking in on the campaigns in these final days running up to the vote.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Most polls put Donald Trump squarely atop the Republican Party presidential field in New Hampshire. But an intense battle is underway for a second and third place showing in next Tuesday's primary, as candidates furiously crisscross the state to connect with voters.

Three Dartmouth College professors are under criminal investigation for alleged sexual misconduct, according to a news release from the college.
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When the results from Iowa are out, that's when all eyes turn to New Hampshire - so that's where we're going. We're broadcasting live from the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.

We'll unpack the results from the Iowa Caucuses and look ahead to the New Hampshire primary with some top politics watchers.

Patrick Semansky / AP

With all the attention paid to the most recent Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas – and the GOP presidential race in general – it can be easy to forget that the Democratic candidates for president have another debate of their own coming up Saturday in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

A Brattleboro company that was talking about moving to New Hampshire to expand will receive $1 million from the state of Vermont to encourage it instead to stay.

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If you use the Internet or carry a smartphone  and let's face it, that's almost everyone who's not off the grid  you probably already know that companies are tracking our movements. Apps track where we shop, the items we search for, and where we like to travel. Companies are gathering as much data as they can, in large part to come up with more effective ads to sell us more stuff, or in the case of the government, to track suspicious activity.

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Bernie Sanders has been drawing large crowds to his campaign events and Monday night’s jam-packed rally at the Littleton Opera House was no exception.

The Department of Energy has released a long-awaited draft of its Environmental Impact Statement examining the Northern Pass project as well as alternatives including complete or partial burial.

The agency found that full burial of the power lines would have the smallest impact visually but would be about twice as expensive. However, the report said, burying the transmission lines would provide about 1,500 jobs, almost twice as many as putting them overhead.

Chris Jensen / New Hampshire Public Radio

A resort developer who used to own ski areas in Vermont says he's confident that an ambitious project planned for New Hampshire's North Country will soon move forward.

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There’s controversy brewing in Lebanon, New Hampshire about a move to ban panhandling in public places. The proposed ordinance is spurred by the occasional soliciting of motorists slowed or stopped along busy Route 12A.

Jim Cole / AP

Over the past week, state lawmakers across northern New England have been rolling up their sleeves and getting to work to start their 2015 sessions.

On Monday we learned about the major issues facing New York lawmakers; today we hear from Concord, where lawmakers in New Hampshire’s general court have their work cut out for them.