Top Stories: N.H.'s New DUI Law Goes Into Effect; Live Blog: Gubernatorial Inauguration

Jan 7, 2013

1. NH News: N.H.’s New DUI Law Covering Prescription Drugs Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

Starting  Jan. 1, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over the counter medications or any other chemical substances is a crime in New Hampshire.

Credit Michael Brindley, NHPR

2. Politics: Live Blog: Gubernatorial Inauguration

NHPR covered the inauguration of Governor Maggie Hassan live from the Statehouse, blogging about the ceremony and her inaugural address. Full audio of Governor Hassan taking the Oath of Office and giving her address, as well as a full transcript of the address are included.

3. NH News: Maggie Hassan’s Inauguration Ceremony

Thursday, January 3rd, Maggie Hassan was inaugurated as New Hampshire’s 81st governor, becoming the state’s 2nd woman to be elected to the corner office.

4. North Country: Canadian Hikers Rescued From Mount Lafayette

Two Canadian men who were lost in the White Mountains overnight were rescued Monday afternoon, December 31st, after an extensive search by Fish and Game and a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter.

Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

5. Health: The Alzheimer’s Café: Unforgettable Therapy

Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia can be devastating illnesses for not only the patient, but for the caregiver. It strips away memory…sometimes dignity…and can isolate even an extrovert over time.
There’s no cure for the brain disorder, but now, some are finding relief through regular gatherings at The Alzheimer’s Café.

Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

6. NH News: Making It Yourself Just Got Easier

‘Do it yourself-ers’ can do only so much without the right tools. Drills, torches, saws and soldering equipment can take up precious room in the basement, and there are limits to what you can accomplish with duct tape. Enter: the Port City Makerspace, a community-based workshop with a huge range of tools and the room to tinker.

7. Something Wild: Walls In Winter Woods

Experts estimate that by 1871 there were more 250,000 miles of stonewalls throughout in New England and New Yorkenough to circle the earth ten times.

8. NH News: N.H. Lawmaker Wants To Make Training A Prerequisite To Owning Firearms

A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to make it a requirement for those purchasing firearms to have to go through safety training first. State representative Cynthia Sweeney filed her request for the legislation prior to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. But Sweeney, a Charlestown Democrat, says the tragedy makes the need for training those who own firearms more pressing.

Credit Steve McFarland / NPR

9. Inside NHPR: NHPR Introduces New Weekend Programs

NHPR is adding several new programs to our weekend schedule: Ask Me Another, The Dinner Party, The Moth Radio Hour, Radiolab, and TED Radio Hour.

10. North Country: North Country Towns Work On A Community Forest

A group of North Country residents is much closer to creating a community forest alongside the White Mountain National Forest.  Now they’re beginning to think about what kind of playground it should be.