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N.H.'s Paper Ballots Are Hard to Hack, But That's Only Part of the Election Security Puzzle

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner has long projected confidence about the security of the state’s elections. In the fall of 2016, as national security officials were warning state elections offices to “be vigilant and seek cybersecurity assistance” from federal partners, Gardner declined — saying New Hampshire didn’t need the extra help.

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With the State Department facing continued questions over the treatment of Marie Yovanovitch before she was recalled as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would not say on Friday whether he owed the career diplomat an apology.

"I've defended every single person on this team," Pompeo said in an interview with NPR. "I've done what's right for every single person on this team."

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Democrat Joe Biden brought his presidential campaign to Claremont Friday, stressing his cultural affinities with voters in a city that voted Republican in 2016.

On Monday, Feb. 3, NHPR will carry live coverage of the 2020 Iowa caucuses, beginning at 7 p.m.

7 p.m. - "America - Are We Ready?" Iowa Edition.

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A group of lawmakers, attorneys, former state officials, and school administrators is beginning to meet to study and improve the state’s troubled school funding formula

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New Hampshire environmentalists and lawmakers say a new Trump administration rule could lead to more drinking water pollution.

The rule is a replacement for the Obama-era regulation known as Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS. Trump has long argued it was too burdensome to farmers and developers.

Trump’s now-final WOTUS replacement will remove federal oversight from millions of miles of wetlands and streams that don't feed directly into navigable waterways.

Every great mystery begins with a first clue. For NHPR listener Hannah Robinson it was a series of letters in the mail.

“I started receiving mail communications from the AARP and hearing aid coupons,” said Robinson, “and I’m still getting invitations to join retirement specialists for dinners and things like that -- just things for someone who is much older.”

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House Democrats on Friday finished their third and final day of arguments that President Trump, impeached by the House, now should be convicted and removed from office by the Senate.

The president's lawyers will get their turn to lay out the case for acquittal starting this weekend.

"A toxic mess"

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Governor Chris Sununu established a council through executive order Thursday to coordinate improvements in early childhood care and education. 

The Council for Thriving Children will be run jointly by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. In its first three years, it will provide guidance on a nearly $30 million grant from the federal government to improve preschool and early childhood services throughout the state.

Every other Friday on Morning Edition, Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown tackles a question from a listener. 

Bob From Deerfield Asks: This might be a dead end, silly question, but: are there any animals besides humans that enjoy music, and if so what genre do they prefer?

*Gasp* There are no dead end silly questions on Ask Sam! Perish the thought!

The N.H. Primary News Roundup: January 24, 2019

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Sara Plourde For NHPR

Sidelined by the impeachment trial this week, several Democratic presidential candidates are working on alternative ways to connect with voters, including sending out surrogates and planning satellite interviews and remote events over Skype.  

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