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Until she was kicked off Twitter, Savanah Hernandez had amassed more than 120,000 followers. “I guess you could say I'm more conservative-leaning in my rhetoric, and I mostly focus on politics and daily news,” said Hernandez, a commentator and journalist based in Texas.

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A parolee gets his freedom. A reporter gets a story. They both get more than they bargained for.

The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, is now in the hands of a jury.

Chauvin's trial entered its seventh week Monday with Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill's instructions to jury members, followed by closing arguments from prosecution and defense attorneys. Jurors will be sequestered during their deliberations.

In closing arguments, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Chauvin directly caused the death of Floyd on Memorial Day after kneeling on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds.

The exterior of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover
Dan Tuohy, NHPR

When Gov. Chris Sununu announced New Hampshire’s mask mandate last November, he cited hospital capacity and staffing strain as key factors in his decision. As that same mandate is now lifted, federal hospital data paints a mixed portrait of the pandemic’s effects on the state’s hospitals: On some fronts things have improved, but on others they’ve actually worsened or stagnated.

Coronavirus updates for New Hampshire

NHPR is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in New Hampshire. Bookmark this page for the latest updates, including case numbers and other important news of the day.

Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public

By the time today's teenagers turn 50, New England's climate will feel very different. 

Under current warming trends, states like New Hampshire will have shorter winters with less snow. Some coastal areas will be underwater. And it will all be worse without swift action to stop fossil fuel emissions. 

This possible future is calling more and more of New Hampshire's young people to act -- and they're getting results. 

Face masks
Centers for Disease Control

Gov. Sununu is lifting nearly all statewide limits on businesses and public activities related to the pandemic within the next few weeks.

The statewide mask mandate expired on Friday, and by May 7, all required business restrictions will be replaced with voluntary guidance.

Updated April 19, 2021 at 12:42 PM ET

The prosecution made its closing arguments Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder in the death of George Floyd.

President Joe Biden’s energy goals will make significant changes to where New England gets its power. How states choose to embrace these goals as part of their climate change plans could shake up the region's energy market over the next decade. This week, all eyes are on Biden, who will convene world leaders for an Earth Day summit.

photo of sign saying vaccines
Todd Bookman/NHPR

Doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all being administered in New Hampshire  — marking a turning point, but not the end, of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state and the country continue the monumental effort of immunizing people, here are answers to some questions you might have about the vaccine.

Dan Tuohy / NHPR

As NHPR tracks the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Hampshire, we’ve been asking you to tell us how your life is changing because of coronavirus - and we’ve welcomed your questions.

Here, we answer some of your questions, and share other important information about the coronavirus and how to stay safe.

Mask wearing sign in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Dan Tuohy / NHPR

Since New Hampshire identified its first case of COVID-19 in March 2020, NHPR has been tracking the pandemic's impact on the state.


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