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As the coronavirus pandemic began ravaging the economy last spring, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), one of the landmark pieces of COVID-19 stimulus efforts intended to get cash to businesses quickly. Until this month, the federal government shared only limited information about the companies receiving those loans. But thanks to a coalition of news organizations who sued the government to gain access to the data, we now have a fuller picture of where the money went — in New Hampshire and elsewhere.

Below is the 2020-21 Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network broadcast schedule. All broadcasts begin at 1:00pm and are available on air and streaming via ClassicalNH. Click here for ClassicalNH listening options.

Schedule subject to change per the Met Opera.

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State health officials say a recent gathering of Republican members of the incoming New Hampshire House of Representatives has led to several cases of COVID-19.

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New Hampshire House Democrats have selected Renny Cushing of Hampton to lead their 187-member caucus for the next two years.

Cushing won election to his 8th term earlier this month and is chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. He’s been a well-known progressive since leading protests against the Seabrook nuclear power plant in the 1970s. And he's worked to abolish the state's death penalty.

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the education system across the country, and in New Hampshire. 

NHPR’s “COVID & the Classroom” tells the stories of how Granite Staters are weighing the necessity of employment and school with the realities of the pandemic. And we want to hear from you.

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This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire in November, 2020.

NOTE: Some of the stories below may contained outdated guidance and stories that have since evolved. Please click the links below for the most up-to-date coverage and guidance. 

Gov. Chris Sununu dons an "I Voted" sticker after casting his ballot in Newfields
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NHPR's newsroom is covering Election 2020 as events unfold across the state. With the vote being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and deep political divisions, it's been a cycle like no other.

Absentee votes are counted in Nashua
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That sound you heard across New Hampshire on Tuesday was a collective exhale over months of pent-up election anxiety —  not about the final results, but about what kind of chaos or confusion or conflict a presidential election in the time of coronavirus, under the distant but looming threat of civil unrest, might have in store.

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This post contains earlier updates from our 2020 Election Day Live Blog. 


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State rep: Voting absentee out of fear is "wrong"

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Tuesday is Election Day. If you're wondering where to cast a ballot in your community, scroll down for a map of New Hampshire polling places, or visit the Secretary of State's website to search by address.

NOTE: We recommend contacting your local clerk's office if you have questions about polling locations and voting in your community.

National Weather Service

Many towns in New Hampshire can expect to wake up to a light blanket of snow Friday morning. 

A winter weather advisory is in effect for southwestern New Hampshire, and onward up to Lebanon in the Upper Valley. The National Weather Service advisory includes Cheshire, Grafton, and Sullivan Counties, and parts of Hillsborough and Merrimack counties.

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Whether you plan to cast an absentee ballot or plan to head to your local polling place on Election Day, or even if you haven’t yet finalized your voting plan and need more information to help make up your mind, NHPR can help. 

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This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range beginning August 1, 2020.

NOTE: Some of the stories below may contained outdated guidance and stories that have since evolved. Please click the links below for the most up-to-date coverage and guidance. 

Courtesy of ProPublica's Electionland

At NHPR, we want to make sure you have the information you need to cast your vote safely and securely this fall, with some changes in place due to COVID-19. We also want to know if New Hampshire voters are running into any challenges when trying to cast a ballot. That’s where you can help.


President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden debate for the first time tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 29. It's the first of three presidential debates and it's moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. NHPR will broadcast live coverage of the debate, which starts at 9 p.m.

White House

President Trump is announcing his nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, will be buried next week in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in Statuary Hall. Watch the ceremony.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman named to the Supreme Court of the United States, is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose.

Watch the ceremony today:

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Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are briefing a Senate panel on the federal response to the pandemic.

Witnesses include Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.

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NHPR will host a series of debates in October, leading up to the Nov. 3 election.

Election 2020: The Exchange Candidate Debates from NHPR will air live during The Exchange on NHPR from 9-10 am. They will also broadcast on NHPR Facebook Live, and will air on NHPBS at a later date. The dates for the debates are as follows: 

CD1: Wednesday, 10/7

CD2: Tuesday, 10/13

US Senate: Thursday, 10/15

Governor: Tuesday, 10/20

Supreme Court of the United States

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday. She was 87. The U.S. Supreme Court announced the cause of death was due to complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, and served more than 27 years.


New Hampshire’s unemployment rate fell in August to 6.5 percent as hiring continued to rebound in tourism-fueled sectors including leisure and hospitality, as well as food service.

New figures released Tuesday by N.H. Employment Security show the state added 3,000 hospitality jobs last month. 

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NHPR wants to hear from you: How was your voting experience during COVID-19? Let us know at elections@nhpr.org  (Click here to see some of  your responses.)

Via Theta Chi UNH on Facebook.

State health officials are investigating a potential outbreak of COVID-19 tied to a large fraternity party at the University of New Hampshire last weekend.

Eleven people diagnosed with COVID-19 have connections to the August 29 party hosted by the Theta Chi fraternity.

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The Labor Day weekend forecast calls for sunny and warm weather across New Hampshire.

This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range beginning August 1, 2020.

NOTE: Some of the stories below may contained outdated guidance and stories that have since evolved. Please click the links below for the most up-to-date coverage and guidance. 

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Belknap, Carroll, and Strafford counties, which expired at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

There is also a severe thunderstorm warning for the area, which includes much of Lake Winnipesaukee.

There is a chance of high winds, heavy rains, and hail in that area.

(This post was updated following the severe weather warnings.)

U.S. Drought Monitor

State officials are asking residents to stop watering their lawns and washing their cars.

Taking these steps can protect the public’s water supply, and prevent a water shortage.

The most recent data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that almost half of the state is experiencing a moderate drought.

Other areas are experiencing either severe or abnormally dry conditions.

More than a hundred community water systems in the state are complying with these new restrictions.

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Leading up to the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary, NHPR tried something different: We invited you to tell us how we should cover the election. 

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The Manchester school board has voted to have most students learn remotely for the first quarter of the school year. The board approved the district's plan for reopening schools Monday night.