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New Hampshire’s ban on evictions lifts on Wednesday, July 1, removing protections imposed early on in the COVID-19 emergency to prevent renters from losing their homes.

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The ban did not require landlords to forgive rent, creating a backlog of unpaid rent which many still might not be able to pay.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is among those testifying before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, June 23, on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Top public health officials including CDC director Robert Redfield are scheduled to testify. Watch the hearing via this NPR livestream:

Since the very start of coronavirus in New Hampshire, NHPR has relied on your voices to help us report the news in these unprecedented times. The news cycle is constantly changing as the pandemic has taken its twists and turns.

In our previous surveys, we wanted to know how COVID-19 had impacted and affected you. Now, NHPR wants to understand how you’re evolving during this time and how you plan on moving forward, as so much more comes to the fore - including an economic crisis and a nationwide push for racial justice.

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This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range beginning May 21, 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NOTE: Some of the stories below may contained outdated guidance and stories that have since evolved.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. 

A New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officer was seriously injured Saturday while conducting speed enforcement in Dummer. 

Shortly before 5 p.m., Officer Matthew Holmes was trying to stop two off-highway recreational vehicles that were speeding when he was struck from behind by another OHRV that was also speeding, according to the Fish and Game Department. 

Holmes was thrown from his ATV and landed several feet away. Several other riders stopped to render first aid.

House Judiciary

A day after George Floyd's funeral in Houston, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on racial profiling and policing practices in America.

Floyd's brother is among those scheduled to testify before the committee today, June 10.

New Hampshire Calling: What Does It Mean To Be An Ally

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Originalmente publicado en inglés por el NHPR staff

Traducido al español por María Aguirre

Con la finalidad de frenar la propagación del coronavirus, el gobernador Chris Sununu anteriormente publicó una serie de órdenes de emergencia que limita la operaciones de algunos negocios, mientras que otros establecimientos deben cerrar.  En las recientes semanas, ha emitido nuevas órdenes que permite que ciertos locales vuelvan a abrir bajo restricciones. 

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The funeral service for George Floyd, 46, who was killed by police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, will be held Tuesday, June 9, at The Fountain of Praise in Houston. 

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While life in New Hampshire starts readjusting to a new normal, the coronavirus is still ravaging long-term care facilities across the Granite State.

The most recent data show the toll COVID-19 has taken on New Hampshire's nursing homes, assisted living facilities and similar institutions, accounting for more than three-quarters of the state's COVID-19 deaths to-date.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are reminding the public to practice good water safety after three drowning incidents over the weekend. The bodies of two people reported missing Saturday were found Sunday morning in the Merrimack River in Canterbury.

Fish and Game says the 21-year-old female and 27-year-old male were located in approximately 15 feet of water. The victims' friends had reportedly contacted police Saturday night after trying to rescue them.


The SpaceX Dragon crew with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley successfully launched Saturday on a journey to the International Space Station.

The launch came shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday.

Watch the launch via this NASA YouTube video. The launch countdown begins about an hour into this video:

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Portsmouth Fire Chief Todd Germain says someone set fire to Portsmouth Middle School early Saturday morning.

The call came in around 3:15 a.m.

Sprinklers suppressed the fire until firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames around the main entrance foyer.

Preliminary damage estimates exceed $100,000.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is assisting Portsmouth police and fire officials with the investigation.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range beginning May 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. 

Update: The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Cheshire County and Hillsborough County, that expired at 8:15 p.m. Friday. A tornado watch remains in effect for parts of central and southern New Hampshire until 10 p.m. Friday.

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected across central and southern New Hampshire Friday night.

There is a tornado watch in effect for central New Hampshire, including Merrimack and Hillsborough counties, and stretching into Strafford and Rockingham counties, until 10 p.m. Friday.

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The New Hampshire Department of Education has created a task force to determine how public schools should resume this fall.

The School Transition Reopening and Redesign Taskforce will look at lessons from remote learning and at different approaches schools could take next year as the pandemic continues.

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On March 15, Gov. Chris Sununu announced K-12 school closures across New Hampshire and a transition to remote learning. 

Just over a month later, he extended his order through the end of the school year.


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee is hearing from leaders of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force about safely reopening the country.

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among those testifying.

CLICK here for more coronavirus coverage in New Hampshire.


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Gov. Chris Sununu put out new guidance Friday that could pave the way for dentists to resume procedures they put off due to COVID-19 as early as next week.

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Gov.  Chris Sununu is loosening restrictions on several parts of the state’s economy throughout the month of May.

On Friday, the governor extended his stay-at-home order to the end of the month, with some key amendments. Retailers will be allowed a limited number of customers in their stores beginning May 11, and restaurants can open with outdoor dining beginning May 18.

NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Sununu about his plans to slowly reopen the economy within the next few weeks.

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A second-term state representative from Manchester has resigned from his position over a statement made on Twitter.

Democrat Richard Komi had tweeted that he thought that Tara Reade, the woman who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her, would have had to have consented to the encounter based on his understanding of female anatomy.

Komi later deleted the tweet, but in a statement Friday, New Hampshire House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Komi’s comments were "hurtful to survivors of sexual assault across the Granite State and across the country.”

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Gov. Chris Sununu issued a stay-at-home order on March 26, 2020 in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus in New Hampshire. Here is what you need to know about the amended order, which is now in effect until May 31. 


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New Hampshire’s 'Stay at Home 2.0' – What Has Changed?

New Hampshire’s original stay-at-home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was set to expire on Monday, May 4. On Friday, May 1, Gov. Chris Sununu announced a plan to relax some aspects of that order and re-open parts of the economy.

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Traducido al español por María Aguirre

Originalmente escrito en inglés por el personal de NHPR 

La orden original de quedarse en casa emitida a partir de la pandemia del COVID-19 expiraba el lunes 4 de mayo. El viernes 1 de mayo, el gobernador Chris Sununu anunció un plan para aflojar ciertos detalles de la orden y reactivar ciertos sectores de la economía. 

¿Qué es diferente ahora?


Funcionarios de la salud y periodistas están ofreciendo información sobre las mejores prácticas a seguir  para mantenerse saludable durante la emergencia sanitaria. Hemos reunido algunas de las recomendaciones más útiles para las personas de New Hampshire. 

(Esta página se irá actualizando a medida que se reciba más información )

¿Qué es el coronavirus y el COVID-19?

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New Hampshire Calling host Jack Rodolico listened to a long list of movies and TV shows that Granite Staters say they're watching during the state's stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The call-in show aired April 15. You can listen to it in full here, but we've encapsulated the 38 top titles mentioned. 


This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range from April 1, 2020 through April 15, 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. 


This post gathers NHPR's past updates on coronavirus in New Hampshire with a date range from April 1, 2020 through April 15, 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. 

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force are holding regular briefings on the coronavirus. Bookmark this page to watch them live. 

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Watch the briefing via this video livestream:

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The full moon Tuesday night, April 7, will be the fullest moon of 2020 - and stargazers have decent weather for this event.

This moon is called many things, including Super Moon, Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, and Passover Moon, NASA Science reports.

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Governor Sununu is asking the Executive Council to waive a public hearing for Eddie Edwards to serve as the director of the state’s Office of Professional Licensure and Certification.

Edwards, who ran for congress as a Republican in 2018, was nominated earlier this month.

Sununu is requesting the confirmation be fast-tracked so that Lindsey Courtney, who has been serving as interim executive director, can return to her full-time position overseeing public health licensing.