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The New Hampshire House has again voted to legalize recreational marijuana.

Last year, the House passed a different bill for cannabis legalization, before it eventually died in the Senate.

The significance of the vote today is that legislators approved it by a veto-proof majority, said Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat who is co-sponsor of the bill.

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Six Democratic presidential candidates will debate tonight in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses Saturday.

The candidates on stage are: Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg. Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. 

Bloomberg made the debate based on a second-place showing in a recent national poll, but the former New York City mayor is not on the ballot in Nevada, or in South Carolina's primary.

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Presidential politics, dogsled racing, mental health reform, Lyme disease, modern day witches: NHPR covered it all in 2019. Our newsroom’s goal is to tell the New Hampshire story with ambition, creativity, and attention to the needs and interests of our audience. We feel our Overall Excellence submission for the Edward R. Murrow Awards captures that effort, and provides a sense of what it was like to live through a year of news in the Granite State.

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Editor's note: This post was updated on Feb. 27 to reflect newly released election data.

After a messy caucus in Iowa last week, the pressure was on for New Hampshire to avoid making any serious mistakes in Tuesday's presidential primary. And for the most part, it seems like New Hampshire succeeded.

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Governor Chris Sununu delivered his 2020 State of the State address on Thursday. 

Bookmark this page for updates, including audio and text of the governor's address when they are available, news items, and more.

Watch the broadcast of NHPR's special coverage: 

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It's Primary Night in New Hampshire, and we'll be covering it live on this blog, and on NHPR's airwaves. Click the gallery above to see photos from NHPR's reporters and producers in the field.

CLICK HERE FOR REAL-TIME ELECTION RESULTS.

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Ballots are being cast in the New Hampshire primary, the first-in-the-nation vote in the 2020 presidential election. NHPR's news team is covering polls and candidates across the state. Bookmark this page for coverage throughout the day.

After 7 p.m. click here for our Primary Night Live Blog.

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Bernie Sanders won the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 11, 2020. Pete Buttigieg was second and Amy Klobuchar surged to a third-place finish. President Trump won the Republican presidential primary.

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It's the final stretch before the first primary ballots will be cast in New Hampshire, and candidates are crisscrossing the state to make their final case to voters here. Bookmark this page for updates on what the candidates are up to in these final days, what Granite State voters are saying, and more.

Note: Click here for Part 1 of our Primary Countdown Blog.

Click here for our Primary Day Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR REAL-TIME RESULTS AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE.

Allegra Boverman

(Are you looking for information on voting in the September 2020 state primary? A lot has changed since February! Click here to get the latest on New Hampshire's voting rules during COVID-19.)

The 2020 New Hampshire primary is Tuesday, Feb 11. Here's a primer on what you need to know before heading to the polls.

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Three people, including two students from New England College, were shot in Henniker early Sunday morning, and the shooter is still at large, the police said.

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It's the final stretch before the first primary ballots will be cast in New Hampshire, and candidates are crisscrossing the state to make their final case to voters here. Bookmark this page for updates on what the candidates are up to in these final days, what Granite State voters are saying, and more.

Click here for Part 2 of our Primary Countdown Blog.

Eversource NH

Line crews from electric utilities are working to restore power to more than 12,000 customers in New Hampshire   

The snow, sleet and ice build-up contributed to outages around the state.

As of 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Eversource reported 11,500 customers without power. New Hampshire Electric Cooperative reported 1,520. Both utilities had already restored service to several thousand people.

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Amy Walter, host of WNYC's Politics with Amy Walter and National Editor of The Cook Political Report, offered her perspective on the New Hampshire presidential primary and 2020 politics during a special event Thursday at NHPR.

As the Democratic presidential candidates court voters before the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, electability is on the mind of some. Walter said she was surprised to hear Joe Biden deliver that as part of his final pitch in Iowa, where he placed fourth. 

Democratic presidential candidates are debating for the final time before the New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday. The debate is from St. Anselm College in Manchester.

Follow along as the seven candidates debate - and visit NHPR's 2020 Primary Dashboard for more news on the first-in-the-nation primary,

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President Trump is delivering the State of the Union address tonight before Congress. NHPR is carrying the speech live, and it can be listened to online at NHPR.org

Watch the president's remarks below:

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The Senate trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress, continues. Watch the trial via the livestream player below or listen via NHPR on the radio or streaming at NHPR.org

Dan Tuohy

On Thursday, Feb. 6, Gov. Chris Sununu will deliver his State of the State address before a joint convention of the state House of Representatives and Senate.

NHPR will have live coverage of the address, beginning at 10 a.m. Laura Knoy, host of The Exchange, will host the special broadcast. She will be joined in studio by NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers and Anna Brown, director of research and analysis for Citizens Count.

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On Tuesday night, Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. Afterwards, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the Democratic Party's response. 

NHPR will carry NPR live anchored coverage of the State of the Union Address and the Democratic Party response. 

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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New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is offering live coverage of the First in the Nation New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.

NHPR’s coverage will begin at 8 PM eastern and will run no later than 12MID eastern. If a winner is declared early in the evening, NHPR may choose to end coverage at 11 PM. Stations will be alerted through the night about broadcast plans as news develops.

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In an interview Sunday with NHPR, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declined to elaborate on a dispute with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren that kicked off a broader debate this week over gender and electability. But Sanders did weigh in on the obstacles facing female candidates.

Allegra Boverman

N.H. Congresswoman Annie Kuster has endorsed Pete Buttigieg in his campaign for president, making her the highest-ranking elected official in the state to back a 2020 Democratic candidate.

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The House of Representatives is taking the formal step of voting to transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which will hold a trial. The House voted to impeach Trump last month on two articles, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

After the House vote to transmit, the articles are physically brought to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the trial will likely start Tuesday. 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning is announcing who will present the case for President Donald Trump's impeachment in the Senate trial.

Watch the press conference live at approximately 10 a.m.

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A former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, who also served in the Trump administration, wants to represent the state's 1st Congressional District in Washington.

Matt Mowers, 30, lives in Bedford and works as a consultant.

Speaking on the Jack Heath radio show Tuesday, Mowers said incumbent Democrat Chris Pappas promised to be an independent voice for New Hampshire, but he claims Pappas has voted in near lockstep with his party’s left wing.

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Six Democratic presidential candidates will face off tonight in the final debate before the Iowa caucuses, in what is becoming an even closer race in the homestretch. Candidates making the debate: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren.

Youth Services Center

A class action lawsuit alleges decades of abuse at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center.

The lawsuit filed Saturday comes six months after two former counselors were charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at the Youth Development Center in Manchester in the late 1990s.

The victim in that case is now the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit filed by attorneys representing 35 others who say they were abused between 1982 and 2014.

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President Trump is scheduled to speak to the nation at 11 a.m. today following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed.

Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

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Corey Lewandowski says he won't run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

President Trump's former campaign manager announced his decision today on Twitter.

The conservative Republican had waged a high-profile exploratory campaign against Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat seeking her third term in 2020.

New Hampshire's senior senator pointed to Lewandowski's possible candidacy to help raise funds for her re-election bid.

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