Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 17, 2018

Aug 17, 2018

In the first congressional district G.O.P. primary, Eddie Edwards opts out of a debate with Andy Sanborn.  A federal judge nixes New Hampshire's absentee ballot law, on the books for forty years.  The Coakley Landfill is back in the headlines, more than three decades after it became a Superfund site.  And second congressional district candidate, Robert Burns, spells out where he stands on the issues.


  • Kevin Landrigan - Senior Reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Annie Ropeik - NHPR Energy and Environment reporter. 
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.

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Coakley landfill in spring 2018
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Read NHPR reporter Annie Ropeik's in-depth reporting on the Coakley Landfill and other environmental issues.

Union Leader reporter Kevin Landrigan reported on the federal ruling that struck down as unconstitutional a 40-year-old election law that allowed local moderators in New Hampshire to toss out the absentee ballot of someone whose signature on an affidavit failed to match their completed ballot.

Nine regional "hubs" will serve as anchors of a new system of coordinated services and care, Governor Sununu announced this week.

In a major overhaul of NH's addiction treatment infrastructure, the state will funnel tens of millions in newly available federal funds into a coordinated system of care that tracks patients for months, if not years, through their recovery.

Listen to our interview with CD2 candidate, Republican Robert Burns.