Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 2, 2019

Aug 2, 2019

Voting issues are back in the news with Governor Sununu vetoing two Democratic-backed election law bills. Meanwhile a federal judge gives the go-ahead for two Dartmouth College students to sue the state over increased regulations for student voters. 

The recent heat wave with high humidity and temperatures in the 90s may be  the weather of the future for New Hampshire.  And a bobcat burger burglar is nabbed at a Seacoast drive-through restaurant. 

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GUESTS:

  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor reporter.
  • Alex Lacasse - Seacoast Online reporter.
  • Josh Rogers – NHPR’s senior political reporter
  • Annie Ropeik - NHPR Energy and Environment reporter.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU.

Josh Rogers reported on Gov. Chris Sununu's 39th and 40th vetoes of the year. The bills aimed to undo recent election law changes backed by the GOP.

Annie Ropeik was in Epping as Libery Utilities made  its pitch for the proposed Granite Bridge natural gas pipeline.  Listen to her story here.  She was also in Dalton as residents  approved temporary zoning rules in hopes of blocking a proposed landfill near a state park.

Alex Lacasse has reported on the racial incidents against Philips Exeter students in Exeter. He also investigated what the recent heat wave might tell us about future challenges if no changes are made in the face of a climate crisis, and he was on the scene when a bobcat was nabbed on a Seacoast Burger King roof.

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