Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 3, 2018

Aug 3, 2018

State Sen. Jeff Woodburn arrested on domestic violence and assault charges, followed by calls for his resignation.

Governor Sunuu's commission on diversity is inciting some strong - and some say racially charged - reactions.

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor, visits the state to endorse Republican Eddie Edwards in his bid for N.H.'s First Congressional district. 

New Hampshire Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut condemns a statement by a departmental spokesman that has been called racist. 

Prosecutors say a former Wolfeboro dog breeder found guilty of animal abuse misled the court during her sentencing. 

And the Concord Police are the latest department to throw down in a national viral video challenge.


  • Lauren Chooljian - NHPR Political Reporter, State of Democracy.
  • Ethan DeWitt - Concord Monitor statehouse reporter.
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News.

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Ethan DeWitt covered the arrest of state Senator Jeff Woodburn for the Concord Monitor, as well as additional complaints of harassment in the Statehouse.

Posts on diversity by Dept. of Education spokesperson were condemned by the governor and head of the department, Frank Edelblut.

The Union Leader reported on death threats received by members of the Diversity Council.  NHPR's Todd Bookman reported on the hate crime investigated by the state's new Civil Rights Unit.

NHPR's state of democracy reporter Lauren Chooljian reported on Rudy Giuliani who was in N.H. to endorse Eddie Edwards.

On a light-hearted note, enjoy the Concord Police Department lip sync challenge video.