Weekly N.H. News Roundup: January 11, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

With the governor signaling support for offshore wind energy, we talk with environmental reporter Annie Ropeik. We also discuss new limits on PFAS chemicals and arsenic in drinking water.  The state rolled-out the new program of "doorways" to addiction treatment services in a series of meetings around the state. And potential 2020 presidential primary candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will be the keynote speaker for a N.H. Democratic party event in February. Lauren Chooljian, NHPR Political Reporter, State of Democracy, is guest host.

 GUESTS:

  • Britta Greene - NHPR Upper Valley/Monadnock Reporter
  • 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.
  • Trent Spiner – executive editor for the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News.

Related Reading

NHPR's Annie Ropeik reported on growing support for Offshore Wind energy development.  She also covered costs to the state’s public water systems to comply with new proposed limits on certain industrial chemicals in drinking water – even as advocates say the proposals aren’t strict enough.  And she investigated lower drinking water standards for arsenic.

In a series of public forums, state and local health officials are addressing questions around New Hampshire’s new addiction treatment system, called The Doorway.

The NH Union Leader reports Governor Sununu will not disclose inaugural fund records.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will headline major N.H. Democratic Party fundraising dinner  in February.

"Footsteps in the Snow" by Ty Gagne is an emotional story that has resonated with many Union Leader readers, according to Executive Editor Trent Spiner.