Weekly N.H. News Roundup: May 17, 2019

May 16, 2019

Governor Sununu makes it official, he's running for a third term - ending speculation that he would challenge Senator Jeanne Shaheen.  After nearly a decade of debate, the Northern Pass project presents oral arguments in its appeal to the state Supreme Court.  And it took a second try to live free and fly - the red-tailed hawk is one step closer to being the N.H. state mascot.


  • Anna Brown - Director of Research and Analysis at Citizens Count.
  • Garry Rayno - author of Distant Dome, a Manchester Ink link and indepthnh.org series that explores stories from the N.H. statehouse. 
  • Dean Spiliotes - civic scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU and author of the website NH Political Capital.
  • Paul Steinhauser - N.H. political reporter for  the Concord Monitor, Seacoast Online, and nationally for Fox News.

 The Union Leader's Kevin Landrigan discussed three N.H. Republicans exploring their own GOP Senate bids, with Governor Sununu announcing he will seek a third term. Paul Steinhauser reported on Joe Biden's first visit to N.H. as a 2020 candidate for President. NHPR's Annie Ropeik was at the N.H. Supreme Court to report on the Northern Pass oral arguments. Mink, the well-known "Hanover Bear," has made her way back home after being relocated last year.