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Stories of the Year

Todd Bookman / NHPR

The year began with intense scrutiny over the New Hampshire Primary and the 2020 elections. The coronavirus pandemic soon overshadowed everything. At the start of this year, NHPR's The Exchange had a show that was somewhat prophetic: Is 2020 The Year of Resilience? It was that, and so much more.

Beyond the words and phrases of 2020 that are now part of our collective knowledge (and/or angst) — like social distance, cloth face covering, quarantine, PPE, remote learning, mask up —here are NHPR photos  that try to capture one very long year.

Mobile COVID-19 testing site at Pease in Portsmouth, N.H., in April
Dan Tuohy / NHPR

It was a year that made us hold our breath, shake our heads, laugh and cry, and shout and pray.

The year of the Zoom call. The year of not taking things for granted.

A year that began with intense scrutiny of the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary and then veered wildly to the coronavirus. The pandemic sucked the air out of the room - and out of many an office. It changed how we work, how we play, how we greet family, friends and neighbors.

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: Dec. 18, 2020

Dec 17, 2020
Sara Plourde

Rather than focusing on just this week, we look back at the biggest stories of the year. NHPR's reporters join us to unpack the news of 2020, their favorite stories they covered, and what topics they'll be following in the new year. 

Air date: Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

Allie Gutierrez for NHPR

New Hampshire Public Radio covered thousands of stories in 2019. Some stories offered closure, while others still await a final chapter.

Annie Ropeik photos

New Hampshire Public Radio covered hundreds of stories in 2018. Some features captured how Granite Staters live and work. The opioid addiction crisis continued to make headlines - and claim lives. And political currents ran strong.

Britta Greene / NHPR

NHPR News covered hundreds of stories in 2017. They ranged from the sublime (see Todd Bookman's story about an amateur synchronized swimming team in Hancock), to the tragic - such as Jack Rodolico's Heroin Diaries, in which a wife of an overdose victim discovers his videos chronicling his struggle.