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Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 17, 2018

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In the first congressional district G.O.P. primary, Eddie Edwards opts out of a debate with Andy Sanborn.  A federal judge nixes New Hampshire's absentee ballot law, on the books for forty years.  The Coakley Landfill is back in the headlines, more than three decades after it became a Superfund site.  And second congressional district candidate, Robert Burns, spells out where he stands on the issues.

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  • Kevin Landrigan - Senior Reporter at the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • 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.

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Coakley landfill in spring 2018

Read NHPR reporter Annie Ropeik's in-depth reporting on the Coakley Landfill and other environmental issues.

Union Leader reporter Kevin Landrigan reported on the federal ruling that struck down as unconstitutional a 40-year-old election law that allowed local moderators in New Hampshire to toss out the absentee ballot of someone whose signature on an affidavit failed to match their completed ballot.

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Nine regional "hubs" will serve as anchors of a new system of coordinated services and care, Governor Sununu announced this week.

In a major overhaul of NH's addiction treatment infrastructure, the state will funnel tens of millions in newly available federal funds into a coordinated system of care that tracks patients for months, if not years, through their recovery.

Listen to our interview with CD2 candidate, Republican Robert Burns.

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