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