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What The Biden Administration Will Mean For Climate Change In New England

January 14, 2021

Severe storms. Heat waves. Rising seas. New England is already seeing the impacts of climate change, and scientists project they will become more severe and deadly, shaping how we live and work in the northeastern U.S. In a special ahead of Inauguration Day, the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified look at climate change…

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NENC/America Amplified Special: What The Biden Administration Will Mean For Climate Change In New England

December 11, 2020

Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 Severe storms. Heat waves. Rising seas. New England is already seeing the impacts of climate change, and scientists project they will become more severe and deadly, shaping how we live and work in the northeastern U.S. Ahead of Inauguration Day, the New England News Collaborative and America Amplified will look…

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Trump Lost In Massachusetts, But Built Latino Support In Gateway Cities

November 16, 2020

For the last several months, Julio Perez has been driving a bus across the country, emblazoned with a decal on the side that read “Stop the separation of families.” He started in California, part of a caravan of immigration activists that toured the country to help turn out Latino voters. When Joe Biden was declared…

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In An Election Year During A Pandemic, Senior Poll Workers Pass The Baton

November 2, 2020

After more than 35 years of helping voters through elections, 82-year-old Mary Whitney of Milton was finding the long days as a poll worker tiring. Even so, she was determined to serve through this year’s presidential election. But after working the recent primary in Massachusetts, Whitney came to a decision. “I didn’t feel safe. That…

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Some Republicans See Missed Opportunity To Campaign On Climate Change In New Hampshire

October 30, 2020

Democrats describe themselves as the only party taking the threat of climate change seriously. And President Trump’s continued denial of climate science and rollbacks of environmental protections haven’t made it easy for Republicans to change that. But some New Hampshire conservatives think their candidates could be doing more to run – and win – on…

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For Transgender and Nonbinary Voters, Casting A Ballot Can Come With Some Discomfort

October 22, 2020

Ty is a 22-year-old who grew up in Manchester and, like a lot of New Hampshire voters, got involved in politics at a young age. They phone-banked and canvassed for Bernie Sanders’ campaign as a high school student in 2016; they also cast their first vote the same year. And as the 2020 general election…

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Could The Presidential Election Affect The Housatonic Cleanup?

October 19, 2020

Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up a public comment period on its controversial plan to remove toxic PCBs from the Housatonic River. The agency said it hopes to issue its final plan by the end of the year. That would be before any possible change at the White House. It can take…

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The Race For New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District Is A National Bellwether — And A Challenge For Republicans

October 13, 2020

New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern end of the state, can’t make up its mind about whether to send a Republican or a Democrat to Washington. Between 2008 and 2016 — five election cycles in a row — it rocked back and forth: electing a Democrat to Congress, then a Republican, then…

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America Amplified: Post-Super Tuesday Special

March 5, 2020

It happens every four years: the national media swoop into Super Tuesday states, cover the horse race, and move on — leaving behind voters with a lot left to say about the issues that matter most in their lives. But the conversation doesn’t have to end there. On Wednesday, March 4, join us for an…

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After Iowa Stumbles, New Hampshire Touts Smooth Voting Process

February 12, 2020

It wasn’t just the election results in New Hampshire that were under the spotlight on Tuesday – it was also the process itself. That’s in large part because of what happened a little more than a week ago in Iowa, where that state’s Democratic caucus collapsed in spectacular fashion. By all accounts, New Hampshire’s 6,000…

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