Welcome to InDepthNH.org’s roundup of news that matters in New Hampshire for Jan. 8
Jim Kenyon: The Trouble With Dartmouth (Valley News)
As a die-hard sports enthusiast, I probably should be more gung-ho about Dartmouth’s effort to build a massive indoor practice facility near Thompson Arena.
Make 2017 A Fearless Year With Plenty of Time To Snuggle (InDepthNH.org)
Big Dog sees me gladly climb in to bed and knows that the opportunity for a snuggle has presented itself.
Your Sunday Mike Marland Fix (InDepthNH.org)
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AROUND THE NATION AND WORLD
Israel’s ambassador to the UK has apologised after a senior member of his staff was secretly filmed saying he wanted to “take down” Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan.
Ethics office warns that Trump, GOP are rushing Cabinet confirmations (Washington Post)
The director of the Office of Government Ethics said that plans to confirm President-elect Trump’s top Cabinet choices before background checks are complete are unprecedented and have overwhelmed government investigators responsible for the reviews.
Donald Trump Jr. backs the ‘Hearing Protection Act,’ an effort to ease restrictions on gun silencers (Washington Post)
The president-elect’s son — who is joining gunmakers to tout legislation easing restrictions — says silencers would protect shooters’ ears. Critics fear the devices could aid criminals.
It’s a tall order. Republican voter registration is at a historic low in the state, and no Republican has been elected statewide in more than a decade.
Marist High School welcomes back students disciplined over alleged racially charged texts (Chicago Tribune)
Some senior girls disciplined by Marist High School in November after racially charged text messages they allegedly sent were made public on social media returned to the school in Mount Greenwood on Friday, Marist officials and students confirmed.
Compiled by InDepthNH.org, a nonprofit investigative news outlet published online by the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism 603-738-5635