Prayer and Play in Mostar, Crossing a Bridge to NH’s Primary

Fat flakes of snow drift down from Sarajevo’s overcast sky as my bus rounds the hillside headed south.

I have a one-way ticket to Mostar, the Herzegovinian city famous for its beauty and its iconic bridge, the Ottoman-era Stari Most.

Apple’s Appetite for Washington Influence Keeps Growing

This week Apple reported that its first-quarter revenues, as well as iPhone sales and other indicators, were below expectations. That news came just days after the company filed its year-end lobbying report, showing it spent a record $4.5 million lobbying Washington in 2015.

Number of D.C. Lobbyists on the Decline

The number of registered lobbyists continued dropping, as well, raising new questions about how many lobbyists are dropping below the reporting threshold, becoming part-time influencers and never returning to the federal government’s registry. Others may simply be leaving Washington for greener pastures.

What the Press Was Doing As Flint Water Crisis Worsened

MUCKREADS: The outcry over the public health crisis in Flint, Mich., has intensified in recent days, with President Obama promising $80 million in water infrastructure money and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest region resigning. But the problem has been brewing for years. Here is some of the best reporting we’ve seen on the failures that led up to Flint’s water crisis.

Let There Be Light (From Solar Panels on This Durham Church Roof)

Light from the sun is not only streaming through the stained-glass windows, but is also helping with the electricity bills.

The roof of the Durham Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship on Madbury Road is covered with an array of panels that are capable of generating some 13 kilowatts of power, according to Michael Fleming, a member of the church’s fellowship.

John Harrigan and Roger Wood Tell Tales from the Trail

Writer John Harrigan and print and radio reporter Roger Wood have some fun in this podcast sharing their trials and tribulations covering New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary candidates all the way back to 1968.