Maggie Hassan

  • ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - FEBRUARY 06: Used syringes are discarded at a needle exchange clinic where users can pick up new syringes and other clean items for those dependent on heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun to devastate many communities in the Northeast and Midwest leading to a surge in fatal overdoses in a number of states. As prescription painkillers, such as the synthetic opiate OxyContin, become increasingly expensive and regulated, more and more Americans are turning to heroin to fight pain or to get high. Heroin, which has experienced a surge in production in places such as Afghanistan and parts of Central America, has a relatively inexpensive street price and provides a more powerful affect on the user.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    January 5, 2016  

    The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction services, while presidential candidates, campaigning to win the first-in-the-nation primary, have also weighed in. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 18, 2012  

    New Hampshire is poised to make history if three women running for national political office all win their bids. Anna Sale of WNYC Radio reports from the Granite State, where unemployment is relatively low and independence is highly valued, about how social issues are playing out in local elections and the presidential race. Continue reading