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Children's Book Exhibit at Dartmouth Recognizes Threatened Languages Worldwide

A collection of children’s books in indigenous languages are on display this week in Hanover. The exhibit is scheduled to correspond with International Mother Language Day , a United Nations effort to recognize languages that are under threat.

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This Thursday, Feb. 22, The Exchange follows up with Governor Chris Sununu on his State of the State address and on news affecting Granite Staters.  Email your questions and comments for the Governor to exchange@nhpr.org. Or you can leave us a voicemail ahead of the show, with your first name, at 603-513-7797. We may use your comment or question on the air. Tune in Thursday morning, live at 9. And thanks.

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A collection of children’s books in indigenous languages are on display this week in Hanover. The exhibit is scheduled to correspond with International Mother Language Day, a United Nations effort to recognize languages that are under threat.

Buyouts and cost-cutting in recent months at Keene State College have put the school on track to balance its budget for the coming fiscal year, according to Interim President Melinda Treadwell.

N.H. Senate Rejects Tapping Rainy Day Fund for Drug Crisis

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  New Hampshire won't be tapping into its Rainy Day Fund to fight the opioid crisis.

The state Senate on Thursday voted down legislation that would have allowed the governor or Legislature to declare a public health emergency and tap into 10 percent of the state's Rainy Day Fund.

The fund currently stands at $100 million.

Democrats argued that the bill made sense given the scope of the problem — the state ranks third in overdose deaths.

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Southern New Hampshire is expected to get between 3- to 5- inches of snow Saturday night. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the southern tier, including Manchester and the Seacoast region.

The snowfall is expected to develop after 8 p.m. in greater Manchester.

The forecast calls for 2- to 4- inches accumulation in Concord, Keene, and Nashua.

Points north of Concord will see 1-3 inches of snow, with the edge of the front sweeping through late Saturday evening.

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Julián Castro, a possible presidential hopeful who was a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, addressed New Hampshire Young Democrats in Manchester Friday night.

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Supporters and opponents alike are gearing up for a high-stakes battle over the future of the of the state’s Medicaid expansion to start in earnest next week — when Senate Republicans will formally present their plan for extending the program another five years.

Exeter Police Arrest Teen in Technical School Threat

Feb 16, 2018
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  Police in New Hampshire say they have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a threat made toward a regional technical school.

Authorities say an administrator at the Seacoast School of Technology on Thursday reported that a student had told friends he was "going to shoot up the school."

But his threat was not directed at any specific students, teachers or faculty.

Police say the student in question will not be attending school while the investigation is ongoing.

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Massachusetts has picked another big transmission line for a potential energy contract, with the Northern Pass project in doubt.

That new project is New England Clean Energy Connect, which would bring Canadian hydropower through Maine.

Massachusetts regulators announced late Friday they would start negotiating a contract with the project's developer, Central Maine Power Company.

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Law enforcement officials say a massive drug sweep on Thursday resulted in 151 arrests and the seizure of more than 550 grams of heroin and fentanyl.

The Granite Shield operation involved dozens of partner agencies who fanned out across the state, targeting opioid and other drug dealers.

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