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At UNH, Student Demands After Racist Incidents Feel Like Déjà Vu

As students get ready to return for another year at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, for some, there’s still unfinished business from last year. After a series of racist campus incidents, students of color called upon the administration to make UNH a safer, more inclusive space, and presented a list of demands.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is projecting at least 466 people will die from drug overdoses by year’s end — not quite as many as last year’s record of 486, but close.

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As students get ready to return for another year at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, for some, there’s still unfinished business from last year.

After a series of racist campus incidents, students of color called upon the administration to make UNH a safer, more inclusive space, and presented a list of demands.

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The headquarters of the New Hampshire Republican Party in Concord was vandalized overnight.

When GOP staffers arrived at their office in Concord Thursday morning, they were greeted by a ten-foot tall heart spray painted on the back of the building. In the heart's center was the word "NAZIS" in capital letters.

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A New Hampshire man who once chained himself to a giant water slide stands accused of securities fraud.

Kevin Dumont opened the Liquid Planet Water Park in Candia in 2008. Since then, New Hampshire’s Bureau of Securities Regulation says he unlawfully sold unsecured promissory notes to investors, raising $1.5 million to fund the park’s operations.

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People suffering from chronic pain can now get medical marijuana in New Hampshire, thanks to a law extending the treatment to cover new conditions that takes effect this week. Later in the month, people with post-traumatic stress disorder will also qualify.

Chronic pain is the most common reason why people seek out medical marijuana, according to a National Academies of Sciences report earlier this year. Add PTSD, and New Hampshire's medical marijuana market is looking at some major changes.

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Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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New Hampshire's governor wants to strengthen the state's animal cruelty laws after more than 80 neglected Great Danes were removed from a mansion.

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If you find yourself in downtown Berlin, New Hampshire, take a glance at the Androscoggin River. There, in the middle of the water, you’ll notice a long, straight line of small rocky islands poking through the surface.

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Last week, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office took its first steps to sue an opioid company — Purdue Pharma — over its alleged role in the state’s addiction crisis. Now, some local communities may soon follow with lawsuits of their own.

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It's looking like New Hampshire customers buying individual plans on the state's health insurance exchange will have their choice of three carriers next year: Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim and Ambetter. 

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