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Currier Museum Purchases Second Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum is adding a second Frank Lloyd Wright home to its collection. The museum announced Friday that it purchased the Toufic H. Kalil House on Heather Street in Manchester. The concrete and glass structure is down the street from the Wright-designed Zimmerman House, which the Currier has opened for tours since 1990.

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The Merrimack Valley High School's use of a former mascot - a Native American man with a headdress - is causing controversy once again. 

The school got rid of the mascot 15 years ago amidst heated debate, responding to concerns that the image was offensive. The image has returned in the last two years on banners, walls, and the gym floor, as Merrimack Valley High School celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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We’ve all thrown pennies in fountains or wished upon stars. In this recollection, NHPR’s Sean Hurley recounts the way his son Sam came up with his own way of wishing - and his own special thing to wish for.

Editor's note: As with all stories by Sean Hurley, we highly recommend listening to the broadcast version

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The Currier Museum is adding a second Frank Lloyd Wright home to its collection.

The museum announced Friday that it purchased the Toufic H. Kalil House on Heather Street in Manchester. The concrete and glass structure is down the street from the Wright-designed Zimmerman House, which the Currier has opened for tours since 1990. 

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New Hampshire's ski season is under way with a handful of alpine ski resorts now open, and more are opening this weekend. Bretton Woods, Loon Mountain, and Wildcat are now open.

Cold weather has enabled mountains to kick snowmaking into high gear. Alex Malloy, the communications manager at Loon, says the resort started making snow last Thursday.

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Carroll County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 Wednesday against continuing the county jail's current Medication Assisted Treatment program, also known as MAT. MAT provides anti-opioid medications, along with counseling and therapy, to help people with substance use disorders.

Rockingham, Strafford, Cheshire, Grafton and Sullivan counties, along with the state prison in Berlin, and the men and women’s prison in Concord, currently offer this type of treatment.

Carroll County's MAT program has been in limbo since commissioners voted 2 to 1 in October against having an MAT policy.

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Every other Friday on Morning Edition, Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown tackles a question from a listener. 

Jahleah asks: I have two questions for you. Number one: How do bears hibernate in New Hampshire? Number two: do they even need to hibernate since there’s trash everywhere?

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The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is holding open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify at 9 a.m. Friday.

William B. Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George P. Kent, senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, testified Wednesday.

If you want to run for president, New Hampshire is an easy place to start.

The relatively low barrier to getting on New Hampshire's primary ballot is legendary, something Secretary of State Bill Gardner has promoted ever since he first became the state’s chief election officer in 1976. Still, people might have questions about the ins and outs of this political tradition.

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Even after decades of the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” too much of New Hampshire’s trash ends up in what should be considered the last resort for solid waste: landfills.  

“You're putting stuff into the ground in perpetuity. You're not able to realize the full potential of those materials that could be reused,” said Michael Nork, environmental analyst at the solid waste management bureau of the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, on The Exchange. 

The N.H. Liquor Commission says it is going to build new stores along Interstate 95, aiming to capitalize on the highway’s steady stream of motorists.

The current red barn-like structure on the southbound side of the highway opened in 1981. Fifteen years later, the Liquor Commission built a companion in the northbound lanes.

Both stores have been gold mines ever since, with the northbound store becoming the biggest-grossing outlet in the state, while the southbound store ranks fourth.

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