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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, 1:30 pm, NH

May 18, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 603-224-3327. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

MARIJUANA DELAYS

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ After the movement to legalize marijuana scored several victories in New England, pot proponents have come up against unexpected stumbling blocks in New Hampshire and Vermont. The Vermont Senate passed a tax and regulate proposal earlier this session, but it won’t be acted upon in the House before January. Meanwhile, a legalization bill in New Hampshire could end up similarly delayed. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 650 words.

LUNCH LADY-LOST JOB

CANAAN, N.H. A company has offered to rehire a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free , but she isn’t interested. SENT: 660 words.

IN BRIEF:

OPIOID SPOON: A giant spoon aimed to draw attention to the country’s opioid crisis will be on display this weekend in New Hampshire.

UNH COMMENCEMENT: About 2,500 University of New Hampshire students are celebrating the successful completion of their studies.

HOPPER PAINTING-CURRIER: Edward Hopper’s final painting is on view at the Currier Museum of Art.

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