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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NH

September 12, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

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 207-772-4157. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire is set to elect either its first black member of Congress or first openly gay representative. Eddie Edwards, an African-American former police chief backed by the Trump administration, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the state’s toss-up congressional district. He will face Chris Pappas, an establishment-backed Democrat, in November. By Holly Ramer.

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CONCORD, N.H. — A 27-year-old Afghan refugee has ousted a four-term incumbent in the Democratic primary for a seat in the New Hampshire legislature. The Concord Monitor reports that Safiya Wazir beat District 17 State Rep. Dick Patten, who argued her refugee background would hurt her campaign. But Wazir pulled out Tuesday’s primary victory by highlighting her years of community activism and dedication to education and family issues.

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CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire is set to elect either its first openly gay member of Congress or its first black representative. Democrat Carol Shea-Porter’s decision to step down after four non-consecutive terms in the 1st Congressional District resulted in no fewer than 17 candidates vying for the district’s first open seat in 16 years. While it used to be reliably Republican, the district has flipped in each of the last four cycles, becoming a swing district in a swing state. By Michael Casey.

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MISSING MAN: Police in New Hampshire are searching for an 82-year-old man who went missing.

HERRING FISHING: Interstate fishing regulators say the quota is almost tapped out in one of the most productive herring fishing areas of the Northeast, and they’re shutting the fishery down for the rest of the month.


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