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

March 7, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, March 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

DEATH PENALTY

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire House is set to vote on a bill to repeal the state’s death penalty. A similar bill passed both the House and Senate last year only to be vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. It’s unclear whether supporters of the new bill would have enough votes to override another veto, but momentum has grown since Democrats won control of both Houses in November. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING; 400 words by 5 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS-NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER, N.H. _ New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches his second campaign for the presidency, there are early signs that he doesn’t have a lock on the nation’s first primary. More than a half-dozen Democratic leaders, activists and lawmakers who endorsed the Vermont senator in 2016 said they were hesitant to do so again. Some said they were passing over the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist in search of fresh energy while others said that, 11 months away from the primary, it’s simply too early to make a choice. By Hunter Woodall. SENT: 840 words, photos.

HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT

HALLOWELL, Maine _ Supporters and critics are going to weigh in on Central Maine Power incentives aimed at winning support for a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine. Parties and intervenors are going to be able to discuss the proposed settlement on Thursday in a hearing before the Maine Public Utilities Commission. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

IN BRIEF:

EVERSOURCE-TRANSMISSION LINE: Regulators are going to consider an appeal of a new transmission line approved for New Hampshire’s Seacoast.

MURDER FOR HIRE PLOT: A Massachusetts jail inmate has pleaded guilty to trying to hire someone to kill three people, including a police officer.

FIRE ARREST-VIDEO: Police in New Hampshire say a woman caught on a surveillance camera carrying a gas can has been accused of setting a fire at an apartment building porch.

POLICE STANDOFF: Police in New Hampshire say a 39-year-old man who forced police into a standoff has been arrested.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTIONS: A Congressional panel is holding a hearing about the threats facing endangered North Atlantic right whales, which number only about 411.

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