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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH

January 16, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

LITTLETON, N.H. _ New Hampshire and Vermont governors rolled out a plan Wednesday for a voluntary two-state paid family and medical leave program and allow private businesses and individuals to participate if they so choose. The plan, which would be managed by a private insurer rather than state agencies, was announced at a joint meeting of the Republican governors at brewery in the border town of Littleton, New Hampshire. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 600 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-CASTRO-NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER, N.H. _ Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes “everyone counts” and accused the Trump administration of “picking and choosing” who has chances to succeed. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 740 words, photos.

TRAVELING TECHNICIAN-HEPATITIS C

CONCORD, N.H. — A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him. By Kathy McCormack. SENT: 435 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

THEATER PROJECT: The mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, has asked the City Council to approve $900,000 to help restore a 104-year-old theater.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire’s congressional delegation says the partial government shutdown is taking a toll on programs that work to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

SEABROOK POWER PLANT: The Seabrook Station nuclear power plant is a step closer to receiving its 20-year license extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

FISHERMEN’S FORUM: New England’s largest trade show for fishermen is slated to take place at the end of February and the beginning of March.

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