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

March 20, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, March 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

CONCORD, N.H. — A paid family and medical leave bill is on its way to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who remains opposed to it and is championing a competing plan. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

RED-TAILED HAWK

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers who disappointed schoolchildren and made national news four years ago by refusing to designate an official state raptor have had a change of heart. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photo planned.

TRUMP PRIMARY-NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire gave Donald Trump his first presidential primary victory. Some prominent New Hampshire Republicans aren’t sure he deserves a second. Steve Duprey, who represents New Hampshire at the Republican National Committee, won’t say whether he’ll vote for Trump in 2020. By Hunter Woodall and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. Moved Tuesday night.

IN BRIEF:

FIREARMS-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to over five years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition.

MANUFACTURING-SITE REDEVELOPMENT: A proposal is in the works to remake part of a former manufacturing property into a community college.

POLICE CHIEF-JOB ELIMINATION: Residents of a New Hampshire town voted in approval of a measure that would eliminate the local police chief’s job.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: The Manchester Community College is once again hosting a Women in Technology Day.

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