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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 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.

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TOP STORIES:

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

CONCORD, N.H. — The House approved a paid family and medical leave bill on Wednesday, sending it to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who remains opposed to it and is championing a competing plan. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 430 words.

MEDICAID-WORK REQUIREMENTS

CONCORD, N.H. — Low-income residents of New Hampshire are suing the federal government over the state’s work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The National Health Law Program, New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice sued on behalf of a 26-year-old sporting goods store cashier, a 40-year-old who does seasonal work and lives off the land and a couple with three children. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 6 p.m.

RED-TAILED HAWK

CONCORD, N.H. — It was a good day for red-tailed hawks and a bad day for coyotes Wednesday as the New Hampshire House voted in favor of honoring one predator but against protecting another. Four years ago, lawmakers made national news by refusing to pass a bill promoted by Hampton Falls fourth-graders designating the red-tailed hawk as the state’s official raptor. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 550 words, photo.

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:

FATAL BOAT CRASH: A boat operator has been indicted on two counts of negligent homicide stemming from a crash in New Hampshire last year that killed a 7-year-old girl and an adult.

AMUSEMENT PARK-FOR SALE: York’s Wild Kingdom, the zoo and amusement park in Maine, is up for sale for $14.2 million.

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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