AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, June 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 603-224-3327.
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TREATMENT CENTERS-MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT
CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire’s drug and alcohol treatment centers say they will be forced to reduce services next year if the state doesn’t increase Medicaid reimbursement rates.The centers were getting more money in the last few years because Medicaid recipients were on private insurance plans that paid more. But the state is switching to a managed care model with lower reimbursement rates set by the state. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster told a crowd of over 100 supporters that she is seeking re-election to restore decency, integrity and opportunity as American values. Kuster, who is running unopposed in the primary, made her official bid for a fourth term representing the 2nd district in Congress Tuesday at the Statehouse. The hallway was packed with dozens of supporters who chanted “Annie” as she walked to the Secretary of State’s office, where she signed the documents. By Stephanie Morales. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.
BEAVER BOOZE: Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone?
TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire’s Democratic U.S. senators are encouraged that President Donald Trump is pursuing diplomacy with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, but are uneasy about Trump’s pledge to end joint military exercises with South Korea.
PEASE GREETERS-1,500th FLIGHT: A collective of retired veterans and local residents known as the “Pease Greeters” have welcomed their 1,500th flight to the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.
TOWN CLERK-EMBEZZLEMENT: A former tax collector and New Hampshire town clerk who admitted to stealing thousands of dollars has been sentenced to serve at least four years in prison.
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