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

January 3, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SUNUNU-INAUGURATION

CONCORD, N.H. _ Republican Gov. Chris Sununu started his second term Thursday seeking bipartisan cooperation from the newly Democratic Legislature on half a dozen proposals, including welfare reform and providing tuition-free college degrees. While the state’s last five Democratic governors faced Republican-led Legislatures for at least part of their tenures, Sununu is the first in modern history to be in the opposite situation. In his inaugural address, he told lawmakers to avoid using the upcoming state budget to further partisan agendas and, instead, focus on finding common ground. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 610 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-DARTMOUTH

CONCORD, N.H. _ In the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal involving professors, Dartmouth College announced plans Thursday for an outside review of all academic departments, a revisal of its sexual misconduct policy and other measures meant to create an environment free from “the abuse of power.” President Philip Hanlon said the college plans to create a single sexual misconduct policy for faculty, student and staff and include “appropriate processes for adjudicating potential violations of this policy.” By Michael Casey. SENT: 560 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

RESTAURANT SIGN FIGHT: A New Hampshire restaurant that’s preparing to open has removed a sign advertising its name over concerns that it sounded like profanity.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NEW HAMPSHIRE: The newest member of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation says he’ll reject a paycheck until the partial government shutdown ends.

SHIPYARD COMMANDER: The Navy says the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is getting a new commander this year.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-COACH: A former youth softball coach in New Hampshire has been sentenced to four years in prison for possessing child pornography.

NNE-WINTER WEATHER: The first snowfall of 2019 has created a messy commute in Maine and New Hampshire.

MERGING COLLEGES: The merger process has started between two New Hampshire private colleges.

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