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

June 8, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Friday, June 8, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRANSGENDER PROTECTIONS

CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination. The law bans discrimination based on gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations, in addition to the protections that already exist based on race, sex, religion and sexual orientation. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 3 p.m.

SARAH LONG BRIDGE-TIME CAPSULE

KITTERY, Maine — Politicians and the public celebrated a new replacement bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine with a walk and a time capsule. People on Friday walked across the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which replaces a 76-year-old bridge that runs from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Kittery, Maine, along the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River. SENT: 170 words; photo planned.

IN BRIEF:

BEAR KILLED: Authorities say police in New Hampshire have shot and killed a bear that kept returning to a home to feed at the owner’s chicken coop.

CHILD ABUSE-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire woman convicted of abusing twin toddlers, leaving one of them blind in one eye, has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison.

YOUTH CENTER-RESIGNATION: The director of operations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center has resigned to take an out-of-state job.

ELECTRONIC LICENSE PLATE READERS: A police department in New Hampshire has become the first in the state to use a new electronic system to scan license plates.

MOTORCYCLE WEEK: A New Hampshire city is preparing to kick off its 95th invasion of bikers during a motorcycle rally.

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