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

July 11, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, July 11, 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

SESSIONS-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is coming to New Hampshire to speak about the opioid and fentanyl crisis. By Holly Ramer. Developing from 2 p.m. event, photos planned.

TOP STORIES:

ONLINE SALES TAX-SPECIAL SESSION

GREENFIELD, N.H. — New Hampshire lawmakers will soon return to Concord to fight a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affects online shopping. The Executive Council on Wednesday agreed to call the special session to respond to the June 21 ruling that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases in states where they don’t have a physical presence. It was a victory for states losing billions of dollars in revenue every year but a potential blow to New Hampshire, which prides itself on having neither a sales nor income tax. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 485 words.

ACID RAIN-TREE RECOVERY

STOWE, Vt. — The gray trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below. A main reason, scientists say, is a government-enforced reduction in the kind of air pollution that triggers acid rain. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

NATO-SENATORS: New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is traveling to Brussels to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit as a co-chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group.

MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH: Police in New Hampshire say four people were hurt in a crash involving at least three vehicles in Manchester.

SANTA’S VILLAGE-FIRE: The Santa’s Village theme park in New Hampshire says there was a small fire in its Polar Theater, but damage was minimal and the park is open for business.

SUMMER STORM: A thunderstorm has knocked down trees and damaged some homes in parts of Maine and New Hampshire.

BODY FOUND-NEW HAMPSHIRE: The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says the body of a man has been found off the side of a road in Rindge.

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