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

August 26, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Aug. 26, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

VOTING RIGHTS

A judge has scheduled eight days of hearings on a challenge to a 2017 law requiring voters who move to the state within 30 days of an election to provide proof that they intend to stay. After Democrats and the League of Women Voters sued, a judge blocked penalties included in the law and said further hearings are necessary. UPCOMING: length and time TBA.

TOP STORIES:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES

As the #MeToo movement spread to state legislatures, lawmakers across the country vowed to beef up their policies against sexual harassment, increase training, protect whistleblowers and discourage the use of confidential settlements. The follow-through in many states has failed to match the promises, according to an examination of legislation and policies in all 50 states. Half have taken no action whatsoever this year, even as sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers have been mounting. By David A. Lieb. 1,400 words. Photos. AP data distribution. An abridged version also is moving.

With:

— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Glance, a list of every state lawmaker nationwide who has resigned, been expelled or faced other repercussions because of sexual misconduct allegations.

— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Policies, a rundown of some of the most common sexual harassment policies adopted this year by state legislatures.

ELECTION SECURITY-STATE GRANTS-NEW HAMPSHIRE

Amid concerns about hacking from Russia, Iran and other countries, New Hampshire plans to spend a quarter of million dollars in federal grant money on assessing whether its election systems are vulnerable to intruders. By Michael Casey. SENT: 450 words. With photo.

BASEBALL-PLAYING BLIND

A baseball team from New Hampshire took the field blindfolded to give players and fans an appreciation of what life’s like for people who are blind or have limited sight. Members of the front office of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost 14-7 to a team from Future In Sight on Sunday in Manchester. Future In Sight is an organization that supports blind and visually impaired people. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 345 words with photos.

IN BRIEF:

TRANSFER STUDENTS-UNH: Students attending New Hampshire’s seven community colleges have a pathway to transfer into the 10 life sciences programs at the University of New Hampshire.

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