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

June 5, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, June 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MANCHESTER VA-ACTING SECRETARY

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The new acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs says New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital has been rebuilt “both physically and emotionally” in the 10 months since whistleblowers went public with allegations of substandard conditions and care. Peter O’Rourke was named acting secretary last week while President Donald Trump’s nominee, Robert Wilkie, awaits confirmation as permanent secretary. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

STATE SENATOR-INVESTIGATION

CONCORD, N.H. — The attorney general’s office said Tuesday there is no credible evidence that a New Hampshire Senate intern was paid to keep quiet about an inappropriate comment a senator made to him. Senate President Chuck Morse asked the attorney general’s office in January to investigate allegations that an intern was given a job in the Senate clerk’s office and an envelope of cash from former Senate Chief of Staff Jay Flanders in 2013 in exchange for not reporting a comment made by Sen. Andy Sanborn, a Bedford Republican now running for Congress. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 550 words.

CHILDREN-OPIOID EPIDEMIC

CONCORD, N.H. — A report from the University of New Hampshire says that the number of child abuse and neglect reports from homes affected by substance abuse has increased in the state over the last few years. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

IDAHO POLLUTION DISCHARGE

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho will take over regulating pollution discharge into the state’s lakes and rivers from the federal government. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday signed an agreement shifting control of permitting and enforcement aspects under the federal Clean Water Act to the state starting July 1. Pruitt signed the agreement at the Idaho statehouse with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MOTEL-CARBON MONOXIDE: Firefighters say they evacuated a 30-unit motel in New Hampshire due to high carbon monoxide levels in about half of the rooms.

BEARS-COLLEGE TOWN: New Hampshire wildlife officials may change their minds about relocating a female bear from a college town.

MILK TANKER-CRASH: Authorities are cleaning up an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 gallons of spilled milk in a tanker crash on Interstate 93 in New Hampshire.

FIREFIGHTER BEER: A new beer brewed by a New Hampshire brewery will help the Somersworth Fire Department raise money for the community.

STATE PRIMARY-DEADLINES: The 2018 election cycle is under way in New Hampshire, with a few important dates this week.

NONPROFITS-ONLINE FUNDRAISER: An online fundraising event is giving New Hampshire residents 24 hours to raise as much money and awareness possible for nonprofits across the state.

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