AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 6 pm, NH
Aug. 25, 2018
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Aug. 25, 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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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. 450 words. With photo.
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. FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018, AT 3:01 A.M. EDT.
— 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.
Two outside investigations into sexual assault allegations at a New Hampshire prep school has identified 11 former staff members accused of abusing students over several decades. The reports released Friday by Phillips Exeter Academy also found that the school administrators often failed to act on complaints of abuse and, in several cases, never recorded the complaints of wrongdoing in personnel files— allowing teachers to be hired elsewhere despite concerns about their behavior. SENT: 700 words. With photos.
Montana's Democratic governor will be in New Hampshire on Saturday amid speculation that he is considering a 2020 presidential run. Bullock, who has made three trips to Iowa, has so far dodged questions on his plans for 2020. SENT: 450 words, photos.
BASEBALL-PLAYING BLIND: A minor league baseball team from New Hampshire will take the field as normal except for one thing — they will be blindfolded.
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR-SEX ASSAULT: A New Hampshire school district expects to receive a report soon on possible counseling department misconduct at its high school following a former counselor's guilty plea to sexually assaulting a student at a different school.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING-CONFERENCE: Plymouth State University is going to hold a conference about raising awareness in New Hampshire about human trafficking.
FATAL BOATING ACCIDENT: Police in New Hampshire say a North Carolina man died in a boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee after he fell into the water.
FATAL CRASH-INTERSTATE: Police say a Massachusetts man died in a two-car crash on Interstate 93.
LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE: Public health authorities in New Hampshire say four people who have been identified with Legionnaire's disease likely acquired the disease in Hampton.
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