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

May 8, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at better protecting students from discrimination. The bill would prohibit discrimination against students in public schools based on age, sex, gender identity. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 350 words.

NEW BORDER POST

DERBY LINE, Vt. — U.S. officials marked the completion of a new U.S.-Canada border crossing facility that is designed to smooth the flow of people and trade between the two countries while keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and criminal organizations. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 290 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FEMININE PRODUCTS-SCHOOLS: A bill to require New Hampshire schools to provide free feminine hygiene products to students is on its way to the governor.

CASINO GAMBLING: The New Hampshire House has once again shut down the idea of opening casinos in the state.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: New Hampshire authorities are investigating the shooting death of a woman in Newport.

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH: A bill aimed at strengthening New Hampshire’s comprehensive system of care for children with mental health problems has moved another step forward.

JOB TRAINING: State spending on job training would triple to $6 million under a bill given preliminary approval by the New Hampshire House.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCE: A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison the transportation and possession of child pornography.

BODY FOUND-RIVER: A vigil is planned for a New Hampshire woman who was reported missing and later found dead in the Lamprey River.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR-NEW HAMPSHIRE: Students from Newport Middle School and Phillips Exeter Academy are representing New Hampshire in this year’s group of U.S. Presidential Scholars.

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