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

April 10, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, April 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

DEATH PENALTY

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire Senate is set to vote on a bill to repeal the state’s death penalty. The House passed a repeal last month. The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

STATE BUDGET

CONCORD, N.H. _ The New Hampshire House is set to vote on a two-year state budget. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

INTERNET GAMBLING

CONCORD, N.H. _ A hearing in federal court will consider a challenge from the state of New Hampshire to a U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries. Developing.

TOP STORIES:

PARDON-DEPORTATION

CONCORD, N.H. _ An auto shop owner facing deportation to Lebanon for crimes committed 14 years ago asked state officials for a pardon Wednesday, saying he doesn’t want to again be torn away from everything he loves. Alain Ata, 34, came to the U.S. with his family at age 10. He spent several years in prison for a pair of burglaries in December 2004, and is seeking a pardon to remain in the country. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 565 words.

RURAL WATER CHEMICALS

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The state of Vermont has reached a settlement with a plastics company that will ensure hundreds of people in the Bennington area whose drinking water wells were contaminated with a potentially dangerous chemical have access to clean water, top state officials said Wednesday. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 575 words.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL-SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT: A New Hampshire school district superintendent says a middle school student will be disciplined for posting a threat on social media.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: Surveyors say a North Atlantic right whale mother and calf have been spotted in Cape Cod Bay for the first time this season.

STATE BUDGET-REPUBLICANS: A day ahead of the big vote, House Republicans are speaking out against a $12.9 billion, two-year budget proposed by their Democratic colleagues.

GREENHOUSE BUSINESS-FIRE: Firefighters from multiple departments have responded to a large fire that’s burned through at least several greenhouses at a family-run gardening business in Concord, New Hampshire.

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