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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NH

January 9, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING:

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire House is voting on a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana even though a state commission studying the issue is months away from finishing its work. The House is set to vote Tuesday on a bill that would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and would create a regulatory system for cultivating, transporting, selling and taxing the drug. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

OPRAH-2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned call for “a brighter morning even in our darkest nights” at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it’s only a fantasy. Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps for a public that largely disapproves of President Donald Trump’s job performance, the notion of a popular media figure as a presidential candidate is not as strange as it once seemed, given the New York real estate mogul and reality TV star now in the White House. By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples. SENT: 915 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BILLBOARD-VANDALISM: A billboard in New Hampshire that has raised eyebrows among Somersworth residents has been vandalized for a second time.

DEEP FREEZE-ICE BREAKING: The weeks-long deep freeze is keeping Coast Guard ice breakers busy on the New England coast.

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