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

December 4, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTION 2020-NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY

CONCORD, N.H. — The longtime protector of the New Hampshire presidential primary could get ousted by the Legislature this week despite concerns from his supporters that replacing him could jeopardize the state’s coveted first-in-the-nation status. Lawmakers will decide on Wednesday whether to re-elect Bill Gardner as secretary of state, the official who oversees elections in New Hampshire. Gardner has held the position for 42 years and fiercely protects New Hampshire’s place on the primary calendar from other states that want the attention — and money — that comes along with being one of the first states to vote for president. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 990 words, photo.

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POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATED: A former New Hampshire police officer has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection to what prosecutors said was an illegal search of a convicted felon’s bedroom.

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