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BC-NH--New Hampshire News Digest 1:30 pm, NH

January 16, 2019

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

LITTLETON, N.H. _ The Republican governors of New Hampshire and Vermont have a plan for a two-state paid family and medical leave program. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu released details of the proposal Wednesday during a rare joint appearance in the North Country town of Littleton. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photo.

ELECTION 2020-CASTRO-NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER, N.H. _ Democrat Julian Castro, in the early primary state of New Hampshire for the first time as a presidential candidate, told voters on Wednesday that he believes “everyone counts” and accused the Trump administration of “picking and choosing” who has chances to succeed. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 475 words, photos. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

THEATER PROJECT: The mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, has asked the City Council to approve $900,000 to help restore a 104-year-old theater.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire’s congressional delegation says the partial government shutdown is taking a toll on programs that work to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

SEABROOK POWER PLANT: The Seabrook Station nuclear power plant is a step closer to receiving its 20-year license extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

FISHERMEN’S FORUM: New England’s largest trade show for fishermen is slated to take place at the end of February and the beginning of March.

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