AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH
New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, July 28, 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 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.
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FISHING RULES OVERHAUL
PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle in the Senate. The House passed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 42-year-old set of rules designed to protect American fisheries from overharvest. Environmental groups have derided the changes as antithetical to the purpose of the act, which many credit with saving American fish stocks. By Patrick Whittle. 500 words.
MOUNT WASHINGTON TRAILS: New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says trail maintenance projects have caused hikers to seek alternate routes to the summit of Mount Washington, which may be resulting in more rescue calls.
NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY: U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration.
MASSAGE PARLOR-PROSTITUTION CHARGE: The owner of several New Hampshire massage parlors has pleaded not guilty to facilitating prostitution.
NORTHERN BORDER COMMISSION: An assistant to New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next federal co-chair of a commission that helps with economic development in northern New England and New York.
BODY SCANNERS-PRISONS: Body scanner screening devices are being installed at New Hampshire state prisons.
WIFE RUN OVER: A man who ran over his wife in a Bow parking lot last year has been sentenced to six years in prison.
UTILITY SCAM: The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission is warning gas and electric customers of a phone scam about past-due balances.
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