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AP-NH--New Hampshire News Digest, NH

September 1, 2018

New Hampshire news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Sept. 1, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEDICAID TO SCHOOLS

New Hampshire schools can now start getting federal money to provide mental health counseling, speech therapy and other services to more students. The Legislature expanded the Medicaid to Schools program last year to cover any Medicaid-eligible student with medical needs, not just those with Individual Education Plans. After parents and advocates expressed frustration, the Department of Health and Human Services said recently that temporary rules are now in place. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

TRADING POST-ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPON: Several dozen protesters, including some New Hampshire high school students, are planning to protest against a Kittery store selling assault-style rifles.

HIKER-INJURED: A Virginia woman faces life-threatening injuries after a fall at a New Hampshire climbing area.

LABOR DAY-TOURISM: New Hampshire tourism officials are expecting an increase in both visitors and spending this holiday weekend.

BUS CRASH-CAMPERS: A Maine town says it failed to check the driving record of a 21-year-old man who crashed a van of children.

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