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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

September 23, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS

LANSING, Mich. — It’s a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide offices, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette might be on the fast track to winning the Michigan governor’s race in November. One reason he’s not: President Donald Trump. Schuette is an outspoken supporter of the president, who narrowly won the state in 2016 but has declined in popularity since. As with many races around the country, this year’s midterm campaigns for governor are in many ways proxy fights over support or opposition to the Trump administration. By David Eggert and Geoff Mulvihill. 1,000 words. Photos.

With:

— BC-US-Election 2018-Governors-Glance, a summary of every governor’s race.

ROBERT INDIANA

ROCKLAND, Maine — Pop artist Robert Indiana died in a house with a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. The front windows are now boarded up. Buckets collect water. Clapboards are peeling. The degraded condition of the Victorian, dubbed the Star of Hope, means millions of dollars will have to be spent to fulfill Indiana’s vision of transforming the mansion into a museum, where his artwork would be preserved and displayed on Vinalhaven Island. Local residents fear the home’s condition could be beyond hope by time his estate is settled. By David Sharp. 600 words. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP: A pair of Maine organizations is getting help from the federal government for programs that provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.

GOLD STAR MEMORIAL: Families who have lost loved ones in military service will have a new memorial dedicated to them.

NUNS MOVING: The last two nuns are moving from a monastery where they’ve lived since 1934 in Portland, Maine.

MEDICAID EXPANSION: An advocacy group wants the courts to step in over the LePage administration’s move to urge federal regulators to reject a court-ordered Medicaid expansion plan.

SHERIFF DEPUTY: A judge is set to hear arguments over claims that police beat a man accused of killing a Maine sheriff’s deputy.

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