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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

April 10, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine could expand its system that allows voters to rank their candidates from first to last on the ballot. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

VACCINATION BILLS

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine could end non-medical exemptions for routine childhood vaccines required by schools and certain health care facilities. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

CAR CRASH-MAINE KILLED: A 39-year-old man has been killed in a head-on collision in Peru, Maine.

DEATH WITH DIGNITY: Maine, the state with the oldest residents, could allow adults with a terminal disease to ask for a fatal dose of prescription drugs under a Democrat’s bill .

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: Surveyors say a North Atlantic right whale mother and calf have been spotted in Cape Cod Bay for the first time this season.

SHOOTING DEATH-ARREST: Court documents indicate an Army sergeant told police he shot a Portland, Maine, man in the chest in self-defense, but actually shot the man in the back.

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