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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

May 1, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

MAINE GOVERNOR-ABORTION:

AUGUSTA, Maine _ The public can weigh in on Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ bill to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform abortions. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

ELECTION 2020-SCHUMER

WASHINGTON _ Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After Abrams gained fame from her ultimately unsuccessful effort to become America’s first black female governor last year, Schumer personally — and publicly — urged her to consider challenging GOP Sen. David Perdue. In a particularly notable move, he tapped her earlier this year to deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. By Elana Schor. SENT: words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

MAINE-FOAM CONTAINERS: Maine is banning single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam.

CONCERT VENUE: Right now, it’s a muddy construction zone but organizers insist Westbrook’s 8,200-capacity “Rock Row” will be ready for its first outdoor concert in less than a month.

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