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

March 6, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, March 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

NATIONAL GUARD-LEADERSHIP: The Maine Army National Guard hosted two ceremonies over the weekend to promote and install a new second-in-command.

GAMBLING CONFERENCE: A conference in one of Maine’s biggest cities will look at the link between problem gambling and the opioid crisis.

OLD PORT FESTIVAL: Maine’s largest city will hold its annual celebration of art, music and food for the last time this summer.

WORK VISAS: Maine’s U.S. senators are working with a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for an increased number of work visas to help small businesses find seasonal workers.

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