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AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory, ME

September 27, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Sept. 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

JOB TRAINING-GOVERNOR

AUGUSTA, Maine — Federal officials told Gov. Paul LePage in June that he can’t impose financial penalties on local groups that help job-seekers as part of his battle to cut bureaucracy out of job-training efforts, according to correspondence obtained this month by The Associated Press through a federal Freedom of Information Act request. LePage, a Republican, has pushed for what would among be the nation’s toughest spending requirements for local workforce boards that help job-seekers access training, counseling, education and employment. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 680 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL HOUSE FIRE: Fire officials in Maine are investigating a house fire that has left one man dead.

BANGOR KILLINGL A Connecticut man is due to be sentenced for killing a New Orleans man in Maine.

MAINE REVENUE: The LePage administration says state revenues were $14.5 million ahead of projections last month.

SEAL DEATHS: A group of state, federal and nonprofit agencies says it is working together to help deal with the high number of stranded seals in Maine in recent weeks.

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