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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 10 am, ME

February 10, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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SAVING FISH-DNA

PORTLAND, Maine _ Scientists in Maine are using DNA to try to preserve the remaining populations of a fish that lives in 14 lakes and ponds in the state and nowhere else in the continental United States. The scientists are turning their eye to the Arctic charr, which is a species of landlocked fish in Maine that has lived in the state for millennia and is prized by anglers. The charr face threats such as invasive predators and a warming climate. They are also notoriously elusive, making them difficult for researchers to track. By Patrick Whittle. 600 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

GAY BISHOP: Clergy and church members have elected the first openly gay Episcopal bishop in Maine. The Rev. Thomas James Brown was elected Saturday night by a majority of the 261 clergy members and laypeople at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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