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

November 8, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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PORTLAND, Maine — Couriers rolled through Maine on Thursday to collect ballot materials as the state determines the winner of a U.S. House seat via its new voting method for the first time. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 370 words.


PORTLAND, Maine — Maine embarked on a voting experiment on Election Day. Instead of selecting a single winner, voters were asked to rank all of the candidates from best to worst on the ballot in a new way of voting approved by state voters. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 610 words, photos.


LL BEAN-HOLIDAY CHECKS: Citing an increase in fall sales, clothing retailer L.L. Bean has announced it is sending holiday checks to employees this year.

AUBURN CHRISTMAS TREE: The Maine city of Auburn is getting into the holiday spirit, putting up the city Christmas tree this week.

ENDANGERED WHALE MEETING: A group of scientists, conservationists and others is meeting in Massachusetts to brainstorm strategies to save one of the rarest marine mammals on the planet.

SHELLFISH QUOTAS: A couple of the most significant fisheries for shellfish on the East Coast will have the same catch quotas next year.

SHERMAN KILLING: Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Massachusetts man in a drug-related killing in northern Maine.


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