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

January 29, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

YOUNGER AND CHEAPER-SUPER BOWL CUTS

A word of warning to all those soon-to-be Super Bowl champions in New England or Los Angeles: Don’t get too comfortable. You might be looking for a job fairly soon. The NFL’s inexorable trend of going younger and cheaper does not bypass the best teams in the league. In fact, it may help them stay as good as they are. By Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,055 words.

IN BRIEF:

DRUG SENTENCING: A Maine man who shot and killed a burglar has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on federal drug and gun charges.

SCALLOP FISHING CLOSURES: Maine fishing regulators are shutting down some of the most fertile scallop fishing grounds in the state to help keep the shellfish’s population healthy.

AQUACULTURE GRANTS: New Hampshire Sea Grant is looking to fund projects that focus on aquaculture research in its next funding cycle.

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Lawmakers are set to hear from the nominees chosen by the new Democratic governor to lead state agencies and roll out her plans to tackle the opioid crisis, climate change and health care costs.

ELECTRIC UTILITY: A lawmaker is proposing to launch a consumer-owned Maine power utility.

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