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

May 17, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



A legislative committee could vote on a pile of gun control bills ranging from prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines to instituting 72-hour waiting periods for gun buyers. Dozens of supporters and gun rights groups testified last week on the controversial bills. Developing.


BICENTENNIAL FLAG: The deadline has arrived for Mainers to cast their ballot about which flag should honor their state’s bicentennial.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-LARGE GRANT: A non-profit research institution in Maine is receiving a grant of almost $18 million to support its biomedical research and research training work in the state. MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor says the grant is coming from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is within the National Institutes of Health.


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