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

November 30, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

EDITORS: The story slugged Election 2018-Maine Women is not moving this cycle.

TOP STORIES:

RARE HAWK-MAINE

A hawk that is native to regions of Central and South America is generating a lot of attention from Maine’s birding community after appearing in a city park. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

DAM FIXES-FISH DIE-OFFS: The federal government is recommending improvements to two dams on a Maine river to try to cut down fish die-offs and other problems in the areas.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE: A lawyer for the winner of the first ranked Congressional race in U.S. history says a push for a new election is the product of “sour grapes” by the loser.

SCABIES OUTBREAK-NURSING FACILITY: Maine health officials say they are investigating a scabies outbreak at a nursing facility.

HEALTH CENTERS: Community health care centers in Maine are receiving more than $11 million from the federal government to try to improve services.

DRINKING WATER CONTEST: The title of “Maine’s Best Tasting Water” is up for grabs.

ELECTRONIC MONITORING: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a pair of foundations are funding a suite of projects around the country designed to improve electronic fisheries monitoring.

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