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

August 3, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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EDITORS: The story slugged Job Training Funds is not moving this cycle.



PORTAND, Maine — Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap releases his initial assessment of thousands of the now-disbanded voting integrity commission’s records, determining that the group had uncovered no evidence to support claims of voter fraud. Republican President Donald Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential election after making unsubstantiated claims that between 3 million and 5 million illegally cast ballots had cost him the popular vote, which Democrat Hillary Clinton won. By Marina Villeneuve. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


RENO, Nev. — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations. Sales and tax collections already have surpassed fiscal year-end projections by 25 percent with a month of numbers still outstanding. By Scott Sonner.


INMATE DEATH: Two former inmates at a Maine prison say a guard ignored another inmate’s repeated requests to be moved before he was found dead.

LARGE LIZARD-MISSING: Police in Maine are searching for the owner of a large lizard that got loose.

LOBSTER FESTIVAL: Summer in Maine is all about lobster, and the state’s annual celebration of its most famous seafood export is in full swing.


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