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

November 28, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION-2018-HOUSE-MAINE

PORTLAND, Maine — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is asking a federal judge to order a new election if he declines to invalidate Maine’s new voting system and declare Poliquin the winner. Judge Lance Walker declined to stop the ballot-counting process in which Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner in the nation’s first ranked-balloting in a congressional election. By David Sharp. SENT: 310 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

MAYOR-CITY COUNCIL: A Maine City Council has voted to stop its mayor from speaking on their behalf, citing a recent opinion piece in which she criticized her experience in council meetings.

FATAL CRASH-TRACTOR: Police say a car crash involving a tractor-trailer in Maine killed a man and left two others severely injured.

WINTER WEATHER-OUTAGES: Thousands of northern New Englanders are still without power a day after a storm dumped heavy wet snow in parts of the region.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-MAINE: Maine’s Republican governor says court-ordered Medicaid expansion would “prompt a fiscal crisis” in his latest challenge against rolling out the voter-approved law.

AUBURN ANNIVERSARY: Auburn is kicking off a multimedia advertising campaign ahead of its 150th anniversary celebration next year.

ICE FISHING SAFETY: Maine game wardens say ice fishermen should exercise caution this month and next despite the recent cold and snowy weather.

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