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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME

June 9, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, June 9, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

MAINE PRIMARY-DEMOCRATS

National Democratic and liberal groups are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into Maine ahead of 2018 races. By Marina Villeneuve. UPCOMING: 720 words by noon, photos.

TOP STORIES:

OFFSHORE WIND-JOBS

A new report says Maine is poised to capture hundreds of jobs when offshore wind takes off and should adopt policy positions to improve its opportunities. The report by the American Jobs Project said Maine well positioned thanks largely to advances in floating platforms developed by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

LEPAGE-BRAKEY: Maine’s Republican governor is endorsing a state senator hoping to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Angus King.

ELVER POACHING: A Maine fisherman who has had his commercial fishing licenses revoked is facing a warrant for his arrest for fishing for baby eels without a license.

FATAL CRASH-TEEN: Police in Maine say a 15-year-old girl who was driving without a license was killed and three of her passengers injured in a crash.

REFERENDUM QUESTIONS: Maine’s Republican governor says he’s “dismayed” with the wording of a ballot question to preserve a new ranked voting method.

MOOSE HUNT-MAINE: Maine hunters will soon find out if they are among hundreds of sportsmen who will have a chance to bag a moose this fall.

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