BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Aug. 25, 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.
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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES
As the #MeToo movement spread to state legislatures, lawmakers across the country vowed to beef up their policies against sexual harassment, increase training, protect whistleblowers and discourage the use of confidential settlements. The follow-through in many states has failed to match the promises, according to an examination of legislation and policies in all 50 states. Half have taken no action whatsoever this year, even as sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers have been mounting. By David A. Lieb. 1,400 words. Photos. AP data distribution. An abridged version also is moving. FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018, AT 3:01 A.M. EDT.
— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Glance, a list of every state lawmaker nationwide who has resigned, been expelled or faced other repercussions because of sexual misconduct allegations.
— BC-US--Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Policies, a rundown of some of the most common sexual harassment policies adopted this year by state legislatures.
— BC-ME_Sexual Misconduct-State Legislatures-Maine, A Maine Democrat is at least the 30th lawmaker to leave office since January 2017 following claims of sexual misconduct.
PIPELINE LAWSUIT: A Maine city’s ordinance prohibiting bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
NO SHOW JURORS: A Maine judge is asking jurors why they skipped out of jury duty but says he’s not looking to scold them.
BEAR HUNT-YOUTH: Maine’s youngest hunters are headed to the woods for the state’s annual youth bear hunting day.
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