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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

March 22, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, March 22, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

BABY EEL FISHING

Maine fishermen are taking to rivers and streams in the state to fish for baby eels in a big-money season they hope isn’t interrupted by poaching concerns as it was a year ago. Fishermen in Maine use nets to harvest baby eels, called elvers, to feed demand from Asian aquaculture companies, who use them as seed stock. The elver season begins on March 22. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-SHIPYARD: Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation are going to visit with workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s wall at the southern border.

XGR-PROSTITUTION PENALTY: A Maine bill would lower the criminal penalty for repeatedly engaging in prostitution.

WINTER WEATHER-PLANE MISHAP: The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn’t slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether.

HOSPITAL MERGER: The board of directors of a health group in Maine has voted unanimously to move forward with a merger agreement with a rural hospital in the state.

DOG ASSAULT LAW: A Maine legislative committee has signed off on a proposal that requires dog owners to assist people who are attacked by their animals.

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