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

May 8, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELVER FISHING

PORTLAND, Maine _ Maine’s baby eel fishermen are enjoying a steady harvest and strong prices during the first season in which regulators are using new controls to stop poaching. By Patrick Whittle. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

MOOSE HUNT-MAINE: Maine wildlife regulators will likely make a decision by the end of the month on a proposal to increase the number of moose hunting permits in the state for the second consecutive year.

HEPATITIS RISE: Public health authorities in Maine say the state’s sharp rise in hepatitis cases is continuing.

SICK LEAVE: A bill to provide paid time off to 139,000 newly eligible workers in Maine is moving through the Legislature.

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