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

March 11, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, March 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

GAS PRICES: Gasoline prices are still climbing in northern New England.

TRAIL CLOSURE: Park officials in Maine say a popular trail up Mount Katahdin will not reopen for the 2019 season.

EPINEPHRINE AVAILABILITY: Lawmakers in Maine are considering a proposal that seeks to make epinephrine autoinjectors more accessible to people who need them. Epinephrine autoinjectors are also known by the product name “EpiPen.”

HYDROPOWER TRANSMISSION PROJECT: The public can weigh in on the environmental impacts of a proposed $1 billion hydropower transmission line to supply Canadian hydropower to consumers in Massachusetts.

NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT: Nearly 70 soldiers from Maine National Guard’s 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are being deployed to Poland.

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