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

August 7, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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INMATES-ADDICTION MEDICATION

GREENFIELD, Mass. — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren’t here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they’re taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by the brand name Suboxone, is meant to control their heroin cravings and is commonly smuggled into jails and prisons. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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MASSACHUSETTS TOLLS-LEPAGE: Maine Gov. Paul LePage says Massachusetts authorities are using “shakedown” tactics to collect tolls.

JOB GROWTH-MAINE: One of the nation’s oldest states expects to only add 94 net new jobs through 2016.

INVASIVE BEETLE: Authorities in Maine and elsewhere in the country are asking residents to be on the lookout for the destructive Asian longhorned beetle this month.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmaine@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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