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

June 14, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, June 14, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

AUGUSTA, Maine — Couriers will begin delivering ballots to Maine’s state capital on Thursday as residents await the results of the nation’s biggest test of ranked-choice voting. A private courier service will start delivering hands ballots and memory sticks to a secure site in Augusta. Vote counting will begin on Friday and continue next week. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 270 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

WELLS-NATIVE AMERICANS: A Maine school district has voted unanimously to remove Native American imagery associated with its mascots from school walls.

FARMER TAX BREAKS: A Maine town has voted to approve a tax break program for local farmers. Under the voluntary farming program, up to 3 percent of Monmouth’s taxable land could be eligible for a 75 percent tax refund over the next few years.

LOBSTER FISHING DATA: Federal fishing managers are asking for comments about potential changes to the way the U.S.’s lucrative lobster fishing industry is monitored.

DAIRY LOANS: Maine is launching a new loan program to help dairy farms be viable in the state.

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