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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

December 22, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Dec. 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 da

SHUTDOWN-ACADIA NATIONAL PARK: Acadia National Park in Maine is going to “remain as accessible as possible” during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

BATH IRON WORKS: Maine’s Bath Iron Works is going to be building another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the U.S. Navy.

FAMILY REUNIFICATION: A new Maine law calls for state officials “reasonable efforts” to keep families together instead of making it a “priority” as required by previous law.

ALZHEIMER’S BILL: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill co-authored by Maine’s Republican senator that promises to improve Alzheimer’s disease prevention, treatment and care.

BRISK HOME SALES: Home sales in Maine are going in the opposite direction of national trends, as sales volume and prices are both going up.

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