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

December 18, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE

PORTLAND, Maine _ Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is planning a formal appeal to have Maine’s new election system used for the first time in a congressional race declared unconstitutional. Developing.

CHINESE TOURISTS-SEX TRAFFICKING

PORTLAND, Maine _ A New Hampshire husband and wife accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are due in court. Detention hearings are scheduled Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, for 37-year-old Sou Chao Li and his wife, 37-year-old Derong Maio, of Concord, New Hampshire. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

CONSERVATION GRANTS: A natural resource conservation program in Maine is dedicating nearly $1.5 million to projects designed to restore and protect wetlands in the state.

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