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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

November 10, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Nov. 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 TOMORROW:

ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENTS

UNDATED — Democrats who gained new or expanded powers in state elections are gearing up for a left-leaning push on gun control, universal health care and legal marijuana. Meanwhile, some Republican legislatures that have cut taxes and limited union powers are adjusting to a new reality of needing to work with a Democratic governor. By David Lieb and Geoff Mulvihill.

TOP STORIES:

BAIT SHORTAGE

PORTLAND, Maine — Fishing managers are considering extending new protections to Atlantic herring, but catch quotas for the important bait fish are still likely to plummet before the end of the year, which is bad news for the American lobster industry. Herring is the most important bait source for the lobster fishery, which is one of the most lucrative marine industries in New England. A recent scientific assessment of the herring population says the fish’s population has fallen in the past five years. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 430 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

TRANSMISSION PROJECT: Environmental regulators in Maine say a power company’s application to build a 145-mile transmission line through the state is not complete.

WINDY WEATHER: With strong winds on the way, utility companies across northern New England are asking customers to prepare for possible power outages.

ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE-MAINE: Democratic governor-elect Janet Mills has picked the leaders of her team preparing to assemble her incoming administration.

ANIMAL CRUELTY-ADOPTION: Dogs seized in animal cruelty cases will be available for adoption in Brunswick.

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