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

November 12, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Nov. 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-RANKED CHOICE VOTING-MAINE

PORTLAND, Maine — The election drew to a close last week in most places but not in fishing villages, potato farms and vast tracts of wilderness that comprise Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.The four-way political battle won’t conclude until a computer algorithm has the final say this week on whether Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin wins re-election or is ousted by Democratic state lawmaker Jared Golden. By David Sharp. SENT: 690 words, photos

IN BRIEF:

MISSING HUNTER: The Maine Warden Service says the body of a missing hunter from New Hampshire has been located.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have dropped a bit more in northern New England.

SCHOOL MASCOT NICKNAME: The tribal ambassador from the Penobscot Nation is appealing a request to the Skowhegan school district to retire the nickname “Indians” for the district’s high school teams.

MORE MAINE TRAINS: It’s about to get a little easier to get from Boston to coastal Maine.

SHRIMP SHUTDOWN: Fishing managers will decide this week if New England’s fishery for shrimp must remain closed because of concerns about the environment and the animal’s population.

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