Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, June 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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National Democratic and liberal groups are pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into Maine ahead of 2018 races. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 720 words by noon, photos.

IN BRIEF:

DEADLY CRASH: Police say a crash that killed four people in Berwick happened when a driver made an improper pass into the path of another car.

KIDS HEALTH-MAINE: Hundreds of kids are awaiting mental health services in Maine and many are waiting months.

ABSENT KIDS: More than 29,000 students in Maine are missing too much school and school officials are concerned.

INSURANCE HIKES: Two insurers on Maine's individual health insurance market are requesting lower-than-expected rate increases for 2019.

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