Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 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.

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Legislature is back to the drawing board on rules for implementing retail sales of marijuana. Lawmakers who're trying once again to sort out details of the voter-approved law legalizing recreational marijuana are holding a public hearing Monday afternoon in Augusta.


WHALE PROTECTS DIVER: A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark.

VEGAN CHEF-BUILDING FORECLOSED: A prominent building in downtown Belfast, Maine, forced into foreclosure by a celebrity vegan chef could have new tenants by March of this year.

DEEP FREEZE-ICE BREAKING: The weeks-long deep freeze is keeping Coast Guard ice breakers busy on the New England coast.


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