Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, July 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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IN BRIEF:

FAIRGROUNDS FIRE: The Maine Fire Marshal's office says the blaze that destroyed two buildings and damaged several others at a historic fairground was accidental.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-MAINE: Maine's fiscally conservative governor says he'd rather go to jail before expanding Medicaid and putting the state in "red ink."

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