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BC-ME--Maine News Digest, 6 pm, ME

January 13, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MILITARY SNEAKERS

PORTLAND, Maine _ The first shipments of made-in-the-USA sneakers for military recruits are shipping out.

TOP STORIES

RECREATIONAL FISH RULES

PORTLAND, Maine _ The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country’s millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management. The new standards are part of a suite of changes that proponents call the Modern Fish Act that were approved by the House and Senate in December. Supporters of the new rules have said they will boost an industry that contributes billions to the economy, though some members of the fishing industry felt deeper rule changes were warranted. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 580 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

SHELLFISH RESEARCH: Maine might be the site of more shellfish research if a proposal before a state legislative committee is successful.

TURKEY HUNT: Maine’s young hunters might get their own turkey hunting season if a proposal makes its way through the Statehouse.

MATERNAL HEALTH: The federal government is giving Maine more than $800,000 to improve maternal and child health services.

TOURISM AWARDS: Maine’s tourism agency has awarded over $46,000 to efforts to bring new visitors to the state

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