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

November 25, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Nov. 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MAINE SPACEPORT

A group of science and space enthusiasts want Maine to become America’s leader in sending tiny satellites into space. The tentative plan is to use a pair of former air bases as the project’s home. The former Loring Air Force Base in far northern Maine would serve as the launch site, while the former Brunswick Naval Air Station would house mission control. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 700 words. Photos.

SECRETARY OF STATE

New Hampshire is one of only three states where the Legislature elects the secretary of state, and there’s a contested race for the first time in decades. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 950 words, photos.

SHRIMP SHUTDOWN

The shutdown of the New England shrimp industry will extend to a limited, research-based fishery that has helped provide a small amount of shrimp to the public in the past. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1:45 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

DEAD WOMAN-INVESTIGATION: Maine authorities say they continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found in the woods more than a decade ago.

WREATHS CONVOY: Tractor trailers carrying over a quarter of a million balsam wreaths will travel from Maine to the national veterans’ cemetery in Virginia.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE-RANKED VOTING: The battle over Maine’s new voter-approved voting system is heading to court.

CROSS COUNTRY RIDER STRUCK: Services are set for a Maine cyclist who was struck and killed on a Mississippi highway while making a cross-country charity ride to raise money for children with cancer.

WINTER WEATHER: Maine is grappling with messy winter-like conditions as cold rain, snow and ice descend on much of the state.

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