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AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory, ME

October 4, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Oct. 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTIONS 2018-GOVERNOR-MAINE

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself “Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular” are promising a more collaborative approach. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 850 words, photos.

ELECTIONS 2018-GOVERNOR-MAINE-CONTROVERSIES

Maine’s outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. But the four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself “Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular” have promised a more collaborative approach. SENT: 700 words.

SUPREME COURT-REPUBLICAN WOMEN

WASHINGTON — The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation by week’s end. On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school — a claim Kavanaugh denies. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 850 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MERCURY POLLUTION CLEANUP: A new report estimates cleanup of a Penobscot River estuary polluted by mercury from a defunct plant could cost up to $333 million.

FARMERS GRANT: A group representing Maine organic growers has received a grant to train the next generation of farmers.

SCALLOP LOTTERY: Maine is using a lottery to give away four of its coveted scallop fishing licenses this year.

SHRIMP SHUTDOWN: The future of the Maine shrimp fishery is again up for debate, as a regulatory board will consider a new assessment of the health of the shrimp population.

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