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AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

November 14, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE

AUGUSTA, Maine — The counting continues in the first U.S. House race to be determined by a ranked balloting system, despite a lawsuit designed to stop it. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined the lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine’s new voting system. He’s in a tight race with Democratic state Rep. Jared Golden, who has a chance to win the seat based on second-choice ballots. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL FIRE-CAMPER: The state fire marshal’s office in Maine says a man died in a camper fire that may have been caused by a propane heater.

SHOPPING BAG BAN-RECOUNT: A Maine city will move ahead in a recount of ballots cast in a referendum to ban plastic shopping bags.

ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND: Maine’s first universally accessible public playground is getting its ribbon cutting.

HEAD START GRANTS: A southern Maine organization will receive more than $1.3 million from the federal government to beef up its support for low-income families.

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