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

November 6, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-MAINE:

Democrat Janet Mills hopes to become the first woman to serve as governor in Maine; she’s locked in a tight race against Republican businessman Shawn Moody. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 300 words. Will be updated after polls close at 8 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-MAINE:

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin seek re-election. Ranked-choice voting, which is being used for the first time, could come into play. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 580 words; will be updated after poll close.

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ELECTION 2018-MAINE-THE LATEST, with breaking election developments.

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT QUESTIONS-MAINE, spot coverage on the home health care proposal and four bond proposals.

IN BRIEF:

CATTLEMEN’S COLLEGE: Some experts who plan to attend the upcoming Cattlemen’s College in Maine say hooting and hollering cowboys may be a thing of the past.

CAR GOES INTO LAKE: Police say a man narrowly escaped from a car that went off a ferry in Maine and into a lake.

SOLAR PANEL STUDY: Bangor city councilors have agreed to spend $8,600 to study how much it would cost the city to build solar arrays on municipal properties.

MACKEREL SHUTDOWN: The federal government is shutting down a chunk of the Atlantic Ocean fishery for a species of mackerel for several months.

MAINE OPIOID GRANTS: A pair of Maine organizations is getting federal help to try to fight back against the state’s opioid abuse crisis with the use of expanded telehealth.

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