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

February 12, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES-MAINE

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine could ban electronic cigarettes on school grounds under a Democrat’s bill. Sen. Rebecca Millett’s bill is set for a Tuesday public hearing. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

LAWMAKER-OBSCENITY BAN PROPOSAL: Maine legislators have rejected a bill that would have required teachers to notify parents and students before teaching with literature deemed “obscene.”

MISLEADING VACCINE FLYER: The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning residents of the state to ignore a flyer being circulated that contains incorrect information about vaccinations.

WINTER WEATHER-NEW ENGLAND: Another round of snow is on tap for much of New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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