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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

July 28, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, July 28, 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.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

FISHING RULES OVERHAUL

PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle in the Senate. The House passed changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 42-year-old set of rules designed to protect American fisheries from overharvest. Environmental groups have derided the changes as antithetical to the purpose of the act, which many credit with saving American fish stocks. By Patrick Whittle. 500 words.

TOP STORIES:

SOBER HOMES

PORTLAND, Maine — A new report finds no oversight over private homes that allow individuals to recover from addiction alongside peers in Maine. At least 76 so-called “sober” homes are operating in Maine, with more than three-quarters in the Portland area, The Bangor Daily News reported. SENT: 375 words.

IN BRIEF:

HIRE A VET: Maine says almost 200 employers will participate in a job fair aimed at hiring veterans.

NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY: U.S. senators from New England want to grant the lobster another national day of celebration.

NORTHERN BORDER COMMISSION: An assistant to New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has been nominated by President Donald Trump as the next federal co-chair of a commission that helps with economic development in northern New England and New York.

SHARK-BITTEN WHALE: A marine researcher says a dead whale found five miles off Old Orchard Beach had been bitten by a great white shark.

STATE FAIR: One of the largest and oldest summer fairs in the state of Maine is underway.

BEAR HUNT-MAINE: It’s summer in Maine, but the fall hunting season is creeping closer with the state giving bear hunters the OK to lay bait.

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