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

May 2, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

HERRING FISHING: Interstate fishing managers have approved new protections for an important species of small fish that they hope will help reverse an alarming trend in the fish’s population.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is creating a new vessel speed restriction zone off Massachusetts to try to protect rare whales.

PLASTIC BAG BAN-MAINE: A Democrat’s bill to ban single-use bags is heading to the Legislature.

ASSISTED SUICIDE: Maine, the state with the oldest residents, continues to consider the latest bill to allow adults with a terminal disease to ask for a fatal dose of prescription drugs.

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