BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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Hunters and animal welfare activists are preparing for a spat in the Maine State House this year over a pair of bills that could potentially expand the state’s bear hunt. Black bear hunting has a long tradition in Maine, which has the largest population of the animals on the East Coast. That population is also growing, and includes about 35,000 animals. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.
SEAFOOD-GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: A Maine seafood business’s efforts to reopen are being waylaid due to the ongoing federal government shutdown.
OPIOID CRISIS-MAINE: Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills has appointed a longtime Maine Medical Association executive to lead the administration’s response to the opioid crisis.
METH INGESTED-BREAST MILK: Police have charged a Maine mother after her 7-month-old child ingested methamphetamine through breast milk.
SALMON HARVEST: A Canadian conservation group says a drop in the harvest of Atlantic salmon by Greenland’s fishermen is good news for the species.
TRANSPARENCY RULES: Maine House Republicans are opposing a push to prevent legislators from photographing or videotaping each other during floor debate.
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