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

January 15, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WIND REPORT-MAINE

A Maine commission created as part of the former Republican governor’s efforts to hinder wind projects has released a report drawing few conclusions about the impact of wind turbines. The wind energy advisory commission’s report released this month said its initial information does not suggest wind turbines pose “significant detrimental impacts” on property values, tourism or other concerns. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 415 words.

TRUMP-BORDER PATROL

WASHINGTON _ Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,545 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

SPORTS BETTING: Maine lawmakers are poised to debate whether to allow Mainers to legally place bets sports games.

SENIOR HOUSING BONDS: Maine’s new Democratic governor is set to sign senior housing bonds held up by her Republican predecessor since 2015.

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