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

January 18, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Jan. 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING:

FATHER-DAUGHTER LAWMAKERS

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Two of Maine’s newest lawmakers are the first father and daughter to serve alongside each other in state history. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Some places in northern New England are going to see some light snow, but it’s just a prelude to the big one this weekend.

SNOWMOBILE FATAL: Game wardens say a snowmobile operator died in a crash in Roxbury, becoming the second person killed in a snowmobile crash this season in Maine.

DRUG ENFORCEMENT APP: The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has released a new cellphone app where people can anonymously report suspected drug activity.

LOW-WAGE CONTRACTORS: Maine’s independent senator is among a group of lawmakers promoting legislation to secure back pay for employees who work as contractors for the U.S. government during the ongoing federal shutdown.

LAND MANAGEMENT: Maine is looking for the public’s feedback about how to better manage tens of thousands of acres of rural land and woods.

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