Stories we’re pursuing today

Posted Oct. 18, 2010, at 11:32 a.m.

Here are some of our coverage plans for the day.

This feature is an opportunity for you to comment on our coverage choices, suggest sources, ask questions or share your knowledge in order to help us keep everyone better informed. We call it “The Daily News Meeting” because the list is generated from the 10 a.m. planning meeting BDN editors conduct each weekday.

Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

The city of Bangor has the highest crime rate in the state, according to the latest statistics from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Anti-casino groups are blaming Hollywood Slots. Are they correct? Reporter: Eric Russell

The Maine Prosecutors Association is meeting today through Wednesday in Bar Harbor. A major topic of discussion will center on how the state’s new medical marijuana laws will affect prosecutions. Reporter: Bill Trotter

The Maine Children’s Alliance today will release a mental health study of kids in the hope of influencing policies of the next resident of the Blaine House. We’ll summarize the report and seek response from the gubernatorial candidates. Reporter: Mal Leary

In addition to local and statewide races, Bangor voters will have a slew of charter amendments to decide on, including some that deal with the recall process and a provision that stipulates direct family members of elected officials cannot serve on committees. Reporter: Eric Russell

In Sports, we’ll cover local high school soccer and field hockey games as the seasons head toward playoffs and state championships.

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