May 27, 2018
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Stories we’re working on today

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

We expect a verdict today in Lorraine Morin’s civil lawsuit against Eastern Maine Medical Center over the stillborn delivery of her 16-week-old fetus. We’ll have reaction from both sides. Reporter: Nok-Noi Ricker

An Obama administration official is visiting Maine to discuss the new health care overhaul, which is an issue in election campaigns around the country. Deputy Assistant Secretary on Aging Cindy Padilla will meet with seniors Wednesday at Dirigo Pines Retirement Community in Orono. Reporter: Meg Haskell

The editor of the Forbes magazine article that put Maine at the bottom of the list of business-friendly states said the ranking should be considered a snapshot in time, but added that companies consider the same data when looking for places to locate. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

The debate over whether the city should hire a private consultant to conduct a review of Bangor’s police and fire departments has boiled over this week. City Councilor Pat Blanchette on Monday accused fellow Councilor David Nealley, who has pushed hard for the independent review, of initiating a witch hunt on the public safety departments. Reporter: Eric Russell

Ellsworth florist The Bud Connection is collecting decorated and handcrafted bras until Oct. 25 to raise money for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. The bras and artwork are on display throughout the store to raise awareness.Reporter: Aislinn Sarnacki

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

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