Stories we’re working on today

Posted Oct. 22, 2010, at 11:55 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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

Can the Republicans take back the state Senate? Who is spending the most money? Which races are closest? We’ll answer these questions and more in an analysis of the state senate races. Reporter: Eric Russell

The International Trade Commission is expected to rule today on whether regulations have been violated regarding the importation of coated paper from China. We’ll have reaction from Maine manufacturers. Reporter: Nick Sambides

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, independent Eliot Cutler remains far behind Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Libby Mitchell in most polls. But there is still a substantial percent of undecideds. Can Cutler win? Experts weigh in on his chances. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Mount View High School students have just won an international award from the PeaceJam Foundation for their work growing food for the hungry. This summer, the gardens produced almost 2,000 pounds of produce. The Colorado-based foundation brings together Nobel Peace Prize laureates and youth, and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias will come to the high school in November to check out the students’ garden. Reporter: Abigail Curtis

A Bangor couple at risk of losing their home because they owe a substantial amount of money to the city has agreed to a strict repayment plan that was reluctantly agreed to by city councilors this week. Reporter: Eric Russell

In Sports, we’ll cover local high school football games as the season heads toward playoffs and state championships. We’ll also cover the University of Maine’s big hockey game with North Dakota tonight at Alfond Arena.

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