Stories we’re working on today

Posted Oct. 26, 2010, at 11:34 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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.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 Maine Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint against a Virginia-based PAC that has spent $400,000 in the last few weeks attacking Democratic state senate candidates. Why does a PAC in Virginia care about local races in Maine? Reporter: Eric Russell

It has been two months since Ralph “Greenie” Greenleaf died after being beaten near the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge in Bangor. There still have been no arrests in connection with his death. What’s the status of the investigation? We’ll ask police. Reporter: Nok-Noi Ricker

The state’s Economic Forecasting Commission says there are signs the Maine economy is starting to to turn around. What are the signs? Reporter: Mal Leary

Today we take an in-depth look at Question 1 on the Nov. 2 ballot, which would authorize a casino in Oxford County. Polls indicate it will be a close vote, win or lose. Will voters decide based on economic self-interest or the moral questions surrounding gambling? We ask experts. Reporter: Eric Russell

What if you lost your job and benefits, then found out you have cancer? We report on a Maine man who is battling multiple myeloma and is dependent on an expensive regimen of drugs to be comfortable. He makes $100 a month too much to qualify for MaineCare. How is he surviving? Reporter: Meg Haskell

It’s food day on our Lifestyle pages. We offer crockpot recipes and a story on what kids really want to get in their Halloween bags. Hint: it’s not lollipops.

In Sports, we’ll cover local high school field hockey and girls soccer playoffs.

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