June 19, 2018
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Stories we’re pursuing 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in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.

The Maine Pulp & Paper Association meets in Portland today; among the topics discussed are new EPA regulations regarding boiler exhaust that many mills are concerned about. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

The Maine Ethics Commission meets this afternoon to again discuss Democrat complaints about a national GOP group that recently spent $400,000 on state senate races. What, if any action, will be taken? Reporter: Kevin Miller

Bangor City Councilor Cary Weston is proposing to level fees against medical marijuana dispensaries and, possibly, methadone clinics, ostensibly to keep up with other communities that are doing the same. Reporter: Eric Russell

University of Maine student Rebecca Hickman is organizing a candlelight vigil for those who have been the victims of bullying as well as a memorial to those who committed suicide because of it. The vigil will be held tonight on the Orono campus. Reporter: Dawn Gagnon

The only contested race for Penobscot County officials is for Probate Judge. Mandi Odier-Fink, a 40-year-old Bangor Democrat, is challenging Allan Woodcock, 90, the Republican incumbent, also from Bangor. We examine the issues in the race. Reporter: Judy Harrison

On our Lifestyle pages you’ll find a feature about Bangor Center for History’s upcoming Halloween-themed presentations on Victorian-era funeral techniques, set for Oct. 29 and 30 at the Thomas Hill House. Reporter: Emily Burnham

In Sports, we’ll cover local high school soccer playoffs.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

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