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Despite protests, poll shows Trump’s approval rating holds steady in Maine

Good morning from Augusta. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Portland on Friday to roll out an initiative in Maine and nine other states to target the opioid crisis.

He will speak at 11 a.m. at the U.S. attorney’s office in Portland for his first public event in Maine since he introduced then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a Bangor rally in October 2016. But the news on opioids has mostly been made by this point.

Sessions will likely talk up the opioid plan and protesters will be around. The U.S. Department of Justice laid out the plan in Thursday news releases. A Maine-specific release said there will be an “enforcement surge” in which the U.S. attorney’s office prosecute “every readily provable case” involving distribution of fentanyl and other dangerous synthetic opioids, regardless of quantity.

To read the rest of “Despite protests, poll shows Trump’s approval rating holds steady in Maine,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Micheal Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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