These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

Maine voters have approved changes aimed at bolstering the state's campaign finance rules and clean election law. The proposal passed Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote in unofficial returns. Mainers have authorized $100 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements and low-income housing for seniors. One would authorize $85 million for infrastructure projects. Most of the money would pay to build, rebuild or rehabilitate state highways and replace and rehabilitate bridges. The other question would provide $15 million for housing for seniors. (AP)

Two men have been arrested in Lewiston on heroin trafficking charges during an investigation into two suspected drug overdose deaths over the weekend in Androscoggin County. Vincent Steed of Lewiston and Devin Webbert of Bronx, New York, are facing charges of aggravated trafficking of heroin and crack cocaine. Law enforcement searched a Lewiston apartment Monday evening as part of the deaths investigation and say they seized 53 packets of heroin and 72 bags of crack cocaine.(AP)

Two Maine groups will receive federal Housing Preservation Grants to help with low-income housing rehabilitation projects in five counties. The grants will go to Penquis Community Action Program and Western Maine Community Action for projects in Franklin, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox and Waldo counties. The money will benefit Maine's low-income families during the state's bitter winters. (AP)

In Oakland, voters overwhelmingly approved the police station project in a referendum Tuesday. Monmouth voters on Tuesday agreed to spend $50,000 to improve parking at the town’s boat launch on Cochnewagon Lake. Voters in Readfield and Windsor approved proposals to buy new firetrucks in Tuesday voting. Augusta residents voted overwhelmingly to allow the city to borrow nearly $1.7 million for street and sidewalk improvements. Portland voters rejected a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour but City-Council approved minimum wage of $10.10 per hour will take effect in January.  The race for mayor in Lewiston will be decided by a runoff election. Benjamin Chin had 44 percent of the vote on Tuesday, compared to 37 percent for incumbent Robert Macdonald. But neither collected 50 percent of the vote, so there will be a runoff election on Dec. 8 in Lewiston.  ( / AP)

A North Anson man who allegedly took police on a wild, high-speed chase Monday through three towns in Somerset County, ending with him crashing his car in Cornville, was listed Tuesday in critical condition at a Bangor hospital. According to the KJ, “numerous charges” eventually will be brought against Robert “Bobby” Tucker. But those will wait as police continue to piece together the events from Monday’s chase as well as a burglary investigation in Waldo County. It started after detectives questioned Tucker at a home in Dixmont in connection with a burglary in Troy. Tucker ran off and ended up in a 2002 Chevy Malibu, which police spotted a couple of hours later in Madison. (

Seven people are facing drug charges after a bust in Augusta. Five of then are from New York City. Drug agents say they seized more than 100 grams of crack cocaine, 60 grams of heroin, some marijuana, two loaded handguns, and more than $13,000.  Those charged include 25-year-old Kashawn McLaughlin, 30-year-old Tymell Waters, 31-year-old Frederick Rogers, 25-year-old Porcia Woodard, and 23-year-old Davina Abdusalan, all from New York. Those five and 45-year-old Donna Hall of Augusta are all being held on $50,000 bail. 31-year-old Melissa Clark of Augusta is being held on $5,000 bail. (WABI)

The Kennebec County Interim Sheriff says his department’s first-time use of a heroin overdose medication may have saved a man from Mount Vernon from dying. A deputy was called to a home on Corbin Way early Monday morning for a possible overdose. Interim Sheriff Ryan Reardon says the deputy found the man in the house but he resisted being taken into custody, so a taser had to be used.  There were also outstanding warrants for his arrest. Once the man was in the deputy’s car, he passed out. Narcan, an anti-overdose drug, revived him. The man was taken to the hospital and then to the Kennebec County Jail. Kennebec County deputies started carrying the Narcan kits in their vehicles in February. (WABI)

An ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston has failed to win approval from voters. In Ohio, voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana in a single stroke. (AP)

Voters have ousted the mayor of Flint, Michigan, a Detroit suburb that has been dealing with fallout from drinking water problems. Newcomer Karen Weaver beat incumbent Dayne Walling in Tuesday's election. While Walling was mayor, Flint switched from Detroit's water system to water from the Flint River last year in a cost-cutting move. Officials recently confirmed elevated blood-lead levels were found in children. (AP)

Justin Trudeau will be sworn in Wednesday as Canada's prime minister. The 43-year-old, who's the son of the late prime minister Pierre Trudeau, becomes the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history. Justin Trudeau's ministers will be announced Wednesday and most of them will be between the ages of 35 and 50. (AP)

A strong earthquake has struck off eastern Indonesia, causing people to run out of their homes in panic, but there've been no reports of injuries or damage. Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency says Wednesday's quake was 6.3 in magnitude. A government official on Alor island says, "The earthquake shook everything for about 11 seconds, causing people to run from their houses in panic." (AP)