Things You Need to Know Today: Salvation Army Kicks Off Christmas Kettle Campaign
Here are the things you need to know today......
The marijuana question is still a very close one. According to WGME, supporters are saying the won, but those opposed to the question say it very close and will wait to all votes have been counted. Then there would be the question of asking for a recount.
Governor LePage and the Salvation Army kick off the Christmas Kettle Campaign in Maine. According to WABI, they hope to have 130 kettles in areas around the state through Christmas Eve.
Opponents of the new minimum wage law said they plan to ask the lawmakers to repeal or modify some aspects of the measure to protect. According to centralmaine.com they are worried impact on small business in Maine.
From the Associated Press:
Protesters have been flooding city streets across America to condemn Donald Trump's election. From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, thousands of demonstrators are carrying flags and anti-Trump signs, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refuse to accept Trump's triumph. A protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Police installed barricades outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
President Barack Obama will meet Thursday at the White House with President-elect Donald Trump to prepare Trump for the transition of power. The White House says that at the same time, first lady Michelle Obama will be meeting with Melania Trump. Obama's meeting with Trump will be in the Oval Office. Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Trump will meet in the White House residence.
A Japanese official says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) will meet next week with President-elect Donald Trump. Australia's prime minister says he spoke with Trump over the telephone and that Trump agrees on the importance of the U.S. military alliance with Australia and the importance of the U.S. military presence to the security of the Asia-Pacific region. South Korean media say Trump has promised to maintain a strong U.S. military readiness to help guard against any aggression from North Korea.
Police in Seattle are searching for a gunman who opened fire outside a convenience store, wounding five people. Police say four men and one woman were hurt Wednesday evening after an argument of some kind at a busy intersection. A spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center says the conditions of the five wounded are improving.
Authorities in Athens, Greece, say attackers threw a hand grenade outside the French Embassy Thursday, lightly wounding a policeman. Police say the attack was apparently carried out by two people on a motorbike, and a bike matching the description was later found in a central Athens neighborhood popular with anarchists. President Barack Obama is due to visit the Greek capital next week.