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Tomorrow (June 13) is June election day. Besides local issues that may be on the ballot for your community, Maine voters go to the polls to decide a proposal that would fund advancements in aquaculture, marine technology, forestry and agriculture. The Maine Technology Institute would distribute $45 million in grants for upgrades in those fields. The Small Enterprise Growth Fund would direct the remaining $5 million to qualifying small businesses in fields like marine sciences, biotechnology and manufacturing. It's the only statewide ballot question.

A bill that would have allowed the family of a fetus who dies before birth to sue for wrongful death was blocked in a 72 to 71 vote Friday. Supporters of the measure say that women who lose their unborn children should be able to sue for their loss. Critics warn that the measure could lead to the concept of fetal personhood which could restrict abortions.

A Canadian produce company has purchased tomato grower Backyard Farms, the largest commercial grower of year-round tomatoes in New England. Mastronardi Produce Ltd., of Kingsville, Ontario, announced the acquisition of the Madison, Maine, company on Friday.

Maine's medical helicopter service is expanding with a third helicopter. LifeFlight unveiled the new Agusta 109 helicopter on Friday in Lewiston, where it's been based since its arrival last month. The helicopter boasts improved avionics and the latest medical equipment. LifeFlight also has a fixed-wing airplane along with two older model helicopters.

Members of Maine's blueberry industry fear losing growers due to a depression in prices that has made growing the beloved crop a less reliable way to make a living. Prices to farmers have plunged from nearly a dollar a pound (454 grams) in 2011 to around 25 cents per pound (454 grams) now. Gov. Paul LePage's budget proposal that would use $2.5 million in state money to market agricultural products.

Sen. Susan Collins says that while former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about his firing by President Donald Trump was "thorough," there remains the possibility of "misinterpretation." The Maine Republican and Senate Intelligence Committee member said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" program that it was wrong for Trump to bring up the Russian election-meddling investigation in conversation with Comey but whether Trump did anything illegal is another issue.

Scientists are looking for an explanation for the deaths of dozens of seabirds in New England. Wildlife officials say northern gannets that are seriously ill or dead have been washing ashore on local beaches from Massachusetts to Maine.

A Shakespeare scholar who grew up reading Stephen King's books will hold a University of Maine position named in honor of him. The University of Maine says it has named Caroline Bicks as its inaugural Stephen E. King chair in literature. Bicks often speaks on Shakespeare's relevancy and echoes in popular culture today, including parallels between the personalities of Shakespeare's Juliet and King's Carrie.

"Dear Evan Hansen" has won the biggest theater popularity contest _ winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards. The show centers on a profoundly lonely 17-year-old who fabricates a prior friendship with a classmate who has just committed suicide. "Dear Evan Hansen" beat out "Come From Away," "Groundhog Day the Musical" and "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812." Kevin Spacey hosted the Tonys for the first time.

Does President Donald Trump have tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey? Fellow Republicans are pressing Trump to come clean about whether he has tapes. They also want Trump to provide them to Congress if he does have them or else possibly face a subpoena. Trump's attorney general is preparing for a Senate hearing as the congressional investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials extends to his Cabinet.

Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and "living drugs" are its next frontier. Genetically engineering a patient's own immune cells to be stronger and smarter lets them grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors. Two versions of these so-called CAR-T cells may hit the market soon, to treat some types of leukemia and lymphoma. Now researchers are trying to harness their power to help more patients, and more common kinds of cancer.

Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation's capital and dozens of other U.S. cities on Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by the administration of President Donald Trump. Activists have been embittered by the Trump administration's rollback of federal guidance advising school districts to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.

Puerto Rico's governor is vowing to turn the U.S. territory into the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote's legitimacy. Gov. Ricardo Rossello told a couple hundred supporters waving U.S. flags late Sunday that he will soon create a commission to appoint two senators and five representatives to demand statehood from the U.S. Congress, which has to approve any changes to the island's political status.

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