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1. RAIN, RAIN DOESN'T GO AWAY, COMES BACK AGAIN TODAY
2. MAINE LAWMAKERS TO VOTE ON ABORTION BILL
The Maine House will vote Tuesday on a bill that would force private insurers and the state's Medicaid program to cover abortions. The bill was split along party lines in committee.
3. MAINE EDUCATION COMMITTEE APPROVES STATEWIDE PRE-K
The Maine Education Committee unanimously approved a bill Monday that directs the state's department of education to set standards for pre-k programs. School districts would have until the 2023-2024 school year to secure staff and space.
4. ASYLUM SEEKERS STRAINING PORTLAND SHELTERS
Portland officials say dozens of new asylum seekers over the last few weeks are straining an already overcrowded shelter system. Officials warned just last year the city's family shelter was already overcrowded, partly due to asylum seekers.
5. GOOD NEWS FOR MAINE EMPLOYERS: MORE SEASONAL VISAS
The Trump administration is making an additional 30,000 more temporary visas available for seasonal workers through the end of September.