(NEWS CENTER Maine) — Here is what you need to know as you start your day:
1. RANKED-CHOICE RESULTS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY
The final results of the ranked-choice tabulations for the Maine Democratic candidate for governor and the second congressional district could possibly come as early as Wednesday. A delay was caused by faulty computer memory sticks used in ballot machines. Police on Tuesday gathered paper ballots from the five towns and cities affected to be loaded into a computer in Augusta.
2. PUBLIC MEETING FOR CLOSING JONESPORT NURSING HOME
The Downeast Community Hospital held a public meeting Tuesday to listen to comments from a community concerned about the loss of jobs and the disruption of residents that will occur when the Sunrise Nursing Home in Jonesport is closed at the end of August. The hospital board says it will do its best to find new jobs for employees of Sunrise and new homes for the residents.
3. BROWN TAP WATER IN WATERVILLE CALLED SAFE TO DRINK
Kennebec Water District officials are telling Waterville area residents that the brown and cloudy water coming from their pipes is safe to drink, according to their tests. The temporary discoloration and possible off-taste is caused by sediments in the water from a water pipe break in Waterville that is being repaired.
4. TRUMP DEMANDS LAWMAKERS REFORM HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION'S IMMIGRATION POLICY
President Trump told Republicans, if they can come up with legislation to stop the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border, he will sign it. The current immigration policy was enacted by the Trump administration only about a month ago. Lawmakers are considering a compromise bill that would stop the separation, while including provisions for billions of dollars for a border wall.
5. U.S. WITHDRAWING FROM UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States is withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council. Haley and Pompeo said the council is ignoring human rights abuses and allowing the worst offenders to join the council. This comes just a day after the council's top official criticized the Trump Administration's immigration policies that break apart families at the border.