- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is the latest well-known name to endorse Question D, the citizen-initiated referendum to raise Portland’s minimum wage and eliminate the tip credit. Opponents of Question D have focused on the elimination of the tip credit, saying it could reduce tips, lead to increased costs and unintended consequences such as restaurant closures or more automation. (PH)
- A beautiful and very warm day is expected today and it’s just the start of a near record warm weekend for most of Maine. We could hit 70 degrees on Saturday! (WGME)
- On Sunday, people in the U.S. and Canada will “fall back” to standard time, setting their clocks back an hour and signaling the end of daylight saving time. (Arizona and Hawaii, which are on permanent standard time, keep their clocks the same.) (NYT)
- No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, so Saturday’s jackpot is up to $1.5 billion. The next drawing could break the all-time Powerball record. The biggest jackpot ever was $1.586 billion in 2016. (CNN)
- Netflix’s ad tier debuted yesterday. The subscription level will offer the lowest rate to view Netflix content, but you will also see ads. The $6.99 per month fee has lower video quality, and you won’t be able to download the content for offline viewing. (TIME)
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