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Experts Disagree On Whether Maine Home Care Referendum Will Result In ‘Marriage Penalty’ Tax

A ballot question this fall that would levy a tax on high income earners in Maine to pay for home care for seniors and people with disabilities is generating debate about who will be taxed, and how.

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The agency overseeing development in Maine's vast wilderness is considering dramatic changes that would alter restrictions on where homes and businesses can be built.

A Canadian company has ditched plans to buy a marijuana-growing facility in Auburn, Maine.

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The federal government this week awarded community health centers in Maine $1.4 million in quality improvement grants.

An elite boarding school in Connecticut is acknowledging sexual abuse by seven now-former staffers against 16 students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., is a private high school of about 600 students.

Editor's note: Parts of this story contain content that is sexually explicit.

Twenty years ago Friday, the long-running independent counsel Whitewater investigation had reached a crossroads, far from where it started, with prosecutors questioning President Bill Clinton about his relationship with a former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

Sixteen years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the Catholic church continues to grow.

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Next weekend, 100,000 people will descend on the Bangor waterfront to take in music that has evolved over centuries. The three day American Folk Festival will feature 15 performers playing all sorts of styles, from Texas Blues to Gospel to Zimbabwe vocal harmony. But what exactly is it that makes folk music..folk music? Keith Shortall spoke with a Maine folklorist about some of the common stories that are sometimes hidden from the average ear.

Maine's hospitals are making progress in collecting more than $42 million in outstanding payments from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but 2nd District Congressperson Bruce Poliquin said the government can do better.

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Independent Sen. Angus King received the support Friday of two former prominent Maine U.S. senators from opposing parties.

A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans.

The Maine-based shrimp fishery has been shut down since 2013 because of concerns such as warming ocean temperatures and poor survival of young. Scientists working with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are assessing the shrimp stock, and so far it looks like little has changed.

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Hope After Hopelessness

Monday—Dan Abbott and his wife, author Monica Wood, along with the Press Herald's Bob Keyes, join us to talk about life after a major depressive episode.

This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public Radio News team.