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Auburn Man Arrested In Connection With 1993 Murder At University Of Alaska Fairbanks

The arrest of a Maine man in connection with a 26-year-old sexual assault and murder case in Alaska is once again highlighting the emerging use of genetic genealogy by police to solve crimes. The technology was used to link DNA from the crime scene at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to 44-year-old Steven Downs, a registered nurse living in Auburn.

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Maine’s congressional delegation is unified in its opposition to President Trump’s use of emergency powers to redirect money to build a partial wall on the border with Mexico.

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint $1 coins honoring former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, for the year.

The U.S.-led liberal world order is falling apart, according to the organizers of a gathering of world leaders and defense chiefs in Germany that has met annually since the Cold War.

The Munich Security Conference report said the Trump administration displays an "irritating enthusiasm for strongmen across the globe" and "disdain for international institutions and agreements."

A former jail inmate in Maine has filed a lawsuit against a corrections officer saying the officer used a racial slur and disclosed to other inmates that he was a federal informant.

Rebecca Conley

This week a couple of prominent politicians were put on the spot: Republican Sen. Susan Collins by fellow- Republican President Trump, and Democratic Gov. Janet Mills by the proposal to construct an electric transmission line across western Maine. In the latest weekly edition of Maine’s Political Pulse, Maine Public’s Chief Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with host Irwin Gratz about these developments.

The administration of Maine's new Democratic governor says the state's enrolled over 6,200 under voter-approved Medicaid expansion since January.

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The snow gods have been good to some areas of northern New England this season, with total snowfall so far exceeding normal by several feet in some spots as ski areas head into the President's Day holiday weekend.

The Department of Homeland Security has announced new guidelines to track child marriages among immigrants in the United States.

While debates on immigration have focused on national security, and President Trump's determination to build a wall along the southern border has resulted in a national emergency declaration, the new rules address a far lesser known immigration issue.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, there is no minimum age requirement for a person to request or benefit from visa applications in which spouses or fiancées are minors.

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Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor is famous for laboratory research mice, and Houlton will soon be known for producing their food.


Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree-D,  has introduced legislation that advances a years-long effort to designate the York River as a Wild and Scenic River System, a program managed by the National Park Service.



Children's Museums

Friday—We discuss the role of children's museums and how they are changing in Maine.