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Following ACLU Lawsuit, Maine State Prisoner Will Receive Medication-Assisted Treatment

Later this month, a Caribou man who has been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder will report to the Maine State Prison to serve a nine-month sentence.

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The University of Southern Maine has barred from teaching a professor who organized a one credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

A new task force has formed to discuss conservation strategies in Maine once Gov. Paul LePage leaves office.


The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

When you think of Scottish food, your first thought might be haggis, but the country's No. 1 food export is actually farmed Atlantic salmon.

Last year, almost $786 million worth of Scottish salmon was exported globally, with the United States as its largest market. The aquaculture industry, which already contributes $2.85 billion to the U.K. economy, has ambitious targets for growth. The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organization, the main industry group, aims to more than double production to as much as 400,000 tons by 2030.

Starting Wednesday, the sale of recreational marijuana begins in Canada following a law passed over the summer.

The law says anyone in Canada over the age of 18 is allowed to possess marijuana, provided it's less than 30 grams — just over an ounce. Canadians can also grow up to four marijuana plants in their home and buy from a provincially regulated retailer.

Republican Candidate Mark Holbrook is one of two challengers seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree in Maine’s 1st District. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked Holbrook what issue he believes is most on the minds of Maine people in this election.

PORTLAND, Maine - The price of heating oil continues to climb steadily in Maine even as global crude oil prices have fallen.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish leaders Wednesday amid the diplomatic crisis over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "made clear that the Saudis had cooperated" with Turkey's investigation.

BANGOR, Maine - A Maine man has admitted he threatened four U.S. Navy instructors with a pistol near a remote military base in northwestern Maine.

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The four candidates in Maine's 2nd Congressional District race held their second - and final debate in which all of the candidates will participate - in Presque Isle, at WAGM-TV. And at times, things got testy.




Wednesday—Loneliness is being called a public health epidemic? What forms does loneliness take, and what can be done to help?

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