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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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A Maine superior court judge, frustrated when people don't show up for jury duty, is ready to haul them into court if they don't appear after being summoned to perform what he views as their civic duty. reports the prevalence of no-show jurors has recently threatened the ability of trials to be held and verdicts decided.

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.

A third man has been arrested in connection with a toxic batch of synthetic marijuana, called K2, that led to more than 100 overdoses between Tuesday and Thursday night in New Haven, Conn., according to officials.

New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell made the announcement at a news conference on Friday morning, describing the latest suspect as a man with "a history" with the department. The suspect has not been publicly identified.

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.

State: Baileyville Mill Has A History Of Wastewater Leaks

Aug 18, 2018
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The leak of more than half a million gallons of wastewater last week at a Baileyville mill is the third such leak that has occurred at the mill in the past two years.

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.

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.


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.

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