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Collins: Kavanaugh And Accuser 'Should Both Testify Under Oath' Before Committee

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who alleges that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s should both testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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People in North Carolina and South Carolina are coping with flooding, closed roads and power outages as what the National Hurricane Center now calls Post-Tropical Cyclone Florence moves toward the northeast.

"Florence becoming an increasingly elongated low pressure area as it continues to produce heavy rain and over parts of the mid-Atlantic region," according to the hurricane forecasters.

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FALMOUTH, Maine - Passenger rail service between Boston and Brunswick, Maine, is expected to expand by the end of this year with the completion of a critical rail project.

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have secured a tentative contract with the hospital after a months-long effort.

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Sweeping changes proposed to the federal Endangered Species Act have conservation groups and others alarmed about protecting plants and animals on the verge of extinction in Maine and around the country.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's top court could weigh in on whether a tribe could run a casino on tribal land without state permission.

PORTLAND, Maine - One of the founders of the Maine Civil Liberties Union is going to deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture Monday at the University of Maine School of Law.

A new online ocean conservation tool has been launched. It's called the Conservation Planning Database.

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Good news for Maine lobstermen:  Just as a scarcity of the herring they use to bait their traps has closed that fishery, state officials are expanding the fishery for another baitfish - menhaden, or pogies that have shown up in large numbers off Maine for the third year in a row. 

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District serves on the conference committee ironing out differences in what congressional leaders are calling minibus spending bills. She says the goal is to avoid a federal government shutdown.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The governor's energy office director is stepping down.


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