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The first part of a wintry one-two punch is creating a messy commute across northern New England, but forecasters are more worried about a bigger storm on Wednesday.

A Gardiner woman is among hundreds of volunteers headed to the U.S.-Mexico border near Tijuana as part of the faith-led, New York City-based Sanctuary Coalition’s effort to assist immigrants fleeing violence in Central America.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's deer hunters would be able to harvest the animals with crossbows if a proposal from a state legislator is approved.

Courtesy Gov. Janet Mills' office.

Gov. Janet Mills has picked the president of the Maine Community College to lead her legal staff and a longtime deputy attorney general to serve as deputy legal counsel.

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine - The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says a death investigation led to the discovery of a methamphetamine operation at a home on Indian Island.

Mills Proposes To Restore Aid For Asylum-Seekers

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PORTLAND, Maine — The administration of Maine’s new Democratic governor wants to provide certain asylum-seekers with government benefits her Republican predecessor fought to eliminate.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine - The new Democratic governor of Maine weighed in on an ongoing debate in Skowhegan over the school district's "Indians'' nickname for its sports teams.

AUGUSTA, Maine - U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine is sponsoring legislation that would shrink the size of the border enforcement zone where federal agents can stop vehicles without warrants.

Hospital Visits For Some Maine Residents Could Become More Complicated, And Costly

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Bill Trotter / Bangor Daily News

Visits to the hospital are never fun, and they’re rarely straightforward. But for some residents of eastern and central Maine who have a medical emergency — a broken leg, an allergic reaction, chest pain — seeking help is about to get more complicated.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's biggest city plans to hold a public hearing on a proposal to allow employees to earn paid sick leave.

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Earlier this week Maine Public reported that former Republican Gov. Paul LePage had pardoned a former GOP state legislator Jeff Pierce for a 35-year-old drug trafficking conviction. Pierce confirmed that he had received clemency for the felony conviction.

David Sharp / AP Photo

As the country embarks on a third week with the federal government partially shutdown, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says that while U.S. border security does need to be improved, she contends that stalling government is not the way to go about it.

JACKMAN, Maine - A man was killed Saturday afternoon near the western Maine town of Jackman in the first snowmobile fatality of the season.

Florida's incoming governor is appointing an official from the administration of President Donald Trump to run the agency that oversees Medicaid.

Abukar Adan / Maine Public/file

Maine electricity users endured the most frequent service interruptions and the longest outages of any state in the U.S. in 2017, according to federal reliability data.

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