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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and members of her staff on Wednesday met with the head of the massive Spanish power company that owns Central Maine Power, a utility which is under investigation by state regulators for ongoing billing problems and which is also engaged in a public relations campaign as it seeks approval of a 145-mile transmission line to send hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.

Maine Public recently fielded a question via email from one of our listeners which we decided to try to answer. So, we asked her to repeat it over the phone.

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Maine had a surge of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in January, according to a Center for Disease Control surveillance report. Fifty-five cases were reported, which is more than double the five year median of 24.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine lobster boat captain has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of a pair of crewmen.

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Members of Maine's congressional delegation are strongly objecting to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency to fund construction of additional miles of a border wall.

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Creative Portland is launching a new event intending to highlight the city's performing arts talent. It will take place this Sunday, Feb. 17. The show will feature music, dance, digital art. Singer JanaeSound recently relocated to Portland from St. Louis, Missouri, and will be performing on Sunday. Her song "Diamonds" has racked up more than 100,000 listeners on services like SoundCloud and Spotify. She spoke with Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.

Maine Companies Ask For Exemptions From Trump’s Steel Tariffs

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Two Maine companies have filed for a total of 11 exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed last year by President Donald Trump so they can affordably acquire the materials they need for their businesses.

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Health, environmental, and women's rights advocates are urging Senators Angus King and Susan Collins to vote against several of President Trump's federal judicial nominees.

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Wednesday wasn't your average snow day for public school students in the Camden area.

Members of the legislature’s Education Committee are considering a proposal that would require handwriting be taught in grade school.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' pick to lead the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry moved one step closer to confirmation Thursday after receiving unanimous approval by a legislative committee.

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has ordered a new trial for a Maine man who claimed his mistook his wife for an intruder when he killed her with a shotgun.

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The construction firm hired to oversee the CityPlace project in Burlington, Vermont, is being sued by a Maine company for delays in building a $47 million biomedical facility.

Ambitious New Plan To Save Atlantic Salmon Has Big Price Tag

Feb 14, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine - The federal government has outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore populations of Atlantic salmon in the eastern United States.

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Members of Maine's congressional delegation and environmental and outdoor groups are praising Senate passage this week of a historic public lands package that includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The legislation is expected to win strong support in the House, and it comes after President Trump has pushed to scale back protections for public lands.

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