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The 21 Democratic state senators have selected their leadership for the new Legislature, and they say they are ready to move swiftly on Gov.-elect Janet Mills pledge to make Medicaid expansion a reality.

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South Portland residents Tuesday endorsed an ordinance that bans some short-term rentals in the city. Short-term rentals have become increasingly common - and controversial - over the last few years, and the ordinance itself was the result of a long and contentious debate.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine man has admitted he threatened to shoot his neighbors with a shotgun as they tried to bring him a plate of food.

The 14-member Senate Republican caucus has elected Sen. Dana Dow of Waldoboro as its leader and Sen. Jeff Timberlake of Turner as assistant leader. Dow was co-chair of the Taxation Committee that worked out a bipartisan tax conformity bill earlier this year.

The National Park Service Might Demolish A Calais House On The Historic Register

16 hours ago
Courtesy of the National Park Service / via Bangor Daily News

Maine historic preservationists and the National Park Service are at odds over what to do with a 135-year-old house adjacent to the St. Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.

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The family of 71-year-old Diana Estey, who vanished from a tiny town in Piscataquis County two years ago, are offering a $12,000 reward for information that might help solve the mysterious case.

Oil Pipeline Company Asks Federal Court To Overturn Ruling On South Portland Law

18 hours ago
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News/file

Lawyers for the Portland Pipeline Corp. have appealed a federal court decision that effectively blocks it from piping oil south from Canada to Maine.

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Curious about the number of tick borne diseases in your county or town? A new web-based dashboard on the Maine Tracking Network provides daily updates on cases of Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - Three members of Maine's congressional delegation are concerned about the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Maine Governor-elect Janet Mills says improving health care will be a top priority when she takes office in January.  Mills made an appearance Wednesday morning at Becky’s Diner in Portland, where she also said she would follow through on promises to address the opioid epidemic and climate change.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A group of scientists, conservationists and others is meeting in Massachusetts to brainstorm strategies to save one of the rarest marine mammals on the planet.

PORTLAND, Maine - A couple of the most significant fisheries for shellfish on the East Coast will have the same catch quotas next year.

PORTLAND, Maine - Couriers will soon traverse Maine's 2nd Congressional District to collect materials needed to start the process of tallying the winner of that race.

In this edition of our monthly political roundtable "Across the Aisle" Keith Shortall talks with former Republican lawmaker Meredith Strang Burgess, of Burgess Advertising and Marketing, economist Dick Woodbury, who served in Augusta as an independent, and Cynthia Dill, an attorney who served in the Legislature as a Democrat.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The Maine Attorney General's office Wednesday argued in support of a lawsuit that seeks to force the LePage administration to implement Medicaid expansion.  Though Attorney General Janet Mills has recused herself from the case, the governor-elect was in Cumberland County Superior Court to hear arguments. Mills promised on the campaign trail to implement the voter-approved law if elected. But the group behind the lawsuit says it's still important to proceed with the case.

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