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Four lawmakers in Maine are floating bills that would seal or expunge the records of people with past marijuana convictions.

Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) has named Peter Wright as the new president of Rumford and Bridgton Hospitals.

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U.S. State Rep. Chellie Pingree is urging passage of the budget bill covering agriculture and Food and Drug Administration programs because she says Mainers are being hurt by the partial federal government shutdown.

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More than 500 Mainers now have coverage under Medicaid expansion. Gov. Janet Mills made the announcement Thursday morning, a week after she officially took office and pledged to expand the health care program that voters approved by referendum more than a year ago. 

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A volunteer economic development group that’s trying to revive Millinocket’s former paper mill site is continuing to challenge a federal tax lien that has hampered its efforts. The lien most recently dissuaded a North Carolina forest products company from launching a $30 million factory on the site.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is defending her pick for public safety commissioner as a former Republican lawmaker and sportsman's group raise concerns over his gun control views.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports three people have died from the flu this season.

Maine To Change 'Open For Business' Sign To 'Welcome Home'

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is moving forward with plans to replace its "Open for Business'' highway sign with one that reads: "Welcome Home.''

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea.

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Maine’s hundreds of U.S. Coast Guard personnel perform search-and-rescue missions, break up ice in the rivers and do other critical jobs to keep the state’s mariners safe and its maritime economy moving. But although active-duty personnel are continuing to do those jobs even while the partial government shutdown drags on, they will not receive their regular paychecks next Tuesday unless some sort of resolution is found.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills intends to authorize the sale of $15 million in senior housing bonds that were approved by voters three years ago but held up by her predecessor, Gov. Paul LePage.

The state of Maine fails to provide adequate access and quality in its Children's Behavioral Health Services, according to a new report commissioned by Public Consulting Group.

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A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

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As the federal government shutdown continues, the union that represents 25 air traffic controllers at Portland's Jetport says the long-term impacts could be serious.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Winter is in full swing in Maine, but heating oil prices are continuing to tumble in the state.
 
The Governor's Energy Office said on Wednesday the average statewide cash price is now $2.86, which is 9 cents less than three weeks ago. Kerosene is now $3.45 per gallon, also down 9 cents from three week ago. Propane is $2.87, 2 cents less than three weeks ago.
 
The prices are all more than the average 2017-18 heating price, which was 27 cents less for heating oil.
 

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