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PORTLAND, Maine - A car that struck a utility pole has knocked out power to a Maine airport, delayed 19 flights and snarled rush hour traffic.

BANGOR, Maine - Some experts who plan to attend the upcoming Cattlemen's College in Maine say hooting and hollering cowboys may be a thing of the past.

NPR has partenered with its member stations and the Associated Press to provide live elections data, including key U.S. House races, all U.S. Senate races, all gubernatorial races, and key ballot initiatives.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

It's Election Day, and Maine Public's news staff is out in the field covering the races. Check back here for local updates and the latest from our reporters, as well as national updates from NPR.

Bangor city councilors have agreed to spend $8,600 to study how much it would cost the city to build solar arrays on municipal properties.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he plans to become a resident of Florida after his final term expires at the end of the year.

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The documentary “Dawnland” tells the story of Native American children who for the better part of the 20th century had been taken from their families and placed in foster care with white families. Many experienced abuse and were stripped of their cultural identity.

PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge has ordered a shipping company that illegally discharged wastewater to pay a $3.2 million criminal fine and institute an environmental compliance plan.

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BOSTON - Scientists from the New England Aquarium say sea turtle deaths off the New England coast should play a role in a federal government decision about whether a large turtle's endangered status should be reconsidered.

UMaine Team Researching Ways To Help Farmers Adapt To Climate Change

Nov 5, 2018
Julia Bayly / Bangor Daily News

Farming has always been a risky and unpredictable way to make a living, and according to researchers at the University of Maine in Orono, fluctuating weather conditions associated with climate change are only adding to the unpredictability.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's first online charter school is seeking to renew its state charter.  The Portland Press Herald reports the state Charter School Commission will vote on Maine Connections Academy's renewal application Tuesday.

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine System is expanding a program that allows high school students to take classes for college credit.

Getting to the polls tomorrow will be less expensive for some.  The Greater Portland Metro bus system says rides will be free across all of its routes, including the express service "Breez" that runs between Portland and Brunswick.

About 3,700 homes and businesses are still without electric service as of about 11 o'clock this morning in the wake of high winds Saturday.

It’s a little later than expected, but Maine has seen a dip in gas prices.

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