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Outgoing Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he might run against Democratic Gov.-elect Janet Mills in four years.

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Maine 2nd District incumbent Bruce Poliquin's federal court challenge to ranked-choice voting raised several legal issues with the system. On Tuesday Poliquin filed an injunction and temporary restraining order to halt the count of ranked-choice voting results.  Dimitri Bam, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Maine School of Law, unpacked some of those issues with Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.

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Student test scores in Maine slipped in the 2017-2018 school year. "We did see a slight decline across the board in student test results," says Rachel Paling, communication director for the Maine Department of Education.

LEWISTON, Maine - Maine's first universally accessible public playground is getting its ribbon cutting. The Sun Journal reports the ceremony will take place Wednesday to celebrate the construction of Jude's Place playground at Marcotte Park.

YORK, Maine - A southern Maine organization will receive more than $1.3 million from the federal government to beef up its support for low-income families.

WATERVILLE, Maine - A Maine city will move ahead in a recount of ballots cast in a referendum to ban plastic shopping bags.

With the next legislative session just around the corner, an advocacy group for Americans over 50 is calling on lawmakers to enact policies to support family caregivers.

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WATERVILLE, Maine - Maine's two biggest mountains are opening for the ski season.
The Morning Sentinel reports Sunday River in Newry opened last Friday on a daily basis, and Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley is planning to open daily this Friday.
Both mountains were helped by a dumping of 10 inches of natural snow over the weekend.
It is unclear if Saddleback ski resort will open for the season. Its owners announced plans to sell the ski area to the Majella Group last year, but the CEO of the company was charged with fraud in June.

Some parts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are seeing snow. Snow was falling Tuesday morning in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire, and central and northern Vermont. Rain was coming down farther south.

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After a plan to build a new, 200-bed homeless shelter in a residential neighborhood in Portland met with intense opposition, city staff Tuesday night will present some new options to city councilors.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The federal government is investing more than a half million dollars in Maine to help boost production of crops including state staples like potatoes and blueberries.
Maine Agriculture Commissioner Walter Whitcomb says the state is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to help food producers in the state. The program has been used over the years to improve Maine's harvest of everything from hops to honey.

Maine is letting new people into its rebuilding scallop fishery for the first time in nearly a decade.

Gusty winds continue to sweep through northern New England as utility crews, particularly in Maine, work to restore power after outages overnight.

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The Maine Warden Service is conducting a search for a missing hunter in New Portland, Maine.

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Parade watchers braved November winds in Portland Sunday morning to commemorate Veterans Day with a parade. Among the groups marching were Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Maine Base Submarine Veterans, the Boy Scouts and the American Legion.