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It’s official — the members of MaineHealth will be unified under a single board as of Jan. 1.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration is dismissing as "meritless" a lawsuit brought by gubernatorial candidate and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills over roughly $8 million in unpaid legal bills.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Between walkouts over gun violence and rallies protesting presidential nominees, young people have been particularly politically active in recent years. For college students, the push now is to turn that newfound civic engagement into turnout at the polls.

Over 11,000 students from nearly 100 Maine schools participated in this year’s student mock election.

Lewiston-Auburn's lead abatement program has reached a milestone, clearing 500 units in the two cities of lead hazards in the last nine years. But Program Manager Travis Mills, says it could do a lot more, with a larger pool of contractors.

KITTERY, Maine - The Navy has awarded a contract of nearly $55 million for a 140-ton crane at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Maine's nursing shortage is expected to ease by 2025, according to new estimates from the Maine Nursing Action Coalition.  But advocates say if Question 4 on the November ballot isn't approved, it will be difficult to educate the thousands of nurses that will still be needed by then.

A Chinese paper firm has finalized a deal to purchase a Maine paper mill.

Maine Maritime Plans Training Center For 2,400 At Bucksport Mill Site

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Maine Maritime Academy / via Bangor Daily News

Maine Maritime Academy wants to create an education center in Bucksport that could eventually train 2,400 students and professional mariners each year.

The Maine Attorney General's Office is supporting a lawsuit accusing the LePage administration of breaking the law by blocking Medicaid expansion.

David J. Phillip / Associated Press

BOSTON - Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night.

Maine is set for its first significant snowfall of the season. 

The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for part of the state, and up to a half-foot of snow is possible through Wednesday morning from western Maine to Houlton.

Mal Leary / Maine Public

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King is seeking re-election this year. He says he wants a second six-year term for many of the same reasons he got into politics more than two decades ago.

Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

The prize for the Mega Millions lottery is at $1.6 billion, and Mainers are buying up tickets. But the director of operations for the Maine Lottery, Michael Boardman, urges players not to get carried away.

OLD TOWN, Maine - An American Indian tribe in Maine will have access to an expansion of a federal government program that provides tribes with access to crime databases.

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