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A long simmering debate over Skowhegan High School's use of an ‘Indian’ mascot is once again headed for a showdown.

Maine is reviewing an application to build a new wind farm in a proposal that critics warned could kill birds and bats.

The Maine Department of Education says it has received a five-year grant of nearly $3 million from the federal government to help with emergency management plans.

The federal government is investing more than $46 million in improvements to water systems in three Maine communities.

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Fishermen who seek one of the most important bait fish on the East Coast are likely to see a dramatic reduction in the amount they are allowed to harvest next year.

Maine is getting almost $27 million in federal dollars for three transportations projects.

State regulators are asking for public input on a proposal to broadly ban the use of live fish when angling for brook trout and Arctic charr in northern Maine - while creating special exemptions for the many areas, including ice-fishing ponds and other sites, where using bait-fish is a long and legal tradition.

The Maine secretary of state's office won't investigate concerns raised by some Republican voters who say they received ballots for the wrong congressional district.

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi chided Republicans Thursday for protesting the election of Congressman-elect Jared Golden.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is relaxing Obama-era nutrition standards for school lunch programs.

Maine ranks 24 in the nation for high-speed internet access, but it is dead last in New England. New census data indicate that that rate varies widely among the state's counties.

A new coalition of business and education groups says it hopes to expand and improve computer science education in Maine. The group — which includes the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, the University of Maine system and Microsoft — is calling itself CS4Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine - Commercial fishermen will be able to catch a little bit more cod and haddock off New England next year.

BANGOR, Maine - The state employee who led the scrutinized launch of a new unemployment system is Maine's new top child welfare official.
 

NEWPORT, R.I. - A regulatory board is allowing shellfish harvesting in a key management area off of New England, though more monitoring of the fishery will now apply.

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