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A Maine lawmaker is proposing to limit the influence of lobbyists, restrict when former lawmakers can start lobbying and ban the use of political funds for personal profit.

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A Maine man who is considered one of the nation's top trial attorneys has died. In a career that spanned nearly 60 years, Ralph Lancaster practiced civil and criminal law and worked on cases that went before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Hague. Friends and colleagues say the passing of Lancaster signals the end of an era.

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The state has voided a contract won by a California consultant to propose rules and procedures for deploying the Maine's legalized adult-use marijuana marketplace. The move came after a losing bidder with local ties appealed the award, saying the state failed to give adequate weight to that Maine connection.

BANGOR, Maine - Officials say a Facebook Messenger video chat that allegedly showed a man beating another man to death won't be seen by a jury because it wasn't apparently saved.

PORTLAND, Maine - A genteel, bowtie-wearing attorney who was appointed special master by the U.S. Supreme Court for an unprecedented four times has died.

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More than 10 percent of students in Maine Public Schools have "chronic health conditions," such as asthma, type-1 diabetes and seizure disorders. Some local school officials say they believe the numbers of students with serious health needs is growing. This can lead to a particularly difficult problem in small, rural school districts, which may not have a full-time school nurse.

VIDEO: Trump To Address Government Shutdown

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President Trump is giving an address in the White House Rose Garden regarding the 35-day partial government shutdown.

SANGERVILLE, Maine - A transgender woman from Maine says she is running as an independent candidate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

Maine's Marijuana Legalization Timeline Uncertain After Consultant Deal Cancelled

Jan 25, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's timeline for getting legalized marijuana in stores is uncertain in the wake of the cancellation of a consulting deal to write rules.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging state residents to get vaccinated against influenza as cases of the disease are rising across the state.

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Tens of thousands of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers across the United States, including in Maine, are working without pay. With no end to the partial government shutdown in sight, some travelers passing through the Portland International Jetport are now stepping up to help TSA employees.

The U.S. Senate voted on two competing bills Thursday to end the government shutdown and resolve President Trump's request for border wall funding. Both failed. Both the left and the right sought Republican Sen. Susan Collins vote - and she ultimately supported the President's request. On today's Maine's Political Pulse, Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz talks about Collins' votes with State House Bureau Chief Steve Mistler.

WASHBURN, Maine - Three members of Maine's congressional delegation say a community health network in northern Maine will receive more than $2.2 million from the federal government to expand services.

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The floating ice disk in Westbrook is back in the news. A 44-year-old man from New Jersey caused a stir on social media Thursday by going out onto the disc and chopping away at it with a hatchet.

FARMINGTON, Maine - A Maine university says it has received one of the largest donations in its history from a pair of anonymous donors.

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