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A Maine judge is set to hear the latest legal arguments over the future of voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

"Say NO to 145-mile CMP transmission line through Maine" via Facebook

A decision on a key permit for Central Maine Power's (CMP) controversial western Maine transmission project will be delayed by three months.

A judge won't halt legal proceedings in a case that accuses President Donald Trump of violating a constitutional ban on federal officials accepting benefits from foreign or state governments unless Congress had approved it.

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Some supporters of Central Maine Power’s billion dollar transmission project are looking to Canada's Hydro Quebec to shore up prospects for a key permit in Maine. They want the Canadian utility to contribute cash to benefit Maine electricity consumers. Governor Paul LePage's administration may be pushing Hydro-Quebec on the point, although details of the effort are murky.

Prices for heating oil across Maine have at last begun to stabilize, according to the latest state data.

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While the debates in Maine’s Governor’s race have been relatively low key, even congenial, the final televised debate on Portland station WGME Thursday evening was anything but. The tense exchanges among candidates were focused on TV attack ads that have aired in recent days.

BIDDEFORD, Maine - Students and staff at a Maine middle school have staged a walkout in a protest against bullying.

Democrats Continue Advantage In Absentee Ballots In Maine

Nov 2, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine - Democrats are continuing their advantage over Republicans when it comes to absentee ballots cast in Maine's election, pointing to a possible Democratic advantage.

With Election Day looming, Democrats accounted for 44 percent of returned ballots compared to 29 percent for Republicans and 24 percent for independents. The analysis by AP Elections Research Group indicates the Democratic advantage carries over in both congressional districts.

Storm Threat Spreads Up East Coast As South Recovers

Nov 2, 2018
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Forecasters said most of the East Coast was at risk for severe weather Friday, with winds as strong as 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain possible as the Gulf Coast recovered from storms blamed for two deaths.

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Around this time in 2016, Matt Dunlap felt like heavy objects were falling out of the sky. “The FBI and Homeland Security were making these broad pronouncements about outside interference, and they weren’t talking to election officials,” said Dunlap, Maine’s secretary of state.

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Over the past year, 322 children in Maine tested positive for lead poisoning, which can lead to serious, irreversible health problems and lower IQs.

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PORTLAND, Maine - More trains from Boston are coming to the towns of Freeport and Brunswick in Maine. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which manages Amtrak's Downeaster passenger rail service from Boston to Maine, says the new train service will begin on Nov. 12.

ROCKLAND, Maine - New leaders at the Maine Lobster Festival are apologizing to the pageant winner who was stripped of her title over online photos.

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Maine elections officials are reporting a significant spike in the number of requests for absentee ballots. In fact, it’s possible that more than one-third of all ballots cast next week will be absentee.

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Independent Maine Senator Angus King is sending a check for $5,000 back to Exxon Mobil.

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