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Both of Maine’s U.S. Senators are supporting a measure in Congress that would protect the independent investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

Environmental regulators in Maine say a power company's application to build a 145-mile transmission line through the state is not complete.

Fishing managers are considering extending new protections to Atlantic herring, but catch quotas for the important bait fish are still likely to plummet before the end of the year.

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It's time once again for Maine’s Political Pulse.  Every Friday Morning, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary join Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz to share their insights on the people and events driving politics.  Driving politics this week:  the voters.  They chose Maine's first woman district attorney and first woman attorney general, Janet Mills, to become the state's first woman governor.  And, as Steve Mistler noted, she won convincingly.

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Many in Maine's energy industry are cheering the election of Janet Mills to the office of governor, as well as a Democratic takeover of the Legislature. Renewable energy advocates are perhaps the loudest, after contending with numerous roadblocks outgoing Governor Paul LePage put in the sector's way during his tenure.

A memorial to the first Jewish soldier from Portland killed in the line of duty in World War I was re-dedicated Friday morning during a ceremony on the city's Eastern Prom.

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has celebrated construction of a new destroyer, and has sent another one on its way to join the Navy.

Maine Gov.-elect Janet Mills has named Portland lawyer and former Democratic party chairman Ben Grant and  campaign manager Jeremy Kennedy as co-chairs of her transition team. 

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A judge has denied part of a lawsuit filed by Islesboro residents regarding ferry service rate changes made by the Maine Department of Transportation earlier this year that increased ticket costs for residents.

BLUE HILL, Maine - Police in Maine say they have identified a body found in Blue Hill as a 37-year-old woman who went missing during the summer.
 
The State Medical Examiner's Office used dental records to identify the body as Jessica Grindle, of Blue Hill, on Thursday night. Police say additional work is still needed to determine how Grindle died.
 
Grindle's body was found by a deer hunter on Wednesday. Searches had taken place in the area since she was reported missing in early August.

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As state election officials begin gathering ballots for a ranked-choice voting count in Maine's 2nd Congressional District race, Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's campaign released a statement asserting that he won the first round. Poliquin's statement increases speculation that the incumbent will challenge the constitutionality of Maine's ranked-choice voting law if he loses the election to Democrat Jared Golden in the runoff tabulation.

Hundreds Rally Across Maine To Rebuke Trump, Support Mueller Investigation

Nov 9, 2018
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More than 300 people gathered in Portland Thursday night at one of several rallies across Maine to demand Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election be allowed to continue, according to organizers and multiple media reports.

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The 21 Democratic state senators have selected their leadership for the new Legislature, and they say they are ready to move swiftly on Gov.-elect Janet Mills pledge to make Medicaid expansion a reality.

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South Portland residents Tuesday endorsed an ordinance that bans some short-term rentals in the city. Short-term rentals have become increasingly common - and controversial - over the last few years, and the ordinance itself was the result of a long and contentious debate.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine man has admitted he threatened to shoot his neighbors with a shotgun as they tried to bring him a plate of food.

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