NORWAY, Maine- Maine has seen its fourth and fifth snowmobile fatalities of the season, with two separate crashes in western Maine.

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Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state's former governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump.

A proposal to repeal religious and philosophical exemptions to school immunization requirements in Maine has been referred to a legislative committee.

Maine says it will use welfare funding to help cover fuel costs for low-income families.

A new report on Maine's child welfare system finds it's plagued by insufficient training and poor technology that leads to dropped and abandoned calls.

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Maine’s congressional delegation is unified in its opposition to President Trump’s use of emergency powers to redirect money to build a partial wall on the border with Mexico.

A former jail inmate in Maine has filed a lawsuit against a corrections officer saying the officer used a racial slur and disclosed to other inmates that he was a federal informant.

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A plan to discontinue the use of white graduation gowns for female seniors at Foxcroft Academy has sparked a debate among students, alumni and others in the community between those who favor the traditional boys-in-burgundy, girls-in-white garb reflecting school colors and those who think the change eliminates gender bias.

The administration of Maine's new Democratic governor says the state's enrolled over 6,200 under voter-approved Medicaid expansion since January.

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The snow gods have been good to some areas of northern New England this season, with total snowfall so far exceeding normal by several feet in some spots as ski areas head into the President's Day holiday weekend.

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Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor is famous for laboratory research mice, and Houlton will soon be known for producing their food.


Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree-D,  has introduced legislation that advances a years-long effort to designate the York River as a Wild and Scenic River System, a program managed by the National Park Service.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and members of her staff on Wednesday met with the head of the massive Spanish power company that owns Central Maine Power, a utility which is under investigation by state regulators for ongoing billing problems and which is also engaged in a public relations campaign as it seeks approval of a 145-mile transmission line to send hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.

Maine Public recently fielded a question via email from one of our listeners which we decided to try to answer. So, we asked her to repeat it over the phone.

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Maine had a surge of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in January, according to a Center for Disease Control surveillance report. Fifty-five cases were reported, which is more than double the five year median of 24.