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A bipartisan bill cosponsored by Maine Senator Susan Collins to combat Alzheimer's is poised to become law.

Maine Among States Suing Trump Administration Over Ocean Sound Blasts

Dec 22, 2018
Maine Public

A group of East Coast states is attempting to prevent oil and natural gas drilling off their coasts by suing to knock out the first step in the exploration process.

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Acadia National Park in Maine is going to "remain as accessible as possible" during the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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A group of migrant workers from Latin America is raising allegations of sexual harassment by a labor contractor for the Worcester Wreath Company, the company associated with the popular Wreaths Across America effort.

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For the 24th year in a row people gathered in Portland Friday on the longest night of the year to remember those from greater Portland's homeless community who have died during the past 12 months. Thirty-six people were remembered, 26 men and 10 women, with an average age of 47.

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The federal government has approved Maine's request to require that Medicaid recipients work to receive benefits.

Mills says she will nominate former state Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman as her Commissioner of Labor. She says Fortman was the top recommendation of her advisory committee.

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An independent audit of Central Maine Power released Thursday finds that CMP's smart meters produce accurate readings of customers' power usage.

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A federal appeals court has denied Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin's request to block the certification of a 2nd District election won by his opponent, Democrat Jared Golden.

In what was his last scheduled committee hearing, Second District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin pushed for job training requirements for some recipients of federal housing subsidies.

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Former Maine Senator and U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen is speaking out against President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. support from the Syrian conflict.  In an appearance on CNN Thursday, Cohen said that the decision amounts to the U.S. abandoning its allies, a move he says puts the nation in danger.

Maine's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in November was unchanged from the previous month, but up from last year at this time.

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has rejected motions to dismiss charges against a Maine sailboat captain who is charged in the death of a crew member who jumped overboard.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's governor-elect says she is nominating a former labor commissioner to be the new chief of the Maine Department of Labor.

A judge has found that the acting director of Maine's Department of Health and Human Services should not be held in contempt after a man in state care for mental health treatment spent weeks in Cumberland County jail.

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