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Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree faces two challengers in November in Maine’s 1st District. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked her what she believes is the biggest issue facing her district.

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Independent Alan Caron is one of four hopefuls vying to succeed Gov. Paul LePage, who’s term limited after eight years. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked Caron about what, if anything, should be done about the partisan divide in our state.

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Republican Eric Brakey is one of two challengers seeking to unseat incumbent independent Sen. Angus King next month. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked him what he believes is the single biggest issue on the minds of Maine people.

A literature teacher at Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford has been selected as the 2019 Maine Teacher of the Year.

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Updated 5:52 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

  

Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody has called an allegation that he fired a former employee after she gave birth "outrageous." He is defending himself and his company, Moody Collision Centers, after a 12-year-old sex discrimination claim filed by a former employee resurfaced on Friday in a New York Times story.

More than 200 residents were removed from a public hearing in which local leaders upheld the firing of a local fire chief.

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Republican Shawn Moody is one of four candidates to succeed Gov. Paul LePage, who’s term limited after eight years. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked Moody about what, if anything, should be done about the partisan divide in our state.

Deadly Seal Virus Spreads Up The Maine Coast - And It Could Affect Your Pets Too

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A deadly outbreak of distemper that has killed hundreds of seals in three states is spreading east along the Maine coast, keeping responders busy as they deal with an unusually high number of reports.

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A union backed wage-and-benefit initiative introduced by Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling is putting him at odds with the business community at the local and state levels — and at odds with the City Manager.

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On Friday, Mike Grendell of Dixmont will appear before a judge to ask for a suspended sentence in an unusual case.

A spokesman for Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin says a letter taking credit for saving jobs at a mill that later closed was sent to constituents "in error."

And now another edition of Maine's Political Pulse with our politics team in Augusta, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary.  In this episode, Susan Sharon sat down with the team to look at this week's heated debates between the candidates for Maine's 2nd District Congressional seat. 

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The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIF&W) announced emergency rules Thursday that are supposed to protect deer and moose herds from chronic wasting disease, which has been found in 25 states and four Canadian provinces, including a deer herd in Quebec.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The numbers indicate that Maine's campers are indeed happy. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands says a record number of visitors have camped in Maine state parks this year.

The Maine Department of Education has received more than $5 million from the federal government to support student mental health in three school districts.

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