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Maine's two U.S. senators are hailing the Senate's overwhelming approval Monday of a bill aimed at resolving the nation's opioid crisis.

In most states, independent candidates for major office are given little notice by the media or by voters. But Maine is different, and its on again, off again love affair with independents started years ago.

WATERVILLE, Maine - A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company's red measuring spoons made him sick.

University of Maine System Trustees have approved a new degree program at the Presque Isle campus, which they say is designed to meet the need for highly qualified agriculture and agribusiness professionals.

Maine game wardens say they've located an East Millinocket woman who went missing after planning to hike in the Mount Katahdin region on Sunday.

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About 200 people turned out Friday night for a pair of hearings held by the Maine Public Utilities Commission — one in Farmington and one in the Forks — on Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line known as New England Clean Energy Connect.

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Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says ballots are being printed and election preparations are going forward, despite Gov. Paul LePage's veto of additional money needed to conduct the fall election.

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Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who alleges that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s should both testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

SULLIVAN, Maine - A Maine conservation group is beginning the process of removing a granite dam in Sullivan, Maine, as part of project to make a brook more accessible to fish.

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FALMOUTH, Maine - Passenger rail service between Boston and Brunswick, Maine, is expected to expand by the end of this year with the completion of a critical rail project.

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have secured a tentative contract with the hospital after a months-long effort.

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Sweeping changes proposed to the federal Endangered Species Act have conservation groups and others alarmed about protecting plants and animals on the verge of extinction in Maine and around the country.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's top court could weigh in on whether a tribe could run a casino on tribal land without state permission.

PORTLAND, Maine - One of the founders of the Maine Civil Liberties Union is going to deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture Monday at the University of Maine School of Law.

A new online ocean conservation tool has been launched. It's called the Conservation Planning Database.