Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public’s Your Vote 2018 coverage.

1-1:30 p.m.: Maine Public political reporters Mal Leary and Steve Mistler discuss down-ballot races and the issues likely to dominate the next legislative session.

1:30-2 p.m.: Shawn Moody, Republican candidate for governor

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A Maine nonprofit director is looking to study whether a reclaimed cruise ship could be used to house underserved populations.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Maine's 21st century saltwater farmers are using new techniques and technology to produce scallops, oysters, salmon and eels — to name just a few. All this week Maine Public Radio is profiling innovators who want to take Maine's aquaculture industry to the next level.

Eastern Maine Healthcare System has officially changed its name to Northern Light Health.

Maine Public

The United States and Canada reached a last-minute deal Sunday to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is a "hopeful" sign for Maine Dairy Farmers, according to a state trade group. 

Maine has been given one final waiver for compliance with the federal Real ID act. The waiver expires in October of 2020.

Chris Carlson / AP Photo

Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is urging the public to remember the dangers of accidental marijuana ingestion.

John Raoux / AP Photo

AUGUSTA, Maine — President Donald Trump’s son is raising money for Republican candidates in Maine.

Donald Trump Jr. spoke Monday night at a fundraising event at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland. Republican guests included Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey, Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason and House Republican Leader Ken Fredette.

A general reception cost $100 per attendee. Tickets for a private reception started at $1,500 per person.

The event was closed to the press. A handful of protesters were outside.

PORTLAND, Maine- The rising cost of brand name prescription drugs is outpacing the general inflation rate of 2.1 per cent. 

Maine television viewers can expect to see an uptick in political advertising for the gubernatorial race ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

  Originally published 5:33 p.m.September 28, 2018 

More than 100 protesters took to the street outside Senator Susan Collins' Portland office Friday afternoon, where they demanded a no vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation.

Alex Brandon / AP Photo

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins is among a small number of centrist senators who could determine whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Originally posted 12:53p.m. September 28, 2018.

The group suing the LePage administration to force it to expand Medicaid has withdrawn its motion seeking a third party receiver to take over the process of implementation. The development came at the end of two days of hearings in Superior Court in Portland.

Maine Department of Transportation

Bus systems in the state of Maine, especially those in rural areas, will receive more than $5 million for a battery of improvements.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP Photo

Update September 28, 2018 4:22 p.m.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has said it will recommend a supplemental FBI background investigation into Justice Kavanaugh, and Senate Republican leaders have agreed to delay a confirmation vote. Sen. Collins tweeted that she supports this decision.