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The Maine Department of Corrections is going to allow a prisoner to receive medication in prison to treat his opioid addiction in the wake of a lawsuit on his behalf.

Despite pushback from local officials, the U.S. Department of Labor has approved much of a new state policy requiring Maine's three regional workforce boards to spend at least 70 percent of their budget on direct job training.

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Calls to sexual assault response helplines were up dramatically in Maine and across the country Thursday as Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago.

Great Northern Paper Company mill in Millinocket, Maine, 1907 / Hugh C. Leighton Company

The nonprofit community development organization Our Katahdin, in Millinocket, has been awarded $5.3 million by the federal government to make infrastructure improvements at the site of the former Great Northern Paper Mill. The money will be used to establish an industrial park to support traditional and innovative forest-products businesses and other industries to support economic recovery in the region.

A Maine woman who once worked with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says she continues to stand by the judge, a day after he cited her as a character reference during his testimony.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from Maine’s 1st District, has held her seat and defended it convincingly for a decade.

LEBANON, Maine — Authorities in Maine are searching for the body of a skydiving instructor who became separated from his student during a tandem jump.

Officials say the instructor and his student participated in a jump around 2 p.m. Thursday near Skydive New England in Lebanon. The student called police after he landed safely and couldn’t find his instructor.

Nonprofit community development organization Our Katahdin has been awarded $5.3 million from the federal government to make infrastructure improvements at the site of the former Great Northern Paper Mill in Millinocket.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

The question of whether Medicaid expansion can take effect in Maine without any dedicated funding went before Superior Court in Portland Thursday.

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A House-Senate conference committee has reached agreement on a measure authorizing $8 billion in spending to combat the nation’s drug crisis.

Maine environmental regulators say they intend to revoke licenses from a composting company accused of producing pollution and obstructing investigators.

A federal judge has awarded $1.1 million to a woman who says she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a former Maine State Prison guard.

Maine Medical Center in Portland is seeking to build a six-story building in the city's West End as part of a $525 million expansion project.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Shortly before Christine Blasey Ford began her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, a bipartisan group of ten men gathered inside Portland City Hall to express their support for Ford — and their opposition to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Feds: LePage Can't Cut Funding For Workforce Boards

Sep 27, 2018
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

AUGUSTA, Maine - Federal regulators say Maine Gov. Paul LePage can't cut funding for local workforce boards that fail to direct as much money to job training as he would like.

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