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

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

When Maine voters head to the polls in November, they won't just be choosing candidates. They'll also consider a number of infrastructure bonds, including nearly $50 million in spending for the state's university system. University officials are calling it a "workforce bond" that will be an important piece of the effort to address Maine's ongoing labor shortage.

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

Patty Wight / Maine Public

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

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.

Your Vote Candidate Interviews: Mark Holbrook and Angus King

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Maine Public

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

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

Maine Public

Maine Calling addresses election issues as part of Maine Public's Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Our panelists discusses the issues surrounding Ballot Question 1 – “Citizen Initiative: Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?”

Newell Augur, Home Care & Hospice Alliance, chair of No on Question 1

Mike Tipping, communications director, Mainers for Home Care, Yes on 1

Maine Public

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

It is easy to dismiss kids’ infatuation with video games as addiction or obsession when in fact, it comes from a completely different reason. I am on the spectrum, so I, along with many others, have gained an immense interest in video games. 

I loved the wonder that they held, and the ability to make me feel powerful. I was no longer the shy, socially awkward kid; I was a wizard, a soldier, hell, even a ringwraith in Cirith Ungol (A location in Lord of the Rings). 

In games, you leave behind the predictable world that plays by very specific rules. Maybe sometimes it is a bit obsessive to want to play constantly. However, I feel it is justified because of the desire to become more than you are.

PORTLAND, Maine - A military aircraft that looks like a cross between a helicopter and an airplane has drawn attention in Portland, Maine.

SANFORD, Maine - The most expensive school ever built in Maine is set to open this week.

Maine Public

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

BANGOR, Maine - Police in Maine say a report of an attempted abduction actually involved a 77-year-old woman asking for directions.

Fort Knox Historical Society

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (August 9, 2018); no calls will be taken.

There are interesting spots all across the state to visit and learn about history. We’ll learn about these historic sites and destinations, what you can learn — and why they matter.