Today we begin a new series of talks here on Morning Edition, tapping into the expertise of our top political reporters, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary. With them, we’ll be taking Maine's political pulse.
UMaine Researchers Release Toolkit To Help Prevent Hazing
Public attention to the issue of hazing on college campuses is heightened when something terrible happens, such as the death of fraternity pledge Tim Piazza at Penn State last year. But hazing isn’t always as dramatic, and it’s common.
Collins Says She’s Undecided On Kavanaugh Vote, Calls Threatening Voicemails ‘A New Low’
Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is a key vote in the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As she continues to weigh her position on whether to support him, Collins is under close scrutiny, and has been subject to a lot of outside pressure — some of which she says have gone too far.
Education Board Approves Maine’s 1st Grade '9-16' High School For Aroostook County
Maine’s State Board of Education approved a new kind of regional high school this week that would merge three existing schools and also bring in vocational programs, business training and higher education into one facility in northern Aroostook County.
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the coast of South Carolina and thousands are being evacuated in what has been called “the storm of a lifetime,” hundreds of miles north, Maine isn’t feeling much of an impact. One particular effect from the storm is emerging along Maine’s southern coast — an increase in surfing.
A program that’s expected to lower premiums on Maine’s individual health insurance market is set to take effect next January. That’s also when one of the mechanisms to fund the reinsurance program called MGARA kicks in — a monthly surcharge on all health insurance policyholders in the state.
Maine's Four Candidates For Governor Square Off In First Debate Forum
The four candidates running to become Maine’s next governor participated in their first forum in Lewiston Monday night. The event was hosted by the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and accordingly focused on a slate of business and economic issues.