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Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce runs a jail. But in a recent Portland Press Herald op-ed, Joyce writes that too many people are behind bars.  And many of them, he says, are the wrong people.

The Lobster Co.

Two months after new tariffs on sales of live lobsters from the U.S. to China took effect, exports are down nearly 30 percent and Maine lobster dealers are feeling the effects. Some are laying off workers, while others are scrambling to find new markets.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he will let a massive tax bill that makes Maine’s tax code conform to some federal tax policy changes become law, but without his signature.

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All four Maine gubernatorial candidates will meet in Lewiston on Monday for their first debate.

Portland Sea Dogs President Charlie Eshbach is stepping down. Eshbach announced today that he'll become a senior advisor for the team after 25 seasons heading the Double-A franchise.

Geoff Iacuessa, the team's current vice president and general manager will take over Eshbach's duties, the team says in a press release issued Monday.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

In the wake of the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year, schools across Maine are taking steps to respond and increasing security measures.

More than 230 Maine lawyers are urging Senator Susan Collins to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

More than 500 climate change protesters and environmental advocates gathered in Portland Saturday as part of a rally and “funeral” for various environmental and political causes.

Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law changes to child welfare legislation, which lawmakers approved last month in special session. The measures include spending millions of dollars more on the system.

"Say NO to 145-mile CMP transmission line through Maine" via Facebook

Opponents of Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed 145-mile transmission line through Maine turned out in full force Friday morning in Augusta for a pre-hearing conference.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has withdrawn his nominations for positions on dozens of state boards and agencies, and he vows to not present any more nominations before he leaves office. This move comes a day after two of his nominees were rejected by a bipartisan majority of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee.

Eric Risberg / AP Photo

Republican Second District Congressperson Bruce Poliquin is urging Mainers who disagree with Nike's decision to use former NFL player Colin Kaepernick in its new ad campaign to vote with their dollars — and their feet.

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The progressive group that spent more than $190 million in the 2016 election is using a unique social media tactic to influence the Maine race for governor.

Rachel Talbot Ross

There was more drama and more protests in Washington D.C. Thursday, where hearings continued for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is denying that he once suggested the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights is not settled law.

Despite privacy concerns from school officials, the legislature's education committee endorsed a bill Thursday that would mandate that Maine schools quickly report investigations of the conduct of credentialed school staff to the state.

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