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A bridge over Maine's Kennebec River is being named for a deputy killed in the line of duty.

The dedication of the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Bridge is being held Sunday in the deputy's hometown, Norridgewock, on what would've been his 62nd birthday.

Cole was shot and killed April 25 while on patrol in Norridgewock. He was the first officer killed in the line of duty in Maine in nearly three decades.

John D. Williams was arrested after a four-day manhunt by state, local and federal authorities. He is awaiting trial and has pleaded not guilty.

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

We have all experienced the feeling when our heart drops to our stomach and our throat tightens; a look of disappointment stares back at us in the mirror.

Failure is unavoidable. It is something that we all have in common, but it is also relative and subjective to each person. Failure shapes us. We can choose to let it keep us from trying again, or we can grow stronger because of it. 

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Maine schools are at a crossroads.

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

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

1-1:30 p.m.: Alan Caron, independent candidate for governor

1:30-2 p.m.: Eric Brakey, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate

For more Your Vote 2018 resources, visit mainepublic.org/yourvote.

New Mainers Bring Energy, Positive Outlook to State

Oct 2, 2018

In 8th grade, I was struggling with friends. I felt alone and disconnected from my peers, and school didn’t interest me. Halfway through the school year, a new student arrived. She was from Iraq and had moved to the United States a couple of years prior. 

Over the course of the rest of the year, we both took comfort in our friendship after associating with the wrong crowds, and we leaned on each other for emotional support. We bonded over politics, exchanged our thoughts on culture, and gushed over the TV show “Once Upon a Time.” As I got to know her better, I learned she and her family fled violence in their home country, and the U.S. was one of the last places they could turn.

Maine Game Wardens and other law enforcement agencies are continuing to search for a 47-year-old North Yarmouth woman.

Maine says it's largely avoided $28 million in federal penalties by making sure enough welfare recipients are working.

PORTLAND, Maine — The commission charged with commemorating Maine’s upcoming bicentennial is ready to begin planning the celebration.

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

For more Your Vote 2018 resources, visit mainepublic.org/yourvote.

Growing up on a tiny island off the coast of Maine, Lucia Daranyi noticed the increase of trash and the snow still melting far into spring.  However, it was when her 6th grade science teacher focused her on the “big problems” that her passion for protecting the environment came out. 

Today, her big problem is the state government. Daranyi, 16, works with Our Children’s Trust, an Oregon-based nonprofit, in her home state. She, along with several other youth, spoke to change a 2003 Maine law that entitles the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “sufficient to eliminate any dangerous threat to the climate.” However the goals have not been met and as a youth activist, Datanyi doesn’t think Maine is doing enough. 

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

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

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

1-1:30 p.m.: Terry Hayes, independent candidate for governor

1:30-2 p.m.: Tiffany Bond, independent candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District

For more Your Vote 2018 resources, visit mainepublic.org/yourvote.

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