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Protesters who want a Maine store to stop selling assault-style rifles and gun rights advocates faced off over the issue Saturday, but kept their dealings civil.

ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine professor who was previously cleared in a sexual harassment investigation has been placed on paid leave again amid a separate investigation into his conduct.

BATH, Maine - Housing authorities around the state of Maine are receiving more than $1 million in federal money to preserve affordable housing and services for people with disabilities.

Anthropology: How and Why It Relates to Our Everyday Lives

Aug 31, 2018
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U.S. Sen. Angus King has joined more than 40 Democratic senators to oppose a reported plan by the U.S. Department of Education to use some federal funds to pay for guns and firearms training in schools.

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The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied a request by an animal rights group to erect a tombstone on Route 1 in Brunswick where several thousand lobsters died in a truck crash last week.

Bangor Students Head Back To School Amid Beefed-Up Security

Aug 30, 2018
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Bangor students will return to class Tuesday to find new security measures and staff aimed at keeping them safe and healthy, changes that a school official said weren’t necessarily prompted by a wave of mass shootings at American schools.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - An animal rights group wants to build a "roadside memorial'' in Maine near the site of a truck crash that spilled 7,000 pounds of live lobster.

Our Towns: A New Book by Deborah & James Fallows

Aug 30, 2018
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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (July 16); no calls will be taken.

Jim and Deb Fallows spent 5 years travelling in the small propeller plane to small towns across America, including Eastport, Maine.  In their new book, they share stories of civic and economic reinvention taking place in parts of the country we often don’t hear much about. 

A former leader of the Catholic Church in Maine says he won't resign as a bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo over his handling of sex abuse allegations.

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A Maine fisherman says he caught a rare nearly-see-through "ghost lobster," then threw the crustacean back into the ocean because it was too small to keep.

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (July 10, 2018); no calls will be taken.

We know a great deal about famous people, great historical architecture and important past events, but we are also surrounded by common, everyday places that represent history. But these ordinary things are in danger of becoming forgotten. Learn about common clues to the past that are all around us, how to read them and what we find in our own backyards.  

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - The Maine Warden Service says a woman who tried to help an injured, rabid raccoon that ended up biting her and a game warden will not be charged with a crime.

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This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (July 11, 2018); no calls will be taken.

We’ll learn about Registered Maine Guides – the history of this program, what it takes to become a guide, and what it’s like to lead people on guided trips, whether it’s hunting, fishing or simply exploring Maine’s many wild places.

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Originally published August 26, 2018 2:41 p.m.

Gov. Paul LePage is recovering after being hospitalized for “experiencing discomfort” while visiting family in New Brunswick, Canada. The exact cause for his hospitalization is unclear.

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