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Snowmobilers Contributed $606 Million To Maine’s Economy Last Year

The typical snowmobilers were older than they used to be, but helped inject $606 million into Maine’s economy last winter, according to the first economic study of the state’s snowmobile industry in 22 years.

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Colby College is planning to open a new "arts collaborative" housing artists, galleries and other events in downtown Waterville by the end of the year.

Updated 3 p.m. ET Tuesday

President Trump has commuted the sentence of the ex-governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who has been imprisoned since being convicted on corruption charges over his attempt to sell the Senate seat vacated by then-President Barack Obama.

On Tuesday, the White House announced that Blagojevich is among 11 people who will be receiving clemency.

Major General Douglas Farnham used his annual state of the National Guard speech to lawmakers to praise past and current members of the Guard and its predecessor, the Maine Militia.

Maine labor officials are seeking public comment on their latest plan to connect job seekers with education, training and employment in high-wage, in-demand jobs.

Updated at 2:24 p.m. ET

Some 346 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak emerged from their quarantine at two military bases in California on Tuesday, U.S. officials say.

The group includes 180 Americans who have been living under a mandatory quarantine order at Travis Air Force Base, roughly 40 miles southwest of Sacramento, and 166 U.S. citizens who have been living at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego.

Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a high-profile case that prompted changes to the state’s child protection system is due to be sentenced this week.

A recent report indicates that many of the U.S. Navy’s cargo ships, needed to move supplies in support of future military operations, require repairs or should be replaced.

Updated at 7:08 a.m. ET

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters' preferences.

The Democratic presidential nominating contest now heads into a critical phase.

The candidates have so far stood for elections in two of the whitest states in the country, Iowa and New Hampshire. But Nevada and South Carolina — the next two states to vote — will provide far more diverse electorates.

Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, a sign of the century-old organization's financial instability as it faces some 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as Scouts.

The organization says it will use the Chapter 11 process to create a trust to provide compensation to victims. Scouting programs will continue throughout.


Maine Public Deep Dive

In this Deep Dive, Maine Public's explores the difficulty of accessing affordable, high-quality child care, as well as possible solutions.


Matt Dunlap

Tuesday—Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap discusses upcoming primaries, voting, vaccination referendum, Census, Real ID and more.

Century Notes

Maine is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its statehood, and Maine Public has teamed up with Down East magazine to tell the stories of people who have been alive for at least half that time

Our Power, Their Pain

In this series for Maine Public, Journalist Matt Hongoltz-Hetling chronicled the impact Canadian hydropower is having on Inuit communities in Labrador