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Maine Congressional Delegation Asks For Proof That Trade Deal With China Will Help Maine Lobstermen

Maine's Congressional delegation is asking the Trump administration for proof that its recent trade deal with China will actually make a difference for Maine's lobstermen.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal before the Maine State House would exempt school textbook purchases from sales tax in the state.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - The Finance Authority of Maine's board is meeting to take up some of the final measures necessary for a Boston investment group to complete the purchase of Saddleback Mountain.

Hundreds of tech workers pack an auditorium for a recent networking event in Toronto. The evening's host glides around the room on a hoverboard, equal parts game show host and tech bro.

"Who here is new to Canada?" asks Jason Goldlist, the co-founder of TechToronto, an organization that helps newcomers navigate the city's fast-growing tech ecosystem.

By the end of the 62nd Grammy Awards on Sunday evening, a major star had been crowned: 18-year-old singer Billie Eilish, who swept all four of the night's biggest prizes — Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year — along with honors for Best Pop Vocal Album.

But that rush of awards came only at the tail end of a long, strange and emotionally ambivalent ceremony held Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

A fifth U.S. case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Arizona's Maricopa County. A statement released on Sunday from the Arizona Department of Health Services described the patient as "a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing."

A pair of voting organizations is sending more than 120,000 voter registration applications to Maine residents as part of a drive to get more people to vote. 

A flurry of qualifying polls released Sunday has put tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang back on the Democratic debate stage.

Yang is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there.

A public university in Maine plans to expand its nursing school to deal with a shortage of nurses in the state.

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Health officials in two California counties have reported over the weekend two new cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the state, bringing the total number of cases in the U.S. to four.

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported Saturday that a man in his 50s tested positive for the infectious disease and is currently being treated in isolation at a local hospital.

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Some environmental health advocates say the final recommendations released this week from a state task force examining a family of chemicals known as PFAS are too weak.


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.

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