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State Urged To Prevent Exposure To Harmful Chemicals Found In Sewage Sludge

Environmental and health advocates, along with a farmer in Arundel, are urging the state to take action on a group of chemicals known as PFAS. In 2016, dairy farmer Fred Stone says he found out that milk from his cows was contaminated with the hormone-disrupting chemicals, which are used in a wide range of consumer products.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in her first speech to her nation's Parliament after last week's terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, said the gunman should be denied the publicity he was seeking.

"That's why you will never hear me mention his name," said Ardern. "He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless."

The alleged shooter had written a 74-page screed promoting his white supremacist views and had livestreamed his attack on the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.

Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to catching, selling and eating fish.

For certain snappers, in fact, a market preference for plate-size whole fillets is driving fishermen to target smaller fish. For some wild fish populations, this is a recipe for collapse.

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A crowd of several hundred turned out for a vigil against hate in Lewiston's Kennedy Park on Sunday.  Speakers included Gov. Janet Mills, the mayors of Lewiston and Portland, Muslim city councilors and faith leaders from the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Trump Rejection Of LePage’s Riverview Appeal Could Force Maine To Repay $72M

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Maine may have to pay back more than $72 million to the federal government resulting from the decertification of Riverview Psychiatric Center after federal officials earlier this month rejected an appeal filed by former Gov. Paul LePage.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law which will allow the punishment of individuals and online media for spreading what Russia calls "fake news" and information which "disrespects" the state.

CUTLER, Maine - Maine game wardens say they rescued two hikers stranded on a trail overnight.

BELFAST, Maine - A Norwegian company that wants to build a large salmon farming operation in Maine says it's going to meet with the public next week to give residents an idea of the project's progress.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The drivers of horse-drawn carriages in Maine may have to start using reflectors under legislation that lawmakers are considering.

President Trump last week vetoed a congressional measure aimed at blocking his national emergency declaration. The next battle over that emergency declaration will likely be in the courts.

Meanwhile, planning for extending the border wall is already happening in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Maine State Police say a man apparently shot and killed his 14-month-old son before fatally shooting himself following a standoff.



College Readiness

Tuesday—Programs in Maine aim to help those in high school who may need extra assistance preparing for college.