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Sex Discrimination Complaint Against Moody Resurfaces Less Than A Month Before Election Day

Updated 5:52 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody has called an allegation that he fired a former employee after she gave birth "outrageous." He is defending himself and his company, Moody Collision Centers, after a 12-year-old sex discrimination claim filed by a former employee resurfaced on Friday in a New York Times story.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Former Maine Senate President Kevin Raye says he's running for Maine's open 2nd Congressional District Seat and plans a formal announcement after Labor Day.

Earlier this week, former Republican state treasurer Bruce Poliquin announced his candidacy. Raye, also a Republican, said at the time he wasn't ready to make an announcement. But he confirmed Thursday to The Portland Press Herald that he intends to run. Also in the race is Republican Blaine Richardson of Belfast.

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) _ Democrat Mike Michaud's only primary challenger is dropping out of the governor's race, clearing Michaud's path to his party's nomination.

Steve Woods, a Democratic businessman and Town Council chairman in Yarmouth, said Wednesday he's ending his campaign and throwing his support behind the congressman from Maine's 2nd District.

Woods was the first candidate to announce his campaign, gathered with Michaud gathered for his announcement at Woods' marketing and event-planning business, TideSmart, outside Portland.

  Car Talk, MPBN-style. Host Jonathan Smith and Automotive Editor for US News & World Report Jamie Page Deaton discuss the latest news from the world of automobiles and answer listener questions about which car to buy and how to get the best deal.

This call-in program was hosted by Jonathan Smith, who, along with the listening public, directed questions to Ms. Deaton about the automotive industry.

  Architect and businessman Chuck Durrett and journalist Deirdre Fulton discuss Cohousing, which is a type of collaborative housing wher residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. Cohousing residents are consciously committed to living as a community. The physical design encourages both social contact and individual space.

This call-in program was hosted by Keith Shortall, who, along with the listening public, directed questions to Chuck Durrett and journalist Dierdre Fulton about the concept of cohousing.

  Colin Woodard of Portland is the author of "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America."" During this call-in program he discussed the 11 distinct nations of North America outlined in his book. According to Woodard, each has its own cultural and ideological DNA that still defines them today.

This call-in program was hosted by Keith Shortall, who, along with the listening public, directed questions to Mr. Woodard about the concept underlying the thesis of his book.

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