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The Trump administration's announcement this week that it will allow states to import drugs from Canada is getting a tepid reception in Maine from Senate President Troy Jackson.

PORTLAND, Maine - Former staffers say a candidate for the Maine House fostered a "hostile" and "abusive" work environment.

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Maine's COVID-19 case tally rose by another 20 overnight, to a total of 5,235 since the pandemic's onset.  The death tally remained unchanged at 140.

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U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat representing Maine’s 1st District, has joined 84 U.S. House members in opposing the appointment of a longtime climate denier to a top post at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Pixelle Specialty Solutions has announced the layoffs of another 51 people at its paper mill in Jay.

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The Maine Republican Party and opponents of the use of ranked-choice voting will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Maine's highest court must now decide whether a decision it issued earlier this week to allow the process to move forward proceeds during the appeal or not.

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After years of fitful efforts to strengthen its status as a year-round recreation destination, rural, western Maine is having a moment.

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Following the announcement that no police officers would be charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor, protesters in Portland took to the streets Wednesday night.

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Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases logged since the pandemic's onset rose overnight to 5,215, an increase of 44. The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

The police chief of Dover-Foxcroft has been arrested for allegedly attempting to strangle a woman and then threatening her with a gun.

Cable TV provider Spectrum allegedly underpaid nine towns in Cumberland County a total of more than $140,000 in franchise fee payments in 2017 and 2018. 

Maine officials say 1,401 people filed first-time claims for state unemployment benefits last week.  That's up 2% from the week before.

Mainers' personal income jumped by 41 percent in the April-to-June quarter, according to the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The two main reasons:  federal stimulus spending and state unemployment benefits.

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Black Lives Matter protesters in Maine's largest city are calling for greater police accountability following the announcement that no police officers would be indicted in the shooting of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.

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Visitors from Massachusetts can now come to Maine without having to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days.

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