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State forestry officials say that for the first time, the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in trees in York County.

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State officials told members of the legislature's Government Oversight Committee Friday that improvements to the child protective system are underway. The panel held a public hearing on the latest report following the abuse deaths of two girls last winter, which details a number of concerns raised by caseworkers. Some lawmakers and citizens say they want more to be done, and soon.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 1, the Democratic-backed election reform bill that includes an amendment from Maine 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden providing the rules for public financing for congressional races. The floor debate over that amendment Friday triggered a heated exchange between Golden and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

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A company that processes payments for businesses in more than ten countries opened its new global headquarters in Portland Friday.

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Comic book fans in the Maine hometown of Captain Marvel will have a chance at getting their hands on a signed copy of a miniseries based on the superhero.

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Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal that would add an Equal Rights Amendment to the state constitution.

Connecticut Prosecutor Alerted Mills In 2016 To Concerns About Maine Medical Examiner

Mar 8, 2019
Courtesy of Boston University's School of Medicine / via Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Connecticut prosecutor warned Gov. Janet Mills, when she served as attorney general in 2016, that Maine’s chief medical examiner, serving as an outside witness, had given testimony that a judge in that state deemed not credible in a child manslaughter trial.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - A Bar Harbor family contends electric utility Emera Maine's negligence contributed to a fire that killed a woman and her adult son last year.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine  - Lobster restaurant chain Luke's Lobster has signed a deal to take over operation of a historic pier in Maine.

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Maine is launching an urgent effort to assess the state's insect populations.  The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking the initiative after new studies showed a steep decline in populations of insects across the globe.

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At a hearing in Augusta Thursday, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) considered whether to approve a negotiated settlement that Central Maine Power (CMP) is offering in order to build a 145-mile transmission line from Canada through western Maine to deliver power to Massachusetts. The deal has the backing of Governor Janet Mills and the state’s Public Advocate, but environmental groups are split, and several municipalities along the transmission line are also opposed.

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After years of contentious debate, votes, policy reversals, and almost 100 years of tradition, Skowhegan High School will no longer be allowed to use the name "Indians" as its mascot.

Lewiston Mayor Shane Bouchard acknowledged Wednesday that a woman with whom he had a relationship provided him damaging internal campaign emails from his opponent and were eventually obtained by a website run by an operative for the Maine Republican Party.

The man who has headed up the University of Maine at Fort Kent for the past three years has announced he will be retiring at the end of June.

While there are no threats over the next couple of weeks, the potential for spring flooding is well above normal across the state. That's the assessment of the state's River Flow Advisory Commission, which met for the first time this season.

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