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LEWISTON, Maine - Signs featuring the neo-Nazi slogan, "It's okay to be white'' have been popping up near a Maine college campus.

Maine’s current $11 minimum wage will go up to $12 next January. Lawmakers are considering several proposals to head off the increase, or create a separate sub-minimum wage for teens.

Maine Cod Fishery Plummets To Least Valuable Year Since 1960s

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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half-century in 2018.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gasoline prices are still on their way up in northern New England.
 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Authorities in central Arkansas are searching for two people who shot and killed a military serviceman who tried to stop a robbery at a gas station.

Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills says it is vitally important to call out bigotry and hatred in all forms, even a casual remark among friends.

Rebecca Conley

It’s time to take Maine's Political Pulse.

Political Reporters Mal Leary and Steve Mistler told Irwin Gratz that vaccinations were a hot topic in the Legislature this week. The state's seen declining vaccination rates in recent years, but outbreaks of measles around the country and an increase of whooping cough cases in Maine, are causing some to reassess the state's vaccination laws. One bill before the legislature would end religious and philosophical opt-outs. A counter proposal would make obtaining a medical opt-out somewhat easier.

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A year after eel fishermen in Maine earned their highest-ever pay rates for their catch, and as the global appetite for the snake-like fish continues to grow, the state’s annual baby eel fishing season is set to begin Friday.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Maine State Police detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide following a standoff in Presque Isle that ended in the deaths of a man and a child.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police have arrested a man on murder charges in the killing of a woman in downtown Portland.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposed 145-mile transmission line to provide hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts urged state lawmakers Friday to approve a bill that would assess whether the project will actually reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins is seeking assurances from top Air Force officials about the future of the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor as the Appropriations Committee considers the Air Force budget. She says the unit is fulfilling a vital role.

Police say a 22-year-old man is dead after he was shot during an altercation inside a Portland home.

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Demographically, Maine is the oldest state in the nation, and so the health of the Social Security system is of particular importance here. Nearly a quarter-million Mainers receive benefits that average $1300 per month.

Maine firefighters are saying goodbye to a fire chief who died nearly a week ago after suffering a medical event while honoring a fallen firefighter.

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