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Florida's incoming governor is appointing an official from the administration of President Donald Trump to run the agency that oversees Medicaid.

Abukar Adan / Maine Public/file

Maine electricity users endured the most frequent service interruptions and the longest outages of any state in the U.S. in 2017, according to federal reliability data.

David Sharp / Maine Public

Maine Sen. Susan Collins is urging fellow Senators to end the partial government shutdown and take the time to work out a compromise on border security with President Trump. She wants passage of the six appropriations bills that have already been negotiated between the House and Senate that would resolve most of the partial government shutdown.

Maine officials say they can't release information about individuals pardoned by former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who pardoned a former lawmaker against a clemency board's recommendation.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills issued her first executive order on Thursday, to expedite the implementation of the Medicaid expansion law that voters approved over a year ago.

The first fire fatality of 2019 has claimed the life of a man in his 60s in the town of North Anson.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press File

Within hours of being sworn in, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine’s 2nd District is facing votes on emergency legislation aimed at ending the partial shutdown of the federal government.

Central Maine Medical Center

A federal law now requires all hospitals to list their standard charges, and Maine hospitals have begun listing prices for services online. Supporters say the law is aimed at empowering patients and ultimately driving down costs.

A Maine mother charged with beating her 10-year-old daughter to death with her husband's help is expected to ask a judge to annul the marriage.

Poetry Foundation

Former Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair delivered a new, original poem, "The Song of The Unsung," at Maine Governor Janet Mills' inauguration Wednesday evening in Augusta.

McNair spoke with Ed Morin on Maine Things Considered Monday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Some Maine schools districts were shocked last fall to discover that they had been denied federally funded grants designed to help support homeless students.

The Mills Campaign

History was made Wednesday night when Democrat Janet Mills was officially sworn into office as Maine’s 75th governor, the first woman to ever hold the office and the first person from Franklin County.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Maine’s Department of Marine Resources is proposing changes in its permitting rules for some aquaculture leases, as farmed shellfish operations in Maine continue to see robust growth. Many of the changes aim at eliminating redundancies or outdated language, but some are substantive.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills used her inaugural address Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center to outline an ambitious policy agenda that she says will make Maine a leader in tackling climate change, ensure that residents have access to health care and make the aging state more attractive to young professionals.

A new working waterfront panel in Portland holds its first meeting Thursday. The group of lobstermen, wharf owners and others will start with a look at a new inventory of marine and nonmarine uses on the downtown’s docks.

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