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Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew announced on Monday that her agency is moving swiftly to respond to a report showing there have been 26 child deaths since 2017.

Do certain household chemicals contribute to obesity in teenagers and osteoporosis later in life? That’s the focus of a study led by researchers at Maine Medical Center.

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine is calling for increased Navy help in the effort to block drugs being smuggled into the United States.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The chancellor of the University of Maine System says the president of the university's Augusta campus, who had been serving on a temporary basis, will continue to lead the school.

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Maine’s top energy regulators are scheduling “special deliberations” to consider a key permit for Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through western Maine.

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For the third time in four years, Maine lawmakers will consider a bill that will allow some terminally-ill patients to request life-ending medication.

A proposal to require paid sick leave for Portland workers brought supporters, opponents - and some in between - to City Hall last night, for the final public hearing on the issue.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Service says it’s immediately implementing several initiatives to address two major child safety issues.

Portland City Manager John Jennings has included a proposal in his $207 million budget that would limit the number of people who can stay in city homeless shelters.

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Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine says he’s upset by a report that found lower-income counties, including two in Maine, are subject to more tax audits by the IRS.

PORTLAND, Maine - A hearing for a Maine man who wants his confession to killing a sheriff's deputy tossed out has ended without him taking the stand.

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A spring snowfall is hitting Maine, as unusually cold air from Canada collides with moist air from the south. The combination is creating some bands of heavy snow that are expected to spread across the state Monday, dumping up to 10 inches in some areas.

The Maine Legislature is considering a proposal that would increase criminal penalties for police officers who use their position to coerce people in their custody into having sex.

The measure follows a trend in state law — teachers and correctional guards already face elevated penalties for abusing the power of their position to seek sex.

State Rep. David McCrea, a Democrat from Fort Kent, says while he is not sure how often police may misuse that power, Maine law should set stronger penalties.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could increase or limit the number of charter schools in the state under new bills.
 
Lawmakers are set to hold hearings on at least three bills addressing charter schools on Monday.
 
Currently, the Maine Charter School Commission can only approve 10 public charter schools. That cap expires in July 2022.
 
While Republican Sen. Matt Pouliot's bill would remove that cap, Democratic Rep. Michael Brennan's bill would make the limit permanent.
 

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Homebuyers can find themselves the targets of fraud, including home improvement and roofing scams or others carried out through the internet and email.

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