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The state is continuing to study the possibility of passenger rail service between Portland and Lewiston. The public is invited to a meeting Wednesday in Lewiston to see what's been learned so far, and to offer more input.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection announced Friday that it will require new testing for all sludge material licensed for land application in the state.

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On Thursday the Treasury Department announced new sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies accused of helping North Korea evade international sanctions. In a tweet, President Trump said Friday he would reverse them, a surprise declaration that sparked confusion in Washington.

The Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) is trying to identify individuals who may have been exposed to rabies last weekend in Bangor through the handling a rabid bat.

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State lawmakers are being urged to fund a program they created four years ago to provide payments to longtime volunteer firefighters.

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Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation have visited with workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump's wall at the southern border.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine fishermen are taking to rivers and streams in the state to fish for baby eels in a high-stakes season they hope isn't interrupted by poaching concerns as it was a year ago.

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The estimated cost for renovating the idle international ferry terminal in Bar Harbor has grown by more than $2.5 million, but the Nova Scotia government says it will cover the higher expense.

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine - it missed the runway altogether.

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Gov. Janet Mills proposed two-year budget includes an allocation of $5.5 million for addressing the state’s opioid addiction crisis.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative committee has signed off on a proposal that requires dog owners to assist people who are attacked by their animals.

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A legislative effort emerged Thursday to put Central Maine Power's proposed billion-dollar transmission line on hold.

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Maine has had a small but growing aquaculture industry, but a proposal by the Mere Point Oyster Company to build a 40-acre oyster farm in Maquoit Bay in Brunswick has angered many local lobster harvesters. They’ve submitted a petition that would require the state to review its aquaculture permitting rules.

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State forestry officials are proposing to expand the quarantine against the gypsy moth to all of Maine. 

Firefighters say they rescued a teenager who floated away on ice that broke free in the Androscoggin River in Rumford, Maine.

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