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Maine’s congressional delegation is unified in its opposition to President Trump’s use of emergency powers to redirect money to build a partial wall on the border with Mexico.

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint $1 coins honoring former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, for the year.

A former jail inmate in Maine has filed a lawsuit against a corrections officer saying the officer used a racial slur and disclosed to other inmates that he was a federal informant.

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This week a couple of prominent politicians were put on the spot: Republican Sen. Susan Collins by fellow- Republican President Trump, and Democratic Gov. Janet Mills by the proposal to construct an electric transmission line across western Maine. In the latest weekly edition of Maine’s Political Pulse, Maine Public’s Chief Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with host Irwin Gratz about these developments.

The administration of Maine's new Democratic governor says the state's enrolled over 6,200 under voter-approved Medicaid expansion since January.

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The snow gods have been good to some areas of northern New England this season, with total snowfall so far exceeding normal by several feet in some spots as ski areas head into the President's Day holiday weekend.

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Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor is famous for laboratory research mice, and Houlton will soon be known for producing their food.

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Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree-D,  has introduced legislation that advances a years-long effort to designate the York River as a Wild and Scenic River System, a program managed by the National Park Service.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and members of her staff on Wednesday met with the head of the massive Spanish power company that owns Central Maine Power, a utility which is under investigation by state regulators for ongoing billing problems and which is also engaged in a public relations campaign as it seeks approval of a 145-mile transmission line to send hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.

Maine Public recently fielded a question via email from one of our listeners which we decided to try to answer. So, we asked her to repeat it over the phone.

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Maine had a surge of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in January, according to a Center for Disease Control surveillance report. Fifty-five cases were reported, which is more than double the five year median of 24.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine lobster boat captain has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of a pair of crewmen.

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Members of Maine's congressional delegation are strongly objecting to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency to fund construction of additional miles of a border wall.

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Creative Portland is launching a new event intending to highlight the city's performing arts talent. It will take place this Sunday, Feb. 17. The show will feature music, dance, digital art. Singer JanaeSound recently relocated to Portland from St. Louis, Missouri, and will be performing on Sunday. Her song "Diamonds" has racked up more than 100,000 listeners on services like SoundCloud and Spotify. She spoke with Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz.

Maine Companies Ask For Exemptions From Trump’s Steel Tariffs

Feb 15, 2019
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Two Maine companies have filed for a total of 11 exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed last year by President Donald Trump so they can affordably acquire the materials they need for their businesses.

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