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Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

A federal district court judge in Texas has ruled that requiring only men to register for the draft is unconstitutional. Maine 1st District Rep. Chellie Pingree says it’s about time.

Bidding Begins For Troubled Bangor Mall

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Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News

Bidding in an online auction for the beleaguered Bangor Mall started at 11 a.m. Monday.

ROCKPORT, Maine — The largest fishermen's trade show in New England will take place this week as the industry grapples with issues such as warming oceans and uncertainty in the worldwide lobster market.

SPRINGFIELD, Maine — Game wardens say a man has died in a snowmobile crash in Maine.

Authorities say 52-year-old John Dorsey, of Lee, died after his snowmobile struck a tree in Springfield Saturday. His body wasn't discovered until around 11 a.m. the next day.

Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald says Dorsey had left a friend's house around 9 p.m. Saturday on his snowmobile, and then hit a tree after failing to go around a corner.

MacDonald says the snowmobile was still running when another man found Dorsey's body.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine could become the first state in New England to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Rebecca Conley

This week, two major Maine politicians staked out positions this past week on controversial issues previously up in the air. 

AUGUSTA, Maine  — Democrats have selected a candidate to run for a seat left vacant by a recently re-elected Democratic lawmaker who took a private sector job.

AUGUSTA, Maine  — The administration of Maine's new Democratic governor says the state has enrolled 7,500 people under voter-approved Medicaid expansion since January.

CONCORD, N.H.  — The National Weather Service says strong wind will likely blow down large tree limbs and power lines in parts of northern New England.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Abortion services providers in Maine say they are dismayed by a new rule released by the Trump administration Friday.

Saturday, Maine Family Planning announced that it will seek a preliminary injunction to prevent the rule from going into effect.

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland schools have created a commission to search for more efficient ways to save the school district money.

More Than 100 Maine Schools Pledge To Serve Seasonal And Local Produce

Feb 24, 2019
Gabor Degre / BDN

A new program launching this spring will introduce Maine students and schools to local food products, according to a recent announcement by the Maine Department of Education, and organizers are looking for Maine farmers and producers to participate.

Joel Page / AP Photo

The state of Maine’s public advocate, Barry Hobbins, says that during the Public Utilities Commission probe of billing problems at Central Maine Power, the commission refused to let his office intervene in the case. Hobbins says because of that, the hundreds of CMP billing complaints his office received were never seen by the consultant that the commission had hired to look into the matter.

Mal Leary / Maine Public

After nearly half a dozen years, the state's Riverview Psychiatric Center has passed federal inspection to qualify for funds under the Medicare program. Maine Public political correspondent Mal Leary joined Nora Flaherty on Maine Things Considered to look at what this all means for Maine.

New Controls In Maine To Prevent Poaching Of Valuable Eels

Feb 23, 2019
Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Maine's lucrative baby eel industry will likely face tighter controls this year designed to thwart poaching.

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