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PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has granted the mother of a missing Maine toddler an extension to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the child's father.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team will meet next month to consider new rules to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

PORTLAND, Maine - Wildlife and transportation officials are moving a nesting platform for endangered peregrine falcons in Maine to protect workers on an Interstate 95 bridge.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine forestry officials are proposing a full quarantine to stop the spread of a species of moth that is one of the most destructive forest pests in the country.

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Maine's childhood screening rate for lead poisoning is the lowest in New England, according to a new report released by the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.

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An Auburn man charged in connection with one of Alaska's most famous unsolved murder cases will continue to be held without bail while he waits extradition to that state.

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The rapidly changing climate in Maine and New England is affecting lives – those of the people who depend on the region’s waters, as well as the species that live there. At the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, a new exhibit explores the connection between the First People and the northern waters, and how that relationship is evolving in reaction to climate change and pollution.

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Republican leaders in Augusta are taking two approaches in responding to controversial statements made last week by Maine GOP vice chair Nick Isgro falsely linking immigrants to the outbreak of once-eradicated diseases: some are condemning Isgro's remarks, others are avoiding them altogether. Isgro, meanwhile, is standing by his assertion that Americans should be free to not vaccinate their children against disease.

Northern Light Health's Board of Directors gave unanimous approval Wednesday afternoon to pursue a merger with Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.

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Two weeks after Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to study the prevalence of a family of chemicals that pose potential public health risks, environment and health advocates are urging her to do more. They staged their call to action Tuesday at a dairy farm in Arundel, where contamination from the chemicals known as PFAS was discovered two years ago.

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Maine's chief epidemiologist Siiri Bennett wants Mainers to know, “We are not done with flu yet.”

State lawmakers are considering a series of bills to expand the use of ranked-choice voting in Maine elections. The first to have a public hearing is a measure to create presidential primary elections in Maine and apply ranked choice voting to those contests.

Northern Lights Mercy Hospital in Portland is launching a new program to help opioid users who wind up in the hospital's emergency room.

Why Maine Is Seeing More Record High Temperatures

Mar 20, 2019
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BANGOR, Maine - A bipartisan group of senators including Maine's Republican Sen. Susan Collins are calling on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to withdraw a proposal that could change the rules about mercury emissions.

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