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A new study from the credit reporting agency Experian finds that student loan debt in Maine has nearly doubled since 2008.

  In the first three quarters of 2018, 282 people in Maine died from drug overdoses, a slight decrease from the number who fatally overdosed in the first three quarters of the previous year.

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U.S. Rep. Jared Golden cited his personal experiences as a Marine combat veteran to advocate for an amendment to legislation that would provide child care services for veterans.

PORTLAND, Maine - An online group of Maine bird spotters is asking members to stop posting specific locations of rare species over concerns they may be targeted by hunters.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine will hold a special election to fill a House seat left vacant by a Democratic lawmaker.

The town of Bar Harbor is closer to seeing the return of international ferry service after a 10-year hiatus. Last Thursday the town closed on the $3.5 million purchase of the Eden Street ferry terminal property from the Maine Department of Transportation.

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U.S. Senator Angus King is pressing military leaders to provide more information about the resources they need to bolster drug interdiction efforts.

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Central Maine Power Company and Hydro-Quebec are offering a benefit package worth hundreds of millions of dollars to try to win support of their controversial plan to build a transmission line through western Maine forests.

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On Wednesday Central Maine Power Company (CMP) took a public drubbing at the hands of state regulators who were upset over numerous botched billing practices. Now CMP has a new customer service snafu on its hands. The company recently told 62,000 residential customers they would get a bill credit, but they will not.

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WESTBROOK, Maine - Maine's giant spinning ice disk may soon meet its end because of unseasonably warm weather.

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The Maine Public Utilities Commission's Consumer Assistance and Safety Division says Central Maine Power should immediately address a number of customer service issues.

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Nearly two decades ago, Maine passed a law requiring that Native American history and culture be taught in the hundreds of elementary and high schools across the state. Today many schools are still a long way from fulfilling that goal, but a new initiative in Maine's largest city could help restore an educational focus on Wabanaki Studies.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are asking the public to weigh in on a report calling for a new look at tax breaks for businesses in the state.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Interstate fishing managers are proposing options to try to better protect the Gulf of Maine's population of herring, which is a valuable fish that has declined in recent years.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Lawmakers held a hearing in the Maine capital for a bill that would place cameras in all ambulances.

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