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Mills Signs Net Neutrality Bill

Jun 25, 2019

Maine’s governor has signed a bill aiming to protect internet customers.

The personal income of Mainers jumped 5.4% in the 1st quarter of this year. It was the third biggest gain in personal income in the U.S.  

PORTLAND, Maine - The operators of a Maine power company didn't adequately test a new billing system that proved to be prone to errors when it was rolled out in 2017.

Over the past decade, a lack of infrastructure and poor funding decisions have negatively affected Maine’s child care sector. That is according to Judy Reidt-Parker, director of the national policy team at the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

Operating a medical technology firm and a child care might seem like incongruous pursuits, but not so for FHC, based in the town of Bowdoin.

Activists Bring Attention To Homelessness Outside Portland City Hall

Jun 21, 2019
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Activists sat outside Portland City Hall Friday to draw attention to the needs of homeless residents.

Unemployment has held steady at low levels in Maine in the month of May.

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Gov. Janet Mills has signed legislation that will provide greater regulatory oversight of student loan lenders. The Student Loan Bill of Rights gives state regulators the ability to investigate student lenders and take them to court for misleading borrowers or committing fraud.

Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills plans to sign a law setting up a legal framework for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults.

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Maine Congressman Jared Golden and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree are trying to block funding for federal rules that would force Maine lobstermen to take half of their gear-rope out of the water. The issue is part of the debate over how best to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale against potentially deadly entanglement.

Bill To Increase State Earned Income Tax Credit Passes In The House

Jun 20, 2019

The Maine House has approved a bill to increase funding for the state's Earned Income Tax Credit, sending the measure to the desk of Gov. Janet Mills.

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The Dutch entrepreneur who would like to build a land-based yellowtail fish farm somewhere in Maine said that the relentless opposition that some have shown to Nordic Aquafarms’ proposed Belfast salmon farm has made him proceed here with caution.

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For some, artificial intelligence conjures up images of The Terminator or West World. Others see great promise in AI.  Our panel discusses what is technologically possible today. They also forecast the potential power of AI in fields such as medicine and education, but also the potential dangers—from promoting biased or false information, to ethical concerns.

Recorded live at the Frontier in Brunswick.

  • Eric Chown, professor of computer science, Bowdoin College
  • Stephen Majercik, associate professor of computer science and chair of the computer science department, Bowdoin College
  • Fernando Nascimento, postdoctoral fellow in digital and computational studies, Bowdoin College

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MONTPELIER, Vt. - U.S. production of maple syrup increased slightly this year, even though the season was shorter than last year's.

Central Maine Medical Center is no longer at risk of losing federal funding for deficiencies in safety and quality.

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