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KITTERY, Maine - The USS California has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for scheduled maintenance.  The Virginia-class attack submarine traveled up the Piscataqua River to the shipyard on Sunday.

Houlton Regional Hospital

Rural hospitals across the country say they are being been hurt by increased costs and inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates. Maine’s rural hospitals are facing the same pressures, and state lawmakers are considering a bill to ease financial woes.

With an eye toward creating a new market for Maine's forest products industry, the University of Maine Thursday announced a new research collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Companies dealing with Maine's well-documented workforce shortage were in Portland Thursday for a forum on how the state's growing immigrant communities can help.

Companies dealing with Maine's well-documented workforce shortage are in Portland Thursday for a forum on how the state's growing immigrant communities can help.

Maine's Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will hold a public hearing this month on a proposed moratorium on new leases for aquaculture sites of more than 10 acres.

Unemployment in the Bangor area dipped slightly in March, while the jobless rates in Maine's two other metropolitan areas held steady.

That's according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The agency reports that Bangor's jobless rate went from 4 percent in February to 3.8 percent in March.  

The unemployment rates for Maine's other two metro areas were unchanged. Lewiston-Auburn unemployment was at 3.7 percent; Portland-South Portland's jobless rate held at 3 percent.

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Boston Brands of Maine - a division of Sazerac, which makes Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey - says it's expanding its Lewiston facility.

The state’s Revenue Forecasting Commission says Maine will bring in more tax revenues this budget year than had been projected, but predicts that growth over the next two years will not be as strong.

Maine's economic growth slowed markedly in the 4th quarter of 2018.  According to the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, Maine's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at a rate of just 0.7 percent during the final three months of last year.

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The University of Southern Maine is signing an agreement to bring a high-tech research lab to its Portland campus.

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Maine’s Department of Transportation will significantly cut back on construction work this season, because bids are coming in at as much as double what the agency budgeted.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices are still climbing in northern New England.   The latest GasBuddy price reports show prices rose nearly seven cents per gallon in Maine and New Hampshire last week to an average of $2.81 and $2.75, respectively.

TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi car museum's four-wheeled stock was auctioned off for $8.6 million, with a 1948 Tucker bringing $1.8 million.

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The two daughters of former-president Lyndon B. Johnson went to Bath on a gray and drizzly Saturday morning to christen the Navy Destroyer that bears their father’s name.

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