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Unemployment rates fell during the spring in Maine's three major urban areas. That's according to figures out today from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Courtesy Central Maine Power

The largest union at Bath Iron Works is standing with local steel workers to oppose Central Maine Power's  transmission line project through western Maine.

Lori Valigra / Bangor Daily News

Central Maine Power is asking the state for permission to hike electricity distribution rates for its residential customers by more than 10 percent. The proposal comes as the utility continues to face scrutiny over billing problems, and some critics also have concerns about the request.

Starting in September, the Portland Jetport will offer four daily flights to Boston.

A group has recently launched to advocate for a controversial proposed land-based salmon farm in Belfast.

GARDINER, Maine - The public can weigh in on proposed rate hikes on the individual health marketplace for 2020.

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This year's Maine strawberry season is expected to be late and short, but it looks like the flavor and size will be good.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press file

If not for this year’s abnormally rainy April, Blue Hill Berry Co. owner Nicolas Lindholm might be weed-whacking some of his 70 acres of wild blueberry fields this week to keep them from being shaded by tall weeds.

A Maine hospital is set to discontinue its surgical services due to a declining number of surgical patients.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has introduced legislation that would provide $5 billion in matching grants to expand broadband access in rural areas of the country.

Andrew Catalina / Maine Public

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is trying to improve transparency about enforcement actions it takes to ensure the safety and welfare of children attending licensed child care facilities in Maine, but reporting by Maine Public shows that it has fallen short of its own goals in at least one case, while advocates say it is still too difficult for parents to research a facility’s quality and history.

Wayfair Protest In Brunswick Sees Small Turnout

Jun 26, 2019
Julie Pike / Maine Public

Hundreds of Wayfair employees filled Copley Square in Boston Wednesday afternoon to protest the online retailer’s sale of bedroom furniture for use in migrant detention centers along the U.S. southern border. In Brunswick, four employees at the company contact center joined the walkout, along with about 20 community activists.

Maine Public Advocate Asks Regulators To Delve Deeper Into CMP Problems

Jun 26, 2019
Joel Page / AP

With customers continuing to report what they consider to be excessively high electric bills, the Office of the Public Advocate on Monday asked Maine regulators to conduct further tests of problematic Central Maine Power accounts.

This story is part of Maine Public’s Deep Dive on child care. To see the rest of the series, visit mainepublic.org/childcare.

Maine Public’s Deep Dive: Childcare in Maine is made possible, in part, by the John T. Gorman Foundation and United Way's Women United.

Mills Signs Net Neutrality Bill

Jun 25, 2019

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

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