The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently released data tracking opioid pill distribution from 2006 to 2012. It shows more opioid pills were handed out in Penobscot county than in any other county in New England. But by 2016, Maine had already moved to address issues of overprescribing. The state passed a law that set education and training standards for opioid prescribers.
Last year, Mainers were subjected to 93 million robocalls. That’s an average of 73 calls per person. At a hearing of the Senate Aging Committee, experts warned that number is expected to go up this year.
BANGOR, Maine - A Maine senator says a plan to boost innovation and job growth in rural areas by providing money for broadband access would benefit his state, much of which is forested and sparsely populated.
Both of Maine's U.S. House representatives, Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for a series of racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers.
Congressional confirmation hearings continued Tuesday to fill the role of secretary of defense. Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King told nominee Mark Esper he is worried about an accidental war breaking out in the Gulf region of the Middle East.
Mainers Condemn Trump's Attack On Minority Congresswomen
President Donald Trump continued his attack on four freshmen, minority congresswomen on Monday, calling them anti-American Communists who hate Jews, and rejecting critics who called him out for being deliberately divisive and racist.
'It's All Hands On Deck' - Mills Issues Call To Action At Opioid Summit
More than 1,000 people working to address the opioid crisis in Maine met for a daylong summit in Augusta on Monday. Gov. Janet Mills says the goal is to foster collaboration between health providers, law enforcement and the recovery community to better respond to a public health issue that kills nearly one Mainer a day.