Politics

LEWISTON, Maine - A retired Air Force general plans to seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

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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.

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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.

PORTLAND, Maine - Republican Sen. Susan Collins's campaign says she has brought in $2 million in the second quarter of 2019.

WISCASSET, Maine - A proposal before the U.S. Senate would seek to help communities around the country that face the expensive problem of storing spent nuclear fuel.

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The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act has several proposals sponsored or co-sponsored by 1st District Rep. Chellie Pingree.

PORTLAND, Maine - A proposed housing development in Maine's largest city is facing opposition from some residents and open-space advocates. 

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The Maine Heritage Policy Center is criticizing Democratic Gov. Janet Mills for "a grotesque orgy of spending.”

The conservative advocacy organization held its largest annual fundraising event Thursday afternoon in South Portland, where CEO Matthew Gagnon said Mills proposed $8 billion spending plan was more than 11 percent bigger than the last enacted budget.

U.S. Sen. Angus King says the Department of Energy (DOE) is allowing too much natural gas to be exported without studying its impact on domestic prices. At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, King blasted the DOE for continuing to increase natural gas exports.

PORTLAND, Maine - A new law in Maine may help the homeless receive public assistance in their hometowns.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins wants a new memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor journalists killed in the line of duty.

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Maine taxpayers were granted some relief by the legislature and Gov. Janet Mills in the session that just concluded, but that does not mean they will see much in the way of any real cash. People in some communities may actually see their property taxes go up.

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A 9-year-old girl from Yarmouth testified before a congressional committee Wednesday morning on the impact of type-1 diabetes on her life and the importance of continuing a program that funds research into its cause.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Republican senator is joining a group of colleagues to beef up federal resources that are dedicated to getting fresh, local foods into schools.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The secretary of state’s office is reviewing 17 requests for petitions to force statewide votes on an array of laws passed by the Legislature this year.

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