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The Maine Supreme Court Tuesday issued a ruling in a case that could determine whether voters will use ranked-choice voting in the November presidential election. The case involves a citizen initiative that supporters are trying to get onto the fall ballot, but Tuesday’s opinion does not determine the fate of the ballot question itself.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's marijuana enthusiasts expect to soon find out where they can finally legally buy the products they want.

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King says the U.S. must respond to reports indicating that China is building up its military capabilities and now has more ships, planes and troops than the United States.

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On this week's edition of Maine's Political Pulse:

With 60 days remaining until the election, this week’s Pulse begins with an important public service announcement.

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An Aroostook County man has filed a complaint against assistant Maine House Minority Leader Trey Stewart of Presque Isle, alleging that the Republican legislator violated campaign finance law by using a political action committee to reimburse himself for clothes and new tires.

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Maine's Secretary of State is appealing a Superior Court ruling decision that could decide whether voters will use ranked-choice voting in this fall's presidential election.

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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court hears oral arguments Thursday in a case involving a Republican-led people's veto effort. The GOP wants Maine voters to vote on whether to repeal legislation allowing ranked-choice voting in presidential elections.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has extended a state of emergency for a sixth time during the pandemic.

In a statement, Mills urged Mainers not to let "pandemic fatigue" allow them to become complacent, especially as students are returning to schools and universities across the state.

She gave a nod to outbreaks stemming from a wedding in the Katahdin region in saying "one little match can spark a fire that may be very difficult to put out." The emergency orders are issued in 30-day increments.

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U.S. independent Sen. Angus King says the Department of Homeland Security is failing to publicly report all credible information about attempts by foreign powers to influence American elections.

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Activists in Maine are welcoming the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s recent order to freeze evictions for some until the end of the year. But they say it’s not a perfect fix.

Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng says she's keeping a close watch on a trade investigation into the Canadian lobster industry requested by the administration of President Trump.

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The Maine Supreme Court is being asked to decide when a petition circulator needs to be a registered voter — before or after they turn in petitions for verification. This might sound narrow, but far more than that is riding on the court’s ruling, because this question is about ranked-choice voting in the presidential election.

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U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District invited constituents to share their personal experiences with the U.S. Postal Service since a series of operational changes were carried out — and she got back more feedback than she expected.

Saying the GOP's pandemic aid proposal falls short, Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, says she is working with her colleagues from both parties to craft an additional smaller pandemic aid package that could be considered this week.

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