Politics

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In the immediate aftermath of two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left at least 31 dead, Maine's four members of Congress were quick to condemn the hatred and bigotry that appears to have motivated the alleged gunmen.

The Days Of Cheese Sandwiches For Maine Students Who Owe Lunch Money Have Ended

Aug 8, 2019
Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News

The days of serving a simple cheese sandwich in the school cafeteria when students owe money for unpaid lunches have come to a close.

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Maine's former 2nd District congressman, Bruce Poliquin, says he won't attempt to reclaim the seat he lost last year to Democrat Jared Golden.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Officials in Maine's largest city are proposing licensing regulations for recreational and medical marijuana businesses.

PORTLAND, Maine - A pair of U.S. representatives from different parties and opposite ends of the country are introducing a bill intended to curb consumer confusion about food date labeling.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says that she would support legislation to close what she calls “loopholes in the background check system” following two deadly mass shootings this weekend in Texas and Ohio.

Bruce Poliquin Says He Won’t Run In 2020 For His Old Seat In Maine’s 2nd District

Aug 5, 2019
Gabor Degre / Bangor Daily News

Former U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin said on Sunday he wouldn’t run for the seat he was ousted from in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in 2020, citing “family priorities” and saying he’s “itching to run again.”

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Maine's congressional delegation is condemning the mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio that killed 29 peoeple, and injured several.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon has admitted to a campaign finance violation, and some believe it could hurt her campaign.

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The Maine State Employees Association, which represents more than 10,000 workers in the executive branch, says members have overwhelmingly approved a two-year contract with the state. 

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Democratic Rep. Jared Golden said that impeaching President Donald Trump is not the best way to address the needs of his constituents.

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State and federal campaign finance reports show a Maine Democratic Senate hopeful disclosed using her leadership political action committee to reimburse herself for political contributions in 2015 and 2016.

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Maine independent Sen. Angus King told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that the United States is falling behind Russia and China in the development of hypersonic missiles.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is calling on Congress to take action to reverse a new federal rule that restricts access to abortions.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine city's ordinance prohibiting bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers is in the hands of a panel of federal judges in Boston.

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