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Following a recent spike in the number of overdose deaths in Maine's largest city, Portland Police are reaching out to remind the public that there are resources available to help those at risk.

Adam Lister / PBS Newshour

Some environmental health advocates say the final recommendations released this week from a state task force examining a family of chemicals known as PFAS are too weak.

Shalom House

A program in Portland that helped 170 people with serious mental illness live in the community has been shut down.

A case of hepatitis A has been identified in a food service worker in Waterville.

Rebecca Conley

Welcome to Maine's Political Pulse, this week with Irwin Gratz and Statehouse Bureau Chief Steve Mistler.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) says it is working closely with the U.S. CDC to monitor the coronavirus.

via the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association

The two fishermen who died off the Maine coast Thursday have been identified.

Maine's unemployment rate rose slightly in December, but continued a long stretch at very low levels.

A union representing Maine corrections officers says jail staffing shortages are leading to forced overtime and turmoil among staff.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public File

The latest report from the Maine Medical Examiner shows drug overdose deaths increased in 2019.

AJ Higgins / Maine Public

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced new rules that dramatically scale back protections for wetlands and streams.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials want to close a lobster bait fishery to newcomers while they develop new management, licensing and an enforcement plan.

The Portland Press Herald reports Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Pat Keliher will present a plan to freeze the fishery at its current size for two years to state lawmakers on the Marine Resources Committee in February.

Miller Pearsall / Bangor Daily News/file

Roman Catholic Church officials in Maine are planning to remove and preserve historic stained-glass windows from a church at the Passamaquoddy tribal community at Pleasant Point.

The Coast Guard says two people were pulled unresponsive from the Atlantic Ocean after a fishing boat's automated emergency beacon was issued 45 miles southeast of Portland.

Jose Luis Magana / AP Photo

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, says he believes the Senate will fully debate whether witness testimony should be required in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but he says whether enough Republicans will vote to call in witnesses, such as former National Security Advisor John Bolton or acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, is another matter.

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