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Unity College announced Monday that it plans to move away from a traditional, in-person learning model to a hybrid one. Officials say the transition is intended to give students more options and reduce tuition costs. As part of the move, the college is also exploring selling any of its assets, including its rural Waldo County campus.

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A federal judge says that within two weeks he will decide when, exactly, federal regulators must issue new rules to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting an increase in Maine's coronavirus tally of five cases, and a reduction of one in the number of deaths.  Meanwhile, the state is following a new outbreak and partnering with a Maine hospital to expand tracking capacity.

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As Congress and the Trump administration haggle over a new coronavirus relief bill, the organization representing Maine's municipalities is projecting cities and towns will see a combined revenue loss of $146 million this year because of the pandemic.

PORTLAND, Maine - A meeting of governors from around the country that had been scheduled to take place in Maine has been moved online to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Maine parks officials have removed some water activity restrictions in the wake of a fatal shark bite off Harpswell. 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 12 news cases of COVID-19 Monday and one new death, a man in his 50 from Androscoggin  County. The death toll now stands at 124, and the number of cases since the pandemic began at 3,970.

That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Monday.

The person who died was a resident of Cumberland County.

Charles Krupa / Associated Press

Maine is ready to enforce its new internet privacy law.  There's an outstanding legal challenge, but a federal judge ruled the law could take effect July 1. Attorney General Aaron Frey, citing the pandemic, agreed to delay enforcement until Aug. 1. State Sen. Shenna Bellows introduced the measure. She told Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz that it will prohibit internet providers from selling or sharing customers' information without their permission.

NORTHPORT, Maine - Parts of one of Maine's most unique resorts are going to be auctioned this week as the former Point Lookout corporate retreat is scaled back.

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The state is advising that schools across Maine can consider reopening their classrooms this fall if they follow certain guidelines. The state unveiled its new advisory system for schools, and it has classified all 16 counties as "green," suggesting there is relatively low risk of COVID-19 spread. But those classifications don't mean that all schools will reopen, and many still face lots of challenges before they can bring kids back to class.

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Oral arguments are scheduled Monday morning in a federal lawsuit that could spell the fates of the endangered North Atlantic right whale - and of New England's lobstermen.

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The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of Maine in anticipation of Hurricane Isaias’ arrival next week.

Maine Tribes And Janet Mills Struggle To Compromise On Sweeping Sovereignty Measure

Aug 1, 2020
Natalie Williams / BDN

The fate of a complicated tribal sovereignty proposal looked grim on Friday, when frustrated tribal leaders reported only scant agreement with Maine Gov. Janet Mills on the measure and no guarantee lawmakers will return in 2020 to vote on it.

Gunshots Fired Outside Portland City Hall As Protest Over Homelessness Continues

Aug 1, 2020
Maine Housing Coalition

Gunshots were fired about 5 a.m. Saturday morning in the area of Portland City Hall, but no one was injured, according to police.

Harness racing will soon return to Bangor's Hollywood Casino Raceway after a pandemic-related hiatus.

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