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As part of his $1.9 trillion-dollar pandemic relief package, President-elect Joe Biden wants the federal minimum wage to more than double, from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.

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Three more Mainers have died with COVID-19 and 317 cases were added to the state's total on Monday.

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Four more people have died with COVID-19, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control.

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Thirty more COVID-19 deaths have been added by the Maine CDC on Saturday.

Saying she is acting out of an abundance of caution, Maine Gov. Janet Mills has activated the Maine National Guard to provide backup to police agencies should they be needed at expected protests at the state Capitol in Augusta.

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Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will continue as planned despite news Friday that the Trump administration does not have a backup supply of doses to boost state allocations as expected.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says even though she witnessed the insurrection at the Capitol that was provoked by President Donald Trump, she is not ready to decide how she will vote at the impeachment trial.

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Central Maine Power was planning to start clearing a path through Maine’s western woods for its controversial power line project on Friday, but a federal appeals court put that to a stop with a temporary injunction.

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The chief of the Maine Capitol Police is apologizing for a series of social media posts that promote the same conspiracy theories that inspired Trump extremists to storm the U.S. Capitol last week.

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The University of Maine System will require all on-campus students and staff to be tested weekly for COVID-19 during the spring semester as parts of its efforts to prevent or contain new outbreaks.

This week’s historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives is supported by three of Maine’s four members of Congress — and possibly the fourth.

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Just days after state health officials requisitioned and redeployed almost 2,000 doses of vaccine from the Walgreens pharmacy chain, Maine CDC director Nirav Shah said he doing the same thing with another 975.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Maine’s hospitality industry harder than any other sector. With cold weather taking its grip on 2021 and the surging virus keeping people at home, job losses are accelerating, particularly in the food-service sector. Still, many of Maine’s chefs and restaurant owners continue to find new ways to stay open through the winter.

MaineHealth says it plans to move into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations sooner than anticipated.

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Bath Iron Works says it’s continuing to implement extra health and safety protocols as the shipyard deals with dozens of cases of COVID-19.

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