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Calais Regional Hospital is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but says it’s not planning any layoffs, will continue to pay employees and will operate as usual during the process.

Bangor Police Department

A woman is being held without bail in Penobscot County Jail in connection with the death her 1-year-old daughter from fentanyl.

Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

In an appearance on CNN Tuesday morning, independent U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine urged President Donald Trump to be cautious about responding to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Former state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn kicked off his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of the 2nd District at a diner in Auburn on Tuesday.

A self-described libertarian Republican, Brakey told a crowd of roughly 50 supporters at Rolly’s Diner that he’s running on a platform of liberty from government regulation, government-run health care and needless involvement in foreign wars.

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has voted to make the University of Maine School of Law an independent free-standing institution in the UMaine System.

PORTLAND, Maine - A manager of a Maine recycling facility has been fired and named in a search warrant in connection with the theft of more than $300,000.

BLAINE, Maine - Police say they made a third arrest in connection to a shooting in northern Maine.

Eric Gray / AP

In August, the Pew Research Center released a poll showing a sharp increase in the number of Americans who view climate change as a major threat to the well-being of the country ⁠— from 40 percent in 2013 to 57 percent now. And it is of particular concern to Democratic voters, as reflected by the emergence of climate change as a leading issue in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Humans have been tilling the soil for thousands of years. Not surprisingly, we've mostly been focused on what we take out of it - bushels of wheat, barrels of apples and so on. But as researchers learn more about how soil and its organic components actually work, it's become clear that farming has a role to play in climate change.

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Starting Thursday, a new law goes into effect in Maine that bans the use of hand-held cellphones while driving, and strictly limits the use of other devices while driving.

The state Office of Marijuana Policy met Monday with medical marijuana sellers and prospective adult recreational retailers to discuss a tracking system for marijuana grown or imported for sale into Maine.

Brian Bechard / Maine Public

Updated 5:51 p.m. Monday:

An explosion at a social services agency in Farmington Monday morning killed one firefighter and injured seven other people.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's social worker licensure board revoked the license of a caseworker who placed a 4-year-old girl in a home where she was murdered.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices have dropped a little more in northern New England, but analysts say that may change following an attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - A mansion of the Gilded Age originally listed at $15 million has sold for a fraction of its original asking price in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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