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Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has filed a civil rights complaint against a Portland man for allegedly threatening and using violence against a lesbian woman in the Northgate Shopping Center in Portland July 3.

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Following a confirmed sighting of a great white shark Friday near the site of Monday’s fatal attack, along with two unconfirmed sightings along the coast Thursday, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) continues to urge people recreating in and around Maine coastal waters to use caution.

Mount Desert Island Hospital says there are cases of COVID-19 in its community that are not reflected in state data.

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Both of Maine’s U.S. Senators are casting doubt on the prospects of Congress reaching a speedy agreement on an economic stimulus package, even after benefit programs for unemployed workers and struggling businesses expire.

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The supermarket chain Hannaford says it's once again allowing customers to bring reusable bags. 

 

Earlier this week, several environmental organizations said that Hannaford was one of a few holdouts following the state's decision to lift restrictions on the bags back on July 16.

 

But in a written statement Friday, a Hannaford spokesperson says that reusable bags are permitted, but customers must bag their own groceries unless the bag is new.

 

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In a tweet early Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested delaying the November elections because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maine’s senators sharply criticized the suggestion.

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Another person has died as the number of COVID-19 cases logged in Maine since the pandemic's onset grew overnight to 3,912, twenty-four more than Thursday.  The death toll now stands at 123.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills said her administration is expanding its coronavirus rental assistance program, as the pandemic continues to take a toll on Mainers' financial health and another federal relief package remains stalled.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating a second outbreak of COVID-19 within Maine's wild blueberry industry.

The University of Maine has received a patent for a process to create more environmentally friendly construction materials using a slurry of tiny cellulose fibers derived from wood.

Scattered through the $2 trillion federal CARES act are dozens of tax changes aimed at softening the economic blow caused by the pandemic. Maine lawmakers now need to decide which of those changes should be incorporated in the state’s tax laws.

BANGOR, Maine - A group that has targeted Republican President Donald Trump with biting attacks is now going after Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

PORTLAND, Maine - For the second consecutive year, a Maine lawmaker has proposed legislation designed to combat racial profiling, by requiring all law enforcement agencies to document demographic data of the people they stop.

Runners are being strongly discouraged from using the TD Beach to Beacon 10K course on Saturday, the day the 23 annual road race had been scheduled.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

The Portland mayor and a pair of city councilors held a "listening session" Wednesday morning with dozens of the city's homeless population who have established an encampment on the steps of City Hall. The goal was to try to improve communication after a week-long impasse over protesters' demands.

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