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There are 31 new cases of COVID-19 in Maine, according to the latest figures from the state CDC.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden and his Republican challenger Dale Crafts agreed on some broad themes during an hourlong 2nd District debate on Maine Public Thursday night.

Meg Kelly / NPR

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden found little common ground in the final debate of the 2020 election. Both attacked one another’s records on a number of issues — including on racial justice and immigration.

The state Department of Health and Human Services is launching a new program called StrengthenME to help Mainers cope with the stress of the pandemic.

Jay Field / Maine Public file

The New Balance factory in Skowhegan has been evacuated due to a hazardous materials incident.

The organizers of the 2021 Maine Fishermen’s Forum are canceling the event. Organizers decided that this year dangers posed by the pandemic and state mandates on facility capacity made it impossible to schedule this time out.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says the ND Paper Mill in Old Town violated state and federal laws when it spilled more than 30,000 gallons of pulping chemicals into the Penobscot River earlier this month.

Charles Krupa / Associated Press

When public schools in Maine opened this fall, many gave students options for remote learning or hybrid classes, which mix both virtual and in-person instruction. But that’s been a challenge for many teachers, who say meeting the demands of this new system has left them exhausted after only a month of classes.

Tom Porter / Maine Public/file

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is investigating the timeline of an apparently malicious tampering incident, where pizza dough containing sharp metal fragments was discovered at a Hannaford store in Sanford in August.

The number of Mainers filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits is down for a second straight week.

The Maine Department of Corrections says another employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Maine State Prison in Warren. This follows a positive case of an employee that was confirmed on Monday. Since then, more than 1,000 people associated with the prison have been tested and further results are pending.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The case count in a Waldo County COVID-19 outbreak has now reached 49 and is expected to grow.

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There are no TV or radio ads, or any of the other traditional trappings of a campaign for a statewide office. But behind the scenes, several candidates are seeking to replace Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, who is termed out.

The Boston Federal Reserve Bank and the state on Wednesday announced an initiative to help several Maine communities create long-term strategies to boost their economies.

Drug deaths continue to increase in Maine, according to the latest report from the state attorney general’s office.

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