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Two Maine hospitals are listed on a federal government website that tracks the most serious quality deficiencies cited in the past six months. As the Bangor Daily News first reported this week, Maine Medical Center and York Hospital were both identified for patient safety issues.

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It’s Valentine’s Day and, even better, time again for Maine’s Political Pulse.

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On a recent Saturday morning, a small group of art students met at a Maine College of Art (MECA) studio in downtown Portland. They got to work setting up different crafting stations and tables covered with art supplies - fabric scraps, feathers, crayons, hot glue – and displaying on the walls and tables questions and prompts about diversity and community.

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A bill before state lawmakers would allocate $2 million to Maine Family Planning to make up for lost federal funds after the organization withdrew as a statewide grantee from the federal Title X program last year

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is asking the federal government to reverse changes that have put more than $1 million in grants for rural Maine schools in jeopardy.

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The threat of climate change is forcing Maine to contemplate a future that relies increasingly on electricity: electricity to heat homes and cool them and to power vehicles. Recently, Efficiency Maine's Executive Director Michael Stoddard talked to legislators about a report that documents the need for that shift.

Stoddard joined Maine Public host Irwin Gratz to talk about this report.

The federal government is providing nearly $4.5 million for improvements at Maine's largest airport.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the Portland International Jetport has been awarded the money to construct a taxiway to provide runway access. The money is from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Airport Improvement Program. Collins said the airport is "an important gateway that connects our state to the rest of the world and supports economic growth and job creation."

ALFRED, Maine - A defrocked Massachusetts priest is appealing his conviction of sexually abusing a young boy during trips to Maine in the 1980s.

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School officials in Bangor presented district leaders with a new draft policy on suicide prevention Wednesday night. The proposed policy comes after concern from several parents and community members over how the district communicated the news of a student's death late last year.

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Maine’s climate is not only changing due to global temperatures increasing overall, but the rate at which it is changing is speeding up, according to researchers at the University of Maine.

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Maine's top fisheries regulator is telling his federal counterparts the state's lobster fleet deserves more credit for its efforts to reduce the risk of fishing gear entanglements with the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

FALMOUTH, Maine - Authorities in Maine say they're investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train in Falmouth.

A large downsizing of workers by online furnishings company Wayfair will put dozens of Maine residents out of a job.

The Bangor Daily News reports that on Thursday that Wayfair will lay off 55 people from its contact center in Brunswick and one from a similar center in Bangor. The company, based in Boston, opened those centers in 2016. Wayfair spokesperson Susan Frechette tells the BDN that the workers who will be laid off in Maine are members of special team led out of the company's Boston offices. The layoffs won't affect sales and service workers in Maine.

Cases of Hepatitis A rose sharply last year in Maine, according to the state Center for Disease Control.

PORTLAND, Maine - The number of flu cases in Maine shot up by nearly a quarter over the course of a week. There were almost 1,000 new cases reported for the week that ended Feb. 8.