The Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court is calling for a pay increase for judges in the state.

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The Maine workers' group Food AND Medicine kicked off its 17th Annual "Solidarity Harvest" Thanksgiving food distribution Wednesday.

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PORTLAND, Maine - New data about New England shrimp show the species is still in bad shape, despite a fishing shutdown that's unlikely to end any time soon.

MANCHESTER, Maine - A Maine state trooper is credited with rescuing an owl he found stunned in the middle of a Manchester road.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A panel in Maine has ruled that Uber discriminated against a blind woman when a driver refused to give her a ride because she was traveling with her guide dog.

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Maine State Police have identified a man who was fatally shot at a homeless shelter in Brunswick.

BLUE HILL, Maine - An inspection report says a Maine hospital failed to safeguard medical records and left some in locations where cleaning staff could access them.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Caribou native on the International Space Station has had a high-flying chat with another Caribou native.

Independent state lawmaker Jeffrey Evangelos has asked the Maine attorney general’s office to review a contested finding in the death of a Massachusetts man while hiking in Maine this summer.

A new report assessing policies that promote LGBTQ equality finds communities in Maine scored below the national average.

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More retailers and restaurants are eliminating toxic chemicals from food packaging, according to a report from the coalition Safer Chemicals Healthy Families.

One man is dead and another injured following a shooting at the Tedford Housing family shelter in Brunswick.

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Portland's City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution declaring a climate emergency. The resolution was put forth by youth leaders concerned for their future.

BANGOR, Maine - The new president of the largest hospital in eastern and northern Maine will be the former chief executive officer of an Oregon hospital system.

Maine Historical Society

There were some key moments that led to Maine becoming a state nearly 200 years ago.  It was on this date in 1819 that President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to William King, the chairman of the Maine Constitutional Convention. Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz talks with Maine historian Herb Adams about what led to that moment.