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Business and community advocates in Maine are calling for Congress to protect young immigrants whose citizenship status could be threatened by the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court case.

Image courtesy of the artists, Dave Clough, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Two Maine artists have been tasked with using up to $1 million to create their first permanent public artwork.

LEWISTON, Maine - Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena.

BUCKSPORT, Maine - A company that intends to create a salmon farm at a former mill site is altering the plan to avoid a 19th century farm identified during an archaeological survey.

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A wintry mix has swept into northern New England, with hundreds of schools closed or delayed in Vermont due to snow, and slick conditions in New Hampshire and Maine.

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Verso Corp. is selling the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, along with another mill in Wisconsin, for $400 million.

Bangor Is Buying Bus Tickets To Warmer States For People With No Roof Over Their Heads

Nov 12, 2019
Eesha Pendharkar

On a cold Friday afternoon, Thomas Brouillette leaned against the brick wall of the pumping station next to Damon’s Beverage and Redemption on Washington Street as a red shopping cart full of his belongings shielded him from the first snow of the year.

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The University of Maine has unveiled a new center, dedicated to the science of parenting.

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Maine’s unemployment rate now stands at less than 3%. But if you were to add in other categories of the labor force, such as part time workers seeking full-time jobs, and people who have given up trying to find work, the number of unemployed Mainers swells to over 20,000, which is nearly 7%. The state Department of Labor says it is trying to match all of those people with either jobs, or training programs that will lead to jobs. Maine Public’s Mal Leary spoke with Commissioner Laura Fortman about how those efforts are going.

Hundreds gathered for Veterans Day parades and other events across Maine despite rainy weather. Bangor, Biddeford, South Portland and Portland were among communities holding parades on Monday.

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The University of Southern Maine Foundation has received half a million dollars to help veterans complete their degrees.

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For years Maine has presented coins honoring veterans for their service in wars and conflicts. But there are tens of thousands of veterans who served in peacetime. A new coin, called the Honorable Service Coin, was presented Friday in Augusta to acknowledge that service.

Maine State Police say two people are dead following a crash in the town of Litchfield.

Some students at Southern Maine Community College are already being offered free entry-level manufacturing courses in partnership with Bath Iron Works. Now they are getting paid to participate.

These Prison Inmates Are Getting A Seat At The Decision-Making Table

Nov 9, 2019
Ashley L. Conti / BDN

On a recent Tuesday morning, a group of Maine State Prison inmates, along with prison administrators, corrections officers and state legislators, gathered around tables in the facility’s visitation room.

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