York astronaut Chris Cassidy will return to Earth Wednesday night, our time, after spending more than half a year aboard the International Space Station.

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The Green Party candidate for president of the United States is in Maine on Wednesday to highlight a platform centered around a Green New Deal, economic equality, universal health care and a halt to nuclear arms.

A proposal for a 40-bed emergency homeless shelter in Portland brought out fierce debate at a city planning meeting Tuesday night.

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The number of cases associated with a COVID-19 outbreak in Waldo County has grown to 46.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine voters have set a state record for use of absentee ballots with two weeks still to go before Election Day.

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The lobster industry just north of Maine has been rocked in recent weeks by a dispute between indigenous fishermen and other lobstermen. This past week saw an escalation in that conflict and greater attention from political leaders.

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The union that would represent workers at the Portland Museum of Art is accusing PMA management of employing union-busting tactics to prevent about 70 employees from organizing.

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U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Jay Allen squared off in Augusta last night at a Maine Public 1st District debate that largely reflected the country’s partisan divide fundamental issues.

Central Maine Power’s controversial proposal for a transmission line through western Maine continues to draw attention from regulators and opponents. On Tuesday morning, the Maine Public Utilities Commission gave its final approval for a spinoff company to own and operate the project.

Cumberland County officials are working with the City of Portland on a plan to create additional space for the homeless this winter at a community corrections center and a local hotel.

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Maine Senate Democrats are vowing to introduce legislation next year that would require the identity of the funders behind intentionally biased news websites be publicly disclosed.

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Larry Lord, the maintenance worker who was severely injured in an explosion at the LEAP building in Farmington last fall, has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Superior Court against CN Brown and Techno Metal Post.

Maine’s unemployment rate went down in September, from 7% in August to 6.1%, according to the federal Bureau of Labor.

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An outbreak of COVID-19 associated with a Waldo County church has grown to 42 cases and spread to a nursing home and several schools.

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In her first state of the city address last night, Portland City Mayor Kate Snyder promised action on issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement and a City Hall occupation by people experiencing homelessness and their advocates.