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The administrative bodies that coordinate scouting in the state of Maine are responding to news that the national Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter-11 bankruptcy Tuesday.

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A legislative committee is questioning the legality of a lease for state lands that Central Maine Power needs for its proposed transmission corridor through Western Maine. Lawmakers say the lease requires approval from two-thirds of the Legislature.

A new bill would make major changes to the state's bail system.

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Super Tuesday is in two weeks. It will be the first time in twenty years that Maine Democrats and Republicans will vote in a presidential primary instead of a caucus.

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Colby College is planning to open a new "arts collaborative" housing artists, galleries and other events in downtown Waterville by the end of the year.

Maine National Guard

Major General Douglas Farnham used his annual state of the National Guard speech to lawmakers to praise past and current members of the Guard and its predecessor, the Maine Militia.

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Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced efforts to bar a class of chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioning that are a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Maine labor officials are seeking public comment on their latest plan to connect job seekers with education, training and employment in high-wage, in-demand jobs.

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a high-profile case that prompted changes to the state’s child protection system is due to be sentenced this week.

Snowmobilers Contributed $606 Million To Maine’s Economy Last Year

Feb 18, 2020
Ashley L. Conti / Bangor Daily News

The typical snowmobilers were older than they used to be, but helped inject $606 million into Maine’s economy last winter, according to the first economic study of the state’s snowmobile industry in 22 years.

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Gov. Janet Mills says she has not yet decided which Democrat she’ll vote for in the upcoming presidential primary.

A recent report indicates that many of the U.S. Navy’s cargo ships, needed to move supplies in support of future military operations, require repairs or should be replaced.

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A consortium of Maine businesses, the University of Maine and, possibly, the city of Portland could band together to procure a slug of solar energy that could power as many as 40,000 homes.

Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Scarborough that left a man in critical condition.

Maine State Police said Saturday that 24-year-old Ryan Townsend of Saco was shot Friday night. They say he is critical condition at Maine Medical Center. Police say two people have been questioned about the shooting and released. Investigators planned to do more interviews on Saturday

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Tribal leaders, lawmakers, religious groups and others are urging passage of nearly two dozen recommended changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act by a state task force.

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