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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - A police chief in Maine is retiring after nearly 50 years in law enforcement.

South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down in January.

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The Maine Heritage Policy Center is criticizing Democratic Gov. Janet Mills for "a grotesque orgy of spending.”

The conservative advocacy organization held its largest annual fundraising event Thursday afternoon in South Portland, where CEO Matthew Gagnon said Mills proposed $8 billion spending plan was more than 11 percent bigger than the last enacted budget.

U.S. Sen. Angus King says the Department of Energy (DOE) is allowing too much natural gas to be exported without studying its impact on domestic prices. At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, King blasted the DOE for continuing to increase natural gas exports.

RAYMOND, Maine - A Maine summer camp has brought together dozens with children suffering from a rare disease.

Maine Scientist: Climate Change Is Driving Corals To Cooler Waters. Will They Survive?

Jul 11, 2019
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Climate change is causing a significant shift in coral reef populations as warmer ocean waters drive them away from the equator, a new scientific study has found.

PORTLAND, Maine - A new law in Maine may help the homeless receive public assistance in their hometowns.

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The state for the first time has approved using fish raised off the coast of Uruguay as lobster bait to help offset a bait shortage that could increase lobster prices.

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Leading into the Maine International Film Festival, we discuss how it and other festivals – including the Camden International Film Festival and the Maine Jewish Film Festival - are contributing to Maine’s cultural life and economy, and how they’ve grown over the years. We’ll also learn about what’s happening with filmmaking in Maine.

BRIDGTON, Maine - Police say they have arrested a man for attacking a car dealer and his wife inside their home.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is holding a summit on moving forward to address the opioid crisis.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins wants a new memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor journalists killed in the line of duty.

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Maine agriculture officials are asking the federal government to help out wild blueberry growers as they deal with the effects of rising trade disputes with foreign countries.

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation is appealing directly to President Donald Trump to intervene in a federal rulemaking process that aims to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale, but which could cause large-scale disruption in this state’s lobster industry.

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A 9-year-old girl from Yarmouth testified before a congressional committee Wednesday morning on the impact of type-1 diabetes on her life and the importance of continuing a program that funds research into its cause.

Sturgeon, America's Forgotten Dinosaurs, Slowly Coming Back

Jul 10, 2019

CHARLES CITY, Va. — Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction.

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