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Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to include Maine farmers and food distributors in a program that buys fresh produce, dairy and meat from farmers and distributes them to people in need.

Maine education officials are launching a new effort to try to reverse declines in college applications to Maine’s public universities.

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Limestone is to be the site of a test flight Friday of the first rocket powered by a biofuel. And a sensing device developed by Falmouth High School students will be aboard.

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Several conservation groups are suing the federal government in an effort to force new restrictions on ship traffic in areas where endangered North Atlantic right whales are present.

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A day after the U.S. saw more than 4,400 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, the state of Maine has recorded its highest number of new daily cases and its highest number of hospitalizations.

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State regulators have ruled that Central Maine Power will be allowed to continue sending disconnection notices to households with past-due balances during the winter season.

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Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine on Tuesday added his support for impeaching President Donald Trump, saying in a statement that the president is a “danger to the Republic” and blaming him for inciting the mob that went on to storm the Capitol.

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The Maine State Police say they are taking seriously the potential for armed demonstrations at the state capitol on Inauguration Day, or before.

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Eleven people have died with COVID-19, and the Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 715 new cases since Monday. The increase comes after a brief dip around 300s for a couple days.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control requisitioned nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Walgreens on Monday over concerns that the pharmacy chain was not using them quickly enough to protect older Mainers in long-term care facilities.

Nearly a quarter more people died in Maine from drug use in the first nine months of 2020, than the year before.

As COVID-19 upended people’s regular schedules, it served to bolster attendance at state parks to more than 3 million for the first time.

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The House of Representatives is considering an impeachment resolution charging President Doland Trump with inciting the riot at the Capitol last week. Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine says it is one of many options being considered to ensure that the president is held to account for his actions.

The Lewiston School Department is working with St. Mary’s Hospital on a drive-thru testing site to more quickly screen school staff.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is cautioning Mainers not to get their new stimulus payments confused with junk credit card offers that come in the mail.

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