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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's congressional delegation is happy that President Donald Trump's budget proposal maintains funding for two destroyers in the upcoming year.

But the delegation said Tuesday it's alarmed that the proposal would reduce construction over five years.

A company paid $500,000 by Maine regulators to study the state's electric grid may have been ineligible to receive the contract based on conflict of interest rules.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are going to consider a proposal from state regulators to exempt trade secrets, security and operating procedures provided to the state by marijuana business from its public records law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Members of a Maine legislative committee narrowly endorsed a proposal that supporters say would protect small pharmacies in the state.

RUMFORD, Maine - Officials say an overnight fire that spread to three apartment buildings in Rumford, Maine, forced several people to jump from an apartment building and sent six people to the hospital.

JACKMAN, Maine - Maine is accepting applications for one of its most popular fall hunting traditions, the annual moose hunt.

Maine officials have deemed dozens of applications to run marijuana businesses to be complete, a major step on the way to the first legal sales of the drug for recreational adult use.

Mainers voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana use and sales in 2016, and the state is in the process of approving licenses for the first businesses. David Heidrich, spokesperson for the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy, says the state began the process of deeming more than 70 applications complete in late January. The office will next review the applications and issue approvals.

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she's getting death threats after her vote to acquit President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, saying three of them were deemed "credible" and are being investigated.

Collins made the disclosure Friday while addressing the Maine Chiefs of Police Association winter conference. She said she's always appreciated law enforcement officers but that she now has a "personal appreciation" for what they do to keep people safe.

A legislative committee in Maine has approved a proposal designed to help rural hospitals in the state hire more emergency medical technicians.

Members of a Maine college community who recently visited China are being monitored in isolation for the new virus.

The Kennebec Journal reports Colby College is keeping certain community members in isolation for as long as 14 days "out of abundance of caution," even though none of them nor anyone in the state has been confirmed to have the virus. The school says it is isolating the individuals based on a public health guidance that has been issued for those returning from mainland China. The vast majority of the confirmed cases are in mainland China.

BELFAST, Maine - Bad weather has delayed the sentencing of a woman convicted of murdering her 10-year-old daughter in a high-profile case that prompted changes to Maine's child protection system.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain has moved into northern New England, and more snow is expected Friday that could bring anywhere from just a few inches along the coast to up to 20 inches in parts of northern Vermont.

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A Maine food processing plant is planning to lay off nearly 100 employees by the end of March.

The State Senate has voted to override Gov. Janet Mills’ veto of legislation that would allow sports gambling in Maine.

KITTERY, Maine - A Maine naval shipyard and the University of Massachusetts Lowell are partnering to share technology and enhance student education.

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