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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine could join 17 states that ban kids from the tanning bed. The Senate sent the bill to the Democratic governor's desk Wednesday.

LIVERMORE, Maine - State police in Maine say they've used radar equipment to search for a missing person who was last seen 33 years ago.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Legislature has passed a bill aimed at prohibiting the sale of food packaging with certain potentially toxic chemicals.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Motorists can now zoom through a toll plaza at the southern entrance of I-295 without stopping.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Senate has given its initial approval to a bill to ban single-use plastic bags.
The Senate voted 24-11 Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags statewide. The House voted 91-52 Thursday last week.

PORTLAND, Maine - The man who ran a pair of world-class Nordic skiing centers that were created with funding from the Libra Foundation is stepping down.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's coastal communities will have more resources to prepare for rising sea levels under a new law in the state.

A nonprofit says it's shutting two of its four backwoods lodges in Maine's western mountains. The Portland Press Herald reports that Maine Huts and Trails will close two of the overnight lodges this summer and fall.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Jury selection is getting underway in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing a sheriff's deputy before eluding law enforcement officers for several days.

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It's been more than a year since then-Republican Gov. Paul LePage dropped his opposition to signs on Interstate 95 and state roads directing motorists to the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument in northern Maine. Progress has been slow but the signs will be installed this summer.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Republican senator wants the federal government to offer rewards to people who provide information against illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching.

GORHAM, Maine  — A police officer shot and killed a man outside a Maine fast food restaurant Friday evening, authorities said.

Insurance companies' medical reviews of patients must be conducted by medical professionals under a new Maine law.

Prisoners will have free access to menstrual products in Maine jails and prisons under a new law in the state.

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SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean newspaper is reporting that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other high-level officials. But as ever with North Korea there are reasons to be cautious about the purported purge.

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