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A juvenile defense attorney says Long Creek Youth Development Center is holding a 13-year-old boy unlawfully. Defense Attorney Sarah Branch argued in court Thursday that her client should no longer be held at the institution.

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Portland’s City Council voted Tuesday night to restore funding for social services it previously intended to cut.

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The city of Portland is launching a new initiative to better inform people of flood hazards. Officials are placing "High Water Signs" around the city as part of a federal, state and local collaboration aimed at bringing attention to the need for flood resiliency in at-risk areas.

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A humpback whale known to many along the eastern seaboard will continue educating people, even after her death.

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A federal appeals court has upheld a District Court ruling that the Aroostook County Jail must provide an inmate with medicine for treating her opioid addiction.

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Maine's two U.S. House representatives are throwing their support behind Planned Parenthood and Title X funding. The move comes after the current administration's attempt to defund Title X recipients was halted last week by a federal judge in Washington state.

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The state has released new draft rules for the recreational marijuana program Maine voters approved two years ago. The 74-page document contains proposed rules for how the new market will be monitored, regulated and launched by the Office of Marijuana Policy.

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Environment and health advocates gathered at the State House Wednesday morning to urge legislators to ban certain food-packaging that contain synthetic chemicals known as PFAS and phthalates.

The conservative group "Maine Taxpayers United" is criticizing the state's tax burden. Former Maine 2nd District Congressman Bruce Poliquin, a Republican who was defeated in the November election by Democrat Jared Golden, spoke to the group gathered outside the State House yesterday.

The Secretary for the U.S. Navy is praising Bath Iron Works and some Maine schools for preparing youth to work in the shipyards.

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Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King is looking to improve the tax system for people struggling economically in Maine.

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Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Lewiston man during a brawl last June. The death of 38-year-old Donald Giusti came at a time of rising ethnic tensions in the city and sparked a call for peace by immigrant community leaders.

Some Maine lawmakers and immigrant advocates are seeking to reinstitute state supports for immigrants scuttled during the LePage administration.

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A spring snowfall is hitting Maine, as unusually cold air from Canada collides with moist air from the south. The combination is creating some bands of heavy snow that are expected to spread across the state Monday, dumping up to 10 inches in some areas.

The Maine Council of Churches released its ‘moral agenda’ at the State House on Tuesday, outlining specific bills and policies it says are aimed at reducing disparity between Maine’s various populations.