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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wasn't the only Democratic presidential one to target Maine Thursday.  Former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner addressed crowds in Portland on behalf of Bernie Sanders. 

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If you feel as though Maine's summer season has lasted longer in recent years, you're not wrong — at least according to Maine state climatologist Sean Birkel.

Some Maine residents say when it comes to mass shootings, they want more action from elected officials. Others say there’s little to be done to control the violence.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching a voucher program for up to 25 greater Portland youth who are aging out of the foster care system.


An old New England Maritime mystery has been solved. The USS Eagle PE-56 Navy warship was sunk near Maine's coast by a German submarine in April of 1945, but the wreck's location remained unknown. The Eagle has now been found.

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The largest union at Bath Iron Works is standing with local steel workers to oppose Central Maine Power's  transmission line project through western Maine.

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Maine's first openly gay Episcopal Bishop says his priorities include getting to know people and hearing about their stories and needs from the church.

The Rev. Thomas James Brown says he looks to engage with church elders while tackling youth issues. He said the he also intends to build trust in the church around local issues.

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The Portland City Council has chosen a site in Riverton - on the city's outskirts - for a new homeless shelter. The location will be a 150-bed replacement for Portland's over-flowing Oxford Street shelter.

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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.