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Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges are joining with others across the nation to support a program that attracts international students to their schools.

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Maine Christmas tree farmers are expecting high demand this season, which could cause tree shortages in some areas.

Triple A says holiday travel this week will likely reach its greatest volume across the country - and in New England - since 2005.

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Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is lamenting the firing of U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. In a tweet sent Sunday, the Republican said Spencer's departure is "a great loss."

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Asylum seekers arrived Friday morning in Portland from the southern U.S. border.

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More than 30 new immigrants are set to arrive in Portland Friday morning. City Manager Jon Jennings said the group of asylum seekers is made up of individuals and families.

One man is dead and another injured following a shooting at the Tedford Housing family shelter in Brunswick.

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Portland's City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution declaring a climate emergency. The resolution was put forth by youth leaders concerned for their future.

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The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to support improvements to the region's mass transit systems.

Image courtesy of the artists, Dave Clough, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Two Maine artists have been tasked with using up to $1 million to create their first permanent public artwork.

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University of New Hampshire professor and Portland resident Vanessa Levesque says that small municipal decisions can play a significant role in ensuring that towns and cities remain resilient in the face of climate change. Levesque is taking part in the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium, which focuses on the science of climate change, but she says social factors might be just as important when confronting issues like rising sea levels and warming waters. 

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Former Portland school board member Kate Snyder will be the city's next mayor.

The Portland International Jetport will pursue a new flight path to help reduce noise from arriving planes.

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On a gray fall day at Goranson’s Farm in Dresden, Carl Johanson evaluates a crop of soon-to-be harvested cabbage, lettuce and spinach, reflecting on the two year effort to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA.

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A strong October nor’easter packing high winds and heavy rain has knocked out power to tens of thousands of Maine households and businesses.