Congresswoman Pingree discusses the latest news and public policy issues in Washington and Maine.
Host Keith Shortall speaks with:
Chellie Pingree was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1955, the youngest of four children. Chellie moved to Maine as a teenager, attended the University of Southern Maine, and graduated from the College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor. After college, she moved to North Haven island.
Nearly 100 so-called cold case homicide investigations could be reopened using cutting-edge forensic techniques, if Maine is successful in its request for federal funding. The Maine Legislature and Gov. Paul LePage approved the creation of a cold case homicide squad within the state Attorney General's Office two months ago, but limited state funds left the proposal contingent on potential federal funding. Now U.S. House Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree want Maine to be considered for a $300,000 cold case grant from the National Institute of Justice.
Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said Bath Iron Works has won two Navy contracts totaling more than $57 million for fleet maintenance and engineering projects.
Pingree said this week that half the money is for design and engineering work on the Littoral Combat Ship. The ship is designed for coastal operations such as transporting equipment onshore for amphibious missions and mine-sweeping.
The other half of the money is going to fleet maintenance.
A conversation about legal issues unique to noncitizens, and the immigration debate. What is life like for an immigrant in Maine? What resources are available to those who are new to our country - and state?
Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by
Shenna Bellows, Executive Director of ACLU of Maine,
Alain Nahimana, Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice Organizer, Maine People's Alliance
and Susan Roche, Esq., Interim Executive Director of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project