All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Weekdays at 4 p.m. join host Nora Flaherty and hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. Maine Public Radio's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

Superior Court Justice William Stokes has denied a group’s request to order changes in Maine’s election law that would make it easier to vote during the pandemic. But the Alliance for Retired Americans is appealing two parts of the decision to the State Supreme Judicial Court.

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Most colleges in Maine have resumed in-person classes this fall, but with all kinds of new precautions: masks, travel restrictions, socially distanced classes and “no-party” policies among them. Yet a small group of professors and students at Bar Harbor’s College of the Atlantic has been able to avoid those restrictions, and are meeting in-person with no social distancing required.

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Republican Dale Crafts handily won the 2nd District congressional primary in July, defeating two better-known opponents.

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After years of fitful efforts to strengthen its status as a year-round recreation destination, rural, western Maine is having a moment.

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Following the announcement that no police officers would be charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor, protesters in Portland took to the streets Wednesday night.

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If price is your goal, this may be a good time to sell a home in Maine. The Maine Association of Realtors is reporting that home prices this August jumped 17% over August one year ago.

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Visitors from Massachusetts can now come to Maine without having to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days.

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The Maine Supreme Court has determined that a people’s veto effort led by the Maine Republican Party failed to get enough qualified signatures to put a referendum on ranked-choice voting on the November ballot. The decision clears the way for the nation’s first use of ranked-choice voting in a presidential election.

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So far, many schools in Maine say they’ve been pleased as they’ve welcomed students back into the classroom this fall. But COVID-19 risks still exist in and outside of school: in just the past week, positive cases prompted schools in Harpswell, Sanford and Dixfield to close their doors for at least a few weeks.

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Arguments are being heard today in a lawsuit challenging parts of Maine’s election system.

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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, is well known in Maine's 1st Congressional District where she was first elected in 2008. Since then she has been re-elected by significant margins.

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Anticipating the growing effects of climate change, the cities of Portland and South Portland have created what is being called a Joint Climate Action and Adaptation plan.

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While almost all of the attention of this campaign season has been focused on Maine’s U.S. Senate race, there are two other races underway for two Congressional seats.

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With less than two months left before Election Day, the U.S. Senate race in Maine is already the most expensive in state history. And that’s prompted the four candidates to decry the influence of money in politics while also blaming one another for its impact on one of the most closely watched contests in the country.

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A landslide blocking the Presumpscot River in Westbrook is threatening a flash flood in Cumberland County.

The land started moving around 9:39 a.m. Wednesday.

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