All Things Considered with Nora Flaherty

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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.

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If you are like many people of a certain age, you might view video gaming as little more than brain-numbing escapism, and as time better spent outdoors, in nature or playing sports. 

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A legislative committee gave tepid approval Wednesday to a measure that could effectively kill Central Maine Power's controversial proposal for a high-voltage transmission line through western Maine.

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A bill establishing one of the more aggressive vaccination laws in the country is now one step closer to reaching Democratic Gov. Janet Mills after a vote in the Maine Senate on Tuesday.

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An ambitious proposal to convert Maine’s private electric utilities into a consumer-owned entity got its first public hearing in Augusta on Tuesday.

Groups Press For Maine Bill That Eases Or Eliminates Some Drug Laws

May 14, 2019
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A coalition of groups is pushing to significantly overhaul Maine’s drug possession and trafficking laws, saying current criminal penalties are crowding jails and prisons while exacerbating the opioid crisis.

Maine’s federally recognized Indian tribes are seeking to restore their ability to prosecute non-Indians in domestic violence and certain other crimes committed on tribal land.

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A new study on hospital prices from the RAND corporation finds that patients with private insurance in Maine pay nearly three times what Medicare would pay for the same service.

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More than 100 activists on both sides of the gun control debate were at the State House Friday to testify on nearly a dozen bills being considered this session by the legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The proposals range from requiring home gun safes to mandating trigger locks, as well as imposing background checks for private gun sales or exchanges.

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The Sagadahoc County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute 25 protesters arrested for blocking the road outside Bath Iron Works last month.

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Maine lawmakers are considering a measure that would ask voters to approve a $250 million bond issue to ease student debt.

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The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure Thursday that would require a new analysis of the purported greenhouse gas reductions associated with Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposal to bring hydro-electricity from Canada to New England.

After more than two hours of debate that at times got emotional, the Maine House passed a measure on Wednesday that would prohibit state-licensed councilors from practicing conversion therapy on minors.

School officials in Lisbon say they’re working to help students feel safe in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on school grounds.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power’s proposal to cut a new transmission corridor through western Maine are bearing down on efforts to get the company to come up with alternatives to the existing plan.

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The Maine House has rejected a Senate-passed religious exemption to the requirement that all Maine schoolchildren be vaccinated. The measure now goes back to the Senate.