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.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The state has temporarily shut down the application portal for an economic recovery grant program after it crashed Thursday morning, leaving many business owners confused and concerned.

It’s been a hard year for Michelle Peacock, the co-owner of Camden’s Blue Harbor House Inn. She says pandemic-related restrictions and their economic effects have reduced business by 70 percent.

“That definitely affected our revenue. And pretty much anyone else that is in the lodging, or any kind of hospitality, industry,” she says.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Gov. Janet Mills says the federal government has severely reduced Maine’s allocation for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press file

More than eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are out of work, with many relying on federal emergency unemployment programs to stay afloat. But later this month, the programs could expire, potentially leaving tens of thousands of people in Maine with fewer benefits as many are already struggling to make ends meet.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public photo illustration

The inaugural convening of the 130th Maine Legislature was a day of firsts.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

After more than a year of work by hundreds of Mainers, Gov. Janet Mills’ Climate Council released a roadmap on Tuesday for the state’s efforts to stall the worst effects of climate change and adapt to those that can’t be avoided.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Last week, a handful of Maine’s ski areas opened for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the lifts in the spring.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public file

In Dec. 2017, Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant resigned after several well-documented allegations of sexual harassment against members of his staff and others — at least five people in total.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press file

Many educators across Maine continue to absorb the stress of a school year that’s been unlike any other.

Maine’s close-knit groundfishing community is grieving after four fishermen were lost at sea this week. This follows the loss of two others earlier this year.

Steve Helber / Associated Press file

It turns out there’s a downside to Maine’s solar power boom — a potential $160 million annual hit for electricity consumers here. And it’s a cost hike that in turn could conceivably slow the state’s efforts to reduce global warming pollution from cars and buildings.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

A few weeks ago, Maine began to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases. Now, it’s seeing a record number of hospitalizations.

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After a four-year legal battle, the owner of the Big Moose Mountain ski resort in Greenville is being ordered to restore the operation once owned by the state. The state is also expected to recoup money for timber harvesting that was done on the property.

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The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Provincetown, Massachusetts, for four crewmen of a 82-foot commercial fishing boat, Emmy Rose, based in Portland.

Luca Bruno / Associated Press

A proposed new rule from the Maine CDC that would require health care workers to get a seasonal flu shot, drew some opposition at a public hearing on Monday. Opponents question the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, while others say it would impinge on personal freedoms.

Michael Dwyer / Associated Press file

Gov. Janet Mills on Friday announced an ambitious, state-led effort to build as many as 12 floating wind-energy turbines off Maine’s coast.