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.

Julie Pike / Maine Public

The city of Portland is moving hundreds of asylum seekers into an emergency shelter at the Portland Expo.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

An unusual civil trial is underway this week in Kennebec County Superior Court, in a case brought by a Maine State prison inmate against the Department of Corrections.

Shawn Patrick Ouellette / Portland Press Herald/via AP pool

The highly publicized trial of the man accused of killing Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole began Monday morning in Cumberland County Superior Court.

Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Maine’s largest medical marijuana dispensary and a New York-based investment firm say they’re prepared to sue the state if there aren’t changes to a group of proposed rules designed to make sure businesses in the adult-use market are owned by Maine residents.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Every year, fishermen lose tons of gear along the coast of Maine. It can collect into jumbled masses, what’s known as “ghost gear,” that can be hazardous to navigation and marine life. On Friday, a group of divers, fishermen and scientists hauled up a giant ball that’s been forming off Cape Elizabeth for years.

Fred Bever / Maine Public file

The Maine House of Representatives has given early approval to a pair of bills that could affect the construction of a controversial transmission line from northern Maine down to Massachusetts.

Maine lawmakers are considering an additional “red flag” bill that supporters say is designed to curb gun violence.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press file

Maine lobstermen hauling traps in an internationally disputed section of the Bay of Fundy, known as the “gray zone,” will be allowed some extra hours working at sea this year under a resolve recently enacted by the Maine Legislature. It’s the latest but likely not the last skirmish in a long-running conflict between Canada and the U.S. over fishing rules in the zone.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Maine Gov. Janet Mills is asking Maine lawmakers and voters to approve a $239 million bond package that she says will provide needed investments in Maine’s future and create an environment that will attract families to move to the state.

Jessica Hill / Associated Press file

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey is suing Purdue Pharma in Kennebec County Superior Court for unfair trade practices in its opioid marketing. The suit filed on Monday also names members of the Sackler family, who own Purdue.

A bill to allow terminally ill Mainers to end their own lives won final passage in the House on Monday, on a 73-72 vote.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Maine youth ages 10 to 24, and the rate of suicides among Maine's youth is higher than the national average.

Brunswick High School is responding to the problem with a new program that trains students to raise awareness and be a resource for peers. Maine Public reporter Patty Wight visited the student training Thursday as part of our ongoing series Finding a Way.

Joel Page / AP Photo

After an hour of emotional debate, the Maine Senate Thursday voted for a measure that would allow some terminally-ill patients to request life-ending medication.

Joel Page / AP Stock

After weeks of negotiations, mostly in private, the legislature’s budget writing Appropriations Committee is within striking distance of reaching an agreement on a two-year spending package that would take effect July 1. But, so far, no agreement.

Jessica Carter / Summit

Summit Utilities, which operates Summit Natural Gas of Maine, is building what is called a "Dairy Digester" in the Kennebec County town of Clinton. The company is investing about $20 million into the project.

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