Maine news

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard / via Associated Press

Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation have visited with workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump's wall at the southern border.

Cassie Daigle / Associated Press

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine - it missed the runway altogether.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Hate-related behavior, racism and prejudice are all too prevalent in our world, as we saw in the New Zealand shootings. We look at what the climate is like in Maine, and what can be done to address hate, prejudice and discrimination in our state.

Firefighters say they rescued a teenager who floated away on ice that broke free in the Androscoggin River in Rumford, Maine.

DNA testing has changed the way we understand ourselves and in how we can identify people’s past history. We’ll explore what information genetic testing can reveal in the fields of medicine, genealogy and forensics, as well as what we do with the information.

In advance of the Old House Trade Show, we discuss how owners of older homes across the state can be more sustainable by using less energy, fewer materials and smart design, helping both the environment and the value of their homes.

The Maine House Tuesday voted to change the October holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus to Indigenous People’s Day.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

The school board for RSU 21 in Kennebunk is hiring legal counsel to help it select an independent investigator to look into racist incidents in the district and the response by administrators.

Carpenter Who Hires Maine Immigrants Frustrated By 'Racist' Responses To His Workers

Mar 19, 2019
Troy R. Bennett / Bangor Daily News

Only twice in three years has one of Orson Horchler’s black, African-born carpenters arrived at a job site before him. Both times, someone’s called the police.

Trump Rejection Of LePage’s Riverview Appeal Could Force Maine To Repay $72M

Mar 19, 2019
Darren Fishell / BDN - File

Maine may have to pay back more than $72 million to the federal government resulting from the decertification of Riverview Psychiatric Center after federal officials earlier this month rejected an appeal filed by former Gov. Paul LePage.

Many Maine students are unprepared for post-secondary school (college) but fortunately there are programs to help them.  A 2013 news report found that 12 percent of students entering the University of Maine system – and 50 percent of all students entering Maine community colleges, needed remedial classes. TRIO is one of the oldest programs in the country to prepare low-income kids for college.  Bowdoin is a leader in this area with its Upward Bound programs. Our panel will discuss these programs and how best to help students get ready for college.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Maine State Police say a man apparently shot and killed his 14-month-old son before fatally shooting himself following a standoff.

LEWISTON, Maine - Signs featuring the neo-Nazi slogan, "It's okay to be white'' have been popping up near a Maine college campus.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gasoline prices are still on their way up in northern New England.

Former Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck now leads Maine’s Department of Public Safety. We discuss some of the important issues in public safety, including the state shortage of law enforcement officers, helping officers better respond to situations involving a suspect with mental illness or addiction, the opioid crisis, criminal justice issues, highway safety and more.