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Portland’s mayor wants to create special panel to consider systemic racism in the city’s budget and policies.

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Maine’s Agriculture Commissioner Amanda Beal joins our panel to discuss how the pandemic has affected Maine’s agriculture industry, and what is being done to help farms across the state get through the crisis. We’ll also hear from a number of farmers on how they have adapted to the challenges, and what the future outlook is for agriculture in Maine.


AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine marijuana regulators have created new rules about sample collections that are expected to make the state's testing system less burdensome.

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After more than three decades on the job, the man who has served as spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety heads into retirement on Tuesday.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Unity College will continue remote learning when its new school year begins.  Unity, like most colleges, finished its spring semester with remote learning. 

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Janet Mills, Maine's governor since 2019, returns to discuss the latest on the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. We’ll ask about progress and concerns regarding reopening the state, and how the state will address aid for sectors that have been hit hardest by fallout from the pandemic. We’ll also discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, calls for policing reforms and other ways for the state to address racial justice.

The CAT ferry was meant to commence sailings between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbor, after a year of construction delays.
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BAR HARBOR, Maine — In another blow to the Down East tourism industry, the CAT ferry service between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, will not be happening this year, making for a second year of delays for the service that has yet to transport any passengers.

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A newly published cookbook commemorates Maine's bicentennial by compiling recipes from Mainers all around the state. We'll talk about Maine's food heritage -- and also get creative ideas for cooking during the pandemic.


Bangor Superintendent Betsy Webb To Step Down In October

Jun 25, 2020
Natalie Williams / Bangor Daily News

Bangor schools Superintendent Betsy Webb said Thursday she will step down in October after 12 years leading the city’s schools to become a professor at the University of Maine.

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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two primary candidates to learn about their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


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A technician with CN Brown has been fined, reprimanded, and had his license suspended for his part in a chain of events that led to the deadly September 2019 explosion at the nonprofit LEAP office in Farmington.

State lawmakers reviewing police use of force and racial bias Wednesday trained their focus on the Maine Information and Analysis Center.

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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two Republican primary candidates for election to the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District. They'll discuss their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


Following a directive by the Portland City Council, Portland Police and the city manager have released a report on the police response to a large, June 1 protest that ran into the early morning of the following day. The protest followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was one of a half-dozen largely peaceful protests that took place in the city during that time.

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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

Two Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate will be interviewed to learn about their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.

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