Maine news

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In April 2018, residents of Islesboro saw the cost of a round-trip ferry ticket to the mainland more the double. Since the price hike, islanders say the financial burden has threatened the long-term sustainability of their island community.

The opening of a popular wildlife park in Maine will be delayed for a couple of days because of the state's seemingly endless winter of 2019.

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The Maine chapter of the advocacy organization the Poor People’s Campaign held a statewide "Truth and Poverty Tour" on Saturday. The tour kicked off at the Raise-Op housing co-operative in Lewiston and had planned stops in Waterville and Bangor.

The Aroostook County Jail has filed an emergency appeal of a federal judge's ruling that it must provide medication-assisted treatment to a Madawaska woman who says it is necessary to keep her opioid addiction in remission.

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In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump said his administration is strongly considering a policy to send detained immigrants to "sanctuary cities" that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Lewiston man during a brawl last June. The death of 38-year-old Donald Giusti came at a time of rising ethnic tensions in the city and sparked a call for peace by immigrant community leaders.

BAR HARBOR, Maine  - Law enforcement officials say the body of a man who went missing this week has been found in Acadia National Park.

A new exhibit at the Maine Historical Society examines the experiences of the First People of Maine: the Wabanaki. Our panel explores the Wabanaki philosophies of leadership and obligation relating to humans and non-humans. They'll also discuss reciprocity through the topics of self-governance, trading, the environment and resource management, basketmaking, and medicine and health.

A Saco-based contractor has been indicted on the rare charge of workplace manslaughter after a man working for him fell from a roof and died.

Some Maine lawmakers and immigrant advocates are seeking to reinstitute state supports for immigrants scuttled during the LePage administration.

According to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau report, "entrepreneurship is so prevalent in Maine that companies with fewer than 500 employees made up three-fifths of the state's private workforce in 2014.” We learn about how entrepreneurs get their start in Maine, what resources and programs have successfully launched new businesses, and how the spirit of entrepreneurship shows up in different parts of our state.

Friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers have been grieving all week for state police Detective Ben Campbell, who was killed last week in a freak accident after stopping to assist a stranded motorist on I-95. They turned out at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Tuesday to say farewell to the husband and new father who would have turned 32 on Monday.

The term “socialist” is being thrown around often in today’s politically charged climate, but is it being used accurately? We explore the history of socialism, how its meaning may have changed over time, and how it applies to our nation and world today.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The chancellor of the University of Maine System says the president of the university's Augusta campus, who had been serving on a temporary basis, will continue to lead the school.

Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew’s role encompasses a wide range of critical areas, from child welfare to homelessness to mental health and substance abuse. We will hear about what she plans to focus on first, and what concerns she has about the scope of the health and human services challenges facing Maine.