Maine news

Long before they were in a band together, the members of Lula Wiles — Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin — were singing folk songs and trading fiddle tunes at camp in Maine. Their new album, “What Will We Do,” came out earlier this year. They join Maine Calling to play a few songs off the album and talk about their influences and what’s next for the band.

For the second consecutive year, an asylum seeker from Maine has made it to the final round of a national spoken poetry competition.

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A high school in northern Aroostook County has been named the second-best in the country. A recent ranking from U.S. News & World Report placed the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, a small public magnet school in Limestone, as the best public high school in the state, and behind only one other school nationwide.

WESTBROOK, Maine - Right now, it's a muddy construction zone but organizers insist Westbrook's 8,200-capacity "Rock Row'' will be ready for its first outdoor concert in less than a month.

In advance of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) conference on housing opportunities and solutions in Maine, we’ll learn about the issues facing developers and buyers when it comes to affordable housing and get the latest on Maine’s housing market.

PORTLAND, Maine - An independent composites lab plans to partner with the University of Southern Maine.

A Maine Warden Service pilot has found a pair of women missing for two days after their SUV broke down in a remote part of the state.

Month in Review: Top Maine News Stories in April

Apr 30, 2019
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Our panel of editorial page editors returns to discuss the news that made Maine headlines in April.

Susan Young, editorial page editor, Bangor Daily News

Ben Bragdon, editorial page editor, Kennebec Journal

Greg Kesich, editorial page editor, Portland Press Herald

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill designed to require students to learn about acts of genocide, including the Holocaust, is moving through Maine's Legislature.

PORTLAND, Maine - A group charged with promoting lobster for the state of Maine has a new leader.

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BATH, Maine - Police say the number of protesters arrested outside Bath Iron Works during a weekend ship christening was the largest in many years.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Those responsible for unleashing a cyberattack that shut down the computer network in the Augusta City Center sought a ransom payment of more than $100,000.

GRAY, Maine - A pedestrian who was hit by a car in Maine has died, and the driver has been charged with drunken driving.

God & Sex in America

Apr 29, 2019

Scholar Marie Griffith joins us to discuss the origins and growth of the religious right as a political force, and how it has transformed America's broader culture and public life. Griffith investigates the pervasive fears driving our sex-obsessed politics, especially when it comes to issues such as birth control, obscenity, interracial relationships, female chastity, sex education, abortion, sexual harassment, and LGBTQ rights. Griffith is in town as part of the University of New England Crosley Lecture Series.

Office of Gov. Janet Mills

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that will change the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. Maine now joins seven other states that adopted similar changes to celebrate the second Monday in October by replacing Columbus Day and honoring the native North Americans victimized during and after the Italian explorers expeditions.

And Mills, who has had a rocky past with Maine's native tribes, says she is moving quickly to restore a tribal-state commission, an inter-governmental body created nearly 40 years ago, but largely neglected in recent years.