Maine news

DEER ISLE, Maine - An arts school in Maine has received a $4 million grant, its largest donation to date.

Mass transit systems around Maine will receive more than $3.2 million from the federal government to improve service.

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The president of the University of Southern Maine said the costs of changing the name to the University of Maine at Portland would be recouped within a couple of years if lawmakers give their approval. Some lawmakers are already balking.

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Republican state senators in Kennebec, Somerset and Lincoln counties have been targeted with mailers saying that they oppose equal pay for equal work. The GOP lawmakers say the messaging is not true, but the group distributing the mailers says that it is just trying to educate voters about the pay equity issue.

Maine Medical Examiner Reverses Alcoholism Finding In Appalachian Trail Hiker's Death

Nov 23, 2019
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Maine’s medical examiner on Friday reversed a finding that alcoholism contributed to the death of a Massachusetts hiker on the Appalachian Trail in western Maine, less than a week after a Bangor Daily News article cast doubt on it.

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Asylum seekers arrived Friday morning in Portland from the southern U.S. border.

The language is changing on Maine driver's licenses that do not comply with the federal Real ID Act.

PORTLAND, Maine - A man who killed his wife with a shotgun blast in Windham, Maine, has been convicted of murder.

SALT LAKE CITY - Zion National Park officials say a hiker found dead at the bottom of a popular trail bordered by steep drops was a concession employee at the park in southern Utah.

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date September 10, 2019); no calls will be taken.

Former New York Times science writer Tatiana Schlossberg joins us to discuss her new book Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have. The book is about how just about everything we use, buy, eat, wear, etc. has a connection to climate change, and how consumers can be more cognizant of the impacts of their lifestyle and purchasing choices.  Joining us for the conversation will be a climate change expert and anthropologist from the University of Maine.

Starting next Monday, Maine Public and more than 220 other news outlets around the world  will present a weeklong series of stories on climate change. The special series, "Covering Climate Now,”  comes in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday Sept. 23 in New York.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says President Donald Trump spoke briefly about impeachment during a closed-door meeting with a group of GOP senators.

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More than 30 new immigrants are set to arrive in Portland Friday morning. City Manager Jon Jennings said the group of asylum seekers is made up of individuals and families.

Health insurance costs are becoming less affordable for those with employer-sponsored plans, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund.

BUCKSPORT, Maine - A Maine woman who went missing for eight days has been charged with setting her house on fire.

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MaineTransNet has hosted an annual Trans Day of Remembrance vigil in Monument Square for 10 years for those who have been victims of anti-transgender violence. But this year is different.