Maine news

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The Maine workers' group Food AND Medicine kicked off its 17th Annual "Solidarity Harvest" Thanksgiving food distribution Wednesday.

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PORTLAND, Maine - New data about New England shrimp show the species is still in bad shape, despite a fishing shutdown that's unlikely to end any time soon.

A Westbrook teenager is in custody and charged with terrorizing in connection with threatening messages sent to some Casco Bay High School students on social media.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A panel in Maine has ruled that Uber discriminated against a blind woman when a driver refused to give her a ride because she was traveling with her guide dog.

BLUE HILL, Maine - An inspection report says a Maine hospital failed to safeguard medical records and left some in locations where cleaning staff could access them.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Caribou native on the International Space Station has had a high-flying chat with another Caribou native.

A new report assessing policies that promote LGBTQ equality finds communities in Maine scored below the national average.

One man is dead and another injured following a shooting at the Tedford Housing family shelter in Brunswick.

BANGOR, Maine - The new president of the largest hospital in eastern and northern Maine will be the former chief executive officer of an Oregon hospital system.

Maine Historical Society

There were some key moments that led to Maine becoming a state nearly 200 years ago.  It was on this date in 1819 that President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to William King, the chairman of the Maine Constitutional Convention. Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz talks with Maine historian Herb Adams about what led to that moment.

The Coast Guard says a sailboat that it has been searching for in the waters off Mount Desert Island since Saturday has been located and is not in distress.

NORWAY, Maine - State police in Maine say the remains of a person found buried in a backyard in September have been identified as an 82-year-old woman.

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The University of Maine System's board of trustees has endorsed a proposal to re-name the University of Southern Maine.

Through many federal mandates, our country has long relied on test scores to objectively define school success. But what does “success” mean for students, teachers and families? Maine schools are working to shift away from emphasizing assessments and standardized tests as isolated measures of success, instead making way for a more holistic approach to learning and gauging students’ readiness as global citizens of the future.