Maine news

AUGUSTA, Maine - A new Maine law sets a licensing fee for manufacturers of opioids doing business in the state as part of an effort to hold the companies accountable for opioid use disorder.

From Kim Block's online statement.

A long-time news anchor at Portland's CBS affiliate is stepping down. Channel 13 WGME's Kim Block says she's leaving her job of 39 years so she can focus on healing from a traumatic brain injury.

A new study by the New England Journal of Medicine finds that half of America will be considered obese within this decade. We’ll discuss the prevalence of obesity in Maine among adults and children, as well as how it’s defined and what treatments and support services are available to those dealing with obesity.

PARIS, Maine - A Maine legislator is calling on the state's legislative body to push the U.S. Congress to make banking and insurance accessible to legalized cannabis businesses.

Former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has given up the California sun for “a much more traditional lifestyle” in Maine.

BANGOR, Maine - One of the world's largest passenger jets has landed at Maine's Bangor International Airport because of a medical emergency.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's annual farming trade show is coming up this week, and one of the busiest events will concern the state's emerging hemp industry.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Police in the Maine town of Kennebunkport say a sign welcoming people to the community has been found.

GORHAM, Maine - Maine's U.S. senators say two organizations in the state have been awarded more than $2.3 million to expand skill-building programs for young people.

GRAY, Maine - A Maine man is accused of making a hoax 911 call about a snowmobile falling through the ice in Gray.

Best-selling author Peggy Orenstein joins us to discuss her new book that explores issues surrounding boys and sexuality. She interviewed boys and young men from all over the U.S. to learn about their attitudes and behaviors regarding male identity, consent, and intimacy. 

Ice Storm Warning Lifted As Temperatures Refuse To Fall

Jan 13, 2020
Joseph Cyr / Houlton Pioneer Times via BDN

An ice storm warning that sent Mainers in central, coastal and Down East Maine scurrying to stores for supplies Saturday and canceled worship services Sunday was lifted by the National Weather Service shortly after 10 a.m.

Hancock County To Provide Electronic Tablets To Jail Inmates

Jan 12, 2020
Charles Krupa / AP

This spring, Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth is expected to join a growing list of jails and prisons that provide limited-access electronic tablets to its inmates.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says it's providing a new online tool to help reduce residents' chance of radon exposure.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public File

Brunswick-based Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) is launching a program to support new child care businesses in rural Maine.