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York astronaut Chris Cassidy will return to Earth Wednesday night, our time, after spending more than half a year aboard the International Space Station.

A proposal for a 40-bed emergency homeless shelter in Portland brought out fierce debate at a city planning meeting Tuesday night.

The pandemic has already changed how we go about our work. We'll discuss what changes we are seeing, and what the lasting effects may be on workers and workplaces. How will more remote work alter societal behaviors? Will offices have new configurations or smaller sites in different cities? Will improved lifestyles be a byproduct of this time of sweeping change?

Cumberland County officials are working with the City of Portland on a plan to create additional space for the homeless this winter at a community corrections center and a local hotel.

A recent Harvard survey found that 68 percent of young people say they will "definitely be voting" in 2020—a notable increase over past years.

We discuss trends in youth voting, including what obstacles they face, their attitudes, and what is being done in Maine to increase participation in democracy among the younger generation.

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In her first state of the city address last night, Portland City Mayor Kate Snyder promised action on issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement and a City Hall occupation by people experiencing homelessness and their advocates.

We discuss the latest research and information about Covid-19, including risk factors, long-term effects, and vaccine progress. We'll also hear the medical perspective about questions raised by President Trump's symptoms and treatment for the disease—including what we know about therapeutics and immunity. 

The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 in Waldo County.

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About 100 people gathered in Portland’s Monument Square Saturday to protest against the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

State officials have once again classified York County as “green,” meaning schools in the region can consider bringing back all students for in-person learning.

Jared Golden is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's Second District since 2019. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Leeds and now lives in Lewiston. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's Second Congressional District, he joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.

Despite cases of COVID-19 being detected at several schools in Maine, state education officials say that school buildings have so far proved to be relatively safe.

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Police in Bangor are planning to clear out roughly a dozen homeless residents living along the city’s waterfront.

Chellie Pingree is a member of the U.S. House, representing Maine's First District since 2009. Before entering politics, she was a farmer and businesswoman in North Haven. As the Democratic candidate for Maine's First Congressional District, she joins us for a Your Vote 2020 interview.