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Susan Sharon / Maine Public

An unusual civil trial is underway this week in Kennebec County Superior Court, in a case brought by a Maine State prison inmate against the Department of Corrections.

Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Maine’s largest medical marijuana dispensary and a New York-based investment firm say they’re prepared to sue the state if there aren’t changes to a group of proposed rules designed to make sure businesses in the adult-use market are owned by Maine residents.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Every year, fishermen lose tons of gear along the coast of Maine. It can collect into jumbled masses, what’s known as “ghost gear,” that can be hazardous to navigation and marine life. On Friday, a group of divers, fishermen and scientists hauled up a giant ball that’s been forming off Cape Elizabeth for years.

Fred Bever / Maine Public file

The Maine House of Representatives has given early approval to a pair of bills that could affect the construction of a controversial transmission line from northern Maine down to Massachusetts.