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Dollars targeting opioids hit hurdles as impatience builds

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
BY CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press

Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way.

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House GOP moves to pass budget, start tax debate

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
BY ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

House Republicans are focusing squarely on tax cuts rather than deficit discipline as they look to shoehorn a GOP budget plan through the House.

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Iraqi premier dismisses offer to freeze Kurdish vote results

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
BY NASSER KARIMI and SINAN SALAHEDDIN The Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran

Iraq’s prime minister today dismissed a proposal from the country’s Kurdish leaders to “freeze” the results of their independence vote last month as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters traded fire near the country’s border with Turkey.

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Trump coy on what’s coming out on the JFK assassination

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
BY LAURIE KELLMAN and DEB RIECHMANN The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1182009|title=|desc= SURROUNDED BY DETECTIVES, Lee Harvey Oswald talks to the media as he is led down a corridor of the Dallas police station for another round of questioning in connection with the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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Robert P. Bolster Jr.

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

Robert Pond Bolster, Jr., 91, of Georgetown, ME and formerly of Sudbury, MA, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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Christine F. Jellison

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

LISBON FALLS — Christine F. Jellison, age 88, died Tuesday October 17, 2017 at Freeport Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born February 21, 1929 in Lisbon Falls, the daughter of Dwight and Hulda Jones Webber. She attended Lisbon schools and married Arthur Royce Jellison in 1951. Mr. Jellison died in 1986.

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Sara Pearl Lowell Corradetti

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

On October 16, 2017, Sara Pearl “Sally” Lowell Corradetti passed away quietly in Tucson, Arizona. She was born August 9, 1934, to Earl Franklin and Alice Louise Arndt Lowell in the village of Parker Head, Phippsburg, Maine.

She was educated in the one-room schoolhouse in Parker Head, graduated from Morse High School (Bath, ME) and Bliss Business College (Lewiston, ME).

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

DEAR ABBY: I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl. When she was 4, I decided there would be no parade of guys coming in and out of my life, or any at all. I have barely dated, and the few times I have gone out, I never talked about it around her.

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SUDOKU

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CRYPTOQUOTE

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CROSSWORD

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Legislature Votes to Delay and Potentially Repeal Ranked-Choice Voting

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
BY JACOB POSIK

The Maine Legislature voted on Monday to delay the implementation of ranked-choice voting until December 2021, meaning ranked-choice voting could not be lawfully applied to an election in Maine until 2022.

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November’s Harbinger Of 2018 Governor’s Race

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00
BY GARY ANDERSON

Susan Collins has decided not to be our next governor. That's the basic takeaway of many political observers regarding her decision to stay on as a moderating presence in the U.S. Senate. If she had decided to run it was hers for the taking. Done deal. No others need apply.

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Political Cartoon

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Euthanasia order upheld for dogs that killed Boston terrier

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

WINSLOW (AP) — Maine’s high court has upheld a ruling that two dogs should be euthanized for killing a Boston terrier and injuring its owner.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a brief decision Tuesday denying an appeal by Danielle Jones, the owner of the dogs.

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Lawmaker proposes peer-support centers for opioid addiction

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine lawmaker is proposing the creation of a statewide system of peer recovery centers to help grapple with the opioid addiction problem.

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LETTERS

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

Nit Picking on the Council

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

The smallest minority on earth is the individual.

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Officials: 2 people shot in Bucksport, suspect in custody

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

BUCKSPORT (AP) — Maine police say a suspect is in custody after two people were shot in Bucksport.

Bucksport police have not released any information about the shooting. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says two people were shot Wednesday night and one person is in custody.

The extent of the injuries to the shooting victims was not known.

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Home prices climb more than 10 percent

Times Record - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says the median sales price for existing, single-family homes in the state jumped more than 10 percent from September 2016 to September of this year.

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