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Sen. King says Franken should resign

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s Democrat-aligned independent U.S. senator says it’s time for Sen. Al Franken to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

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Maine housing bond program eliminated in US House tax bill

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

AUGUSTA (AP) — A provision in the U.S. House Republican tax bill could eliminate funding for hundreds of new low-income apartments in Maine.

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Collins confident health care bills will pass this year

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05
BY MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said she is confident President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will ensure passage of two bills aimed at shoring up the insurance markets, a demand she made before supporting the Republican tax overhaul.

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New Hendrix album coming out in March

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05
BY MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer

Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.

Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix’s “Both Sides of the Sky” on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released.

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Calif. wind, and fire danger, hitting unprecedented high

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05
BY AMANDA LEE MYERS and ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press

VENTURA, Calif.

Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now.

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Alden C. Kelley

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

GEORGETOWN — Alden Crawford Kelley passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

He was born in Brunswick on October 16, 2017, a son of Nikki L. Plummer and Chris J. Kelley of Georgetown.

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

DEAR ABBY: I am not a hugger. In fact, I pretty much always hate it. But people think I’m rude when I don’t open my arms to hug after they’ve opened theirs. And they also think I’m rude when I tell them I’m not really a hugger.

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Eleanor M. Spear

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

Eleanor Marie "Ellie" (Kunstel) Spear, 90, a resident of Park Danforth, in Portland, Maine, died at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, on Monday, November 27, 2017, following a massive stroke the previous Saturday.

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SUDOKU

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CRYPTOQUOTE

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CROSSWORD

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‘Help Me, Dad’

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BY JOE GUZZARDI

Days after the cruel, unjust not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle trial, Americans are still raging over the decision.

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Today’s Highlight in History

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

On Dec. 7, 1941, during a series of raids in the Pacific, Imperial Japan’s navy launched a pre-emptive attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,400 people, about half of them on the battleship USS Arizona. (The United States declared war against Japan the next day.)

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Political Cartoon

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All I Want For Christmas Is Democracy

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05
BY GARY ANDERSON

Wouldn't it be great if we woke up Christmas morning and underneath a festively decorated tree there was the truly unexpected gift of actual democratic governance? Imagine what a amazing and really exceptional present that would be.

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Good Samaritans pull woman trapped in burning car

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

NAPLES (AP) — Two good Samaritans pulled a Maine woman to safety after she became trapped in a burning car in a violent crash.

Twenty-five-year-old Alicia Szostak says she was driving in Naples when she jerked her steering wheel to avoid hitting a deer. The Bangor Daily News reports she crashed into two trees and the car was left on its side — where a fire began burning.

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Maine high school band surprises bus driver battling cancer

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

PORTLAND (AP) — A beloved Maine school bus driver battling cancer received a heartwarming surprise this week.

The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland High School marching band performed outside Mercy Hospital’s Fore River campus Wednesday to show support for Jamie Creamer. The 46-year-old bus driver is undergoing chemotherapy for neck cancer.

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Contest aims to identify best-tasting tap water in Maine

Times Record - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

BANGOR (AP) — Maine municipalities are battling for bragging rights when it comes to the best-tasting drinking water.

Maine Rural Water Association’s 31st annual Best Tasting Water contest is being held Thursday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Last year, first-time entrant Caribou Utilities District took the prize.

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LETTERS

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

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The highest tribute to the dead is not

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