AUGUSTA (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says that Maine has received approval for additional specialists to work with veterans on justice outreach and health care.
The governor says that the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services has brought renewed federal attention to issues involving justice-connected veterans and their post-incarceration transition back into civilian life.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on murder charges stemming from the killing of his parents on Halloween 2016.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Maine’s secretary of state can’t be excluded from participating in the work of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, on which he serves.
KITTERY ( AP) — The Maine State Police say slippery conditions on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery contributed to a crash between a tractor trailer truck and a car that spun out, temporarily blocking the southern end of the highway.
A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the United States.
A lobsterman in Maine has carried on his tradition of giving away lobsters to those in need on Christmas.
Noah Ames set up his pickup truck in a parking lot in Thomaston on Sunday with a sign that read “Free lobsters today for families truly in need.”
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine- Housing Deputy Director Peter Merrill is stepping up to serve as interim director upon the retirement of John Gallagher on Jan. 5.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage said the state’s economy is growing, but he’s urging Mainers to remember those who’re struggling.
FALMOUTH (AP) — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is looking to train the next generation of Maine beekeepers.
PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine robotics company is one of four companies competing to build the Army’s next generation of battlefield support vehicles.
The Army wants unmanned vehicles to reduce the burden on soldiers by carrying heavy ammunition and supplies into combat. The Portland Press Herald reports that the Army is expected to order thousands of the units by 2020.
AUGUSTA (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to reestablish the independent office of advocacy that oversaw services for the developmentally disabled.
Maine Public reports that legislative leaders have approved a review of a bill that could re-establish that office. Lawmakers abolished the office in 2012.
Maine’s high court this week ordered a lower court to explain why potential jail time for any future hate crimes he might commit would be justified for a Turner man convicted of twice ramming into the car of a man he believed was gay.
DEAR ABBY: I’m at a loss as to how to stay in my 21-year marriage. In August, when our twin daughters leave for college, my wife and I will become empty nesters. We haven’t had sex in more than 2 1/2 years, and before that it didn’t happen more than a couple of times a year.
Tick, tick, tick. I knew that time was passing and didn’t need the dial on the toaster oven to remind me of every hypothetical second my bulkie roll would need to turn a golden color for my lunch, several thousand hypothetical ticks down the road.
Oval Office, 10 a.m. Economics advisor (A) enters to talk with the President (P).
A: Mr. President. The numbers are in and the tax cut won’t pay for itself. We’re short $1 trillion that we’ll have to borrow it.
P: That’s down from 1.5 trillion a few days ago.
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” This old chestnut, often attributed to Yogi Berra, has been around a lot longer than that, but seems apropos as we look back at a tumultuous 2017.