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Dunlap gift wraps ballot language for Question 2 supporters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY JACOB POSIK

After accepting feedback from Maine citizens throughout a 30-day public comment period, Democratic Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap made minuscule changes to the ballot language of Question 2, which would expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in Maine.

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Political Cartoon

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
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Choosing Our Next Governor

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
BY GARY ANDERSON

No matter who we get for our next governor it's hard to imagine that they could be any worse than the one we've been saddled with for nearly seven years.

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War vet names baby son after medics who saved him

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

ROME (AP) — An Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan says the name of his newborn son pays tribute to two medics who helped save his life.

Travis Mills runs a retreat in Maine for combat injured veterans.

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Watchdog report: Aging Navy shipyards costing billions

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The watchdog agency for Congress says the Navy’s aging public shipyards are failing to fully meet the military’s needs.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that a Government Accountability Office report is sharply critical of the four facilities.

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Bill targets policy on shipyard worker reimbursement

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

KITTERY (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins is introducing an amendment she says would repeal a U.S. Department of Defense policy she believes is unfair to some shipyard workers.

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LETTERS

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

Clean Water Act Important to Mainers

Few things are more fundamental to our health than the water we drink. No one should have to worry about pollution when they turn on the tap. That is exactly what will happen if the Trump Administration succeeds in repealing the Clean Water Rule. Their plans to replace the rule would put the drinking water of 1 in 3 Mainers at risk.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

America has been called a melting pot, but

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Motorist drove ‘vast’ number of miles before fatal crash

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

BAR HARBOR (AP) — The district attorney’s office says a Virginia motorist drove a “vast” number of miles with little rest before a fatal crash in a restaurant parking lot in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Verizon to end service for some Maine customers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

PORTLAND (AP) — Verizon officials say they will be ending their service for some customers in Maine.

In an email sent Tuesday, company spokesman David Weissmann tells the Portland Press Herald customers were notified of their service ending Oct. 17.

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Dem wants specifics on uninvestigated deaths

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker says that state health officials failed to provide specific answers about a federal audit revealing the agency failed to investigate the deaths of disabled adults.

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Changes made to city policy after island tour

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland officials have changed city policy after several City Council members appeared to violate the state’s open meeting law during a trip to a small Maine island.

The Portland Press Herald reports officials announced Tuesday all events that involve at least three council members will be posted on the city’s online calendar.

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Town officials look to change perception of Maine Day

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

ORONO (AP) — Maine officials are concerned an annual day of celebration for the University of Maine has become an issue.

Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing says Maine Day has become a day where students drink all day and become a nuisance for police and residents. WABITV reports that Maine Day is an unofficial holiday for students to mark the end of the year.

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Man accused of shooting farm stand pleads not guilty

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man accused of shooting a firearm into a neighbor’s farm stand has pleaded not guilty, saying he was trying to scare off a rabid raccoon.

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Maine uninsured rate remains below national level

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

New U.S. Census Bureau figures show that the number of Maine residents without health insurance stayed steady from 2015 to 2016.

According to a new federal report released Tuesday , Maine’s uninsured rate of 8.6 percent is a drop from 11.2 percent in 2013.

About 106,000 Mainer residents lacked health insurance last year, down from 147,000 residents in 2013.

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Vigil planned for mother killed by son in Massachusetts

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

ROCKPORT (AP) — A vigil is being held in Maine to honor a woman whose son is charged with killing her and three others.

The candlelight vigil for 60-year-old Elizabeth Krause will take place Thursday evening in Rockport, where she and her 22- year-old Orion Krause, lived.

Elizabeth Krause, known by her nickname Buffy, was bludgeoned to death in Groton,

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Leaf peeping season just now peeking out in northern Maine

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s fall foliage season is underway, and the state is promoting its annual display of orange, yellow and red as the leaves begin to turn.

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MSMT hosts costume and yard sale

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53

BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre will hold its annual costume and yard sale Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its rehearsal hall at 22 Elm St., Brunswick.

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Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA

The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers’ compensation for medical marijuana.

It’s the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement for medical marijuana.

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BOWDOINHAM’S DYER HONORED

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:53
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