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By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Republican says LePage walking back from June prison closure

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A leading Republican says Maine's governor is walking back from a proposal to close a minimum-security prison in June. Republican Gov. Paul LePage proposed shutting down Downeast Correctional More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Maine’s tough-on-crime talking governor to release inmates

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican governor, who once joked about using the guillotine to execute drug dealers, announced a plan this week to release an unknown number of "lower-risk" prisoners from the state's More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Commissioner who spearheaded welfare reforms steps down

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's health and human services commissioner, who led sweeping welfare reform, is stepping down from her position. GOP Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Commissioner Mary Mayhew will More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Republicans say statewide contract could aid rural districts

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Bills to create a uniform teacher contract across the state are set for key committee votes. Republican Gov. Paul LePage says such an idea would help rural districts compete for teachers. Bills More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Maine to ATV users: Watch it with the giant vehicles

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine officials are reminding the state's many all-terrain vehicle users that ATVs wider than five feet are not allowed on many pieces of the state's vast trail network. ATVs are a major tourism More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Woman severely burned in motor home wreck dies

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman has died after she was severely burned when the motor home she was traveling in crashed on Interstate 75. The Macon Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2q1lJxx ) that Bibb County More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Lawmaker asks ethics commission about anti-hunger bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Democrat who works for a food bank is asking the state ethics commission whether he can introduce an anti-hunger bill. Democratic Rep. Scott Hamann asked for guidance on the bill, which would More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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$50 million bond issue set for June ballot

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine voters are set to decide on a $50 million bond issue at a special election next month. The Maine Technology Institute would distribute $45 million in grants for upgrades in fields like More...

By admin On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Feds ask Maine once again for details on food stamp ban

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage is hoping a new presidential administration will listen to his proposal of no longer allowing Maine residents to use food stamps on sugary sodas and candy. But federal officials More...

By admin On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Committee rejects drug safe site bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Legislators in Maine have rejected a bill that would have permitted medically supervised facilities where people could use illegal drugs. The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2qZZYxU) that More...