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By admin On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Maine vets: important to vaccinate horses very soon

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine veterinarians are in the midst of a drive to get horse owners to vaccinate their animals as soon as possible. Maine state veterinary officials say now is the time for horses to be vaccinated More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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ACLU plans rally against immigrant bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says a Republican's immigration bill capitalizes on anti-immigrant fervor and amounts to racial profiling. Rep. Lawrence Lockman's bill would prohibit More...

By admin On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Democrats, Republicans at odds over sick leave bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Democrats want to advance a universal sick leave bill despite opposition from Republicans on a legislative committee. The Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Bill proposed to offer first responder license plates

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Lawmakers in Maine have proposed a bill that would offer special plates to first responders. WABI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2pQQhNJ) that the bill is meant to help EMS workers when they respond More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Bill would send state funds to treat contaminated wells

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Republican lawmaker's bill would direct half a million dollars in state funds to treat contaminated private drinking water wells. Sen. Joyce Maker's bill is set for a public hearing Wednesday. More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Gov. LePage says he’ll veto “death with dignity” legislation

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he'll veto legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medication that a patient may self-administer to hasten death. The Legislature's health and human More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Author of Maine foraging restrictions says bill likely dead

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A bill that would have restricted wild foraging in Maine is unlikely to pass after a key committee vote came down against approval. Republican Sen. Thomas Saviello proposed to prohibit foraging More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Governor vetoes bill to protect living organ donors

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's Republican governor is opposing a law to prohibit certain insurers from considering a person's status as a living organ donor. Gov. Paul LePage voted the bill Tuesday and said it would More...

By admin On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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State treasurer warms of suspicious unclaimed property scams

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine state treasurer is warning residents of a new scam that tells residents they have unclaimed property with the state. Unclaimed property includes cash and financial assets considered More...

By admin On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Spring turkey hunt grows by thousands of birds since ’80s

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's spring wild turkey harvest has grown in success in recent decades, and the new season is fast approaching. The state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says it typically gives More...