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1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

Spate of grass, wildfires keep Maine forest rangers busy on Easter

Maine's forest rangers were kept busy around the state Sunday working with local firefighters to put out grass and wildfires.

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Related Topix: Penobscot, ME, Kittery, ME, Belfast, ME, Greenville, ME, Fryeburg, ME

5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

'Tax haven' legislation is misguided, will make Maine even less competitive

From its inception, America has welcomed the best and brightest to its shores, and we have the world's largest economy to show for it.

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Related Topix: Opinion

7 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Bill Cohen favors Jeb Bush in 2016, says Iran may not rein in nuclear ...

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen says he favors former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as a potential presidential candidate in 2016.

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Related Topix: Jeb Bush, Florida, Florida Government, W., George Bush, North Korea, World News, Asia

11 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Medical marijuana trade show draws big crowd to Bangor

Glass pipes are displayed on the Vacationland Genetics table during the Home Grown Maine Medical Marijuana Trade Show at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Bangor, ME, Genetics, Medicine, Brownville Junction, ME

15 hrs ago | Magic City Morning Star

2014 Congressional Art Competition Winner Announced

Congressman Mike Michaud announced today that Jessica Chen, a senior at Bangor High School, was selected as the winner of this year's Congressional Art Competition for Maine's Second District.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Bill Nemitz: Maine soldier's memorial reminds us that battles continue

San Pao looked out at the all-too-familiar faces Friday at the University of Southern Maine's Wishcamper Center in Portland, his chest tight, his eyes already welling up with the tears that have dogged him for a decade.

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Related Topix: University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, Westbrook, ME

Kennebec Journal

Maine Film Center honored for community service by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Choosing the Maine Film Center to receive the Community Service Project of the Year award was easy for the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Colby College, Waterville, ME

Kennebec Journal

Asian beetles threaten livelihood of Maine's American Indians

Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine's oldest cultural art form.

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Related Topix: Waterville, ME, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Penobscot, ME

Bangor Daily News

'He's ugly, but he deserves to live': Turkey vulture rescued...

A turkey vulture got stuck in a tree and was hanging by its tail for 28 hours before it freed itself and was taken to Avian Haven to recuperate.

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Related Topix: Unity College

Bangor Daily News

Nine new LePage vetoes include lawmakers' changes to his mining and educator evaluation rules

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill that calls for a redo of controversial large-scale metallic mineral mining rules amid a crop of nine new vetoes issued Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage

Kennebec Journal

Maine Compass: Safe environment first goal for Riverview

Riverview Psychiatric Center focuses on the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery of adults who are challenged by major and persistent mental illness.

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Related Topix: Maine State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, Opinion

Bangor Daily News

'We've got more cash than expenditures' - Maine GOP says...

Maine Republican Party officials are fending off allegations that the party is deep in debt, saying that an inaccurate state campaign finance website has created a false impression that the party spent more money than it had during the most recent reporting period.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Herald Gazette

Junior Brown comes to town

Legendary country music guitarist and singer Junior Brown will bring his unique voice, songwriting craft and signature Guit-Steel guitar to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Brown's double-necked instrument combines standard guitar with steel guitar, allowing him to switch instruments quickly in mid-song while singing.

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Related Topix: Junior Brown, Country

Boston Herald

Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards

Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the state in an effort to target fraud and abuse, Gov. Paul LePage's administration said on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

WTEN-TV Albany

Former Maine tribal official caught in elver case

New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have arrested a former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to Maine's Legislature and seven other people on charges of illegally harvesting baby eels from a creek on Long Island's east end.

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Bangor Daily News

How Maine can shut the revolving door of incarceration for young adult offenders

Debra Heintz, an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, talks recently during an "If Project" session about prison and the things she's missing.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maine Government, Washington, Washington Government, Mountain View Youth Development Center, State Prisons, Opinion

State of Maine

Maine Unemployment Rate 5.9 Percent in March - 4/18/2014

Workforce conditions continue to improve. Payroll job growth of 8,000 over the year drove the unemployment rate to the lowest since September 2008 and the employment to population ratio to highest since November 2008.

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Related Topix: 9, Cumberland County, ME, Washington County, ME, South Portland, ME, Biddeford, ME

Bangor Daily News

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: James Sanborn

I'm James Sanborn; I live in Hebron, Maine with my wife and three children. I have been drinking craft beer since college but really started to pay attention to what I was drinking about 3 years ago.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Hebron, ME, Orono, ME, Portland, ME

Bangor Daily News

LePage blasts Democrats for possible $7.1 million in welfare-to-work fines

The federal Administration for Children & Families has notified the state that it could be liable for more than $7.1 million in fines for failure to meet work participation rates in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program in 2011.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Maine Legislature approves late, last-ditch push for Medicaid expansion

The Maine House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a Medicaid expansion plan for the third time since March with a 95-52 vote that likely dooms the bill to the same fate as its predecessors - death by gubernatorial veto.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News

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