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  1. Hearing to focus on new Hampden trash-to-energy plantRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... he Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management, 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333A -0017.

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  2. King, Collins want National Park passes to be sold onlineRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins are urging federal officials to make it possible for National Park passes to be purchased online or through a phone app.

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  3. Why Maine could go 12 months without a permanent education commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    AUGUSTA, Maine - The Department of Education, one of state government's two largest departments in terms of consumption of taxpayer dollars, has been without a permanent commissioner for six months, raising the question of how long it will be before that slot is filled. Gov. Paul LePage appointed Tom Desjardin as acting commissioner in December but so far has not nominated Desjardin or anyone else to lead the department on a permanent basis.

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  4. Maine Democrats Bending to Public Pressure for Welfare ReformRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | Memeorandum

    Maine Democrats Bending to Public Pressure for Welfare Reform AUGUSTA, Maine - Democratic lawmakers may be feeling some pressure to take a harder line against welfare fraud following an election cycle that saw Republicans advance in the House and Senate after campaigning on welfare reform.

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  5. Maine lawmakers hear proposals to return 'and' to energy lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Bangor Daily News

    House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport, and Patrick Woodcock, director of the Governor's Energy Office, sit in front of a sign representing the "$38 million and" omitted from the final draft of an energy bill that the Maine Legislature passed in 2013. AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers Wednesday took the first steps toward fixing what has become known as a $38 million typographical error in a law that funds the state's energy-efficiency programs.

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  6. Troy Newman St.LouisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Louis, who were living abroad at the time while his father served in the army. He graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, ME in June 1989. During his youth, Troy was an all-star hockey player. Troy held a variety of jobs over the course of his ...

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  7. Budget gimmick divides GOP - Kansas refuses to tax rich - New...Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Politico

    ... Pa.; Alyra Donisvitch, assistant to the executive director at Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community in Augusta, Maine. GRASSLEY DEMANDS DETAILS OF IRS EFFORTS TO PROTECT TAXPAYER DATA. Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to IRS Commissioner ...

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  8. New Hampshire: House panel eyes bill to ease $28M bond for Balsams projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Nashua Telegraph

    ... House by a 297-67 vote. It would reduce the penalty for possessing up to a half-ounce of marijuana to a $100 fine. AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Democratic-led House has dealt a blow to a bill that would prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones. ...

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  9. The nation's weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... watches were issued in New Hampshire and Maine. Portland, Maine, reported a midday total of 2.15 inches of rain. Augusta, Maine, reported a midday total of 2.02 inches of rain. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended across the ...

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  10. Tribal leaders confused by LePage's reversal on state relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Bangor Daily News

    Gov. Joseph Socobasin , Chief Reuben Cleaves, Gov. Paul LePage and Chief Kirk Francis sign a declaration of intent on Indian Island to begin a truth and reconciliation process between the tribes and the state child welfare system in May 2011. Buy Photo AUGUSTA, Maine - Tribal leaders in Maine say they're surprised, and a bit confused, by Gov. Paul LePage's decision to rescind an old executive order proclaiming a special relationship between the tribes and the state.

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  11. DAF Club of America to celebrate 30th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Manchester Journal

    ... and in 2012, when the club was continuing to grow, Vincent Carcaramo of Kingston, N.Y., and Robert Ciforelli of Augusta, Maine were appointed to the board as Assistant Directors. Throughout the DCA's history they have been in continuous contact with ...

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  12. Pittsfield Volunteer Beverly Rollins chosen for the 2015 Spirit of America AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Bangor Daily News

    Please join the Pittsfield Town Council on Tuesday, 04/21/2015 at 6:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers at the Pittsfield Municipal Building to honor Beverly Rollins as recipient of the 2015 Pittsfield Spirit of America Award. The Sprit of America Foundation is a 501 public charity established in Augusta, Maine to promote volunteerism.

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  13. Maine's political heavyweights: Paul LePage vs. Janet MillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Bangor Daily News

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills have been at odds for more than two years, and their stormy relationship is often the trigger for debates about crucial statewide issues such as fighting child abuse and expanding Medicaid. Unfortunately for Maine, the fight has resulted in tangible consequences across the population such as positions being left unfilled and stalled efforts to make government function better.

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  14. Crane instructs Special Olympics athletesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Bluffton Today

    ... 26 to July 10. Three simultaneous routes will be taken across the country, beginning in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Augusta, Maine, with runners carrying the Special Olympics' Flame of Hope to its final destination in Los Angeles before the World ...

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  15. Inventor of powdered alcohol campaigns against state bansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    AUGUSTA, Maine>> The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder, which makes vodka and rum drinks or cocktails when mixed with water.

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  16. Here's the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated PressRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    ... with multiple violations of marine resources laws. He had additional violations still pending against him from 2014. AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A group of lawmakers says Maine must create a competitive bidding process to guide the further expansion of ...

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  17. Powdered alcohol creator tries to beat state bansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Augusta, Maine a The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder, which makes vodka and rum drinks or cocktails when mixed with water.

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  18. Cabins for homeless veterans proposed for Maine VA centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Bangor Daily News

    A conceptual site plan of the Cabin in the Woods project for homeless Maine veterans at the Veterans Administration's Togus campus in Augusta. Conceptual floor plans and elevations for the Cabin in the Woods project as proposed for the Veterans Administration's Togus medical campus in Augusta.

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  19. Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries To Get Ahead Of State BansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | CBS Local

    ... just by adding water. There are four different varieties: rum, vodka, cosmopolitan and "powderita." (WBZ-TV) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the ...

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  20. State by state, powdered alcohol maker tries to head off bansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | MLive.com

    AUGUSTA, Maine -- The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores.

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