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  1. Employers oppose Maine 'retail workers bill of rights'Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Some members of Maine's business community turned out in opposition Monday to two proposals aimed at changing laws that govern pay and working conditions. One piece of legislation under consideration in Augusta would set some minimum standards around pay and require work schedules for retail workers.

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  2. Lincolnville | $155,000Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

    Conveniently located between Belfast and Camden, this Gambrel-style home sits on 1.11 acres with a garage, barn and its own farm pond. Listen to the frogs or watch the ducks in the pond from the back deck of this charming home.

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  3. MPA leads charge to boost minimum wage in PortlandRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | The Free Press

    MPA's director Amy Halsted speaking to supporters of a higher minimum wage during the referendum launch event last week by city hall. A very important question to anyone who lives and works in Maine may be put on the ballot for 2016: Should the state increase the minimum wage? The current minimum wage of $7.50 an hour hasn't changed since 2009 and is absolutely due for an increase, according to Andrew Francis, the communications director for the Maine People's Alliance, an organization representing labor unions.

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  4. Reps supply democratic response to governor's budget in CamdenRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

    A town hall-style meeting was held April 23 at the Town Office to allow local legislators an opportunity to inform residents in their district on the Democratic response to Gov. Paul LePage's budget plan. Sen. David Miramant, D-Camden, and Rep. Joan Welsh, D-Rockport, welcomed a crowd of nearly 40 residents to the Washington Street Conference Room, where those in attendance got to hear firsthand from those in Augusta on how they hope to improve on the governor's plan.

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  5. Questions linger for UMaine men's and Bangor High boys basketball programsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The NBA season staggers on with the playoffs in full swing, but there are still some lingering questions I have concerning the University of Maine men's basketball program and the Bangor High School boys basketball program. - It has never qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

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  6. Maine files Civil Rights complaint against brothers for Portland assaultRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA, Me – Attorney General Janet Mills announced today that she has filed a complaint in Portland Superior Court under the Maine Civil Rights Act against Benjamin W. Bean and Charles J. Bean for an assault they perpetrated against a Portland man on April 19. The Attorney General's complaint alleges that the victim was singled out from a crowd and attacked because of his skin color. The two Bean brothers were fighting with another man when a crowd gathered around.

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  7. Census records can help locate family homesteadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Bangor Daily News

    Individuals and families are so mobile these days, many of us may feel we don't have a homestead, a place with roots that holds fast to our roots no matter where life may take us. Sometimes we know more about where a long-ago ancestor, such as a Mayflower Pilgrim or other prominent person of the 1600s or 1700s, lived because that homestead has been preserved.

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

    Sunday | 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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  9. Monday, April 27, 2015: Free beer, Medicaid misguidance, human welfare, clean electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Bangor Daily News

    In order to solve the short pint problem, Jake Morrel suggests in his April 18 letter to the editor buying a British "crown line" beer glass and asking bartenders to fill it to the line. This would be a good trick, because a British pint is 20 ounces, not 16 as it is in the U.S. Morrel may have enjoyed a lot of free beer! The BDN's recent editorial advocating yet again for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in Maine was extremely misguided.

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  10. Mainers strike out to help veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    For the seventh straight year Rolling Thunder of Maine is sponsoring a bowl-a-thon to raise money for two organizations that benefit veterans and their families. Teams hit the lanes at Sanford's Bowl-A-Rama in Sanford Saturday at 7 a.m. and will bowl as much as they can until the event ends at 4 p.m. Rolling Thunder is a group of veterans and non-veterans who seek to keep the memory of America's missing in action and prisoners of war alive.

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  11. Eye on our LegislatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Republican Journal

    From March 23 to April 14, members of the Maine state Senate confirmed several gubernatorial appointments and voted on an array of proposed bills. District Court judges Richard Mulhern and Patricia Worth were confirmed March 24 and 25. Mulhern serves in District Court in Springvale and Worth serves in Belfast.

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  12. Ban on shackling pregnant prisoners advances in LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Sun Journal

    A measure to ban the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women won the approval of the Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee on Friday. The bill, LD 1013 , would allow for the shackling of pregnant women in Maine's jails and prisons only in extraordinary circumstances, and would require documentation whenever restraints are used.

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  13. Michigan police asking Mainers to be on lookout for murder suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Bangor Daily News

    An email sent to a northern Maine business earlier this week alerting local residents that a Michigan man wanted for murder in that state was in Aroostook was incorrect, according to the Allegan County, Michigan, sheriff's office. The suspect was last seen in the Rangeley area of western Maine in February, but there is no indication that he has been in Aroostook, according to Capt.

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  14. Summit Project stones honoring Maine heroes coming to Cole MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Bangor Daily News

    The youngsters represent Dunn School's older classes coming to the museum for an annual visit incorporating a tour of its 200-plus vehicles and a session in the Veterans Interview Program, enabling them to talk in small groups with a veteran from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or the current Global War on Terror. The Summit Project was founded in 2013 by Maj.

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  15. Bill to help fund infertility treatments defeated in unanimous committee voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where the Legislature is slowed to its Friday pace with only a few committees meeting and the House and Senate on recess until Tuesday. That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't some interesting and impactful bills on today's docket.

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  16. LePage pens Earth Day letter to Obama opposing new national parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Sun Journal

    While proponents continue their efforts to set aside 150,000 acres in northern Maine for a national park and recreation area, Gov. Paul LePage voiced his opposition to the plan in a letter addressed to President Barack Obama. A company called Elliotsville Plantation Inc. wants to donate the land to the federal government, along with a $40 million endowment for management of the land.

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  17. Maine lawmakers struggle to find funding solution for county jailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Sun Journal

    Lawmakers are struggling to find a solution for a looming county jail funding crisis that's being driven in part by a dysfunctional Board of Corrections. The Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday discussed legislation offered by state Rep. Ricky Long, R-Sherman, that would return control of the jails, along with most of the related costs, to county governments.

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  18. Ranked choice voting Maine voters want more democratic, more...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Herald Gazette

    Maine voters want more democratic, more representative elections that produce moderate candidates who can advocate for the best ideas from both parties. Ranked choice voting would empower voters with more meaningful choices and have a moderating influence on the candidates who could no longer afford to run "slash and burn" style campaigns to win election.

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  19. Rep. Sawicki Introduces Bill To Protect Mainers From Sexual ExploitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WVII

    Rep. David Sawicki of Auburn introduced a bill aimed at protecting patients from sexual exploitation at the hands of a physician. Under the gross sexual assault statutes of the State of Maine, this behavior is currently a Class C crime for a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker to have sex with their patients.

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  20. Friday, April 24, 2015: Student hunger, sales tax disaster, minimum wage, clean electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Bangor Daily News

    Student hunger is a major problem in Maine that often goes unnoticed. Nearly half of all students in Maine are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals.

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