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  1. Maine can't afford to lose the bear referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

    Not surprisingly, the Humane Society of the United States, the most affluent animal-rights organization nationwide, is backing Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting's second attempt to ban bear hunting with baits, hounds and traps, via referendum. The Portland-based coalition's first attempt, also backed by the HSUS, was defeated by referendum in 2004.

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  2. FORBES Twitter Chat: Kurt Badenhausen On The State Of The NFLRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    I am the homepage editor and cover whatever crosses my keyboard. Before joining Forbes, I wrote for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Daily and POLITICO.

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  3. Vital Signs: More Mainers lack health insuranceRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The share of Mainers without health insurance rose from 2012 to 2013, making the state one of just two nationally to record an increase, new U.S. Census data show. Experts debated the reasons for the increase, but one analyst said the state's decision to limit MaineCare eligibility may have contributed.

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  4. Friday, Sept. 19: Election, climate change, elephant misinformation, bear baitingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    I am an independent candidate for Penobscot County Sheriff and I am responding to Glenn Ross's letter and his comment that the job of sheriff is "not a job one learns from a textbook." Ross' insinuation that I lack the law enforcement experience for the job of sheriff is misleading.

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  5. Maine at WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Together, with the Maine Humanities Council and the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Harbor Public Library will be hosting a performance called Maine at Work on Tuesday evening, September 30, 5:30pm. The performance will take place in the Holmes Room at the Library.

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  6. Census estimates show drop in Maine poverty rateRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The percentage of Mainers living in poverty dropped slightly since one year ago, according to rough estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The survey estimated that 14 percent of about 1.3 million Mainers were living below the poverty line in 2013 compared with 14.7 percent in 2012.

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  7. Premiums for Obamacare plans in Maine dip or remain flat for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    Mainers who buy insurance through Healthcare.gov can expect to pay less or the same amount on average each month for benefits taking effect next year, according to filings with the Maine Bureau of Insurance. Health advocates applauded the news but urged consumers to reassess their options in the second year of the health insurance marketplace.

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  8. Burnham-based company to make iconic Lincoln LogsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Burnham-based Pride Manufacturing Co. will produce the iconic American Lincoln Logs in Maine.

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  9. MMA interviews candidates for governor; LePage declines to participateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    In a pair of more than hourlong interviews released on video Wednesday, two of the three candidates running for governor in Maine answered questions about the state's relationship with its cities. Democrat Mike Michaud, left, and independent Eliot Cutler, candidates for Maine governor, as they appear in a set of videos released by the Maine Municipal Association.

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  10. Food stamp changes to have slight affect on Maine LIHEAPRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. As a result, it's unclear whether the law will realize the estimated $8.6 billion in savings over 10 years that the GOP had advertised.

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  11. September 28th Dedicated to Worldwide Rabies Prevention AwarenessRead the original story

    Yesterday | State of Maine

    Sunday, September 28, is World Rabies Day, and the State of Maine reminds Mainers about ways to protect themselves and their pets from rabies infection. AUGUSTA – Sunday, September 28, is World Rabies Day, and the State of Maine reminds Mainers about ways to protect themselves and their pets from rabies infection.

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  12. Mainers without health care increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WMTW-TV Auburn

    New census numbers reveal that Maine is one of two states that have had an increase in the amount of people without health care between 2012 and 2013. A total of 27 state and the District of Columbia have expanded their Medicaid programs through the ACA.

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  13. Building a healthy Maine: Michaud plan calls for comprehensive approachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Bangor Daily News

    Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud unveiled a 10-point healthcare plan in Portland on Monday which includes lowering costs by expanding Medicaid. A 10-point health care plan unveiled this week by Rep. Mike Michaud sets the right priorities by taking a holistic view of health and medical care.

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  14. Face of Defense: USS Stethem's Sailors Learn CPRRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | U.S. Department of Defense

    Medical personnel aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem conduct life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation training each week for the ship's crew. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry Roshell, left, a hospital corpsman from Milwaukee, instructs Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Dunn, from Bangor, Maine, on proper CPR technique aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem.

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  15. Where was David Miramant last night? Invited to an event to speak...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Herald Gazette

    The Informed Women's Network invited the 2 candidates for Maine State Senate District 12, Paula Sutton and David Miramant to give them an opportunity to introduce themselves to the group. Paula Sutton thought it was important enough to attend, David Miramant did not.

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  16. Six Authors To Speak At 7th Annual History Symposium at UMMRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Bangor Daily News

    The Machias Historical Society as a part of its continuing program of presenting interesting and varied topics of a historical nature will hold its Seventh Annual History Symposium beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 27th in Room 102 of the Science Building, University of Maine at Machias. The topic for this year's Symposium will feature Authors who are resident s of Washington County or Authors who write about Washington County.

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  17. Maine seeking information about hard-to-fill jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Sun Journal

    The Department of Labor's Center for Workforce Research and Information is sending a survey to 3,500 Maine businesses this month. Officials hope the results will help the department tailor its worker training programs to ensure Mainers have the skills they need to get open jobs.

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  18. 'Between a rock and a hard place': Portland's big gamble on undocumented immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bangor Daily News

    The city of Portland and the LePage administration have seemingly always had an uneasy relationship. As far back as 2011 , a member of Gov. Paul LePage's cabinet said the Republican administration wouldn't work with Portland - which has been ranked the most liberal city in Maine and consistently has eight Democrats and Greens among its nine city councilors - because the city was politically "against him."

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  19. Neils feels it is time for an independent leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Capital Weekly

    Christian William Neils, an Independent from Appleton, is running against Wesley Richardson , Randall Parr , and Gary Sukeforth for House District 95. District 95 includes the towns of Warren, Appleton, Hope and part of Union. Neils, an Appleton native, said he knew at a young age that he wanted to spend his life in service to the community in one form or another.

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  20. Multicultural students discuss diversity and discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | The Free Press

    U.S. Census figures show that Maine is one of the least diverse states in the country estimating that 95.3 percent of Maine's population is white. According to Reza Jalali, coordinator at the office of multicultural student affairs, Portland is slowly becoming more diverse, but that there's still a lot of room for improvement in the city and at USM.

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