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  1. Video: LePage goes on offensive against Democratic rivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    In a nearly hourlong news conference Friday, Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed a barrage of criticism against his Democratic rivals in the Legislature - at one point suggesting Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, be placed in a "playpen." "I just had lunch with sixth-graders," LePage said, "and they are more mature than the leadership in the Democratic Party."

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  2. Harrop: Shocking sloppiness won't doom health reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Denver Post

    Protestors hold placards challenging the Affordable Care Act outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4 in Washington, D.C. The court faces a momentous case on the sweeping health insurance reform law that President Barack Obama wants to leave as part of his legacy. How many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional groups and interns -- both the political and medical kind -- agonized over the details in the Affordable Care Act? The number is big.

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  3. Froma HarropRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Northern Virginia Daily

    How many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional groups and interns - both the political and medical kind - agonized over the details in the Affordable Care Act? The number is big. But despite thousands of hands in the kitchen, the final product included four words that cast doubt on a cornerstone of the reforms - subsidies for those buying coverage on federal health insurance exchanges.

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  4. Lightning strikes Portland City Hall, forces evacuation and knocks out elevatorRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    A day after a Grand Isle teenager captured lightning striking a nearby church steeple on a video recording that took the state by storm, Portland City Hall got a strike of its own. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin confirmed Friday that the 100-plus-year-old building got zapped during Thursday night's thunderstorm around 5:15 p.m., in a shock that disabled City Hall's public elevator.

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  5. American Lung Association in Maine's Ed Miller to retire June 30Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    For nearly three decades, Ed Miller has been synonymous with the work of the American Lung Association in Maine. On June 30, after 29 years of service to the people of Maine and countless others across the Northeast, he will begin a well-earned retirement.

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  6. As cold-water rescues pile up, caution urged on Maine's lakesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Mainers consider Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of the summer season, no matter what the actual calendar might say. But make no mistake: In many ways and in certain parts of the state, actual summer weather - and lake temperatures - still are weeks away.

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  7. Pot bills, welfare reform suffer setbacks as Legislature heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    The arrival of Friday votes in the House and Senate - and, starting next week, an additional afternoon session - indicate what we've known for a while: It's crunch time. For legislators, that means longer hours as they try not only to nail down a budget, but take some kind of action on the more controversial or meaningful bills that we've seen delayed.

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  8. Maine Democrats delay vote on LePage utility panel nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Sun Journal

    Democrats on a Maine legislative panel said Thursday they need more time before voting on Gov. Paul LePage's nominee to a board that regulates utilities in the state, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans who accused them of playing politics with the governor's pick. The Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted 7-6 along party lines to put off their decision on whether to endorse Bruce Williamson's nomination by the Republican governor to the Public Utilities Commission.

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  9. By restricting benefits to parents with addiction, Maine only hurts childrenRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    I am new to political blogging, and I am already sick of the topic of welfare reform. But then I read the news, and next thing I know hungry children are haunting my thoughts again .

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  10. Maine Senate Passes Constitutional CarryRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    Legislation that would allow a Mainer to carry a firearm without a permit, widely known as a "Constitutional Carry", has cleared the State Senate. In a near party line vote, only two Republicans joined the Democrats in a 21-14 vote.

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  11. Immigrants ask Maine lawmakers to oppose LePage effort to deny social servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sun Journal

    An immigrants rights group made a final appeal Thursday for lawmakers to reject changes to state welfare programs that would make many noncitizens ineligible for many forms of state aid. Rep. Peggy Rotundo, D-Lewiston, right, holds a box full of more than 600 postcards from Mainers across the state, asking her and other lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee not to accept proposals by Gov. Paul LePage that would make many immigrants ineligible for various government assistance programs.

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  12. 921 Lincolnville RDRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Herald Gazette

    Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom home with seasonal water views. Cathedral ceilings, master bedroom suite, attached 2-car garage, bonus room over the garage, as well as a finished basement offering an entertainment/bar area that walks out to a 5 person hot tub.

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  13. Maine lawmakers delay vote on LePage utility panel nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Greenwich Citizen

    Democrats on a Maine legislative panel said Thursday they need more time before voting on Gov. Paul LePage 's nominee to a board that regulates utilities in the state, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans who accused them of playing politics with the governor's pick. The Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee voted 7-6 along party lines to put off their decision on whether to endorse Bruce Williamson 's nomination by the Republican governor to the Public Utilities Commission .

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  14. Drug treatment center closure raises concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WMTW-TV Auburn

    Those Mainers addicted to drugs and the medical professionals who try to get them help are concerned the closure of the recovery center will restrict access and cause bigger problems. The center was located at the old Westbrook Hospital.

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  15. Shocking sloppiness won't doom health reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Day

    How many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional groups and interns - both the political and medical kind - agonized over the details in the Affordable Care Act? The number is big. But despite thousands of hands in the kitchen, the final product included four words that cast doubt on a cornerstone of the reforms - subsidies for those buying coverage on federal health insurance exchanges.

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  16. Cynthia Brennan Obituary, 80Read the original story

    Thursday | The Vermont Standard

    There will be no formal services for Cynthia M. Brennan, 80, a resident of New York City, and formerly of Windsor, who passed away May 21, at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York per her request. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Mt.

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  17. Talk to give a virtual tour of 'Downton Abbey ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Herald Gazette

    Beth Bellemere will be the featured presenter at the Cushing Historical Society's monthly meeting on Hawthorn Point Road, just off Pleasant Point Road, Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m.The meeting begins with a short business meeting, followed by the program. Mainers are used to recognizing Andrew Wyeth's famous painting, "Christina's World" as reflecting the sense of place in Cushing and Maine, where the Olson home is located.

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  18. Gallup: Maine 14th for obesity as nation grows fatterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bangor Daily News

    Maine ranks 14th in the nation for obesity, steadily improving compared to other states as the country grows fatter, according to a new Gallup report . Still, more than a quarter of Mainers are obese.

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  19. Panel to examine LePage's Public Utilities Commission pickRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Foster's Daily Democrat

    A legislative panel will soon get a chance to question Republican Gov. Paul LePage's nominee to the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to consider Bruce Williamson's nomination to the board that regulates the state's utilities.

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  20. GOP ought to hope four words dona t kill ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | HeraldNet

    How many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional groups and interns - both the political and medical kind - agonized over the details in the Affordable Care Act? The number is big. But despite thousands of hands in the kitchen, the final product included four words that cast doubt on a cornerstone of the reforms - subsidies for those buying coverage on federal health insurance exchanges.

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