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  1. State incentives to bring more than 1,100 new jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Deseret News

    The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced several new incentives Thursday at its monthly board meeting that are expected to result in hundreds of new jobs over an eight-year period. The agency extended an incentive offer to Utah AAA in consideration for the company's plan to create up to 580 additional jobs over the next seven years.

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  2. US Rep. Michaud of Maine bids farewell to CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Greenwich Citizen

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud began bidding farewell Thursday to Congress after 12 years of serving the state's 2nd district, giving a heartfelt thanks to the people of Maine and predicting that the state's delegation will continue to fight gridlock. The Maine Democrat delivered his farewell statement into the Congressional record on Thursday as he prepared to make his final votes.

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  3. Michaud bows out after 3 decades in office confident he 'made Maine a better place'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Bangor Daily News

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, is lauded by Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Florida , and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, during a farewell gathering in his honor on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Michaud ends his 12 years in Congress on Jan. 3. Mike Michaud hugs a supporter in Portland early Wednesday morning after conceding defeat in the governor's race. Michaud ends his 12 years in Congress on Jan. 3. Buy Photo Mike Michaud concedes defeat in the governor's race early Wednesday morning in Portland.

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  4. Maine High School Students Show Improvements In Math, Writing and Science ScoresRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | State of Maine

    Performance of third-year high school students increased slightly in math, writing and science, but most students still aren't achieving grade-level expectations yet are still being allowed to graduate AUGUSTA – Maine high school juniors improved their scores in math, writing and science on last spring's statewide standardized tests, but less than half of students are performing at grade level and many will still graduate anyway. The percentage of students who achieved proficiency or above in math as measured by the SAT given last May to nearly 13,000 Mainers in grade 11 was 48.5 percent, up from 47.7 percent in 2012-13.

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  5. Bureau of Insurance Reminds Mainers of December 15 Deadline to Enroll ...Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | State of Maine

    Bureau of Insurance Reminds Mainers of December 15 Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage That Will Be Effective January 1 Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa is reminding Maine residents who want to have new health insurance coverage in place on January 1 of the upcoming December 15 deadline. Open Enrollment for individuals to purchase, renew, or change plans for 2015 on the Individual Health Insurance Market will continue through February 15, 2015, but for a plan to be in place and provide coverage by January 1, 2015, it needs to be purchased by December 15, 2014.

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  6. 13 Sayings Only People From New England Can UnderstandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Albany Times Union

    In Yankee country , we call remote controls "clickers," traffic circles "rotaries," and subs "grinders." Mainers tack unnecessary "r"s onto words, like idear , while Bostonians drop 'em all together.

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  7. Maine nursing homes reducing use of antipsychotic drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Sun Journal

    Maine nursing homes lead the nation in reducing the unapproved use of potentially deadly antipsychotic medications, a state advocacy program announced Tuesday. As part of a federal campaign to limit prescribing of the drugs, Maine nursing homes slashed their reliance on antipsychotic medications by more than 33 percent from the end of 2011 to mid-2014, according to the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

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  8. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014: Disabled Mainers, Common Core and white privilegeRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Bangor Daily News

    While I applaud the recent class action settlement with the state regarding housing and support benefits for autistic and developmentally disabled adults , I encourage legislators and public officials to view this decision as a catalyst to educate themselves on the needs of this very vulnerable segment of the population and to prioritize identifying funding sources to provide the help so badly needed. As a residential care provider for individuals with mental retardation, autism and developmental disabilities for 30 years, I know the debilitating isolation faced by the disabled and their families when they're denied services.

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  9. An End to Solitary is Long OverdueRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Counterpunch

    Less than two weeks ago the United Nations Committee against Torture issued a report strongly criticizing the U.S. record on a number of issues, among them the extensive use of solitary confinement. While the U.S. uses long-term solitary more than any other country in the world, California uses it more than any other state.

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  10. Red Cross calls for 'Heroes' nominationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Herald Gazette

    The American Red Cross in Maine wants to hear about Good Samaritans who have performed extraordinary acts of heroism or courage.

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  11. How To Stay Productive During The Holidays From The FORBES Under 30 SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | 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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  12. Red Cross seeks nominees for Real Heroes AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine is full of good people doing great things to help others. An off-duty first-responder who comes to the aid of a neighborhood.

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  13. As Maine ages, policymakers focus on reversing trendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Sun Journal

    A new set of data from the U.S. Census Bureau on 18- to 34-year-olds - known as "millennials" - hold both interesting and concerning details for Maine, the nation's oldest state. According to the American Community Survey: 2009-2013, the segment of the U.S. population that's made up of 18- to 34-year-olds is shrinking nationwide based on data going back to 1980.

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  14. There's no place like home, especially when home is in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Bangor Daily News

    This morning I opened my email and was going through the usual process of deleting anything that looked unfamiliar or suspicious when one caught my eye. I cautiously clicked on the unfamiliar name and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was simply an email from a fellow blogger, forwarded form my Bangor Daily account.

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  15. As Maine's population ages, policymakers focus on reversing trendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 7 | Bangor Daily News

    A new set of data from the U.S. Census Bureau on 18- to 34-year-olds - known as "millennials" - hold both interesting and concerning details for Maine, the nation's oldest state. According to the American Community Survey: 2009-13, the segment of the U.S. population that's made up of 18- to 34-year-olds is shrinking nationwide based on data going back to 1980.

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  16. Using less is Maine's only option to dull winter electricity price spikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Bangor Daily News

    These steel pipe will become part of a natural gas pipeline connecting Lincoln Paper and Tissue's mill and Bangor Natural Gas Co. Maine utility regulators have been warning of a big increase in electricity prices this winter .

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  17. Uphill, both ways: 20 photos of Maine blizzards of yesteryearRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | Bangor Daily News

    A snowstorm blasted Maine before it was even winter on the calendar. On Nov. 1, nearly two feet of snow fell and power was knocked out to thousands across the state.

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  18. AP Interview: Amid clashes, Maine AG opens termRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Washington Times

    While lawmakers secretly cast their ballots for Maine attorney general this week, Republican Gov. Paul LePage hasn't been secret about his desire to get rid of Democrat Janet Mills. Mills' re-election by the Legislature on Wednesday over LePage's objections sets the stage for another combative two years between the state's top lawyer and the governor, who've clashed frequently and publicly over issues including Medicaid, welfare and now immigration.

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  19. NASHP names Trish Riley new executive directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Bangor Daily News

    The National Academy for State Health Policy has named Trish Riley as its next executive director. In her new role, Riley will work with state health policy officials, NASHP leadership and staff to identify and address emerging issues and lead NASHP's research and policy analysis agenda to support and strengthen state health policy and practice.

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  20. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014: East Millinocket mill, voter fraud, national parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Bangor Daily News

    What went wrong with the mill sale? On Monday, the Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket was sold to the wrong party. Instead of selling it to cannibals for scrap, the people of Maine should have bought it.

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