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  1. Governor LePage Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Energy and PowerRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | State of Maine

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Paul R. LePage testified this morning before the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Energy and Power in support of a bill to speed the federal permitting process and lower energy costs across our nation. The draft legislation aims to improve the permitting of interstate natural gas pipelines, along with a draft bill to reduce the regulatory burdens on hydropower production.

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  2. Replacement auto titles now available onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Harbor Times Soup

    This online service, offered through the BMV website at maine.gov/online/bmv/mvtr, may be used by those whose vehicle titles have been lost, misplaced, or become illegible. Prior to the implementation of this online service, all replacement title requests had to be sent to the BMV's main office in Augusta for processing.

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  3. Committee endorses reappointment of Maine judge who issued gag orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Without debate or comment, the Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend the Senate confirm District Court Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz to a second seven-year term. "Like all people, I make mistakes," Moskowitz told the committee Thursday during a hearing on his reappointment.

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  4. Ugly and personal bear debate at legislature todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Two bills to ban bear hounding and trapping drew a small crowd to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee hearing room today - and some of the testimony was terribly ugly. Sally Smyth of Camden asked IFW Committee members to "think of the long male tradition of trying to keep women from voting, working, or obtaining an education - these 'traditions' are now outdated and those who profess them not just 'politically incorrect" but simply deliberately ignorant.

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  5. How the Islesboro Crossing Swim BeganRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Herald Gazette

    On April 29, 2015, Jessie Davis, Office Manager from the Strand Theatre, presented a most interesting talk on her swim from Lincolnville to Islesboro in support of LifeFlight of Maine. The Islesboro Crossing is an annual open water swimming fundraiser for LifeFlight of Maine.

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  6. Events, turquoise landmarks highlight LUNG ForceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Bangor Daily News

    The American Lung Association of the Northeast is supporting LUNG FORCE during National Women's Lung Health Week, May 10-16, by lighting numerous landmarks turquoise in an effort to raise awareness to help defeat lung cancer in women. LUNG FORCE is a movement launched by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, the No.

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  7. The number Christians in Maine has dropped dramatically since 2007Read the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Scott Plummer of Bangor was one of many gathered at the Bangor Waterfront on May 2, 2015 to observe the National Day of Prayer. The annual day of observance is held on the first Thursday of May when people are asked to turn to God in prayer and meditation.

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  8. Erecting a fence around Maine's 'welfare cliff'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is gearing up to introduce another welfare reform bill, similar to one we've seen before. LePage is holding a news conference this morning to unveil a new proposal for a tiered welfare system in Maine.

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  9. Replacement auto titles now available onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Harbor Times Soup

    This online service, offered through the BMV website at maine.gov/online/bmv/mvtr, may be used by those whose vehicle titles have been lost, misplaced, or become illegible. Prior to the implementation of this online service, all replacement title requests had to be sent to the BMV's main office in Augusta for processing.

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  10. Bike activist pushes for more Mainers to shift into cycling modeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Bangor Daily News

    Jim Merkel might own a car, but he gets around more often on two wheels than on four, cycling around Belfast even in harsh Maine winters. And he dreams of a time when he will see a lot more cyclists on the roads and byways of the state, a time when more children and adults will use their own power to get to school, work and the other places they want to go.

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  11. Don't give up on board of corrections. It's the best hope for jail improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Bangor Daily News

    Returning the control - and cost - of county jails to Maine's 16 counties is the easy way out of the mess caused by a failed consolidation effort. But it's not the right answer.

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  12. Welfare cards are stacked against those who want to earn independenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Bangor Daily News

    It is time that we as a state start being honest about our attitudes toward safety net programs and those who use them. America has simultaneously glamorized the safety net while vilifying the poor - with disastrous results.

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  13. Woohoo! Vacation Time! Keep your home safe while you're gone.Read the original story

    Sunday May 10 | Bangor Daily News

    Spring must be here and summer's on the way. The snow in my yard has finally melted, and it was in the 80s today.

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  14. Will too many paths to legal marijuana in Maine leave everyone lost?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Bangor Daily News

    David Boyer, head of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, and Scott Gagnon of the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, faced off in a forum hosted by the Maine Law Federalist Society Monday, April 20, in Portland. AUGUSTA, Maine - It's been well-reported that there are two competing groups trying to place marijuana legalization on the state ballot in 2016.

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  15. Consider this substantive approach to reforming welfare in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Bangor Daily News

    As lawmakers return to the topic of welfare reform this week in Augusta, it's worth asking: What problem are they trying to solve? By entertaining proposals to erect barriers before those in poverty can qualify for help and impose restrictions on how they can use their benefits , it appears the problem to solve is one of curtailing fraud that has proven to be far from widespread and keeping those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families from lavishing their meager sums of cash assistance on out-of-state vacations, tattoos, casino table games, cigarettes and alcohol.

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  16. Despite criticism, Republicans leading Maine in right directionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Bangor Daily News

    I was elected to my first term in the Maine House of Representatives in 2010 as part of the 125th Legislature. Over the past five years, the Maine media have been quick to seize on every opportunity to criticize Gov. Paul LePage and legislative Republicans while criticizing the long list of transformational Republican accomplishments.

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  17. Maine Game Wardens looking for applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    UNDER GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI'S ADMINISTRATION. SENATORS ANGUS KING AND SUSAN COLLINS SAY THE NOMINATION REFLECTS NADEAU'S EXPERTISE.

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  18. New Board Members for Restorative Justice ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | The Harbor Times Soup

    For a decade, the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast has worked to change the ways society responds to crime and bad behavior, favoring accountability and repair rather than punishment, with services encompassing Waldo, Knox, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties. RJP's three new board members come to that work from widely differing experiences, but they are on the same page about the need for change.

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  19. Obama to nominate Lewiston native to lead Highway AdministrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Sun Journal

    President Obama plans to nominate Lewiston native Greg Nadeau to lead the Federal Highway Administration. Nadeau is currently deputy administrator of the agency.

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  20. Obama to Nominate Maine's Nadeau to Lead Highway AdministrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    In Maine, he served as the state Department of Transportation's deputy commissioner for policy, planning and communication in Gov. John Baldacci's administration. He also was the senior policy adviser to former-Gov. Angus King from 1995 to 2002.

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