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Lobbyists Dan Morin (left), who represents  MaineHealth, and Ann Mitchell, who represents Waste Management Inc., the Maine Dental Association and Eli Lilly & Co., speak in the hallway before the legislature convenes on Feb. 2 at the State House in Augusta. Maine is poised to take a step forward for transparency in Augusta by updating the website where the public can access campaign finance and monthly lobbying disclosures.
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Here’s who’s influencing Maine lawmakers

“You want to know what each client is spending, who they’re paying and what they’re lobbying on,” Peter Quist said.
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‘The new normal’: Displaced millworkers commuting, renting to remain in struggling industry

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Since he began working industrial jobs after his high school graduation in 1980, Tom Picard has been laid off at least 10 times. For the past two years, he has commuted between Millinocket and Waterville, where he works at the Huhtamaki mill.
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A dirty line from the new Beyonce song is selling a ton of (Red) lobster

Beyonce’s new song “Formation,” which you’ve probably heard by now on the radio, from a passing car or on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, has …

Director resigns as police investigate Houlton animal shelter

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Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna his department has received and is investigating multiple complaints from the public about the shelter.
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No charges expected in Maine man’s fatal shooting of trooper in Texas

No criminal charges are expected to be filed against a Maine man as a result of a fatal hunting accident in Texas Saturday, according to an investigator from that state.

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Tom Picard (left) laughs with his wife, Tammy Shorey Picard, during dinner late Sunday evening at their home in Millinocket before Tom makes the trip to his apartment in Winslow to work in the Huhtamaki plant in Waterville for the week.  He says he lives "the new normal." As a millworker, Tom has been laid off 10 times since 1980. Now, with home prices in the dumpster in his hometown of Millinocket, he can't sell his nearly paid off home for fair value, so he commutes to his new job 130 miles away, at the Huhtamaki plant in Waterville.
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‘The new normal’: Displaced millworkers commuting, renting to remain in struggling industry

Since he began working industrial jobs after his high school graduation in 1980, Tom Picard has been laid off at least 10 times. For the past two years, he has commuted between Millinocket and Waterville, where he works at the Huhtamaki mill.

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“Oh, that’s a great question.” I can’t begin to estimate how many times I’ve said that. It’s a transition sentence, a time-filler and something that …

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