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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she arrives for a Senate health care vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 27, 2017.

Collins, McCain, Murkowski vote to kill ‘skinny’ ACA repeal

The dramatic failure early in Senate Republicans bid to advance a scaled-back plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act throws into question whether they can actually repeal the 2010 health law.
The Bangor Police Department has hired Andrea Carver as a substance abuse case manager to help people struggling with substance abuse issues connect with services. The department received a grant to fund the position.

Funding for ‘critical’ Bangor program to end next year

Bangor police Chief Mark Hathaway said the program has been “critical” for people in crisis.

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Belfast-area seniors gather for the inaugural meeting of the Belfast Senior Center in this photo from January 2017. Senior centers provide activities, information and socialization and are an important source of community support for older Mainers.

Researchers: Maine residents who can benefit most from survey data are resisting most

Volunteers were surprised to be met with this “huge undercurrent of distrust” when their goals were to deal openly with seniors, connect them with existing services and explore new ways to keep them living independently in their homes and communities.

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