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Gov. Paul LePage smiles in Augusta after swearing in House members, Dec. 3, 2014.
VIDEO | POLL QUESTION

LePage says he’ll speak for Maine education department

“I will be the commissioner,” LePage said.
VIDEO

‘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.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Tuesday was the first time in 43 years I feared for my safety because of my race

Having a black person in your family, as LePage does, does not buy you a cloak of invincibility when it comes to the issue of race.
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A woman counts pills at a pharmacy.

Drug research: What can we really believe?

STATE & CAPITOL

LePage uses word you can’t say in class to school legislators — again

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Good morning from Augusta. If I were going to appoint myself to something, it’d be something …

Quizzes

Children walk as the sun sets in Kabul city December 9, 2012.

Quiz: How much do you know about the cultures of Maine immigrants?

Let’s see if you are familiar with these cultural aspects of Somalia, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran.

Events

WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Junior Boys, Massive Attack, Porches and Holy Ghost! on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from Chairlift, School Of Seven Bells and Wild Nothing premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at the year 1979, one of the most fruitful ever for alternative rock, punk and New Wave.

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