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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands at Becky's Diner in Portland on Wednesday morning with Maine Gov. Paul LePage in tow. Later, LePage endorsed Christie for the Republican presidential nomination.

LePage endorses Chris Christie for president, says he’s ‘the real deal’

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PORTLAND | On a rain-slickened patio above a bustling diner, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday morning became the first Republican governor in the …
Governor Paul LePage speaks at the Maine Heritage Policy Center luncheon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this March 4, 2015, file photo.

Lawmakers vote unanimously to support investigation of LePage

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AUGUSTA | Members of the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to start a formal investigation into whether Gov. Paul LePage illegally or …
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Would you rent this Lewiston crypt for the evening?

Would you spend the evening in a church crypt? What if that crypt had held for over a century the remains of the builder and first …

Rock that killed motorist may have come off collector’s car

HOPE | A rock that crashed through a windshield last month, killing a Camden …

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Ridesharing rules for Uber, others in Maine enacted after veto

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PORTLAND | Lawmakers have enacted new statewide insurance requirements sought by the ridesharing company …

Bangor sets record for low temperatures in six-month period

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A city record for low temperatures spanning more than seven decades has …

Lewiston limiting GA to current asylum seekers

The city of Lewiston voted Tuesday night to continue providing General Assistance funding to current …

Officials: Too much damage to determine cause of Old Town fire

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Officials have determined there was too much damage to uncover a …


Husband and father Jerome Muhirwa, 39, was a college teacher in his native Burundi. He spent two years seeking asylum and permission to work in Maine after fleeing government persecution at home.

Maine should take a stand for its future, support asylum seekers

Calling it “illegal alien welfare,” the LePage administration remains determined to keep asylum seekers in Maine from getting General Assistance benefits. The Legislature has passed …

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