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Maine budget panel OKs $29M package funding addiction treatment, higher ed

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The Maine Legislature’s budget committee unanimously approved a $29 million emergency spending package Friday that funds addiction treatment and higher education and bails out a state-run equipment refurbishing outfit in Aroostook County.
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Dogs pulling bikes: Bikejoring becomes passion of Surry kennel

Biking while being pulled by dogs, or bikejoring, can be a serious racing sport, or it can just be fun way for dogs — and people — to “get their wiggles out.”
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The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers a spectacular view of Mount Katahdin and other natural beauties in this November picture.

Collins, King, Pingree urge LePage to drop fight against North Woods monument

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say northern Maine accepts the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and so should Gov. Paul LePage.
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Turner woman, 48, dies in Auburn crash

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One person has died and another has been injured in a two-vehicle crash in Auburn.

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LePage’s budget diverts problems, abandons those left to solve them

Life is difficult already for someone living with a low income and trying to get by with the help of even a minimal amount of government assistance. Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal for a new, two-year state budget starts from a place of making life even more difficult for that person.

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