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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

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“You want to know what each client is spending, who they’re paying and what they’re lobbying on,” Peter Quist said.
Portland High School's Liam Dinsmore faces off against Jake Black of Hampden Academy in the Class A state basketball championship game in Augusta in this February 2015 file photo.

Here’s how to watch every Maine high school basketball tourney game

For the first time, three different organizations will be live streaming and/or televising the 142 games.
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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 …

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Director resigns as police investigate Houlton animal shelter

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Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna said Wednesday that his department has received and is investigating multiple complaints from the public about the shelter, including the alleged death of a dog found on the property.

Report: Mainer kills Connecticut state trooper in hunting accident

TOLLAND, Connecticut — A Connecticut state trooper has been killed in a hunting accident in …

Lawmakers mystified by LePage’s talk of privatized psychiatric hospital

Daily Brief: It appears this issue is coming to a head.

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