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Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

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Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”
Dale Cross (left) and Aaron Cross go for a test run on the St. George River Tuesday in Searsmont. Saturday will be the 38th Annual St. George River Race.

For true Mainers, canoe racing season starts even if there’s still snow

“If you are really good at navigating the river, reading water, you’re going to be way ahead of the game this year.”

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A truck delivers wood chips to a biomass plant in West Enfield last year. Loggers say they have not been paid for weeks for deliveries to two plants owned by Stored Solar.

As loggers get stiffed, Maine learns a lesson about propping up struggling industries

Longer term, we hope state lawmakers are more prudent when it comes to committing taxpayer dollars to risky ventures that put the interests of out-of-state companies ahead of Maine workers. This is especially true of Stored Solar’s proposal to build a biofuel center in East Millinocket.

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