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President Barack Obama arrives at the Portland International Jetport and is greeted by U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo.

Obama taps Mike Michaud for veterans employment post

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PORTLAND | President Barack Obama intends to nominate former U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democrat who represented Maine’s 2nd District for 12 years and …
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Plant curator orchestrates a symphony of color in Boothbay

Rodney Eason wants people to stop and smell the clematis, see the dinner plate dahlias, walk through weeping European larch, rub their …
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Stephen King’s advice to 16-year-old self: Stay away from drugs. What’s yours?

Five years ago, Maine’s premier horror author penned a letter to his teenage self. It had one simple message: “Stay away from recreational drugs.”
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People shop during day after Christmas sales at Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles in this file photo taken Dec. 26, 2014. U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2015 as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.

Consumer spending bolsters US 2nd-quarter growth

WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a …

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