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Senate president calls for ‘corrective action’ after LePage remarks

A top Republican called Monday for “corrective action” after the governor’s remarks last week about black and Hispanic drug dealers and a profane voicemail to a lawmaker.
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Maine woman’s eighth drug overdose proves fatal

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Man struck, killed walking along road in Indian Township

Anthony S. Dana, 27, was hit by a 2001 Chevrolet Impala about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Chief Alexander Nicholas said Monday.

Maine man sentenced to 1 year after terrorizing woman

Richard Peavey threatened to “run his tractor-trailer into the house and kill everyone in it,” according to the police report filed at Waldo County District Court.

Maine education commission agrees to pay fine for meeting in private

The Blue Ribbon Education Commission voted not to contest legal actions taken against it and agreed to pay a fine for meeting in private.

Madawaska expected to drop plan to drug test General Assistance applicants

Ryan Pelletier said he would encourage development of a policy to test applicants for welfare assistance who have been convicted of drug-related felonies.

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A bike ride in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki and BDN photojournalist Gabor Degre explore the north end of the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument by mountain bike on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the day that President Barack Obama signed the order creating the 87,563 national monument, which is located east of Baxter State Park.

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