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Bangor police Sgt. Rob Angelo talks to employees at an active shooter training at the U.S. Department of Agriculture office in Bangor in November.

Run, hide, fight: Federal workers in Maine taught to survive office shooting

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Workers in the state’s U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development offices recently underwent a training program designed to teach people how to live through active shooter events.

Plate full for new Acadia National Park superintendent

“I’ve been here for all of a week,” Kevin Schneider told the commission Feb. 1. “I’m drinking from the proverbial fire hose.”

Tree Lobsters, believed for decades to be extinct, are making a comeback

“It felt like stepping back into the Jurassic age, when insects ruled the world.”

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Children walk as the sun sets in Kabul city December 9, 2012.

Quiz: How much do you know about the cultures of Maine immigrants?

Let’s see if you are familiar with these cultural aspects of Somalia, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran.



New music including Junior Boys, Massive Attack, Porches and Holy Ghost! on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

New tracks from Chairlift, School Of Seven Bells and Wild Nothing premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at the year 1979, one of the most fruitful ever for alternative rock, punk and New Wave.

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