Stories we are pursuing Thursday

Posted Dec. 16, 2010, at 12:31 p.m.

A group of Maine workers has sued Federal Express in federal court, claiming they were inappropriately classified as independent contractors when they were, in fact, full-time employees who should have received overtime pay for their work. Reporter: Matt Wickenheiser

In the last five years more Maine households received public assistance income than households in every other state except Alaska, according to new Census Bureau data released Thursday. We’ll have reaction to the numbers from state officials. Reporter: Kevin Miller

The New Balance Foundation has announced that it is providing more than $1 million so kids in Maine can learn to cook healthy food. Exactly how will the money be spent? Reporter: Chris Cousins

When the city of Bangor created a cultural commission several years ago, its main purpose was to help subsidize the American Folk Festival. Now that the city has decided not to fund the festival, what is the future of the commission? Will the council continue to fund it? Reporter: Eric Russell

Our Lifestyle section will feature an article on Hampden Academy music students who have written and recorded an album called Play It Forward, working with Main Street Music Studios in Bangor. They are performing a benefit concert on Saturday. Reporter: Emily Burnham

In Sports, we’ll cover a full schedule of boys and girls high school basketball games.

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