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Outgoing Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew (left) and Dr. Sheila Pinette, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a file photo.

How Mary Mayhew consolidated control over Maine’s largest state agency

The inner workings of Maine’s largest state agency have fundamentally changed during the past six years.
Audrey Tripp and her children, Elijah, 8, and Adele, 7, play with Cecilly, a baby Nigerian dwarf goat at their Auburn home. The Tripp family was given permission from the city to keep two goats as pets. But the city is now saying the family can not keep the goats because there's an ordinance against it.

Maine city OKs pet goats, then tells family they have to go

“I don’t understand why we can’t just keep them. It doesn’t seem like it’s hurting anything. We already had permission.”

23 million would lose insurance under latest House health care bill, CBO says

Health care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured within a decade, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday.

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