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A higher minimum wage will help Maine’s elderly. A third of working seniors will get a raise.

By Diane Grandmaison and Laura Huizar on Oct. 20, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
OpEd: We cannot ignore the fact that thousands of Maine’s seniors cannot afford to retire at age 65 and have become a fast-growing part of our low-wage labor force.

A Gingerbread A’Fair at Brewer church

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.

‘Walking while trans’ can be a death sentence in the U.S.

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
At least 22 transgender people have been killed so far this year, matching the previous recorded high in all of 2015.

Baked bean supper at Brewer church

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.

All-you-can-eat chicken stew and ployes dinner at Portage Lake

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9 a.m.

First Responders Recognition Night slated in Old Town

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Dead fish below the Brunswick dam from Oct. 15 and 16, 2016.

Dam operator accused of killing thousands of fish in Maine

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Oct. 20, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Conservation groups are raising red flags about what they say are two significant fish kills in Ellsworth and Brunswick over the past week.
Actress Shailene Woodley is seen in this booking photo released by Morton County Sheriff's Department in North Dakota, Oct. 11, 2016.

Actress Shailene Woodley pleads not guilty in pipeline protest

By Dan Whitcomb, Reuters on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7:46 a.m.
Actress Shailene Woodley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from her high-profile arrest with 27 other people while protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, court documents show.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump is shown on TV monitors in the media filing room on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, during the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate in Las Vegas, Oct. 19, 2016.

Trump supporters talk of civil war

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7:45 a.m.
OpEd: We are three weeks from the election and very close to the edge.
A marijuana plant is seen at a grow facility for medical marijuana in Hermon. Question 1 on the November ballot would legalize the possession of 2.5 ounces of recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21 and create a regulatory framework for a marijuana industry.

Marijuana legalization is a long overdue reform for Maine

By Mark Dion on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
OpEd: A “yes” vote will transfer marijuana from an underground market into a legal economy that will test their products for safety and potency, ID their customers, comply with state regulations and pay taxes.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 19, 2016.

A promising start, then more of same

By Dan Balz, Washington Post on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
By the end, it was the story of Trump in Campaign 2016 in microcosm, a series of angry exchanges, interruptions, insults that served to undercut the good he might have accomplished earlier.
 Pat Kimball is the former executive director of Wellspring.

I’ve seen how nonjudgmental adults can reach kids

By Pat Kimball on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Most of my day was spent in my office located in the high school, and I can testify it was never empty or silent. What I discovered was that it was the only safe place in the building for many students who had no place they felt welcome.

Spoken word artist Neil Hilborn to present on UMFK campus

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:05 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Student Activities will host poet Neil Hilborn at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 in Fox Auditorium. (Article includes video.)

Court charges N.B. men in human smuggling case

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:04 a.m.
Two New Brunswick men are facing charges for conspiring to smuggle a person across the U.S. / Canadian border.

Youth Deer Hunting Day is Saturday, October 22

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, young hunters across Maine will have their own day to hunt deer.

Birth announcement – Howe / Neal

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
Philip Marcus Howe, of Frenchville was born Oct. 18, 2016.

Edmundston adopts staff fairness policy

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:02 a.m.
To ensure fairness between non-unionized and unionized employees of the City of Edmundston, the City Council has adopted a new policy .

Madawaska BOS announce Monday, Oct. 24 meeting agenda

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:02 a.m.
The Madawaska Board of Selectpersons will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct.24, 2016 in the Madawaska Town Office Council Chambers.

Small business series focuses on supervision

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
The next session in the St. John Valley Small Business Series will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1: “Essential Supervision Skills: Tips for New, Mid-Level, and Senior Managers and Team Leaders.”

Two Democratic operatives lose jobs after James O’Keefe sting

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 11:38 p.m.
Two little-known but influential Democratic political operatives have left their jobs after video investigations found them entertaining dark notions about how to win elections.