Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

State House Bureau Chief

 

A robot in school is pretty cool, but having Katherine Bowen back is better

on Dec. 26, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
When her name was called, the mask came off and Katherine’s classmates saw her face — not in a picture, not through a computer screen, not just in their memories — for the first time in months. They all stood and cheered.
MAINERS WE MET
Katherine Bowen attends school at Camden Hills Regional High School, returning to a normal schedule for the first time in years after surviving a battle with cancer.

A robot in school is pretty cool, but having Katherine Bowen back is better

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 26, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.
When her name was called, the mask came off and Katherine’s classmates saw her face — not in a picture, not through a computer screen, not just in their memories — for the first time in months. They all stood and cheered.
Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook.

Gattine, a noted LePage foe, to share leadership of budget panel

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 23, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Legislative leaders on Friday released committee assignments for the incoming 128th Legislature.
STATE & CAPITOL

Mainers could be voting on another casino in 2017

on Dec. 23, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
If enough signatures are verified as registered Maine voters, that means Mainers could vote on the issue during a statewide referendum in 2017.
The lot at 159 Hogan Road in Bangor is seen Friday. Gov. Paul LePageÕs administration is considering this location for a forensic psychiatric facility that Democrats blocked from being built in Augusta.

LePage now wants to put new psychiatric unit in Bangor

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 23, 2016, at 8:24 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is considering a state-owned building in Bangor as the location for a forensic psychiatric facility that Democrats blocked from being built in Augusta, according to Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins

Susan Collins recovering from surgery after slip on ice

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 22, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is recovering from surgery after slipping on ice and breaking her ankle
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage: Alternate site for new psychiatric unit could be announced next week

on Dec. 22, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
STATE & CAPITOL
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Recreational marijuana takes another step toward legalization in Maine

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has certified the results of last month’s referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine following the conclusion of a ballot recount over the weekend.

LePage plan to add $2.4 million for addiction treatment wins praise

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 20, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

Maine woman besieged by hate calls after pro-Trump websites list her number

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
STATE & CAPITOL

LePage plans aggressive effort to reduce addiction care waitlist

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
VIDEO | POLL QUESTION
Maine electors of the Electoral College are sworn in before voting for president and vice president of the United States at the State House in Augusta Monday afternoon. The four electors cast three ballots for Hilary Clinton and one for Donald Trump. Pictured from left are Betty Johnson, Diane Denk, David Bright and Richard Bennett.

Sanders vote thwarted, but Maine still makes history with Electoral College vote

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 19, 2016, at 5:35 p.m.
During Maine’s Electoral College voting Monday afternoon at the State House, Bright cast a secret-ballot vote for Sanders but was ruled out of order by Maine Electoral College President Betty Johnson.

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And who said Democracy doesn’t pay?

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 19, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.

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By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 19, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.