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Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

By BDN Staff on March 23, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.
EDITORIALS
Thousands of visitors, including this group from the Bangor YMCA, have been to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument since it was created in August.

The Katahdin monument is a great addition to Maine. LePage should stop fighting it.

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 23, 2017, at 7:19 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage doesn’t like the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, but it’s already spurring economic activity in northern Maine.
Community

VFW Post 4298 Longaberger Basket Bingo Fundraiser

By David Iverson on March 23, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.
BDN PORTLAND

Oil spill bill probably dead in the water

on March 23, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
University of Maine senior Max Andrews goes through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome Thursday morning.

UMaine players show off to scouts for ‘Pro Day’ audition

By Larry Mahoney on March 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Professional football scouts put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential draft candidates.
Nicholas Gagne

Wales man charged with using jumper cables to steal power, again

By Dawn Gagnon on March 23, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
A Central Maine Power official told state police that while he was impressed with Nicholas Gagne’s ingenuity, he risked electrocuting himself and others.
ALEX STEED
L.L. Bean boots have become a Maine icon.

How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

By Alex Steed on March 23, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.
Community

Abbe Museum Partners with Stanley Subaru on Membership Drive

By Heather Anderson on March 23, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.
 Bryant Shipman

NH jail guard accused of smuggling heroin

By CBS 13 on March 23, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
Investigators said they caught 25-year-old Bryant Shipman trying to bring heroin into the Strafford County Jail.
POLL QUESTION
Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”
Cancer survivors hug before the beginning of the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. More than 4,000 people participated in this years race.

After 20 years, Komen Race for the Cure Maine affiliate is dissolving

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 23, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
The board of the Maine affiliate has voted not to renew its contract with the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation.

US Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

By David Shepardson, Reuters on March 23, 2017, at 2 p.m.
The vote was along party lines, with 50 Republicans approving the measure and 48 Democrats rejecting it.

Hollywood’s top lobbyists say diversity is good for business

By Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
Hollywood hasn’t always shown much interest in telling stories about Latino and Hispanic characters and communities. But Hispanic moviegoers are still some of the most loyal in the nation.
University of Maine's Laia Sole (center) goes to pass past University of New Hampshire's Morgan Bassett-Smith during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February 2017.

5 UMaine women’s basketball players to transfer

By Pete Warner on March 23, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Standout Laia Sole and emerging forward Anita Kelava, both freshmen, are among five players who have been granted their release by UMaine.

Israeli man arrested in connection with threats against US Jewish centers

By Ruth Eglash and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
A young Israeli man who also holds U.S. citizenship was arrested by Israeli police in connection with the wave of security-related threats made to Jewish communities and institutions in the United States.
Armed police respond outside Parliament during an attack on Westminster Bridge in London, March 22, 2017.

Authorities name UK parliament attacker as British-born Khalid Masood

By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon, Reuters on March 23, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named as a 52-year-old British-born Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.
Maria Maksakova, widow of former lawmaker of the Russian State Duma Denis Voronenkov, speaks on her phone at the scene of the murder of her husband in central Kiev, Ukraine, March 23, 2017.

Gunman in Ukraine kills Putin foe in attack denounced as ‘state terrorism’

By Andrew Roth and Natalie Gryvnak, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
A former Russian member of parliament who defected to Ukraine and began sharply criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down Thursday in downtown Kiev in an apparent contract killing.
#MAINE

It’s National Puppy Day. Here are 10 good dogs from Maine.

on March 23, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
We love dogs at #Maine. But, our second favorite hashtag is #mainedogs. Here are a few good dogs we found.
Community
Mangrove buffer planted by Tuvalu

The Psychology of Climate Change

By Nancy Jacobson on March 23, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.