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Rebecca Henderson and her papillon, Little Boy, will be competing in the Westminster dog show.

‘He doesn’t have an off day’: Holden canine headed to famed Westminster dog show

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 24, 2017, at 1:10 a.m.
The little puppy in Rebecca Henderson’s first litter of papillons was such a flirt that she decided to train him as a show dog. Now that flirting is paying off.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.
Sen. Susan Collins

Collins unveils proposal to replace Obamacare

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
On Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, to unveil their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Climate activist from Maine killed in Florida while on barefoot US walk

By Reuters on Jan. 23, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
“Mark [Baumer] was doing the walk to raise awareness about climate change and to raise funds for FANG.”
Burt Shavitz

Burt’s Bees founder’s cabin taken from Maine, rebuilt in North Carolina

By Richard Stradling, The News & Observer (Raleigh) on Jan. 23, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.
“It’s here because it represents so much of the values of our company,” Patrice Sherman said. “The coop tells the story of his connection to his land and to nature. It’s a reminder of what he valued.”

Sierra Nevada recalls beer because of defective bottles

By Times-News on Jan. 23, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
Sierra Nevada Brewing has issued a voluntary recall because of a glass packaging flaw that may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle.
Under the proposed budget psychics like Pamela Loffredo at Leapin' Lizards in Portland might be taxed for their services.

Proposed tax on fortune telling? Psychics didn’t see it coming

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 23, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
Psychics are paid to peer into the future, but few local clairvoyants saw this one in the tea leaves: Tucked into Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget is a 5.5 percent tax on psychic readings.
Russell Greenberg of Waltham, Massachusetts, collects signatures in West Market Square in Bangor.

York County casino question to appear on Maine’s 2017 ballot

By Michael Shepherd on Jan. 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
A $4 million signature-gathering effort that took nearly a year to complete has succeeded, letting Maine voters decide in November whether to allow a controversial developer to open a new casino in York County.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins speaks to officials at the Aroostook County Action Program in Houlton, Nov. 1, 2016.

Sen. Collins, offering ACA replacement, calls Trump move ‘confusing’

By Susan Cornwell, Reuters on Jan. 23, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
“We really don’t know yet what the impact will be,” she said, adding that it will be difficult to assess the impact until there is a new Cabinet secretary in place in charge of health.

LIVE BLOG: A wintry mix nor’easter impacts Maine

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 12:16 p.m.
A woman holds a sign at a rally and lobby day organized by the Maine Peoples Alliance at the State House in Augusta, Jan. 8, 2014.

Looming Obamacare repeal doesn’t stop Maine push to expand Medicaid

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 23, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
Proponents of expanding Medicaid in Maine under the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act will deliver more than 66,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday.
St. Agatha-based R.F. Chamberland, Inc. earned the Maine Motor Vehicle Transportation's Grand Champion safety award for 2015-2016.

County trucking firm hauls in safety award

By Don Eno, St. John Valley Times on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
The Maine Motor Transport Association awarded R.F. Chamberland Inc. its grand champion award, the highest safety honor presented to a member, at the organization’s annual banquet on Jan. 13 in Portland.

A snowy, icy nor’easter bears down on Maine

on Jan. 22, 2017, at 8:23 p.m.
Bangor City Solicitor Norman Heitmann (right) and City Council member Sean Faircloth confer before a recent meeting.

Bangor council to weigh opposing any repeal of Obamacare

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 22, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
The City Council will discuss on Monday opposing one of the Trump administration’s biggest goals — the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

How to prevent your new drone from landing you in court

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 22, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
Maine’s insurance bureau wants this year’s newest batch of drone pilots to prepare for the worst.
Ada Yentes-Quinn, 6, waves her sign in the air during the Women's March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross building at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday. The national rally was in support of women's rights, civil liberties and protection of the planet.

Marchers flock to Maine cities to stand up to Trump

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 21, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
A day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, thousands of Mainers gathered to demonstrate that his vision of America is not theirs.
Brandon Joseph Dagnese

State police nab speeder with nearly 4 pounds of pot in car

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Maine State Police troopers conducting an aerial speeding detail Friday arrested a Scarborough man who had nearly 4 pounds of marijuana in his car after he led them on a pursuit on the Maine Turnpike.
Roy Nakamura of Brunswick is among a group of Mainers marching in Washington, D.C. "Maine is here," Anne Nakamura of Brunswick said.

Thousands of Mainers join national protest against Trump

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
“My hope is that the incoming government will see this massive group of women uniting and see it as a sign that we are strong and will march forward.”

Thousands of Mainers are among the 500,000 people gathering at the nation’s capitol today for the Women’s March on Washington

By Alicia Anstead on Jan. 21, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
A dump truck hauling dirt overturned and struck a tree on Friday on Doyle Road in Whitefield. The driver was killed.

Portland, Whitefield crashes claim lives of Maine Turnpike worker, truck driver

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Portland and Whitefield, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.