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Moose hunt 2016

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Monday marked the opening day of the first session of this year’s moose hunt in Maine, with 72 bull permits allocated in eight Wildlife Management Districts in the northern part of the state.
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Here are six things Mainers should look for during the presidential debate

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
One of the most polarizing presidential races will accelerate tonight in an undoubtedly entertaining debate. Here are some things that Mainers should look for during the debate.

One Life Project

By Ashley Conti on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
Students from area high schools talk about how adults can help youths suffering from addiction.
Adria Horn, director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans Services, put on a decorated veteran's baseball hat, that many male veterans wear, at the Maine Women Veterans event on Saturday and said, "We don't do this," about the headwear. "What that means is we need to find something else." She then advocated for female veterans to let others know they have served, suggesting the veteran license plate or other displays.

Maine veterans celebrate the growing ranks of women in military

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
“It’s awesome to see other women in the engineering field, to see them swinging hammers [and] in the other fields, [such as] navigation as pilots. It’s really amazing to see.”
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
A 30-year-old man was found shot dead in his Biddeford apartment.

Man fatally shot in his Biddeford apartment

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:36 a.m.
A 30-year-old man was found shot dead in his Biddeford apartment.
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Author Stephen King speaks at a news conference to introduce the new Amazon Kindle 2 in New York, Feb. 9, 2009.

Master of horror fiction Stephen King scared to death of Trump presidency

By Peter Holley, Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
If there’s one man who would seem immune to fear, it’s Stephen King but even the 69-year-old horror novel master still gets spooked.
Civil War re-enactors gather behind the new monument of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams in the Hodgdon Cemetery Saturday afternoon.

Maine Civil War veteran receives final salute as he’s laid to rest in Hodgdon

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 25, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
“Today there is a celebration as we return someone who was lost home,” Pastor Robert Smith said. “That is the great thing about Aroostook County. People know that no matter how far away they go or for how long, they can always return home.”
Mark Holbrook of Brunswick, 2016 Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District

Underdog in Maine’s 1st District follows campaign trail blazed by LePage, Trump

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7 a.m.
With the chips stacked against him in his challenge of fourth-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook is convinced there are factors lurking outside conventional wisdom that will lead to his victory.
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A woman walks toward the main entrance of The Jackson Laboratory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Jackson Lab receives $15 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 23, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory will receive $15 million over the next five years as part of an effort to find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Suboxone strips sit on the shelf at Community Pharmacies in Gorham in this March 2015 file photo.

Maine joins suit against anti-addiction drug maker, months after company got a business boon

By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Maine and 35 other states on Friday sued the maker of the opioid addiction treatment medication Suboxone.

Jackson Lab to share $25 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Ed Morin, MPBN on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and Indiana University to support a new effort to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional delegation voted last week

By Targeted News Service on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Maine’s congressional delegation voted last week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office; passed the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act, to deter …

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Bath Iron Works cuts 160 jobs, including layoff of 30 workers

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
Bath Iron Works on Friday announced it would lay off 30 employees as part of a larger elimination of 160 positions in engineering and support areas such as human resources and finance.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
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Urchin harvesters Clint Richardson and Joe Leask put their boat into the water in St. George before dawn. The pair met up at 4 a.m. in Bath before making the hourlong drive up the coast.

State hopes new card system can help revive struggling urchin fishery

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The goal, according to DMR officials, is to better manage the struggling fishery, which has seen far better times.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies about the company opening unauthorized accounts under customers' names at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on Tuesday.

Wells Fargo CEO resigns from Fed advisory council

By Dan Freed, Reuters on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, wrote a letter on Thursday to San Francisco Fed Chairman Roy Vallee asking him not to appoint Stumpf for a third one-year term.
This is a 1 1/2-week old lobster larva, slightly less than an inch long, magnified under a microscope.

Warming waters threaten young lobsters, study finds

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
“With lobsters now comprising 80 percent of the state’s overall fishery value [of $616 million], Maine’s coastal economy is perilously dependent on this single fishery.”
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield is shown in a photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July.

Court affidavit: Fairfield murder victim shot twice in head

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Documents filed Thursday at the Somerset County Courthouse indicate that Valerie Tieman of Fairfield died from two gunshot wounds to the head.