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Nurses picket in the front of Eastern Maine Medical Center along State Street in Bangor in 2010.

Maine nurses: To avoid shortage, improve our working conditions

By Jackie Farwell on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
Nurses in Maine, and across the country, are overburdened and burning out, they said.
FairPoint Communications has asked Maine utility regulators to free it from a requirement to provide regulated landline phone service in another five communities. A law passed last year removed the requirement for seven of the largest communities and set out a schedule for removing others.

FairPoint asks to get rid of regulated landlines in five more towns

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 20, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
Kelly Clements, United Nations high commissioner for refugees, participated in Catholic Charities of Maine training session called "In Their Shoes" Friday during a visit to Maine over the weekend.

Maine native among UN officials tackling refugee crisis

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 20, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
“It’s the largest movement of people since World War II and there are 65 million people on the move.”
A sign marks the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Abol Pond Trail at Baxter State Park.

Climber, 68, dies in 1,000 foot fall in Baxter State Park

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
The victim had been camping at Daicey Pond Campground with a larger group.
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This bald eagle in a Maine river will make you resent that it is still winter

on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.

Portland police shoot man at Union Station Plaza

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Portland police shot a man who reportedly was wielding a BB gun.
Kerry Rear

Police trying to confirm possible sighting of missing Sanford woman

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are trying to confirm a possible sighting of a missing Sanford woman.
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Our favorite weatherman Frankie McDonald receives award from YouTube

on Feb. 18, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
We can’t get enough of his passionate reporting that makes us ask a little more from our TV weathermen. It turns out we’re not the only ones who love Frankie.

Etna man dies in snowmobile crash in Newport

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.
An Etna man died early Saturday morning in Maine’s sixth snowmobile-related fatality this season.

No charges expected in fatal snowmobile crash in Buxton

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
A local woman was killed on her snowmobile in Buxton after she was struck by a car.
Maine Focus
Safi Paulo (center) is surrounded by her children shortly after returning home from work, checking Facebook on her smartphone while chatting with her sister-in-law Yalla Kaluta (not shown) and relaxing in the kitchen in the family's home in Thomaston.

When these refugees shared their loneliness, Maine overwhelmed them with kindness

By Rosie Hughes on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
More than 75 people said they would help the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine, offering everything from land to farm, to rowing lessons, to help with babysitting.
The stern of the El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on November 1, 2015.

US probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Feb. 17, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
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Moose standing on a car is also having trouble with his commute

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
Here is a strong contender for Moose of the Year, and it’s only February.
POLL QUESTION
Mary Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

LePage asks Trump to let Maine ban candy, soda from food stamps

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff on Feb. 17, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
Gov. LePage’s administration asked the USDA on Friday to OK banning soft drink and candy purchases with food stamps.
Canadian lynx

Judge dismisses lawsuit over incidental Canada lynx trapping

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
A federal judge in Bangor has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that state and federal wildlife officials were failing to protect the threatened Canada Lynx as required by the Endangered Species Act.

Poland Spring plans $50 million bottling expansion that will employ 80

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 17, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
Poland Spring plans to build a $50 million bottling plant that would employ about 80 people and is eyeing sites around Fryeburg, Rumford and northeast of Bangor.

CMP continues to chip away at southern Maine power outages

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 17, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
About 3,700 Mainers in the southern part of the state were still without power Friday morning.
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE

Franco-American veterans community program

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 8:22 a.m.

Anti-LGBT group led by Michael Heath added to Maine hate group map

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
A Lewiston-based anti-LGBT organization leading an effort to remove protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act has been identified as a hate group in the 2016 Hate Map released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.