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Adam Cote

Democrat Adam Cote to run for governor in Maine as political outsider

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on April 19, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
Democrat Adam Cote has made his long-contemplated 2018 run for governor official.
Kay Davis, left, joined fellow volunteers on a recent climb up more than 300 steps to a scenic overlook near the Peace Corps training center in the Guatemalan province of Sacatepequez. Davis, 71 of Bangor, will soon travel to a remote mountain village for a two-year assignment as a maternal-child health worker.

World-traveling humanitarian from Bangor shows you’re not too old and it is not too late

By Meg Haskell on April 19, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage looks on as protesters chant during a student-organized town hall at the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus.

‘All lives matter,’ LePage tells protesters at USM

By Jake Bleiberg on April 19, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage calmly weathered a torrent of disruptions during a student-organized town hall at USM.
Former U.S. Attorney and Superior Court Justice Thomas Delahanty.

Prosecutor ousted by Trump reflects on how Maine crime has changed

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“When I started, possession of marijuana, no matter the amount, was a felony,” Thomas E. Delahanty II, 71, of Falmouth said recently.
Former President George H.W. Bush, seen here in 2012, has been hospitalized once again for pneumonia.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

By Reuters on April 18, 2017, at 7:14 p.m.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston for a mild case of pneumonia but “is going to be fine.”
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South Portland High School sophomore Max Saffer-Meng works on homework at his home in South Portland.

Maine families worry that new grading system will harm college chances

By Robbie Feinberg on April 18, 2017, at 4:19 p.m.
Some schools have swapped out the traditional grades of A’s, B’s and C’s with 1’s, 2’s and 3’s, and some parents are concerned that could affect their kid’s chances of getting into college.
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WalletHub study names Maine one of top 10 eco-friendliest states in the U.S.

on April 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.
It’s no surprise that America’s most forested state should be eco-friendly.
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Love songs reimagined as Stephen King novels might change your view of Bonnie Tyler

on April 18, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
Graphic designer Butcher Billy created book and VHS covers paying homage to vintage Stephen King book covers.
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The Chainsmokers are more popular than ever, but not with music critics

on April 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
The EDM duo, half of which is from Freeport, have become the whipping boy for critics after the release of their first studio album.
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Teagan Wright worked on Mike Cota's fishing boat, Anticipation, out of Harpswell for an episode of "From Away."

Don’t expect to see lighthouses in this new TV show about Maine

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
“I didn’t want it to be lighthouses and lobster boats — that boring quintessential vacation feel. I wanted it to have grit and, I don’t know, that sort of Maine quality.”
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Antoinne J. Bethea

Reward posted in search for Bangor homicide suspect

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Bangor police have issued a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say shot and killed another man on Ohio Street on Sunday afternoon.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a Our Revolution rally in Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 2017.

Perez-Sanders tour kicks off amid progressive skepticism

By David Weigel, The Washington Post on April 18, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
Portland, the bluest dot in a state that has trended Republican in recent years, is the launchpad for a weeklong Sanders/Perez campaign tour.
Dakota

Is Maine too soft on vicious dogs?

By Christopher Cousins on April 17, 2017, at 4:46 p.m.
Before the husky named Dakota started making headlines, Maine Welfare Advisory Council was already planning to advise the Legislature on whether Maine’s “dangerous dog” law should be tougher.
Lydia Tracy, a seventh-grader at Wagner Middle School, affixes a portrait she drew of a classmate to the wall of the school with the help of street artist Orson Horchler, better known as Pigeon. Pigeon has been visiting schools across the state as part of a program aimed at spreading acceptance and inclusiveness in schools.

Maine street artist uses student drawings to foster community at schools

By Nick McCrea on April 17, 2017, at 10 a.m.
The project aims to challenge the perception that people “from away” can’t be Mainers or aren’t a true part of their communities.
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Vice President Joe Biden talks to Navy personnel at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery in a 2014 file photo.

Former Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Colby College graduation

By Christopher Cousins on April 17, 2017, at 8:46 a.m.
Former Vice President Joseph Biden Jr. will speak at Colby College’s commencement ceremonies.

Hot Sunday shattered Portland’s record high set 41 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
A delayed sea breeze and westerly winds created a warm pocket in the city on Sunday that allowed temperatures to rise to record levels — a whopping 86 degrees.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”
About 100 people gathered in Portland Saturday afternoon to voice their support of immigrant communities, and protest recent developments that bode ill for migrants seeking a new life in the United States.

Immigrants fear for the future after series of ICE arrests in Maine

By Jennifer Mitchell and Caroline Losneck, Maine Public on April 16, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
Many immigrants in Maine are living in fear since the election of President Donald Trump, whose tough stance on immigration and foreign workers was a major plank in his campaign platform.
Between 80 and 100 protesters gathered in front of Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building on Tax Day Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

Protesters rally in Bangor to demand that Trump release his tax returns

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.
Protesters gathered outside the federal building in Bangor, where theysought to bring attention to President Donald Trump’s ongoing refusal to disclose his tax returns.
BANGOR, Maine -- 04/15/2017 -- A member of the minion canoe celebrates after successfully navigating Six Miles Falls during the 51st annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Saturday. The 16-mile race starts in Kenduskeag and ends in downtown Bangor.  Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Paddlers take on the 51st Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

By Ashley Conti on April 16, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.