By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 31, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will hold a town hall-style meeting about the direction of Maine’s economy right on the heels Wednesday of a congressional field hearing in neighboring East Millinocket dealing with a proposed national monument and a related forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
on May 31, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
Sanders must decide how he’ll end his campaign. The Sanders and Clinton camps need to make amends. And Trump needs to focus on how he’ll run his campaign.
STATE & CAPITOL
on May 31, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where it’s looking more and more like marijuana won’t be legalized in Maine without a fight against it. On a November ballot that’s packed with interesting initiatives, marijuana legalization is likely to garner a lot of attention. Proponents of legalization are well established and well funded …
on May 30, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Only a few contests remain in the Democratic nomination schedule. The Virgin Islands will vote on June 4, followed by Puerto Rico on June 5. The final primary is June 14 in Washington, D.C. Between those are the contests of June 7 in New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, …
By Michael Shepherd on May 30, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
The 10 Maine Senate nominations to be decided on June 14 will either alter the campaign calculus for determining control of the next Senate or pick runaway general election favorites.
By David Weigel, Washington Post on May 29, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
The former New Mexico governor won the Libertarian Party’s nomination Sunday, fending off five rivals from different factions on two closely fought ballots and securing more than 55.8 percent of the vote.
By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post on May 29, 2016, at 2:43 p.m.
Hillary Clinton initially sought to downplay the inspector general report as old news. But it was exactly what she didn’t need as she tries to close out Bernie Sanders.
By Patrick Rucker, Reuters on May 29, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Rubio, who clashed bitterly with Trump in the brutal race for the Republican nomination, said his policy differences with the real estate mogul were too great for him to join the ticket.
By Dawn Gagnon on May 29, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
Laws signed by the governor in 2012 and 2013 have made it quicker and easier for veterans with relevant military training and experience to obtain occupational licensing.
By Christopher Cousins on May 29, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Voters in November will be asked again whether they want state funding for education to reach 55 percent. This time the referendum identifies a funding source.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 27, 2016, at 5 p.m.
The 64-year-old got beyond sound bites in an interview to explain his philosophy pertaining to national monuments and parks.
By Targeted News Service on May 27, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
STATE & CAPITOL
on May 27, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has promoted two employees to lead the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a memo to staff obtained by the Bangor Daily News. It said Sheryl Peavey is the CDC’s new chief operating officer in charge of “day-to-day operational decision-making” and Dr. Chris Pezzullo will “inform …
By Christopher Cousins on May 27, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Libertarians in Maine scored a partial victory in federal court Friday and, as a result, have a second chance to complete an enrollment drive that was deemed insufficient last year by the Maine secretary of state’s office.
By Darren Fishell on May 27, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
The DOE announcement marks a vote of confidence in the concept of floating offshore wind turbines rather than other concepts, such as tethering or anchoring them to the ocean floor.
STATE & CAPITOL
on May 27, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where we’re still digging out from Gov. Paul LePage’s town hall meeting on Wednesday in Bangor. There, he admitted being wrong on his debunked story about a Portland high school student overdosing on heroin. But he also said he was considering calling the Legislature back into …
By Michael Shepherd on May 27, 2016, at 6:06 a.m.
While this could change, this is our best look at the current state of play.
HE SAID IT RIGHT
on May 27, 2016, at 5:55 a.m.
If Memorial Day is about cookouts and blowout sales, we’re missing something — something big.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will be the first witness at a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in which only opponents of a proposed North Woods national monument are scheduled to speak.