Maine will join Massachusetts in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, becoming one of two first eastern states in the country to open its doors to the multimillion-dollar industry.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:37 a.m.
An incumbent and two former members won City Council seats in unofficial election results released early Wednesday.
By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:10 a.m.
Donald Trump is in line to snare one of the state’s four Electoral College votes, splitting Maine’s apportionment for the first time in history and fueling his push toward an upset victory.
By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 12:44 a.m.
Cementing his place in Maine’s political upper echelon, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won his first re-election in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday over Democrat Emily Cain.
By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree scored an easy re-election in Maine’s 1st Congressional District, after opening a wide lead over Republican challenger Mark Holbrook in early returns, according to unofficial results.
By Fred Barbash, Washington Post on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, got a single write-in vote in the country’s “First in the Nation” balloting.
By Derek Willis, ProPublica on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:26 a.m.
Researchers who study the issue broadly place long lines in two categories: a sign of problems at polling places or a sign of voter enthusiasm. Both can apply.
By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 07, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 07, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.
A 65-year-old woman who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2012 and nowadays doesn’t know what year it is or who is currently president voted last week by absentee ballot.
By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 07, 2016, at 2:07 p.m.
Anticipating the the possibility that Mainers will vote to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday, Portland city councilors are proposing a temporary ban on shops selling the drug.
By The BDN Editorial Board on Nov. 07, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Participation is crucial in this election.
By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 07, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine said Monday that LePage is trying to intimidate people who are studying in Maine.
By Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington PostTrump, Clinton make final campaign sprints as FBI closes email case on Nov. 06, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
Comey’s announcement Sunday cleared a distraction that had dogged the final days of Clinton’s campaign and providing perhaps the last twist of the wild 2016 election year.
By Alana Wise and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on Nov. 06, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
By Emily Stephenson and Amanda Becker, Reuters on Nov. 06, 2016, at 8:23 a.m.
Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security agents after a false alarm as someone in the crowd shouted “gun” during scuffles with a man who held up a “Republicans against Trump” sign.
By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Nov. 04, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
No one keeps track of exactly how many prisoners vote, but Maine and Vermont are the only two states that allow them to do so.
By Steven Mulroy, The Conversation on Nov. 03, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
All those frustrated by their choices this election season, and those interested in fair, representative outcomes, should remember that the “spoiler problem” is an eminently fixable problem.
By Emily Cain on Nov. 03, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Emily Cain: What we’re missing is a representative who can bring together the resources, partners and tools that businesses and communities need to thrive.
By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“We haven’t see this many absentees since 2008,” the Bangor city clerk said.
By Peter Holley, Washington Post on Nov. 02, 2016, at 1:13 p.m.
Under the banner “Make America Great Again,” the paper’s current issue devoted its entire front page to a lengthy defense of Trump’s message — an embrace some have labeled a de facto endorsement.