Trump reportedly asks team to curb transition efforts, focus on race

By Emily Flitter, Reuters on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:11 p.m.
Trailing in opinion polls, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has asked his campaign to cut back on work identifying candidates for key jobs in his would-be administration and focus instead on bolstering his chances on Election Day, according to two people familiar with the campaign’s inner workings.

House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
The Republican leaders of the House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House and Senate.
Looking north from the top of Number Nine Mountain, 8 miles west of Bridgewater. EDP Renewables proposed expanding its 119-turbine Number Nine Wind Farm project in a bid to southern New England states seeking to contract for renewable power generation. Only a company that proposed five solar projects, including two in Maine, made the final cut.

Maine wind loses, solar wins in regional clean energy bids

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 25, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
Two major electricity transmission proposals lost out in bidding to deliver wind power to southern New England utilities, but a Yarmouth-based solar company will enter contract negotiations.
 Students walk near the chapel on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick in this March 2016 file photo.

Dinesh D’Souza, harsh critic of Obama and Clinton, to speak at Bowdoin

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
The talk, sponsored by the Bowdoin College Republicans, comes three weeks after liberal icon Noam Chomsky spoke at the Brunswick campus.
Sen. Susan Collins (left) and Pink Aroostook Project Director Bethany Zell give out door prizes during the Think Beyond Pink luncheon on Monday at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center in Caribou.

Susan Collins working to end breast cancer by 2020

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Oct. 25, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
“When you know you’re not alone while going through the treatment for this devastating disease, it really makes a difference.”
Donald Trump Jr. gathers with employees of Simones' Hot Dog Stand at the Lewiston restaurant on Tuesday.

Donald Trump Jr., LePage rip Clinton’s ethics at Maine campaign stop

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr., a 38-year-old top executive in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s real estate company, tried to bolster his father’s odds of picking up one of Maine’s four Electoral College votes by visiting several sites in the Lewiston-Auburn area Tuesday.
Andre Cushing

Maine GOP senators seek hearing on fraud allegations, say Democrats are ‘mud-slinging’

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 25, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
Two Republican state senators who have been accused of violating legislative reimbursement rules have requested a hearing in an effort to clear their names.

New LePage administration rule bans lottery winners from food stamp rolls

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
A new LePage administration rule bans people who win more than $5,000 in lottery and gambling prizes from receiving food stamps.
Logs are loaded on to a truck in Blue Hill, Oct. 9, 2014.

Maine paper mills to get bulk of $3M in aid from carbon auction cash

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Maine paper makers will get more than half of a new $3 million fund to give special energy cost rebates to large Maine manufacturers connected to the New England power grid.

Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State

By Luciana Lopez and Steve Holland, Reuters on Oct. 24, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.

Democrat accuses 2 Republican colleagues of fraud; GOP calls it a campaign stunt

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
The request from Sen. John Patrick, D-Rumford, came 15 days before the November election.
House District 15 candidate Mark Bedell of Saco was arrested on Class B aggravated assault charges on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Maine GOP leaders urge House candidate accused of assault to quit race

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 24, 2016, at 11:40 a.m.
Mark Bedell is being held without bail and is due for arraignment Monday afternoon.

As Nate Silver tilts CD2 toward Clinton, Trump sends a son to Maine

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.

Tired of nasty elections? The fix isn’t as easy as ranking 1, 2, 3

By Christopher Burns on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:06 a.m.
“It’s not going to be quick [a return to civility],” Shea said. “There’s a whole bunch of forces [at work] that likely won’t change.”
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 19, 2016.

Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post on Oct. 24, 2016, at 7:55 a.m.
Trump tweeted, ” Thank you Las Vegas Review Journal” with a link to the editorial.

How Maine’s Colleges and Universities Can Revolutionize Our Public Schools

on Oct. 23, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Cleveland, Oct. 22, 2016.

Trump pledges to weaken media ‘power structure’ if elected

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
Trump promised to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if elected, arguing it was an example of a “power structure” rigged against both him and voters.
Maine is among several states, including Massachusetts, where marijuana legalization in on the November ballot. Question 1 would legalize marijuana for recreational use for people over the age of 21 in Maine, while creating a regulatory system for its cultivation and sale.

Alcohol sellers push to keep pot illegal in Massachusetts

By Christian M. Wade, The Eagle-Tribune on Oct. 23, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
Political observers say the alcohol industry wouldn’t be spending money if it was unconcerned.
Marijuana-infused sour gummy bear candies (left) are shown next to regular ones at right in a photo illustration near to where they were purchased in Northglenn, Colorado, in this October 2014 file photo.

Legal marijuana’s risks for children aren’t what you might think

By Jackie Farwell on Oct. 23, 2016, at 7:23 a.m.
Marijuana poisonings among the youngest Maine children are uncommon, but rising.
Third-party candidate Evan McMullin, an independent, talks to the press as he campaigns in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 12.

In Maine donations, a surprising new candidate makes a late mark

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 22, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Independent challenger Evan McMullin disclosed his first Maine contribution — $1,050 from a Fort Fairfield donor — in September.