By The BDN Editorial Board on July 19, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
The party’s soul searching after the the 2012 election offered an opportunity for it to move forward. It is unfortunate that the party, through its 2016 platform, chose instead to move backward.
By Darren Fishell on July 19, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
Utility regulators disagreed with their staff and Maine’s public advocate by voting Tuesday to move ahead with a plan for electricity customers to pay for expanding Spectra Energy’s Algonquin natural gas pipeline, if other states follow along.
By Stephen Stromberg, The Washington Post on July 19, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
The first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention was purportedly about national security. In fact, it was about portraying liberalism as an ideology of national betrayal.
By Robert W. Glover on July 19, 2016, at 10:51 a.m.
The absence of racial minorities within Republican ranks raises questions about the party’s legitimacy to participate in national conversations about race relations and the issues facing people of color at a time when attention to these issues is absolutely vital.
By Andre Cushing on July 19, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
OpEd: A more vibrant, sustainable Maine economy benefits us all.
STATE & CAPITOL
on July 19, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
MaineCare rules already require that methadone clinics provide counseling, though cuts in state funding under Gov. Paul LePage have made that difficult.
By Staff and wire reports on July 18, 2016, at 6:47 p.m.
Republican attempts to slow Donald Trump’s march to the presidential nomination failed on Monday afternoon.
By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 18, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
“Seven troopers arrived over the weekend and will spend the week there,” Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said.
STATE & CAPITOL
on July 18, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where great music is cheap. With my car in the garage, I’m driving my sister’s for the day and I noticed that she has a (an?) “A Decade of Steely Dan” CD in her car with the price tag still on it: $2.97. That’s a lot of …
By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2016, at 7:04 a.m.
House Speaker Mark Eves, a Democrat, has less than six months left in office before being forced out by Maine’s term limits law, but you wouldn’t know it by watching him lately.
By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.
By Steve Holland and Ginger Gibson, Reuters on July 17, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s police union called for the suspension of a state law allowing people to carry firearms during the Republican National Convention, but Ohio’s governor said he was powerless to act despite heightened security concerns with the killing Sunday of three police officers in Louisiana. Republican Donald Trump seized …
By Joel Achenbach, Washington Post on July 17, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Welcome to the nervously anticipated, potentially Trumpocalyptic Republican National Convention.
By Michael Shepherd on July 17, 2016, at 7:19 a.m.
Much has been made of the “Never Trump” movement, even though the New York City billionaire has already won more than enough delegates to get the nomination.
By Jennifer Jacobs and Michael C. Bender, Bloomberg on July 16, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
Donald Trump strolled onto the stage for his first joint appearance with his running mate — solo.
By Reuters on July 16, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump officially names Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate, saying he is much different from “Crooked Hillary Clinton.”
By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu, Reuters on July 16, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
Republican Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Friday helped bolster support among some conservatives skeptical about his policies, a crucial step as he prepares to accept the party’s nomination next week.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 15, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday that would block federal funding for new national monuments, including one in Maine.
By Kathryn Skelton on July 15, 2016, at 5:36 p.m.
In a misprint on some cards, the number to report a lost or stolen card to DHHS is actually the number of a phone sex line.
By Targeted News Service on July 15, 2016, at 4:52 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.