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Maine marijuana activist Crash Barry hands out free weed in Portland's Monument Square on Thursday, 4/20.  He also gave away copies of his latest book "Marijuana Valley."

Portland mayor decries 4/20 marijuana giveaway

By Marissa Bodnar, CBS 13 on April 23, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
The mayor of Portland said he’s disappointed by a free pot giveaway in Monument Square that drew a long line of people and a cloud of smoke.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
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How to get ice cream delivered on Earth Day

on April 21, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Civil rights charge filed against man accused of racial hate crime near Portland school

By Jake Bleiberg on April 21, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Before the incident allegedly became violent, he told the group of students — including ones originally from Mexico, Sudan and the Republic of Congo — that immigrants should go back to their own countries and die, according to the attorney general.
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Cannabis Liberation Day went up in smoke

on April 20, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
Former assistant attorney general Pamela Ames said that she intends to provide testimony and evidence that will refute “the false allegations and misinformation” that have been presented.

Former prosecutor ‘absolutely’ convinced of Sanborn’s guilt

By Jake Bleiberg on April 20, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn was released on bail last week after a witness claimed she had been told what to say by former prosecutor Pamela Ames and two Portland police detectives.
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Crash Barry, a pot activist from western Maine, hands out free marijuana and copies of his books in Portland's Monument Square on Thursday, 4/20.

Free marijuana draws hundreds to downtown Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on April 20, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
To get the free sample, all you had to do was prove you were over 21 and say the magic, not-so-secret password “cannabis liberation.”
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After LePage weathers USM protest, thoughts turn to his successor

on April 19, 2017, at 3:02 p.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.
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New England immigration arrests up 85 percent from same time last year

on April 18, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Pamela Laskey's Maine Foodie Tours was named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Woman Owned Small Business of the Year for Maine.

Maine Foodie Tours founder named top woman-owned business in state

By Kathleen Pierce on April 18, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
“I thought I will tell the story of these entrepreneurs, let them thrive and help them grow their business.”
A sign for the U.S. Customs and Immigration Otay Mesa Detention facility is shown in Otay Mesa, California, U.S., March 28, 2017.

What we can learn from Trump’s early immigration arrest numbers

By Jake Bleiberg on April 18, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
Arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records tripled from the same interval last year in New England.
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.
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Maine’s original urban outfitter

on April 17, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.
Police say a car crashed through the front of a building on Broadway in South Portland.

19-year-old crashes car into South Portland building

By CBS 13 on April 17, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
Police said the 19-year-old male driver was the only person in the vehicle.
Joseph Redman (right) inspects the work of his full-time tailor Paul Loven in the basement of Joseph's.

For 43 years this merchant has been turning Portland’s men into stylish gents

By Kathleen Pierce on April 17, 2017, at 8:56 a.m.
Portland native Joseph Redman has been selling upscale men’s duds for 43 years out of his trendy Fore Street storefront that is as much a Portland landmark as Harbor Fish Market.

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.”

The statue Portland’s public art committee didn’t want turns 10

By Troy R. Bennett on April 17, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.