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Sheriff apologizes for releasing photos of Muslim protesters without their hijabs

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
The sheriff’s office admitted that it violated its own policy in distributing the photographs.
An artist's rendering of the planned expansion to Maine Medical Center.

Maine Medical Center plans $512 million expansion

By Jake Bleiberg on Sept. 14, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
Maine Medical Center is proposing a half-billion-dollar expansion that would significantly increase the hospital’s footprint in Portland.
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How a Maine university plans to help grow the state’s food economy

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
The University of Southern Maine next year will offer students a new program devoted to what we eat and how it gets to our plates.
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Carey Nason is the director of Hope Rising, a residential treatment program that provides 24-7 care to sex trafficking victims. The program is located at an undisclosed location in Penobscot County.

It’s one thing for a sex trafficking victim to escape. It’s another to heal.

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Recovery is possible, but all-encompassing care can be hard to find and fund.
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Nurses like Michelle Markie, who have received Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner certification, are trained to record sexual assault victims' histories and collect evidence to help in the prosecution of their abusers. Markie, who works at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, estimated she personally encounters two to three cases of sex trafficking in her unit per year. She is pictured at a recent art auction to raise money for Hope Rising, a residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking.

How 1 nurse knows when she’s looking at a victim of sex trafficking

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Over the past four years, Michelle Markie has personally encountered about two to three cases of trafficking in her unit per year.
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A Portland developer wants to build Maine’s tallest building

on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
A local developer wants to give Portland’s skyline more of a big-city look by adding a 23-story skyscraper, which would be Maine’s tallest occupied building by far.

Fire at Portland business displaces tenants

By CBS 13 on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6:59 a.m.
Several tenants above Moran’s Market were temporarily displaced after a fire broke out at the business.
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The sun sets on the Portland skyline. Sex trafficking is a problem in Maine towns and cities like Portland, where traffickers translate their deep understanding of how to manipulate and use people into personal gain.

What drives Maine sex traffickers’ inhumanity

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6 a.m.
A look at the motives and calculations behind forcing people into the sex trade.
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I survived swimming with Wessie, the giant missing snake

on Sept. 11, 2016, at 11:01 a.m.
It turned out my dog, Ernest, had concerns of his own.

Farming for recovery

By Kathleen Pierce on Sept. 11, 2016, at 7:29 a.m.
Men fighting addiction find hope from despair in the fields.
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A judge dismissed the city’s claim against the former operator of the Nova Scotia ferry

on Sept. 09, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. It’s suddenly the weekend again. What we’re talking about A federal judge on Wednesday ruled on the final two lawsuits against the former operator of the Nova Star ferry — dismissing the city’s claim, and siding with a local dry …
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A judge dismissed the city’s claim against the former operator of the Nova Scotia ferry

on Sept. 09, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. It’s suddenly the weekend again. What we’re talking about A federal judge on Wednesday ruled on the final two lawsuits against the former operator of the Nova Star ferry — dismissing the city’s claim, and siding with a local dry …
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigates suspected methamphetamine production inside a vehicle parked at home in Old Orchard Beach on Friday.

Police investigating meth lab in Old Orchard Beach where white supremacist was arrested

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 09, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is investigating alleged methamphetamine production at the home where a member of a white supremacist group was arrested Thursday.
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Our intern reenacts a Portland inventor’s early efforts to can corn

on Sept. 09, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
For all of you who thought Maine wasn’t the epicenter of corn canning in the United States, let’s clear this up right now.
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The Portland Museum of Art is capitalizing on the Pokemon Go craze with a new game

on Sept. 09, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
Instead of collecting monsters, you collect famous works of art.
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Sara was one of the 200 to 300 people in Maine estimated to be victims of sex trafficking each year.

Inside the minds of Maine’s sex trafficking victims

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 09, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Broke, with nobody to turn to, here’s how one 15-year-old Maine girl came to ‘the Life.’
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Maine police know sex trafficking is here, yet many still fail to fight it

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Check out these beautiful shots Troy Bennett took today of the city shrouded in fog.  What we’re talking about In 2015, between 200 and 300 Mainers were the victims of human trafficking, according to a recent estimate. But despite growing …

Former Biddeford city councilor charged with marijuana possession

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on Sept. 08, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
Former City Councilor Perry Aberle has been issued a criminal summons after police say he was found in possession of marijuana while passed out at a local park.
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6 photos that show Portland covered in fog this morning

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 2:23 p.m.
Portland was socked in by fog this morning. It’s a dreary dampness that’s been hanging around for a few days and looks to be settling in to stay at least one more.
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A day in the life at the hottest new condo development in Portland!

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
A Portland writer takes a satirical look at how a fictional condo development, LightHouse, might sell itself to potential residents.
 

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