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James Kilbreth, an attorney for ranked-choice voting supporters, argues before the Maine Supreme Court in April.

Ranked-choice voting supporters consider people’s veto if legislature scraps law

By Steve Mistler on June 28, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
Supporters of Maine’s first-in-the-nation ranked-choice voting law say they could launch a people’s veto effort to keep the initiative alive.
Some of the solar panels installed on buildings at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association fairground in Unity.

Solar energy compromise heads to LePage with enough support to withstand veto

By Darren Fishell on June 28, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The bill keeps a controversial plan to decrease the credits given to homes and businesses with solar power installations.
Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette of Newport makes his way to the House floor through a throng of protesters at the State House on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Here’s what happens when state government shuts down

By Michael Shepherd on June 28, 2017, at 2:11 p.m.
A shutdown that lasts for many days promises to frustrate Mainers in many ways.
Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta

Maine budget negotiators work toward a last-minute deal to avoid shutdown

By Christopher Cousins on June 28, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
It was unclear whether the budget proposal could garner two-thirds support.
An Australian company has announced plans to purchase Saddleback Mountain Resort in Rangeley.

Australian company buys Saddleback resort

By John Holyoke on June 28, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
An Australian company announced Wednesday that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to secure ownership of Maine’s third-largest ski resort.
A seismograph used by the U.S. Department of the Interior

There have been four earthquakes in Maine so far this week

Bangor Daily News on June 28, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
Albert P. Cochran.

Inmate linked to deaths or disappearance of 6 people dies in state custody

By Alex Acquisto on June 28, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
He was convicted of killing his wife and accused of killing his three children.
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New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady warms up before the start of Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas, Feb. 5, 2017.

Tom Brady wishes 111-year-old Mainer a happy birthday

By CBS 13 on June 28, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Dorris Farrar said she’s New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady’s oldest fan and sent a letter hoping to meet him.
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Gov. Paul LePage

Why LePage might not get a budget to veto before shutdown

By Christopher Cousins on June 28, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.
It’s the day of reckoning in Augusta.
The House of Representatives meets for the first session of the 128th Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Dec. 7, 2016.

Future of ranked choice voting clouded by conflicting votes

By Steve Mistler on June 28, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
Three Democrats joined the Republican majority in the Senate to scuttle the ranked-choice voting law before it’s implemented next year.
Animal control recovered this 6-foot boa constrictor from High Street in Biddeford and is now looking for the owner.

Missing your boa constrictor? Biddeford found it

By Nick McCrea on June 28, 2017, at 8:25 a.m.
Are you looking for your boa constrictor?
People enjoy the views near Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park, June 30, 2016.

Interior secretary wants more ‘front line’ help in parks, but can’t give details

By Anshu Siripurapu, McClatchy Washington Bureau on June 28, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
“As a former commander, the front line makes a difference. If the front line is healthy, the force is healthy,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, told senators,
Maine Sen. Shenna Bellows

Maine Senate votes to scrap ranked-choice election system

By Steve Mistler on June 27, 2017, at 1 p.m.
The repeal bill now goes to the Democratic-controlled House.
On Saturday, 18 members of several police departments from across the state joined forces to summit Maine’s highest mountain to honor fallen officers as part of the national “Cops on Top” Summit for Heroes event.

Police scale Katahdin in honor of Fryeburg officer who died in line of duty

By Alex LaCasse, Portsmouth Herald on June 27, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, 18 members of several police departments from across the state joined forces to summit Maine’s highest mountain to honor fallen officers as part of the national “Cops on Top” Summit for Heroes event.
Defense attorney F. Lee Bailey in Saco in 2013.

O.J. defense attorney F. Lee Bailey again files for bankruptcy in Maine

By Darren Fishell on June 27, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.
Bailey on Monday filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which allows a person who has a steady wage to create a payment plan with creditors.

Andrew Wyeth’s oft-overlooked role as chronicler of black life

By Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com on June 27, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
Andrew Wyeth is not an artist normally associated with plumbing the depths of race relations or exploring the complexities of black life.
Wind from the Sea, 1947, tempera on hardboard

Andrew Wyeth honored by U.S. Postal Service with stamps

By Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com on June 27, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
On July 12, the centenary of the artist’s birth, the postal service will celebrate the first day of 12 commemorative Forever stamps, each depicting a detail from a Wyeth painting.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton discusses how Penobscot County Jail workers are trying to help inmates combat opioid addiction.

The Penobscot County Jail is trying something new to fight the opioid crisis

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 27, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
“It’s not a miracle [drug]. It’s a tool.”
Customers pump gas at a Brewer gas station in April 2016.

For July 4 driving, Maine gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years

By Nora Flaherty on June 26, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
In Maine, the price of gas is down 3.5 cents to $2.23 a gallon.

US excludes three Canadian provinces from softwood lumber probe

By Eric Beech, Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
U.S. lumber producers asked the Commerce Department last November to investigate what they viewed as unfair subsidies to Canadian competitors.