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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.
Children and teenagers seeking to become United States citizens recite the Oath of Allegiance at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland in a 2011 file photo.

Immigrant leaders in Maine say court travel ban ruling ‘still religious discrimination’

By Seth Koenig on June 26, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
“We do disagree with the court decision, because we feel it’s still religious discrimination,” said Elmuatz Abdelrahim.
Bob Montgomery-Rice, new president of Bangor Savings Bank.

Bangor Savings credits southern expansion, improving economy for record profits

By Darren Fishell on June 26, 2017, at 6 p.m.
The bank took in about $25 million in net income for the year, an 8.4 increase over the previous year.

Maine man gets three days in jail for shooting seal

By Bill Trotter on June 26, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
“The defendant retrieved his rifle and began to shoot at the seals in the ocean.”
Senator Susan Collins speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., on June 22, 2017.

Susan Collins disagrees with Kellyanne Conway on bill’s impact to Medicaid

By Rob Tornoe, Philly.com on June 26, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
“The Senate bill is going to have more impact on the Medicaid program than even the House bill.”
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Passengers and crew aboard a tour boat operating out of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, just across the Canadian border from Maine, spotted a great white shark in Passamaquoddy Bay on July 21, 2014.

Reported sighting of great white shark clears Maine beach

By BDN Staff on June 26, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
Two additional shark fin sightings were reported in the area as well.
BANGOR, Maine -- 062417 -- Several hundred people participated in the Bangor Pride parade in Bangor on Saturday despite drizzly conditions. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Bangor gets its pride on

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 25, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2017.

Susan Collins waiting for CBO score before she decides on Senate health bill vote

By Andrew Mayeda and Mark Niquette, Bloomberg on June 25, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
“I have very serious concerns about the bill,” U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said on ABC’s “This Week.” The CBO score “will be so important.”
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada.

Senate health care bill faces serious resistance from Republican moderates

By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right.
University of Maine students move into campus to start the 2014 school year.

In a better job market, Maine can’t fill openings in college help program

By Darren Fishell on June 25, 2017, at 8:07 a.m.
Low unemployment statewide appears to put a damper on the number of people looking for higher education help.
Several neglected horses were rescued from a barn in Deering, New Hampshire.

Neglected horses rescued in New Hampshire

By CBS 13 on June 24, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Police intend to charge the owners of the horses with animal cruelty.
Dr. Sam Zager, obstetrics nurse Jaime Johnson, Dr. Elizabeth Rothe and Dr. Chuck Radis, spoke at a press conference at Central Maine Medical Center on Friday morning.

Maine health care providers urge Sen. Susan Collins to oppose health care bill

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on June 24, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
Maine health providers from across the state spoke in Lewiston on Friday to denounce the Senate health care bill and urge Sen. Susan Collins to oppose it.

Bear sighting results in Westfield crash

on June 23, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
Police say driver caused crash with another vehicle traveling behind her when she attempted to make a U-turn to take a picture of the bear.
Buxton police Officer Jessica Ramsay helps a goat out of an old bulkhead space.

Buxton police rescue goats trapped in old cellar

By Journal Tribune on June 23, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
“The adventures of working for a small town police department!”
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About 1,000 students participated in the ninth annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference at the University of Maine in Orono.

Laptop program hasn’t closed technology skills gap for rural schools

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on June 23, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
Geography and school funding have made using that technology a lot more difficult for many rural schools.
Men bow their heads facing east while Imam Younus Alfayyadh leads the prayers at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on as local Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, July 6, 2016.

Portland police increasing patrols after letter threatens city Muslims

By Seth Koenig on June 23, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
City police are increasing security around Muslim gathering places during the final days of Ramadan after The Islamic Society of Portland received a threatening letter this week.

Body of one of missing boaters recovered from Square Lake

on June 23, 2017, at 11:14 a.m.
The body of Eric Sherwood, 43, was found at about 3 a.m. Friday morning in about 50 feet of water about a mile from shore on the southern part of the lake, according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the warden service.
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge bridge, linking Verona Island and Prospect over the Penobscot River.

Search underway after vehicle was found abandoned on Penobscot Narrows Bridge

By Nick McCrea on June 23, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
The Maine Marine Patrol is searching the Penobscot River after a vehicle was found parked on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Colorful corals and anemones in west Jordan Basin are pictured in this photo taken in the summer of 2014 by coral researchers.

Regulators to allow lobstering in protected coral areas in Gulf of Maine

By Jake Bleiberg on June 22, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
“In those parts of Down East Maine lobstering is literally everything to those communities.”