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Senator Susan Collins speaks to officials at the Aroostook County Action Program in Houlton in November.

Collins meets with activists pressuring her to oppose Trump’s policies

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Feb. 21, 2017, at 5:24 p.m.
The group has been pressuring Collins on everything from the fate of the Affordable Care Act to votes on Trump’s cabinet picks.

Alfond Foundation vows to pay off students’ debt to draw STEM workers to Maine

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 21, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The Alfond Leaders competitive grant program will give about 150 recipients up to $60,000 in college debt relief per person over the next three years.

How Maine police shootings are investigated

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
In the past two weeks police have shot dead three people in two separate cases, and four officers have been taken off active duty.

Officer-involved shootings in Maine, 2007-2017

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.
The University of New England announced Tuesday that James Herbert of Drexel University would serve as the university's next president.

University of New England introduces next president from Drexel

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
The University of New England announced Tuesday that James Herbert, a Drexel University administrator, will become the school’s next president.
A red pickup truck pulls away from the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport last week. The state prison is again being proposed for closure as cost-saving measure in the proposed state budget.

Down East prison back on state budget chopping block

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility, which overlooks the local fishing village of Bucks Harbor, once again is proposed for closure as a cost-saving measure in the latest proposed state budget.
Andrew MacLean, deputy executive vice president of the Maine Medical Association, voices his organization's support for Medicaid expansion at the State House Welcome Center in Augusta, Jan. 23, 2014.

Medicaid expansion referendum headed to Maine ballot

By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
Mainers will vote in November on whether the state should expand its Medicaid program, following the validation Tuesday of a petition to do so.
The old camper has been renovated to meet the needs of people struggling with substance misuse — specifically opioids — and will be going out in southern Maine. This is the first of its kind in Maine and northern New England.

Midcoast men convert camper, take heroin addiction treatment on the road

By CBS 13 on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
Two men on the midcoast are taking treatment for heroin addiction on the road.

Albany’s fast start sinks undermanned Black Bears

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
The Albany Great Danes outscored the University of Maine men’s basketball team 39-14 in the first half en route to a 74-56 America East men’s basketball victory over the Black Bears at the Cross Insurance Center on Sunday.
Nurses picket in the front of Eastern Maine Medical Center along State Street in Bangor in 2010.

Maine nurses: To avoid shortage, improve our working conditions

By Jackie Farwell on Feb. 21, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
Nurses in Maine, and across the country, are overburdened and burning out, they said.
FairPoint Communications has asked Maine utility regulators to free it from a requirement to provide regulated landline phone service in another five communities. A law passed last year removed the requirement for seven of the largest communities and set out a schedule for removing others.

FairPoint asks to get rid of regulated landlines in five more towns

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 20, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
Kelly Clements, United Nations high commissioner for refugees, participated in Catholic Charities of Maine training session called "In Their Shoes" Friday during a visit to Maine over the weekend.

Maine native among UN officials tackling refugee crisis

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 20, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
“It’s the largest movement of people since World War II and there are 65 million people on the move.”
A sign marks the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Abol Pond Trail at Baxter State Park.

Climber, 68, dies in 1,000 foot fall in Baxter State Park

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
The victim had been camping at Daicey Pond Campground with a larger group.

This bald eagle in a Maine river will make you resent that it is still winter

on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.

Portland police shoot man at Union Station Plaza

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Portland police shot a man who reportedly was wielding a BB gun.
Kerry Rear

Police trying to confirm possible sighting of missing Sanford woman

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
Police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are trying to confirm a possible sighting of a missing Sanford woman.

Our favorite weatherman Frankie McDonald receives award from YouTube

on Feb. 18, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
We can’t get enough of his passionate reporting that makes us ask a little more from our TV weathermen. It turns out we’re not the only ones who love Frankie.

Etna man dies in snowmobile crash in Newport

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.
An Etna man died early Saturday morning in Maine’s sixth snowmobile-related fatality this season.

No charges expected in fatal snowmobile crash in Buxton

By CBS 13 on Feb. 18, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
A local woman was killed on her snowmobile in Buxton after she was struck by a car.
Maine Focus
Safi Paulo (center) is surrounded by her children shortly after returning home from work, checking Facebook on her smartphone while chatting with her sister-in-law Yalla Kaluta (not shown) and relaxing in the kitchen in the family's home in Thomaston.

When these refugees shared their loneliness, Maine overwhelmed them with kindness

By Rosie Hughes on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
More than 75 people said they would help the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine, offering everything from land to farm, to rowing lessons, to help with babysitting.