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16,000 Maine workers miss out on overtime pay hike

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 30, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
About 16,000 Mainers who expected pay hikes this week will miss out on the extra wages.
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Big snow storm tonight will drop up to 12 inches up north

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
Snow totals expected to reach 8 to 12 inches in northern Maine.

Maine Sens. Collins, King push to strengthen border with Canada

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Nov. 30, 2016, at 8:11 a.m.
Maine’s U.S. senators are pushing for greater security along the Canadian border.
Voting stickers rest on ballot counting machine in Bangor in this October 2009.

Opponents of Question 2, school tax referendum, withdraw bid for recount

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 29, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
The petitioners cited the recount procedure, along with the cost to the state and the low probability of overturning the result, as reasons for withdrawing the request.
Studies of tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine between 2004 and 2012 revealed that levels of methylmercury in their bodies decreased at a rate of 2 percent per year, or nearly 20 percent over a decade.

Burning less coal isn’t just making air cleaner. It’s making your tuna safer.

By Darryl Fears, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
Studies of tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine between 2004 and 2012 revealed that levels of methylmercury in their bodies decreased at a rate of 2 percent per year, or nearly 20 percent over a decade.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage asks for changes in minimum wage, education ballot initiatives

By Mal Leary on Nov. 28, 2016, at 5:37 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage is asking the next Legislature to make changes in both laws, but some leaders in Augusta said they’re reluctant to second guess the will of the voters.
Maine  is one of 10 states that allow businesses to charge more for credit card purchases only if they describe the difference as a cash discount and not a credit card surcharge.

Businesses take fight over credit card fees to Supreme Court

By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline.org on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Maine is among a group of states that allow businesses to charge more for credit card purchases only if they describe the difference as a cash discount and not a credit card surcharge.
Local chalk artist Andrea Simoneau works outside the Bangor Daily News building on Monday morning to protest an editorial written by Lawrence Lockman, R-Amherst, that ran in the Bangor Daily News in September. The design — a state of Maine built by people of multiple cultures and led by Paul Bunyan — intends to directly oppose Lockman's opinion that Maine should close its doors to immigrants.

Bangor chalk artist responds to anti-immigrant OpEd with display

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
An opinion piece penned by a state representative from Amherst who said in September that Maine should close its doors to immigrants has spurred a local chalk artist to design a display in opposition.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.
Connor Mullen, 17, cheers as election results roll in on a TV screen at a Republican rally in Portland on Nov. 8.

Republicans have made big gains in rural Maine. Can they hold them?

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 26, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The Republican insurgency into rural Maine during the era of Gov. Paul LePage may not wane when he leaves office in 2018.
Demi Giroux and Ian West presenting flag from Senator Collins office to World War II Veterans Wallace Bisson and Leo Boudreau

Jackman/Moose River Honor Veterans

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

News Center holds 1st Annual Honor Flight Maine Telethon: More than $90,000 raised for Maine veterans

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.

Speech Contest Winner Recognized at Veteran’s Assembly

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
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Hazardous travel conditions expected for post-Thanksgiving commute

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Driving may prove to be hazardous this weekend, as snow and freezing rain expected.
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Maine’s lake monster you’ve never heard of

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 12:02 p.m.
With all of the water and treecover in Maine, it would be no surprise that an animal went undiscovered. Cryptids, animals that have not had their existence proven or disproven, have been sighted all over Maine. One such cryptid comes from a small lake in Washington County.
A healthy, mature ash tree growing street-side in Caribou is also part of a statewide monitoring project for the emerald ash borer.

Still no sign of destructive ash borer in Maine — yet

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 25, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
The invasive emerald ash borer that has been decimating American ash trees has not been found in Maine — not yet, at least.

4 people injured in Route 1 crash in Perry

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
The names and hometowns of the driver and three passengers were not released because the investigation is ongoing, Silk said Thursday.
POLL QUESTION
STONINGTON, Maine -- 11/18/16 -- Isle Au Haut lobsterman Payson Barter maneuvers his vessel Perseverance through the harbor in Stonington after a day of fishing. Barter said the 2016 fishing season has been fruitful and that prices fishermen have gotten are "about the same" as they were in 2015, when the average annual price rose above $4 per pound for the first time since 2007.

What’s on a real roll? Demand for the Maine lobster

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 24, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
The demand for lobster is on a roll — often literally. And that is helping to keep the price that Maine lobstermen are getting for their catch near historic highs.

New law restricts amount of opioid prescriptions in Maine

By CBS 13 on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:17 p.m.
A new law takes effect in January 2017 to restrict the amount of opioid prescriptions in Maine.