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Protesters hold a banner as Austin DeCoster (left), owner of Wright County Egg, and his son Peter DeCoster testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the “Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs” on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 22, 2010.

DeCosters appeal egg conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

By Erin Jordan, The Gazette on Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Father-and-son egg executives have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court their Iowa conviction for selling adulterated food after eggs from their Iowa farms were linked to a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

Despite murder-suicide, Maine State Police won’t reopen investigation into death of Maine pastor’s first wife

By Carol Kozma, The Providence Journal on Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
The Maine State Police will not reopen an investigation into the death of a former Bristol, Rhode Island, pastor’s first wife after he killed himself and his daughter in a murder-suicide last month.
Someone is making fake rabies certificates and state officials are warning city and town clerks to be on the lookout for the falsified documents, which could put lives in danger.

State warns of fake rabies certificates after Brewer clerk discovers fraud

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:34 p.m.
Customers can be seen on Thursday outside L.L. Bean's Hunting and Fishing Store in Freeport. Many said a boycott effort targeting the outdoor retailer would not stop them from shopping there.

As Trump, LePage blast boycott, ‘absurd’ is word of day at LL Bean

By Beth Brogan and Darren Fishell on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:33 p.m.
“Listen, we’re Democrats,” said Dan Gagne of Poland, Maine, who had just picked up a pair of ice cleats. “We’ve got the best democracy in the world. We believe in free speech. It’s her right.”
Logs are stacked up in Oxbow on Nov. 7, 2016.

Foresters, feds unveil strategy to boost beleaguered industry

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:45 p.m.
Maine’s foresters will have to get creative in finding new uses for their wood and new places to send it if the industry wants to recover from years of mill shutterings and economic upheaval, according to a report issued this week.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Community Health Options

CEO: Maine health insurance co-op doing better than a year ago

By Lindsay Tice on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:17 p.m.
“Despite the difficulties we’ve gone through, we’re frankly a stronger company as a result,” said CEO Kevin Lewis.
#MAINE

LePage weighs in on Twitter over Linda Bean controversy

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
A sign marks the L.L. Bean store in Burlington, Massachusetts, Jan. 12, 2017.

Donald Trump used his presidential power to advertise L.L. Bean

By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
After the co-owner of retailer L.L. Bean expressed support for President-elect Donald Trump, the future leader of the United States urged his 19.6 million Twitter followers to buy the company’s goods.
Olivia Tasker pours coffee for R.J. Soucie, left, and Nick McCrfisson, right, at Dee’s Route 202 Diner in Lebanon Tuesday morning. Owner Stephanie Harding said Maine’s new minimum wage laws, approved by voters in a referendum Nov. 8, has meant she’s had to lay off one employee, cut the hours of two others and reduce the diner’s evening schedule from three nights to one for the winter months. The diner is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch.

Days after minimum wage rises, Maine diner near NH cuts staff, hours

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on Jan. 12, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
She said the cumulative effect — $1.50 an hour this January and $1 per hour for each of the following years until 2020 — may well spell the death knell for the diner.
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What people are saying about the Trump tweet in support of Linda Bean

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
The state fire marshal’s office said they plan to bring in other experts to determine what caused the fire and explosion.

Officials investigate explosion, fire in Durham

By CBS 13 on Jan. 12, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.
The state fire marshal’s office said they plan to bring in other experts to determine what caused the fire and explosion.

MAINEFOCUS: They just showed up, unbeknownst to us

By Micky Bedell on Jan. 12, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.

MAINEFOCUS: Refugee life in the US can be lonely

By Micky Bedell on Jan. 12, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
The Brunswick Sewer District, which is one of hundreds of publicly-funded Maine organizations that have participated in the Maine PowerOptions program, can be seen recently. The Brunswick Sewer District recently selected a new supplier for its electricity needs.

Staff expense fees spark concern that Maine power buyer cut ‘special deal’

By Dave Sherwood. Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on Jan. 11, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
Bangor Savings Bank hopes to relocate its corporate headquarters to this building, seen on Wednesday, on the Bangor waterfront in 2018.

Bangor Savings Bank announces plan for multimillion dollar waterfront campus

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 11, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
Bangor Savings Bank purchased a building at 20 South St. on Wednesday as part of a multimillion-dollar plan to eventually relocate about 350 Bangor-area workers to a headquarters campus on Bangor’s waterfront.
POLL QUESTION
David Boyer, head of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, Like Alcohol, speaks at a forum hosted by the Maine Law Federalist Society in Portland in this April 2015 file photo.

Legislative leaders’ plan to slow pot legalization draws advocates’ ire

By Michael Shepherd on Jan. 11, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
The Maine Legislature’s roadmap for implementing marijuana legalization took shape on Wednesday, with legislative leaders striking deals to delay most of the law until 2018 and form a committee to consider bills on the subject.
Senate President Michael Thobodeau (from left), Speaker of the House Sara Gideon and Gov. Paul LePage attend as the Maine electors of the Electoral College cast their secret ballots for president of the United States at the State House in Augusta, Dec. 19, 2016.

LePage tells radio host he had surgery to lose weight

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Jan. 11, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.
“There’s 50 less pounds of me to hate,” Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday.
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8 Times Buzzfeed tried to explain Maine

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
The internet just cannot get Maine right. At. All.

Education publisher with dry Maine wit remembered

By Deborah McDermott, Portsmouth Herald on Jan. 11, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
Tom Seavey launched a U.S. office of the well-known British education publisher Heinemann in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the 1970s.