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Gov. Paul LePage

Opponents rip LePage plan to diminish Maine’s role in anti-smog efforts

By Christopher Cousins on July 30, 2013, at 5:47 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Opposition is mounting to Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to limit Maine’s role in a 13-state initiative designed to curb the production of smog under the federal Clean Air Act. Numerous environmental groups and legislative Democrats weighed in against the proposal on Tuesday, with lawmakers calling it …
A University of Maine student smokes outside Fogler Library in April 2008.

DHHS to cut Medicaid coverage for anti-smoking medications

By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 29, 2012, at 5:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine appears to be the only state in the country this year to eliminate Medicaid coverage for prescription drugs that help smokers quit, a budget-balancing move critics say will ultimately cost more and leave many Mainers hooked on nicotine. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services …

Record number of riders take part in 180-mile Trek Across Maine fundraiser

The Associated Press on June 17, 2012, at 11:31 a.m.
BELFAST | More than 2,000 bicyclists are finishing up a 180-mile three-day ride across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association. A record number of bicyclists are taking part in this year’s Trek Across Maine, which began Friday at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry and …

Baked bean supper to benefit Prospect community projects

on June 03, 2011, at 5:37 p.m.
The Prospect Community Club is sponsoring a baked bean and casserole supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Prospect Community Center on the corner of Route 1A and Route 174 in Prospect. Price for supper is $6 for adults and $2 for children …

Maine ranks 7th in protecting kids from tobacco

By Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, on Nov. 18, 2010, at 11:37 a.m.
Maine ranks 7th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released Thursday by a coalition of public health organizations. Maine currently spends $9.9 million a year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 53.5 percent of …

State eyes supervision of tobacco fund boost

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 16, 2008, at 8:42 p.m.
AUGUSTA | With tobacco settlement payments on the rise and the state budget in tatters, lawmakers are looking to strengthen oversight of spending in the so-called Fund for a Healthy Maine.