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U.S. Sen. Angus King

It could be colder. Just ask Angus King.

By Al Kamen, The Washington Post on March 26, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Sen. Angus King’s jaunt to the Arctic last weekend was not one of those plum overseas trips that lawmakers are sometimes known to take in the name of research. Traveling to the middle of the Arctic Ocean, where temperatures rarely break zero, is the polar opposite of cushy. King, I-Maine, …
Gov. Paul LePage on Monday called on the Federal Rail Authority to review the approval process for a 60,000-square-foot train layover facility in Brunswick.

LePage calls for ‘thorough review’ of proposed Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on March 24, 2014, at 7:12 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Monday joined a neighborhood group in calling for a “significant and thorough review” of the approval process for a proposed train layover facility in Brunswick. In a letter to Joseph Szabo, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, LePage raised concerns that the plan …
POLL QUESTION
Sen. Doug Thomas, R-Ripley

Bill would give Maine Legislature ‘final say’ on allowing another national park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 24, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — New legislation put forward by Gov. Paul LePage appears to take aim at proponents of a national park in Maine by giving the Legislature final say on large federal projects that would require the acquisition of state land. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee will review on Tuesday LD …
The East Millinocket mill.

State seeks to revive East Millinocket mill by allowing Cate Street to sell electricity

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 12, 2014, at 7:45 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s staff and state legislators met Wednesday to explore allowing Cate Street Capital to partner with the owner of several hydroelectric dams to sell electricity and create new revenue that could help restart the Main Street paper mill. Democratic and Republican state legislators, government …
Chellie Pingree

Pingree, King seek ‘transparency’ in disputes over new Maine flood maps

By Seth Koenig on Jan. 22, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Two members of the state’s congressional delegation are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be “transparent” as Maine communities begin to challenge new flood maps that threaten to raise coastal insurance rates or hinder development. U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, …
An employment application is shown at the career center in Bangor in 2011.

Unemployment benefits end for 3,500 long-term jobless Mainers

By Mario Moretto on Dec. 27, 2013, at 4:51 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — This week’s holiday cheer will be cut short Saturday for thousands of Mainers who will lose jobless benefits as the federal Extended Unemployment Compensation expires. Roughly 3,500 long-term unemployed residents no longer will be eligible for unemployment checks on Saturday, said Maine Department of Labor spokeswoman Julie …
Fresh, hot popovers are the food of choice at the Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park.

Maine delegation raises concerns about Acadia contract award to New Mexico firm

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 07, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation expressed their concerns to federal officials Thursday about a proposed change in companies that handle concessions in Maine’s only national park. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree sent a letter Thursday to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee …
Independent Sen. Angus King said Sunday he plans to investigate terrorist recruiting efforts in Maine.

Sen. King to investigate after reports that Portland, Maine, might be a terrorist recruiting ground

on Sept. 22, 2013, at 9:01 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Angus King said in response to this weekend’s attack at an upscale Kenyan mall that he would investigate attempts by terrorist groups to recruit members from the Somali community in Maine. NBC terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said on the Sunday morning “Today Show” that al Shabab is known …
U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks with reporters Wednesday at the Portland Jetport.

Angus King, other Maine delegates, still weighing options on strike against Syria

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 04, 2013, at 5:42 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Sen. Angus King on Wednesday said he has not yet made a decision on whether to support military intervention in Syria. “I can tell you that in my years of public service, I think this is just about the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to …
Richard Rosen

Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 29, 2013, at 5:09 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The list of Republicans running for Maine’s 2nd District U.S. House seat grew Thursday when former state Sen. Richard Rosen told the Bangor Daily News he intends to seek the seat. Rosen joins another high-profile former Senate Republican, Kevin Raye of Perry, who told the Bangor Daily …
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins

Collins, King, Pingree, Michaud among first to enroll in new health insurance exchange

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 16, 2013, at 1:01 p.m.
When enrollment opens for Maine’s new health insurance exchange this fall, the four members of Maine’s congressional delegation and their staffs are expected to join potentially thousands of other Maine residents signing up for coverage. While the federal Affordable Care Act generally will let people stick with the health insurance …
A plane takes off from Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton in 2011.

Maine airports to get more than $5 million in federal grants

By Bill Trotter on July 31, 2013, at 8:34 p.m.
TRENTON, Maine — More than $5 million in federal grant money is coming to airports in Maine, with roughly half of it earmarked for Hancock County’s airport near Mount Desert Island. Of the $5.13 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds headed to Maine, more than $2.5 million will fund an …
The State House in Augusta.

Maine House overwhelmingly supports GMO labeling requirement

By Matthew Stone on June 11, 2013, at 1:58 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House took a step Tuesday toward requiring genetically modified food products carry special labels. If the measure ultimately becomes law, its success will depend on action taken by lawmakers in four nearby states. The Maine House voted to support a bill, LD 718, that would …
VIDEO

Angus King takes your questions about GMO labels, health care and DC life

on June 09, 2013, at 6:40 a.m.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, answered questions recently from BDN readers about genetically modified foods labeling, the Affordable Care Act and whether he’s adjusting to life in Washington, D.C. Question: How do you stand on the attempts to repeal the “Monsanto act,” and will you take action to force GMO foods …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Michaud, King, Collins: Bill to eliminate paper drug inserts could hurt Bucksport, Madawaska mills

By Jen Lynds on June 06, 2013, at 5:35 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are drawing attention to a bill that they say could jeopardize jobs at paper mills in Bucksport and Madawaska while also posing potential health and safety risks for Maine consumers and caregivers. The Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act, HR 1919, which is aimed …
ANALYSIS

LePage hasn’t vetoed as many bills as past governors, but he wins more often

By Scott Thistle on May 30, 2013, at 5:45 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Despite promises made in March to veto every bill to reach his desk — if they got there before a deal to pay the state’s hospital debt did — Gov. Paul LePage has a relatively diminutive record for vetoes when compared with other governors. On Wednesday, the …
VIDEO

Angus King shares his view of IRS scandal

on May 18, 2013, at 2:05 p.m.
Independent Maine Sen. Angus King talked recently about how the Internal Revenue Services singled out conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. What do you think of the IRS probe? — Question from BDN reader David Davis “Well, there are really two scandals involved here. … No. 1 …
Independent Sen. Angus King

Despite siding with Democrats on 90 percent of votes, King says, ‘I’m making my own decisions’

By Robert Long on May 08, 2013, at 3:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Independent Sen. Angus King’s early penchant for voting with Democrats seems to be surprising no one in Washington, including Republicans in the Senate. And the trend isn’t likely to hold, the senator says. In April, the National Journal posted an article titled “Independent in name only.” Based …
A small private plane passes over the control tower at Bangor International Airport  at sunset Wednesday.

Bangor International Airport’s overnight air traffic control shift won’t be eliminated

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 08, 2013, at 12:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —The overnight shift at Bangor International Airport’s air traffic control tower will not be eliminated by the Federal Aviation Administration, Maine’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. “We are tremendously pleased that the FAA has decided not to eliminate the overnight shift at BIA,” Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King …
Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso

Federal order for American Airlines to cut flights would hurt Bangor International Airport, say city officials

By Nick McCrea on May 01, 2013, at 8:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor International Airport could lose successful Washington D.C. flights if the federal government decides the merger of US Airways and American Airlines violates antitrust laws, city and airport officials said. In April 2012, US Airways announced plans to take over American Airlines, which was in the midst …
 
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