Stories about Angus King

Sen. Angus King of Maine (right) listens to former Maine Sen. George Mitchell at a forum discussing the proposed nuclear deal with Iran at the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Wednesday.

Angus King, George Mitchell make case for Iran nuclear deal

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 19, 2015, at 8:09 p.m.
PORTLAND | It’s either this agreement or no agreement. That was the consensus Wednesday evening during a forum hosted by Maine Sen. Angus King, former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns on the proposed nuclear deal between the United States, Iran and a number of …
A barrel of Superior potatoes waits to be picked up during harvest at the Martin Farm in St. Francis last year.

Institute of Medicine recommends WIC potato purchases

on Feb. 03, 2015, at 6:33 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Institute of Medicine has recommended to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that fresh white potatoes be allowed to be purchased through the Women, Infants and Children’s special supplemental nutrition program, according to a report released Tuesday by the institute. The Maine Potato Board and members of …

Maine is too smoggy in the summer: It’s time to limit power plants’ carbon emissions

By Dr. Peter Millard on July 30, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.
I have worked as a doctor in the Bangor area for most of the past 33 years, and I have been a serious and a recreational athlete. Like most active people, I dread the poor ozone and air quality days that plague Maine in the summertime. These are the days …

Gifford’s ice cream makes its Capitol Hill debut

By Kathleen Pierce on July 22, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
Is Maine-made ice cream rich enough to sweeten the sour gridlock on Capitol Hill? Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream is giving it a spin. On Monday, the Skowhegan frozen dessert maker was touted by state officials in Washington to herald the company’s expansion into the mid-Atlantic states. “The delicious and refreshing …

Preliminary analysis shows York River a good candidate for ‘Wild and Scenic’ status

on June 13, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
The York River could be a good candidate for Wild and Scenic status, according to preliminary findings from the National Park Service released by the House today. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree requested a preliminary survey as part of legislation required to fund a full study, and the House passed the …
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.
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 …
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 | 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.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 …

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.
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 …