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LePage becomes subject of second partisan book; pro-Cutler court ruling likely to benefit LePage, Michaud

Call it the year of the political thrillers in Maine, though how thrilled you are probably depends on your political persuasion. Ray Richardson, a conservative …
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins waves to supporters as she leaves her campaign headquarters in Bangor to embark on her cross-state bus tour Tuesday.
CAMPAIGN 2014

Collins’ bus tour starts second day in Lewiston; national PAC launches $300,000 ad blitz for Bellows

LEWISTON, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins stopped by Simones’ Hot Dog Stand in downtown Lewiston on Wednesday morning as part of her re-election bus …
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks to a crowd at a campaign event for U.S. President Barack Obama at State Capitol Square in Concord, New Hampshire, November 4, 2012.
CAMPAIGN 2014

Bill Clinton to campaign for Michaud in Portland next week

PORTLAND, Maine — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will come to Maine to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud next week, Michaud’s campaign announced …
Senator Susan Collins waves to supporters as she leaves her campaign headquarters in Bangor to embark on her cross-state bus tour Tuesday.
CAMPAIGN 2014 | VIDEO

Collins’ ‘traditional’ statewide bus tour launches in Bangor to sounds of brass quartet

BANGOR, Maine — How do you liven up a political campaign launch when you’ve done it four times in the past? Bring in a brass …
Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew
POLL QUESTION

Drug testing for Maine public assistance program takes another step forward

AUGUSTA, Maine — Opponents of a proposed rule that would require drug tests for convicted drug felons seeking cash assistance from the state argued Monday …
Republican Cathy Manchester is running for the state Senate District 25 seat that represents Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, Yarmouth and part of Westbrook.
CAMPAIGN 2014

National GOP group highlights Maine Senate candidate from Gray in ‘Right Women, Right Now’ campaign

FALMOUTH, Maine — A candidate in state Senate District 25 is getting some national attention. Republican Cathy Manchester of Gray was named one of the …
Portland City Councilor Cheryl Leeman listens to local restauranteur and President of the Downtown District, Doug Fuss, speak during the public comment period regarding a new food truck ordinance Monday night July 16, 2012.

Election to replace Leeman on Portland council draws 3; other city races will be less competitive

PORTLAND, Maine — What initially promised to be a competitive field of races for city elected offices narrowed when Monday’s deadline passed for filing nomination …
Gov. Paul LePage and first lady Ann LePage get a tour of  the Shepherd's Godparent Home in Bangor on Monday afternoon.  Director Barbara Ford toured the couple through the no-cost residential maternity home for women in crisis ages 13-28.
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LePage visits Bangor shelter that helps young, at-risk mothers find independence from welfare

BANGOR, Maine — There’s no shame in asking for help, but don’t make it a lifestyle. That’s the message Barbara Ford spreads at her Bangor …

Obama administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact …
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