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Gov. Paul LePage

LePage avoids partisan politics when it comes to judicial appointments

AUGUSTA, Maine — Bangor lawyer Aaron Frey and other Democrats in the legal community were worried when Gov. Paul LePage took office 3½ years ago …
Scaffolding around the State House Dome, seen here Tuesday, will be a regular sight through October, as contractors work to replace the more than 100-year-old weather-damaged and oxidized copper patina with a shiny new one.

Old copper from State House dome may be available for Maine artists

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine artists may have a chance to get their hands on a bona fide piece of state history if a proposal pending …
A police officer looks on near the site of the train wreckage in Lac Megantic, July 9, 2013. The crude oil freight train that derailed and blew up in the small town of Lac-Megantic early on Saturday morning, July 6, 2013, was traveling far too fast when it went off the rails, investigators told reporters.

Maine delegates laud proposed steps to prevent Lac-Megantic-level railway disaster in US

BANGOR, Maine — The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out a series of proposed new rail safety rules on Wednesday, including phasing out tens of …
Marijuana Policy Project holds a press conference before advocates turn in 1,521 signatures seeking a legalization referendum at City Hall in South Portland on Monday.

Pot legalization advocates get enough signatures to qualify for South Portland ballot

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Seven business days after holding a news conference to turn in their petitions, marijuana legalization advocates announced on Wednesday they officially …
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
POLL QUESTION

Federal courts disagree over Obamacare, creating uncertainty about Mainers’ health insurance subsidies

Tens of thousands of Mainers could pay much more for health insurance if a legal blow dealt Tuesday to Obamacare by a federal appeals court …
Cianbro Corp. chairman and CEO Peter Vigue with a map backdrop of the proposed east-west highway.
CAMPAIGN 2014

Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye — mostly — on Maine’s proposed east-west highway

AUGUSTA, Maine — Areas for agreement between the three major candidates for governor will likely be few and far between, but here is one: Neither …
The state of Maine has set a retroactive 2-year cap for those on MaineCare and taking methadone.

More money, less money: The effects of not expanding MaineCare

The head of the Portland Community Health Center and her chief financial officer sat down last week to figure out which bills they could pay. …
Sen. Susan Collins
CAMPAIGN 2014

GOP ticket in Maine features conflicting views between moderate Collins, conservative LePage, Poliquin

LEWISTON, Maine — She’s been endorsed by labor unions, a leading environmental organization, a national gay rights group and Maine’s popular independent U.S. senator, Angus …

Florida judge strikes down voter-approved same-sex marriage ban

MIAMI — A county judge in Florida struck down on …
STATE & CAPITOL (blog)

Emily Cain announces three-month fundraising total of $380,000 for congressional campaign

Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain of Orono, who is running …

Oklahoma lawmaker wants quarantine of migrant children housed in state

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma state lawmaker called on Monday …
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