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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida (center), answers questions from reporters during a women's rights rally in Portland on Monday. She is flanked on the left by state Sen. Emily Cain and Rep. Chellie Pingree.

Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for women’s rights at Portland rally

PORTLAND, Maine — Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz came to Maine on Monday in an effort to highlight what she called a stark …
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud discusses compromise legislation that is aimed at correcting problems in the Veterans Administration health care system on Monday at the Portland Public Library.

Tentative agreement reached on US veterans’ funding bill

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, said Monday in Portland that a compromise reached over the weekend that is aimed at resolving the …
Rep. Paul McGowan, D-Cape Neddick

First-term Rep. Paul McGowan dies unexpectedly

AUGUSTA, Maine — Paul McGowan, a state representative who saw his signature cancer study legislation passed into law last year, died unexpectedly at his home …
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.
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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 …

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

MIAMI — A county judge in Florida struck down on …
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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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