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Maine Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland

Software developer, Green party activist challenge Senate president in Portland race

State Senate President Justin Alfond is opposed by a pair of familiar faces in his campaign for a fourth two-year term. The …
Susan Dench

Senate rejects LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench to UMaine System board of trustees

AUGUSTA | Senate Democrats on Tuesday rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench to the University of Maine System board of trustees while …
Eliot Cutler

Cutler decries Cate Street tax credits, opponents object to ‘politicizing’ mill’s plight

PORTLAND | The rise and fall of Great Northern Paper Co. will cost Maine taxpayers about $15.9 million in tax credits allocated to investors …
Gov. Paul LePage, joined by his wife, Ann, discusses the need to combat domestic violence at a news conference Tuesday at the Blaine House in Augusta.

LePage praises donation to combat domestic violence, pushes mandatory minimum sentencing

AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday praised a large donation to a leading anti-domestic violence group in Maine, and said the state must …
A black bear walks through brush in Hancock in this June 2014 file photo.

Bear referendum proponents sue Maine wildlife department for campaign activities

The group fighting to ban bear baiting, trapping and hounding in Maine has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and …
Mary Mayhew

Maine lawmakers fault DHHS on answers to Riverview questions

AUGUSTA | Lawmakers on the Legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee reviewed Tuesday a list of written answers from the state’s Department of Health and Human …
Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck in a 2012 file photo.

Blacks in Portland arrested at ‘disproportionate’ rate, police chief admits

Portland’s black population is underrepresented on the city’s police force and overrepresented in the arrest logs, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck told an …
Millicent MacFarland, clerk of the house

Millie MacFarland, longtime clerk of Maine House, dies at age 58

AUGUSTA | Millicent MacFarland, a near-constant presence and seemingly endless fount of procedural knowledge in the Maine State House for 30 years, died Saturday. …
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