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By Fred Bever, Maine Public on March 05, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Maine’s to-do list includes a plan for new barge service between here and New York.
By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on March 03, 2017, at 3:13 p.m.
Rep. Kathleen Dillingham says she can’t justify spending up to $3 million in taxpayer funds for each gubernatorial candidate.
By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Richard Cowan, Reuters on March 02, 2017, at 5:02 p.m.
Sessions said he had been weighing recusal — ruling himself out from any role in the investigations — even before the latest twist of the controversy.
By Staff and wire reports on March 02, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
The previously undisclosed discussions Jeff Sessions had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States could fuel new congressional calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election.
By Michael Shepherd on March 01, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
Eight Democrats in the Maine Legislature are supporting proposals to restore the tipped minimum wage for servers phased out by a 2016 minimum wage referendum.
By Nick McCrea on Feb. 28, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
The state is looking for a new model for high school education and is turning to ailing school districts to help build it.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 27, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
The city has been negotiating what was at first described as a 10-year contract with Waterfront Concerts since the end of the concert season last year, according to Council Chairman Joe Baldacci.
By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 26, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
An improving economy and rigid fiscal discipline under Republican Gov. Paul LePage have contributed to an all-time record for Maine state government: more than $1 billion in its cash pool.
By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Feb. 24, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined his GOP colleagues on the vote because, he said, “drug testing for welfare programs should be a state’s decision, not controlled by the whims of Washington.”
By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine made the remark to a local radio program Wednesday, in which she stated that “many of the members” on the Intelligence panel will formally request that ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn testify before the committee.
By Abigail Adams on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
Edgecomb voters will soon decide whether to place a temporary ban on floating homes while the town develops regulations to govern them.
By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
Mainers will vote in November on whether the state should expand its Medicaid program, following the validation Tuesday of a petition to do so.
By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 20, 2017, at 2:41 p.m.
Some local activists and officials are pushing the city to move up its plan for body cameras after a local man was shot dead by police last weekend.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The state’s sole passenger rail service has been a slow-blooming flower. The Amtrak Downeaster train began in December 2001 as a tourist attraction, running between Boston and Portland, but it has grown steadily.
By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff on Feb. 17, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
Gov. LePage’s administration asked the USDA on Friday to OK banning soft drink and candy purchases with food stamps.
By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1 a.m.
In 2014, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands announced that construction had begun on an expanded network of trails in the Moosehead Lake Region. Three years later, this project has come a long way.
By Meg Haskell on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:43 a.m.
“A lot of people really just don’t think about it,” Rob Somerville said. “They don’t realize that it’s not like cutting your finger and putting a Band-Aid on it and it heals. Once you lose your hearing, you don’t get it back.”
By Michael Shepherd on Feb. 14, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that the Democrat who co-chairs the Legislature’s taxation committee should resign for his work on a 2016 ballot initiative that added a new tax on high-income earners to fund education.
By Emily Burnham on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
“There’s a reason it’s been here for almost 100 years.”
By Kathleen Pierce on Feb. 11, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
About 16 percent of Maine households struggle to put food on the table, and the state ranks third in the nation for hunger.