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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accepts the party's nomination on the last day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Donald Trump accepts nomination, vows law and order if elected

By Steve Holland, Reuters on July 21, 2016, at 11:32 p.m.
The Republican nominee accused Hillary Clinton of a legacy of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness” and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants.
People display signs supporting and opposing the proposed national monument before a congressional field hearing in East Millinocket, June 1, 2016.

How Maine’s national monument debate plays into presidential politics

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 21, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.
In such tight contests, single issues often are magnified in determining the outcome. This year, the question of whether President Barack Obama will use his authority to designate a North Woods national monument looms large as that single issue in northern Maine.

Lower turnout, no majority support: Here’s how ranked-choice voting has worked in US cities

By Christopher Burns on July 20, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
What research there is on ranked-choice voting is hampered by limited data.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, unveiled his plans Tuesday for the Food Stamp Integrity Act of 2016, legislation he plans to sponsor this week. Poliquin said the bill will make it harder for people to replace missing cards and bans those convicted of welfare fraud and drug trafficking from ever receiving benefits.

Poliquin proposes bill to target food stamp fraud

By Scott Taylor, Sun Journal on July 19, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin said he will submit a federal bill this week to attack welfare fraud, making it harder for people to get replacement Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and banning people convicted of fraud and drug offenses from getting benefits for life.
Hayden Taylor enjoys a cigarette during a smoke break in Bangor last year.

Bangor councilors delay action on park smoking ban, shopping carts

By Dawn Gagnon on July 18, 2016, at 10:26 p.m.
Councilors directed staff to come up with a new draft that would limit the park smoking ban to places frequented by children.
A sign at the entrance to the midway of the Bangor State Fair reminds visitors that the fairgrounds are a no-smoking area. designated areas under canopies are available to those who need to smoke.

Bangor eyes smoking ban in public parks

By Nick McCrea on July 18, 2016, at 9:05 a.m.
If the council decides to move forward with the ban, it could exclude certain parks.
A Ted Cruz supporter shows his support during Maine State GOP Convention at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this April 2016 file photo.

Will Maine’s ‘Never Trump’ delegates make noise in Cleveland?

By Michael Shepherd on July 17, 2016, at 7:19 a.m.
Much has been made of the “Never Trump” movement, even though the New York City billionaire has already won more than enough delegates to get the nomination.
A piglet momentarily escapes capture during a pig scramble in Union in this August 2008 file photo.

Mapleton woman seeks to end ‘inhumane’ pig scrambles, sheep riding at ag fairs

By Jen Lynds on July 15, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
“I just feel that kids are born with natural empathy, and we need to nurture that. We don’t need to teach them that it is OK to chase around a pig and then put it in a bag and listen to it squeal.”
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage declines to sign opioid compact, calls it ‘feel-good measure’

By Steve Mistler, MPBN on July 14, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
The governor also objected to the compact specifically because it lacked a law enforcement component, according to a written statement from his spokesman, Peter Steele.
Pokemon Go players flock to the Bangor Waterfront on Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of lures placed simultaneously on three Pokestops in the area.

Pokemon Go craze sweeps Bangor

By Emily Burnham on July 13, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
There’s a cluster of “Pokestops” on the Bangor Waterfront, and at any given time, there could be between 40 and 100 people in the area.
Students perform a laboratory procedure at the recent course, "Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research," at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove. Shown, left to right, are Aubrey Sirman of North Dakota State University, Asha Kiran Akula of the Leibniz Institute on Aging in Jena, Germany and Ee Phie Tan of the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Live long, live healthy, live to 150? Scientists on MDI say it can be done.

By Meg Haskell on July 12, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
Since the average human lifespan in developed nations has increased steadily since the year 1900 at a rate of about 6.5 hours per day with no sign of abating, Steven Austad, Ph.D., said, “there is no obvious limit to human life expectancy.”
A 3-year-old Bangor boy was returned to Almighty Beginnings Daycare and Preschool Monday after he briefly escaped the center through a fire door.

Toddler returned to child care center after escape through unlocked fire door

By Dawn Gagnon on July 11, 2016, at 8:51 p.m.
A 3-year-old boy who made his way out of a child care center near the intersection of Stillwater and Forest avenues on Monday was returned to the facility after he was found by a passerby.
A boat leaves the dock in Bucksport, July 6, 2016.

Being a good swimmer isn’t enough to avoid Maine water tragedies

By Beth Brogan and Bill Trotter on July 09, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Summer is always a busy time for Mainers, but 2016 unfortunately is turning out to be no less so for people trained in water rescues.
The Mercantile passes another schooner out on the water during the 40th annual Great Schooner Race from Islesboro to Rockland on Friday.

‘Where else in the world can you see a sight like this?': Penobscot Bay’s 40th Great Schooner Race

By Stephen Betts on July 08, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
“It was a great day,” Capt. Kip Files said.
Gov. Paul LePage

Why LePage wants voters to know Janet Mills is suing him

By Christopher Cousins on July 07, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage called attention to the fact that Attorney General Janet Mills is filing a complaint against his administration for holding a meeting at the Blaine House in violation of Maine’s open meeting laws.
Dale Cottrell paints a Penobscot wherry on July 1 in his shop, Cottrell Boatbuilding, in Searpsort.

This Maine family transforms wooden boards into seaworthy boats

By Abigail Curtis on July 06, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Most of the boats take them about six to eight weeks from beginning to end, and they usually have a backlog of at least three to six boats.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage should appoint permanent education chief, say superintendents

By Steve Mistler, MPBN on July 05, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
The Maine Department of Education has not had a permanent education commissioner since Jim Rier left the agency late in 2014 for health reasons.
Sherry Jewel, a production supervisor for Maine Stitching Specialties, stitches together an American flag at the former Dirigo Stitching factory that was restarted two years ago. This is the first Independence Day holiday for which the company produced the flags.

Skowhegan firm aims to sell 10,000 Maine-made US flags

By Darren Fishell on July 04, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
“Our goal for next year is to sell 10,000.”

Here’s your guide to finding food, fun and fireworks on the Fourth

Bangor Daily News on July 03, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
On the off chance you haven’t made plans beyond soaking up some scenery and the predicted sunny weather, here’s a list of activities sure to keep you snapping selfies and photos that’ll make you the envy of your friends.
Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center (right of Quiznos) is located in the Maine Square Mall in Bangor. It is applying to increase its capacity from 300 to 500 patients.

Bangor methadone clinic seeks to expand from 300 to 500 patients

By Nick McCrea on July 01, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
An addiction treatment center has applied to significantly increase the number of patients it serves, potentially renewing a heated debate over Bangor’s role in combating the region’s drug problems.