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People play slots at Hollywood Casino in Bangor

Maine lets casinos write own gaming laws with voters’ help

By Michael Shepherd on Jan. 25, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
Maine’s lack of casino policy has led to isolated debates on casinos defined by gaming interests and parochialism.
Newcastle artist Glenn Chadbourne shows a copy of his most recent project, “The Dark Tower Portfolio.” The collector’s item features lithographs of nine original paintings by Chadbourne, including one for each of the eight books in “The Dark Tower” series by Stephen King.

Maine artist debuts collection inspired by Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ series

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on Jan. 25, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
Newcastle artist and illustrator Glenn Chadbourne’s new project is out: a portfolio of new paintings for each entry in Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order to advance construction of the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House in Washington, Jan. 24, 2017.

Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

By Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on Jan. 24, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive actions to accelerate the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects and to decree that American steel should be used for pipelines built in the United States.
Pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline are pictured in Gascoyne, North Dakota, Nov. 14, 2014.

Trump plans to advance building of Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines

By Reuters on Jan. 24, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
President Donald Trump plans to sign two executive actions on Tuesday to advance the building of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
Suzanne Farrar of Eddington is among the people who may be affected by the construction of the road connecting Interstate 395 to Route 9.

‘Having an interstate go right over you is going to be horrible’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 23, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“Who would want to buy it?” Stephanie Cossette asked of her small farm on Lambert Road. “They’ll figure out, ‘Oh, that road is going through there,’ and won’t want it. If we did ever sell it, it would be at a tremendous loss and then where would we be?”

How to prevent your new drone from landing you in court

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 22, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
Maine’s insurance bureau wants this year’s newest batch of drone pilots to prepare for the worst.
Ada Yentes-Quinn, 6, waves her sign in the air during the Women's March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross building at the Maine State House in Augusta on Saturday. The national rally was in support of women's rights, civil liberties and protection of the planet.

Marchers flock to Maine cities to stand up to Trump

By Kathleen Pierce on Jan. 21, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
A day after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, thousands of Mainers gathered to demonstrate that his vision of America is not theirs.
Roy Nakamura of Brunswick is among a group of Mainers marching in Washington, D.C. "Maine is here," Anne Nakamura of Brunswick said.

Thousands of Mainers join national protest against Trump

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
“My hope is that the incoming government will see this massive group of women uniting and see it as a sign that we are strong and will march forward.”
This is what retail jars of LobsteRx skin care cream might look like if a Maine firm called Lobster Unlimited LLC is successful in developing it and bringing it to market. The company has developed the ointment from lobster hemolymph, or blood, which currently is discarded as waste by millions of pounds each year by Maine lobster meat processors.

Lobster blood could be the next best thing to help treat warts, shingles

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Lobster industry researchers in Maine say they’ve determined that uncooked lobster hemolymph, or blood, has medicinal properties that can be used to treat viruses that cause warts and shingles.
People gather a few minutes before 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to see the sunrise.

Maine lawmakers take another stab at changing state’s time zone

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Jan. 19, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.
Sponsors say the move, which would land Maine into a time zone shared by Nova Scotia and Puerto Rico, would provide increased economic opportunities and less energy consumption in addition to offering more daylight in the afternoon and evening.
Michelle Sherbak relaxes as a mask dries on her face during an "Anthony's Classic" facial at Anthony John's Day Spa in Bangor on Tuesday.

Go ahead, enjoy that facial. Taking care of your skin at midlife has some major health benefits

By Meg Haskell on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
Despite the many critical roles it plays, many people don’t take care of their skin.
Sen. Susan Collins (right) sits with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., in this file photo.

Susan Collins wants to repeal Obamacare. Replacing it is a work in progress

By Jackie Farwell on Jan. 18, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
The national spotlight is shining on Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins as part of her party’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Collins bucks GOP efforts to end Planned Parenthood funding

By Kelsey Snell, Washington Post on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
A fierce battle over the future of reproductive rights is underway in Washington as congressional Republicans made the first move last week to slash funding for Planned Parenthood.
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 6, 2016.

LePage budget would impose ‘Netflix tax’ in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 17, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s latest budget proposal seeks to expand Maine’s sales tax to a range of in-person services from haircuts to movie tickets. It’s also extending the state’s ongoing tax fight into the digital realm.
Michelle and Duke Popovich of Charlotte, North Carolina, enjoy their chimichangas at Vazquez Mexican Takeout in Milbridge in this 2015 file photo.

Who knew? Six unexpected food finds in eastern Maine

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 16, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
There’s something magical in finding a delicious dish in a most unexpected place.
High school senior Franci Bliss, 17, of Portland is a certified doula who has assisted in around 15 births since August.

17-year-old finds passion for birthwork while becoming a doula

By Lauren Abbate on Jan. 14, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Regardless where the future takes her, helping others will be at the center of her plans.
Mount Katahdin is seen behind pipes running through the former Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket Friday.

‘It’s our heritage’: Our Katahdin volunteers get to work promoting Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
The group’s most immediate challenges are to start collating the ideas pouring in, continue meeting with potential investors, and help local officials shape an economic development plan for the industrial park and the region while starting federal and local grant applications.
Dick Chasse, a senior guide for Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School, hikes the last leg to the summit of Katahdin on Jan. 7, during a skiing and camping trip in Baxter State Park.

Challenging, thrilling, peaceful: Backcountry skiing growing in Maine

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Jan. 12, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
It’s a challenge, trekking through woods and struggling up snowy mountains.
David Boyer, head of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, Like Alcohol, speaks at a forum hosted by the Maine Law Federalist Society in Portland in this April 2015 file photo.

Legislative leaders’ plan to slow pot legalization draws advocates’ ire

By Michael Shepherd on Jan. 11, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
The Maine Legislature’s roadmap for implementing marijuana legalization took shape on Wednesday, with legislative leaders striking deals to delay most of the law until 2018 and form a committee to consider bills on the subject.
Linda Bean

Group says it’ll take L.L. Bean off boycott list if company takes Linda Bean off board

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Jan. 10, 2017, at 12:06 p.m.
Bean became the target of the group Grab Your Wallet following reports that she bankrolled a PAC supporting Donald Trump.