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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin celebrates after declaring victory over Emily Cain in the 2nd Congressional District after midnight Wednesday at Dysart's in Bangor.

Poliquin wins re-election over Cain in Maine’s 2nd District

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 12:44 a.m.
Cementing his place in Maine’s political upper echelon, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won his first re-election in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday over Democrat Emily Cain.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree smiles from the stage in Portland in this November 2014 file photo.

Pingree breezes to re-election in Maine’s 1st District

By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree scored an easy re-election in Maine’s 1st Congressional District, after opening a wide lead over Republican challenger Mark Holbrook in early returns, according to unofficial results.
Former president George W. Bush watches the game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Former President George W. Bush does not cast vote for president

By Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
“They voted ‘None of the Above’ for president.”
Bob Berg, the owner of Bob & Tom's gun shop, sits behind the counter of his store in October.

Gun control measures expected to win in four states

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
Gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives.

Hundreds of foreign election monitors are in the D.C. area to observe voting

By Max Bearak, Washington Post on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Long lines, while discouraging to some voters, generally indicate a healthy turnout.
A lawmaker leaves the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2016.

Democrats hold slight edge in contest to control U.S. Senate

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
The Democrats were slightly favored to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from the Republicans in Tuesday’s elections, according to some analysts.
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after casting their ballots at the Douglas Grafflin Elementary School in Chappaqua, New York, U.S. November 8, 2016.

Wall Street gains as traders bet on Clinton triumph

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks after returning to the stage following a security incident, where he was hustled off the stage by security agents due to a perceived threat in the crowd, during a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, U.S. November 5, 2016.

Nevada judge rejects Trump request for order over early voting

By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Donald Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit arguing that voting hours in parts of Nevada were improperly extended during early voting.
Downtown Lewiston can be seen in this Aug. 30 photo.

The nation’s eyes are fixed on Maine’s 2nd District

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 07, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
Maine’s 2nd District will be one of the most watched battleground areas in the nation on Tuesday in a Democratic state that hasn’t given any of its four Electoral College votes to a Republican since 1988.
Stone Sparrow Cafe can be seen in Veazie on Nov. 2.

Inside the cozy breakfast and lunch spot Stone Sparrow Cafe in Veazie

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 07, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The most popular dish is the Sparrow’s Nest Scramble, an egg scramble filled with bacon and home fries. A weekend brunch favorite is classic Eggs Benedict.
Stephen King talks with BDN's John Holyoke Thursday, October 2, 2014, at his office in Bangor.

50 years later, ‘Hearts in Suspension’ celebrates Stephen King’s formative years

By John Holyoke on Nov. 05, 2016, at 1 a.m.
On Tuesday, the latest Stephen King book will be released, but it’s not of the macabre nature King is best known for. The nonfiction book focuses on the shared experience of that corps of young writers, activists and ideologues on a campus then known as “UMO.”
Jason Drake cleans the new tattoo on Winnie Allen, 52, Thursday at Diversified Ink in Bangor. Allen got her first tattoo in memory of her beloved Yorkshire terriers, Pippy and Lilly, who recently died.

For Mainers, you’re never too old to get a tattoo

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6:46 a.m.
“It used to be most of my business was people in their 20s [and] 30s getting their first tattoos,” Tom Murphy said. “But in recent years, I’ve been seeing way more people in their 50s and 60s.”
Lip balm made in Damariscotta was inspired by the last presidential debate.

Maine soapmaker’s ‘nasty woman’ lip balm is a big hit

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 03, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
“It was a term we had to own and take it and make it possible to reappropriate it.”
Orono resident Jeff Sanders went to the town office for early absentee voting on Wednesday in Orono.

Maine city, town clerks say early voter turnout strong this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“We haven’t see this many absentees since 2008,” the Bangor city clerk said.
Becca Small casts her vote at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this November 2015 file photo.

Everything Mainers need to know before they vote

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 02, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
We present the BDN’s 2016 election primer. Peruse it to see what you’re interested in and click on the blue words if you want to dig deeper.
Brunswick Junior High School

Brunswick settles lawsuit over former student who says he was assaulted in school bathroom

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 01, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
The school system also will make a cash payment to the former student’s family as part of an agreement to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the Maine Human Rights Commission and the family of the former student.
Jeff Wolovitz of Heiwa Tofu works on a batch of his product on Thursday morning at the company's new beanery, or manufacturing space, in Rockport.

Maine-made tofu company growing fast

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 31, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Jeff Wolovitz of Heiwa Tofu was a blur of action on Thursday morning as he shepherded the transformation of pounds of raw soybeans into the creamy, fresh-tasting product his small, family-owned company is known for.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders urges a crowd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor to vote for Hillary Clinton for president.

Bernie Sanders returning to Maine to stump for Clinton

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 30, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Sanders has worked to thwart Republican efforts to lure anti-establishment Democrats who backed him during the party’s nominating process.
Glen Kennedy (left) goes over a self-defense move with Susannah Owen (center) and Hillary Kennedy during a demonstration at Eastern Maine School of Self-Defense in Veazie.

For Mainers of any age, basic self-defense training can be lifesaving

By Meg Haskell on Oct. 28, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
“If you’re defending yourself, you can’t be concerned about being nice to your attacker.”
Stanley Luce uses a mechanical picker to harvest cranberries using the dry method at Highland Farms in Troy. Fresh cranberries are harvested using this method rather than a wet harvest. After Stanley harvests the cranberries, his wife Jennifer Wixson sorts the berries to remove any that may have frost, bug or picking damage.

Bumper crop for Maine cranberry growers

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 27, 2016, at 2:14 p.m.
“The cranberries are really the fruition of our love.”