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OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. A $45 billion proposal for opioid treatment in the healthcare bill currently being crafted in the Senate would fall far short, health experts say. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Portland considers lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

The city is considering whether to join a growing legal push against the makers of prescription painkillers that have contributed to Maine’s deadly opioid epidemic.

Balkan Dance Class – 3-Week Class for Everyone

Pedestrians pass by a view of Portland Harbor on Fore Street in Portland, Nov. 3, 2015.

Portland attorney wants to give neighbors veto power over zoning changes

Developers are worried the plan would slow down Portland’s already often tedious planning process.

Cycle or Stroll for Sweetser: A Family Fun Event

Portland man arrested after robbing, assaulting cab driver

Dominic Deas, 40, of Portland is being held on $35,000 bail at the Cumberland County Jail on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
The Coast Guard are looking for two potentially missing kayakers in Casco Bay Saturday morning.

Coast Guard ends search after kayaks found in Casco Bay

Around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard was informed about two unmanned kayaks found in Casco Bay.
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Children’s Hour: Story & Craft for Kids

A refugee camp is seen in Mosul, Iraq on July 17, 2017.

Due to Trump actions, Maine to see fewest refugees resettled in 7 years

Catholic Charities of Maine had planned to help resettle 685 refugees from around the world by the end of September, but now expects about 350 to have arrived by the close of that month.

Man guilty in two Portland shootings gets 10 years for illegal firearm

As part of a deal with federal prosecutors, Moses Okot agreed to the maximum 10-year sentence plus three years of supervised release.

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