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Senator Susan Collins speaks to officials at the Aroostook County Action Program in Houlton in November.

Collins meets with activists pressuring her to oppose Trump’s policies

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Feb. 21, 2017, at 5:24 p.m.
The group has been pressuring Collins on everything from the fate of the Affordable Care Act to votes on Trump’s cabinet picks.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

Is it safe to kiss your kids if you have a cold sore?

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
How safe is it to kiss your kids on the face if you’ve ever had a cold sore? One mom finds out.

Alfond Foundation vows to pay off students’ debt to draw STEM workers to Maine

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 21, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The Alfond Leaders competitive grant program will give about 150 recipients up to $60,000 in college debt relief per person over the next three years.

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:48 p.m.

How Maine police shootings are investigated

By Jake Bleiberg on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
In the past two weeks police have shot dead three people in two separate cases, and four officers have been taken off active duty.

Officer-involved shootings in Maine, 2007-2017

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.

Eggs and Issues: Charles Summers and Veterans Count

By Ben Bulkeley on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
MAINE COURSE

Banana Blueberry Coffee Cake

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m.
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

1-minute hike: Flying Mountain and Valley Cove in Acadia National Park

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 2 p.m.
SARAH SMILEY
Sarah Smiley

Postpartum depression always hit on Day 3

By Sarah Smiley on Feb. 21, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Postpartum depression can have many different factors — some of them physical and hormonal and some of them circumstantial. Often, all of these collide in a perfect storm.

1-minute hike: Flying Mountain and Valley Cove in Acadia National Park

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 21, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.
Hodgdon's Jordyn Merritt (left) reaches to block Schenck's Justin Thompson as he dribbles down the court during their Class C North Quarterfinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Tuesday morning.

Schenck boys knock off Hodgdon in ‘C’ quarterfinal

By Joseph Cyr on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
When Schenck started out its season with losing its first three games, veteran coach Derrick Thompson didn’t panic.
The University of New England announced Tuesday that James Herbert of Drexel University would serve as the university's next president.

University of New England introduces next president from Drexel

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
The University of New England announced Tuesday that James Herbert, a Drexel University administrator, will become the school’s next president.
EDITORIALS

Government, on multiple levels, decides to fail transgender students

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
With no rules in Maine and a federal injunction against guidance to schools on this topic, transgender students remain unnecessarily at risk.
A red pickup truck pulls away from the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport last week. The state prison is again being proposed for closure as cost-saving measure in the proposed state budget.

Down East prison back on state budget chopping block

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility, which overlooks the local fishing village of Bucks Harbor, once again is proposed for closure as a cost-saving measure in the latest proposed state budget.
POLL QUESTION
Andrew MacLean, deputy executive vice president of the Maine Medical Association, voices his organization's support for Medicaid expansion at the State House Welcome Center in Augusta, Jan. 23, 2014.

Medicaid expansion referendum headed to Maine ballot

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.
MIKE TIPPING

A progressive group is meeting with Sen. Collins right now, and streaming it live

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 9:16 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

Why you should know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
You should know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack. In this podcast, Dr. Brandei Wingard explains and tells us how to protect our hearts.
The old camper has been renovated to meet the needs of people struggling with substance misuse — specifically opioids — and will be going out in southern Maine. This is the first of its kind in Maine and northern New England.

Midcoast men convert camper, take heroin addiction treatment on the road

By CBS 13 on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
Two men on the midcoast are taking treatment for heroin addiction on the road.
THE DAY JOB

It’s About Time

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8 a.m.