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POLL QUESTION
Sen. Susan Collins (right) sits with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., in this file photo.

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.
Media, wood yard workers, and federal and state officials gather to discuss how $1 million in federal grants will help the state's $8.5 billion forest products industry determine its future during a press conference on Wednesday at the American Forest Management wood yard in Passadumkeag.

Researchers, $1M in grants to help Maine recover from ‘natural disaster’ of mill closures

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help researchers at the University of Maine tackle the future of bio-based materials, including nanocellular technology, biofuels and additive manufacturing.
President Barack Obama holds his final press conference on Wednesday at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Obama pardons Maine woman for 1996 drug crime

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
A Windham woman convicted more than 20 years ago of a federal drug crime was one of 64 people pardoned Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

10 Times Housewife Plus caused a stir on Scary Mommy

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:03 p.m.
BDN blogger, Housewife Plus, is a popular voice on Scary Mommy. Here is a sample collection of her opinions that caused quite a stir among readers and left scorch marks in the comment sections.
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

Is there a new ‘Bangor Mom’ eagle in town?

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
Just a few days after a female bald eagle known as “Bangor Mom” died of lead poisoning, another eagle has been sighted at its nest
EDITORIALS
Local residents protested repeal of the Affordable Care Act in Dover-Foxcroft on Sunday.

Nonpartisan analysis reaffirms why repealing Obamacare is a bad idea

By The BDN Editorial Board on Jan. 18, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
Any doubts that repealing the core elements of the Affordable Care Act would have dire consequences for millions of Americans were laid to rest this week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Guest Speaker: Pat Gallant-Charette – World-Class Open Water Swimmer

By Bill Yeo on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Peter Robbins – Traveling the Silk Road from China to Italy by Bicycle

By Bill Yeo on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Bill Yeo – Film Screening: Bike-Packing Ladakh, India’s Himalaya

By Bill Yeo on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Jonathan White – Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

By Bill Yeo on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers: Kate and Cliff White – Finding the Limits and Pushing Beyond: Adventure Racing from Maine to Ireland

By Bill Yeo on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:13 p.m.
Sheila Simoneau holds a photo of her daughter, Wanda-Jean Mitchell. Mitchell was found dead in the woods in Poland in 1980. Simoneau, who lives in Buxton, joined other HAAD Enough Inc. parents at a news conference Tuesday calling for more help from the Maine State Police cold-case unit. She wants her daughter's case listed with the unit and her death investigated.

Families frustrated by Maine’s cold-case unit push for new bill

By Kathryn Skelton on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
“This piece of legislation will hopefully make it a little easier for them to communicate with the (attorney general’s) office and the state police.”

Guest Speaker: Bruce Rueger – Geology and Topography of the Southern Berkshires: Impact and Implications on the Transport of Cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston, 1776

By Bill Yeo on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.
Halfway Rock Light Station, off the tip of Bailey Island in Harpswell.

Coast Guard to install more radio activation switches at Maine lighthouses

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The move is designed to reduce negative effects of continuous foghorns on area wildlife and residents.
MAINE AT WAR

The right man at the right time for governor — Part II

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Sept. 28, 2016.

Democrats should stop telling Comey to step down

By Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg View on Jan. 18, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
OpEd: The Democrats calling for James Comey’s head should cut it out. They’re making a political death wish.
CONTRIBUTORS

Why eliminating Maine’s tipped wage is a raw deal for restaurants and tipped workers

By Garrett Mason on Jan. 18, 2017, at 10:34 a.m.
OpEd: It’s time for the Legislature to pick up the pieces and amend this law in a way that honors the will of the voters without harming Mainers who depend on tips to make a decent living, restaurant owners who already skate by on paper thin margins or you, the consumer, so your next ham Italian doesn’t cost you $10.
LETTERS

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017: Stop playing politics with our health, no peace without forgiveness, dressing room talk

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
Letters for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017: Stop playing politics with our health, no peace without forgiveness, dressing room talk
DAVID FARMER

LePage gets history wrong, again. Really wrong.

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:26 a.m.
We can’t allow the governor to obscure his bad policies with outrageous statements on talk radio or at town hall meetings, but we also have to hold him account for the terrible things he says.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Who is ready to quit your resolution to lose weight

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.