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Cars traverse on Congress Street on Tuesday in Portland, where the City Council on Monday voted to increase the minimum wage for Portland workers to $10.10 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2016.
The Point

Portland’s new minimum wage law could make waves in other cities

Portland’s decision to raise the minimum wage within its city limits is already having ripple effects in other municipalities as more city …
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage attempts to ‘pocket veto’ remaining bills

AUGUSTA | Gov. Paul LePage has thrown a new wrench into the gears of the Legislature, this time with a move to “pocket veto” …

Bethel energy drink maker sues California company in trademark spat

PORTLAND | A Bethel-based producer of all-natural energy drinks has asked a judge to assess a California company’s trademark violation allegations. Black Bear LLC, …
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills

Maine attorney general applauds new funding to fight drug crimes

AUGUSTA | Maine Attorney General Janet Mills on Tuesday applauded initiatives to address Maine’s drug epidemic in the $6.7 billion two-year budget plan. The …
The front row of a nearly full house cheers on presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in Portland Monday night as he delivers a speech.

6 reasons these Mainers think Bernie Sanders has a chance

More than 8,000 people — many more than originally anticipated — flooded Portland’s rally-style event with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Monday night. They carried “Bernie” …
Outdoors

The 9th Annual Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, July 16, 2015 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Friday, July 17, 2015 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Saturday, …
Every desk is taken in professor Jeanne Neil's Accounting 101 classroom at Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, California, on September 10, 2011.
The Point

The richer your parents, the more likely you’ll study English

A study found how much parents make has an impact on a student’s choice of major.
Fire marshal investigators gather information at the home at 292 Wing Road in Hermon Tuesday afternoon. Nine-year-old Wyatt Parker died in the fire. His cousins Ashlyn Parker, 10, and John Parker, 8,  were also in the house at the time of the fire. Ashlyn was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.
VIDEO

Boy dies in Hermon mobile home fire

A 9-year-old boy who died when fire swept through a mobile home on Tuesday morning was remembered as a child who loved …
The Bowdoin
Community

16th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race

CASTINE, Maine —  To launch its 16th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race, the Castine Yacht Club, in cooperation with Mystic Seaport and the American Schooner Association, …

Summer conference of National Association of Secretaries of State to be in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will be hosting the annual summer conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State July 9-12, in …
Community

Planet NIBIRU Heading towards Earth

Photo of NIBIRU from Maine, Tuesday a.m. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
Demonstrators march during a rally in support of the state's upcoming Proposition 37 ballot measure in San Francisco, California October 6, 2012. The initiative, commonly known as the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, would require mandatory labeling of genetically-modified raw and processed food products and prohibit products containing such to be called natural. While supporters see the measure as part of the consumer's right to know, the controversial measure has also drawn strong criticisms in recent times for being poorly written, increasing costs for both taxpayers and consumers, as well as presenting additional risks of lawsuits against retailers.
The Point

See how your views on major issues line up with those of scientists

Is it safe to eat food grown with pesticides? Should childhood vaccines be required? See the gap between what the public and scientists think.

Right Amount of Wrong and Sandy’s Ride, Cancer Sucks 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: LA HARLEY, 839 Main St, Lewiston, ME 04240, Lewiston, Maine For more information: 207) 786-2822; …
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of about 9,000 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Monday.

Bernie Sanders urges ‘political revolution’ in Portland

The 2016 election may be 16 months away, but you wouldn’t know it from the thousands of people who turned out Monday …
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MAINE FOCUS

Sex isn't against the law. Rape is

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MAINELY THOUGHTS

Tourism jobs can't replace high-wage manufacturing jobs. What'll Maine do about it?

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#MAINE

Workplace injuries, low wages and high cost of living plague Maine in financial ranking

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THINKMAINE

Take a peek at the 4 places in Maine nominated for the National Historic Register

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SMART APPROACHES TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Pro-Marijuana Revelers Celebrate Oregon Legalization Law By Immediately Breaking It

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THAT VEGAN THING

What Happens When You Mix Kale and Chickpeas?

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COLLAGE

Sometimes you have to dive right in for the shot

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PODCASTS FROM MAINE

Here are two handguns on my wishlist

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FAMILY HEALTH AND SAFETY

5 Tips for fun in the sun with your kids

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CANNABIS TODAY

Emphasizing Marijuana Testing

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THOUGHTS OF AN AVERAGE JOE

I'd Pay Big Bucks to Attend Baby Camp

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STATE EVENTS

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Saving Old Windows

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