Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert, left, Stavros Mendros and Ron Chicoine talk to Question 3 supporters after the Lewiston casino failed at the polls in 2011.

Ethics Commission calls for $32,500 fine against Lewiston casino backers for not disclosing source of campaign contributions

By Scott Thistle on Oct. 07, 2013, at 9:03 p.m.

DHHS lays off 56 employees, closes disability benefits office because of federal government shutdown

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 07, 2013, at 7:46 p.m.
Rep. Steve Stanley, D-Medway

Medway state representative proposes creating state’s first cold-case squad

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 07, 2013, at 4:04 p.m.
Bite Into Maine, a food truck operating out of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, produced this "picnic style" lobster roll as its entry in the prestigious Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble in New York City this year. Bite Into Maine owners Karl and Sarah Sutton say their operation is the smallest to ever compete in the annual challenge.

Naming a state sandwich and other ‘emergency’ bills proposed for Maine’s next legislative session

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 07, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
Maj. Michael Steinbuchel, Maine Army National Guard

Most Maine National Guard employees, Portsmouth shipyard workers back at work Monday

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 07, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.

In Race for Portland City Council, Lyons Picks Up Three Endorsements

By Wells Lyons on Oct. 07, 2013, at 12:36 p.m.

Central Cumberland County poll: LePage winning, Plummer in trouble, Diamond strong

on Oct. 07, 2013, at 10:02 a.m.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the government funding impasse at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, October 3, 2013. Obama canceled plans to attend summits in Indonesia and Brunei on Thursday, the White House said in a statement, bowing to the reality that a U.S. government shutdown impasse requires him to remain in Washington. The decision means Obama will no longer depart on Saturday for what had originally been a four-nation, week-long Asia trip. He had canceled visits to Malaysia and the Philippines earlier this week because of his budget struggle with Republicans in Congress.

Don’t look now, but Obama is getting it from left too

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau on Oct. 07, 2013, at 7:55 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) speaks at the Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) in Chantilly, Virginia September 19, 2013.

Some tea party congressmen see political backlash at home

By Philip Rucker, Washington Post on Oct. 07, 2013, at 6:56 a.m.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks on the phone as she arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 5, 2013. Washington headed into the fifth day of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight even as another, more serious conflict over raising the nation's borrowing authority started heating up.

Congress enters crucial week in battles over budget, debt limit

By Richard Cowan, Reuters on Oct. 07, 2013, at 6:19 a.m.