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Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, (left) speaks with House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport, at the State House in Augusta on Thursday.

To break budget stalemate, holdout House GOP offers $125 million in education funding

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It represents the first major movement in negotiations from the holdout group but it’s unclear how Democrats will respond since the plan would eliminate a surtax on high earners to generate revenue earmarked for public schools.

Digging into tradition with bean-hole beans

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“Fire, coals and cast iron or earthenware pots. It’s a pretty easy way to cook a whole bunch of food for a whole bunch of people. And relative to a can of beans, they taste very much better.”

Lincoln man, 67, dies making explosives to ‘blow up tree stumps’

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“There does not seem to be anything sinister in this.”

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Coast Guard: Kayaker found safe hours after search was called off

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The kayaker had issued three mayday calls around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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