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Proposal would bar Maine from charging minors with prostitution

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on March 25, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
“These are the children in our community who need to be supported, not criminalized,” Destie Hohman Sprague of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault said.
Blueberries wait to be raked, Aug. 12, 2016.

Maine growers struggle with surplus blueberries, plummeting prices

By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public on March 25, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
Finding a package of blueberries these days is as easy as pie. They’re plentiful in the fresh and frozen sections of the supermarket. But while the supply is high, the market price has taken a dive, and that has growers feeling blue.
Republican Mike Huckabee speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 31, 2015.

A conservative case for the National Endowment for the Arts

By Mike Huckabee, The Washington Post on March 25, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
The real recipients of endowment funds: The kids in poverty for whom NEA programs may be their only chance to learn to play an instrument, test-drive their God-given creativity, and develop a passion for those things that civilize and humanize us all.

Monday, March 27, 2017: Food sovereignty about democracy, sick of Trump’s lies, happy spring

on March 25, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
Letters for Monday, March 27, 2017: Food sovereignty about democracy, sick of Trump’s lies, happy spring

Trump tastes failure as House health care bill collapses

By David Lawder and Steve Holland, Reuters on March 25, 2017, at 7:45 a.m.
President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the health care system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

The NFL has effectively blackballed Colin Kaepernick

By Kevin B. Blackistone, The Washington Post on March 25, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
A week before Christmas 1996, Craig Hodges, who twice during his 10 NBA seasons was the league’s best three-point shooter, filed a federal lawsuit against the NBA. He charged that the league colluded to end his career four seasons earlier.

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom

By Jeff Mason and Ethan Lou, Reuters on March 25, 2017, at 7:37 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom.

Wall Street dips in dramatic session as health bill pulled

By Lewis Krauskopf, Reuters on March 25, 2017, at 7:36 a.m.
A dramatic session on Wall Street ended with stocks slightly lower on Friday as they pared losses in late-afternoon trading after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

Suns’ Booker scores 70, but Celtics prevail

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on March 24, 2017, at 10:41 p.m.
Kevin Switzer (front) drives Mizuno around the track during racing action in 2015 at Scarborough Downs.

Scarborough Downs has prospective buyer

By Ed Morin, Maine Public on March 24, 2017, at 5:56 p.m.
There’s a sales agreement in place between the Scarborough Downs harness racing track in southern Maine and a prospective buyer.

KVAC Class AA North all-stars

on March 24, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled  the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017.

Republicans pull health care legislation plan in blow to Trump

By Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters on March 24, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House before the bill was pulled from the House floor after hours of debate.

Dynamic speaker on race: Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams to lecture at the University of Maine

on March 24, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Sen. Collins (right) with Joanna Russell, member of BARN Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Senator Collins Visits Brewer Organization that Assists Individuals Recovering from Addiction and Their Families

on March 24, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.

Deadline approaching in Maine for SBA Working Capital Loans

on March 24, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
from left, Sean Geagan, Josh Geagan, Sen. Kimberley Rosen and Richard Rotella.

Bucksport Residents Visit State House

on March 24, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
Emma Waddell

Mainers claim prestigious collegiate swimming, hockey honors

on March 24, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
Emma Waddell of Bangor has been named a 2017 DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee, while Brady Fleurent of Biddeford won the 17th Joe Concannon Award.

Events from The Bangor Land Trust

on March 24, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.

HOPE Festival at UMaine set for April 8

on March 24, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.

Dinner and music at The Bangor Grange

on March 24, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.