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Hoffman announces write-in campaign

An independent candidate who lost a place on the Maine ballot after a court challenge of his petitions is launching a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate.Herbert Hoffman acknowledged Tuesday that a statewide write-in campaign faces long odds. He says he hopes to build a coalition among progressives, Greens, independents, disaffected Democrats and disgruntled Republicans. He […]

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Maine schools fall short in federal test

More than one-third of the state’s public schools fell short of performance targets in 2007-08 under the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act, the Maine Department of Education said. The department said Monday that 38 percent of the of 632 elementary, middle and high schools missed federal performance targets on standardized reading and math […]