BDN partners with Maine news organizations to host US Senate debate It marks the first time in recent history that the two newspapers have collaborated on a candidate debate. by Michael Shepherd 49 mins ago17 mins ago Trump campaign opening offices in Presque Isle and Bangor by Melissa Lizotte 2 hours ago2 hours ago Delivery delays harmful to Postal Service, Angus King says by The Associated Press 5 hours ago5 hours ago Sara Gideon ‘climate agenda’ endorses making US carbon neutral by 2050 by Michael Shepherd and Caitlin Andrews 6 hours ago6 hours ago It’s a crucial day for federal coronavirus aid as Maine stares down a budget crisis by Michael Shepherd Millions in federal funding at risk if more Mainers don’t respond to 2020 census by Jessica Piper Maine lawmakers endorse sovereignty bid in historic win for tribes, but obstacles remain by Caitlin Andrews Biden up big in Maine, Gideon maintains narrow margin over Collins in new poll by Jessica Piper Maine Election 2020 How misconduct allegations against men turned into ammunition in Maine’s US Senate race by Jessica Piper August 6, 2020August 6, 2020 Maine’s high court wrestles with lawsuit holding major implications for CMP corridor by Caitlin Andrews August 5, 2020August 5, 2020 CMP corridor faces court test that could determine its path after a 2020 referendum by Caitlin Andrews, Michael Shepherd and Jessica Piper August 5, 2020August 5, 2020 How Monday’s rerun of July primaries could affect the future of ranked-choice voting Mainers can request a ballot for the November election, just not online NATIONAL POLITICS Biden apologizes for comments on racial diversity among Black people 2 hours ago2 hours ago Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat August 7, 2020August 7, 2020 Commission rejects Trump push to add debate against Biden August 7, 2020August 7, 2020 Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Joe Biden opposes God August 7, 2020August 7, 2020 Coronavirus aid talks on brink of collapse as both sides remain ‘very far apart’ August 7, 2020August 7, 2020 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive ahead of Trump visit August 6, 2020August 6, 2020 Susan Collins wrote exception that let hotel chains get coronavirus aid One beneficiary was the client of a former aide to Sen. Susan Collins who was among many lobbying her to create this special exception. NY attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA The move comes amid allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. Maine goes into austerity mode as coronavirus takes steep budget toll This is just the beginning as the Mills administration readies an interim cost reduction package amid a forecast $1 billion shortfall over the next two years. Progressives say primary wins latest sign of momentum shift A renewed focus on racial and economic justice has given progressive Democrats new momentum after rough patches this year. Coronavirus upends Trump and Biden convention plans The pandemic is proving to be a tougher obstacle, denying both candidates crucial opportunities to connect with supporters in the final stretch before the election. Negotiators still deadlocked over next federal coronavirus aid package A souring tone from both sides indicates that a long slog remains Thursday and beyond. 2nd effort to call Maine Legislature back fails amid squabble over session’s scope Republicans polled their own members and largely refused to participate in the exercise, following the same playbook that they followed last month. Janet Mills calls for sweeping spending cuts to offset pandemic losses The reductions appear to be part of preparations to propose a reduction package to the Legislature. Susan Collins joins group of GOP senators to back 2nd bailout for struggling airlines A group of 16 Republican senators including Susan Collins of Maine endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election. Janet Mills extends Maine’s state of emergency for 30 more days The order now extends until Sept. 4 and with it, Maine stays with nearly every other state in the nation in maintaining states of emergency. Joe Biden won’t go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus. Joe Biden campaign announces $280 million ad buy through fall It’s nearly twice the amount Trump’s team has reserved. Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts The result: daily delivery of a mixed message to the public at a moment when coherence is most needed. Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump now is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice. Top Democrats call 2nd poll to bring Maine Legislature back, but stalemate with GOP remains Lawmakers have 24 hours to respond, but it seems unlikely Republicans will give up their leverage. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.