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James Kilbreth, an attorney for ranked-choice voting supporters, argues before the Maine Supreme Court in April.

Ranked-choice voting supporters consider people’s veto if legislature scraps law

Supporters of Maine’s first-in-the-nation ranked-choice voting law say they could launch a people’s veto effort to keep the initiative alive.
Some of the solar panels installed on buildings at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association fairground in Unity.

Solar energy compromise heads to LePage with enough support to withstand veto

The bill keeps a controversial plan to decrease the credits given to homes and businesses with solar power installations.
Hail is visible on the deck of Presque Isle resident James Robinson after scattered storms across the state brought both hail and lightning throughout Tuesday, June 27, 2017. There was some damage after lightning sparked a house fire in Cushing and struck a business in Thomaston.
Outdoors

Hail, lightning reported across Maine

Lightning from these storms also took a toll throughout the state Tuesday.
Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette of Newport makes his way to the House floor through a throng of protesters at the State House on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
The Point

What to expect if state government shuts down

A shutdown that lasts for many days promises to frustrate Mainers in many ways.
Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta

Maine budget negotiators work toward a last-minute deal to avoid shutdown

It was unclear whether the budget proposal could garner two-thirds support.
An Australian company has announced plans to purchase Saddleback Mountain Resort in Rangeley.
Outdoors

Australian company buys Saddleback resort

An Australian company announced Wednesday that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to secure ownership of Maine’s third-largest ski resort.
A seismograph used by the U.S. Department of the Interior

There have been four earthquakes in Maine so far this week

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Patrick Kelly of Rockport (right) sizes up Rafael Velado during their New England Fights amateur lightweight title fight on June 17 in Lewiston. The 52-year-old Kelly beat Velado to claim the belt.

Rockport fighter, a ‘man who knows no limits,’ wins MMA title at 52

“Pat Kelly is as fierce a competitor as they come,” NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson said. “His dedication to health and fitness and his endless quest to challenge himself is inspiring.”
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