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3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Maine Legislature approves late, last-ditch push for Medicaid expansion

The Maine House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a Medicaid expansion plan for the third time since March with a 95-52 vote that likely dooms the bill to the same fate as its predecessors - death by gubernatorial veto.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News

7 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Maine woman accused of letting ex-cop sexually abuse girl

Holly Morrison, 34, allegedly confessed to Portland police of having met the 59-year-old married man at a swinger's party before allowing him to spend weekends at her home and abuse the girl, the Bangor Daily News reported.

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9 hrs ago | Sun Journal

Parts of Dexter evacuated; flood warnings remain up in northern Maine

People are being evacuated from homes and buildings in parts of Dexter Thursday after the east branch of the Sebasticook River spilled over its banks, according to the Maine Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Caribou.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Caribou, ME, Aroostook County, ME

12 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

'Beneath the Harvest Sky' paints authentic, intelligent picture of northern Maine

Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet, from left, direct Sarah Sutherland in "Beneath the Harvest Sky" filmed in The County in August and September of 2012.

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Related Topix: Maine Government, Van Buren, ME, Aroostook County, ME

15 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Transcripts of 911 calls reveal details in wrong-way driver's fatal crash on Interstate 95

Three people driving on Interstate 95 called 911 on April 6 when they first noticed the silver SUV that later would be involved in a wrong-way head-on collision that killed two men, and one Maine State Police sergeant came face to face with the erratic driver.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Holden, ME, Carmel, ME

20 hrs ago | Salon

Saved by Obamacare

I was beat down by insurance and rarely saw doctors. But under a new plan, I made a call that proved life-changing When my insurance dropped me in 2000, I was a self-employed writer with two kids.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Kids, Family, Maine Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Heavy rain floods northern New England, 1 dead

Heavy flooding throughout northern New England was blamed for at least one fatality as officials on Wednesday urged residents in all three states to avoid water-covered roadways and watch out for overflowing rivers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Kennebec Journal

Poll shows LePage, Michaud in virtual tie in Maine race for governor

The survey gives the governor a slight lead - his first in public poll - but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Paul LePage, Cellphones

Herald Gazette

CMCA announces - Biennial' artists

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art has announced the 28 artists whose work will be included in the 2014 "CMCA Biennial" exhibition.

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Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Cushing, ME, Portland, ME, Harpswell, ME

Kennebec Journal

Ex-Maine State Police chief pleads not guilty to child sex assault charges

The judge allows 73-year-old Andrew Demers Jr., who served 26 years with the state police, to remain free on $5,000 bail he posted after his arrest March 17. A former Maine State Police chief accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative pleaded not guilty to a pair of felony charges Wednesday at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, New Gloucester, ME

Bangor Daily News

Portland man escapes injury after car catches fire on I-95

A Portland man avoided injury after his car caught fire as he was driving south on Interstate 95 Wednesday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

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Related Topix: Fire

Sun Journal

Maine Senate sustains veto, pulls blinds on solar energy rebate bill

State Sen. John Cleveland, D-Auburn, gestures Wednesday as he asks his colleagues to overturn a veto of a bill by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy, US Governors, Paul LePage

Herald Gazette

Honorary UMaine degree for Gerritsen

Two icons of Maine literature and music - international best-selling author Tess Gerritsen of Camden and singer/songwriter David Mallett - will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees and share remarks at the University of Maine's 212th commencement Saturday, May 10. Mallett, who lives in Sebec, will address the 10 a.m. ceremony, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Vocal, Folk, Camden, ME, University of Maine

Kennebec Journal

Flooding claims one victim in northern Maine

According to the Maine Warden Service, Paul Oliver, 74, had moved his truck across a flooded portion of Oliver Road and was returning back to his house across the flooded section when he was swept downstream at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Rumford, ME

Bangor Daily News

Maine not prepared for a Quebec-type crude accident on rail lines

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Megantic, in this file picture taken July 6, 2013.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Train Disaster, Canada, Jackman, ME, Fire

Kennebec Journal

Maine Legislature enacts $30 million budget fix

The Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a proposal that plugs a $32 million budget hole in the fiscal year budget beginning July 1, while also providing critical services to hundreds of developmentally disabled Mainers who have long been on waiting lists.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Wells, ME, US Governors, Paul LePage, North Berwick, ME

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Maine Stream: What you don't know about ticks could kill you

In his "Introduction to Birding" talk last week at the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, Don Mairs included a warning about ticks.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Blog News, Orono, ME, Old Town, ME, Opinion

SeacoastOnline

Maine AG warns of phone scam

Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is warning Mainers to be aware of a phone scam that claims to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

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Related Topix: Maine Government

WMTW-TV Auburn

Mainers hope to persuade president to reclassify pot

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Capital Weekly

Stomp for spring contra dance

A spring contra dance featuring Sassafras Stomp will take place Saturday, April 26, beginning 8 p.m. in the gym of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Sassafras Stomp features three accomplished Maine musicians: Putnam Smith on banjo; Johanna Davis on fiddle; and her partner, Adam Nordell, on guitar.

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