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1 hr ago | State of Maine

Governor Administers Oath to Justice Daniel Billings and Judge William Schneider - 4/16/2014

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage administered the oath Tuesday to Judge William Schneider of the Maine District Court.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, University of Maine School of Law

5 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Natural Resources Council of Maine: LePage Veto of Solar Bill Is Sustained By Maine Senate

"It is extremely disappointing that the governor's opposition to solar energy is holding Maine back on the opportunity for more jobs and cleaner air.

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Related Topix: Maine, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Bucksport, ME

6 hrs ago | State of Maine

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Issues Alert to Maine Residents...

Numerous Maine residents have contacted the Secretary of State's Office regarding the website, http://www.Drivers-Licenses.org/Maine .

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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Washington Times

$30 million budget fix advances in Legislature

A bill that would close a $30 million hole in the Maine budget and reduce a wait list for services in the state's Medicaid program is quickly advancing in the Democratic-led Legislature.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Maine

Bangor Daily News

Were you mature at 18? Jails get it wrong by treating young adults as real adults

The notion that certain things are "set in stone" and unchanging is a popular one in the U.S. "People do not change" is a widespread belief.

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Bangor Daily News

Fresh pineapple: inexpensive and in season

As Fortune family legend goes, when my mother was pregnant with me, she craved pineapple like mad.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Fruits, Maine, Pudding

Bangor Daily News

In Maine, vanity license plates are 'Wikd GD'

Some of Sherburne's favorites include a convertible - "TOPLE55" - and a Chrysler PT Cruiser with the somewhat threatening non sequitur "GANGSTA."

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Related Topix: Maine, Wagon, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler, Convertible

Kennebec Journal

Our Opinion: Don't blame rural areas for rejecting broadband

As activities from filling out a job application to filing an income tax return have moved online, the use of the Internet has become critical to the ability to take part in American society.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Another View: Far from sunk, Brookings report still inspiring action in Maine

We Mainers love our curmudgeons; sometimes just for the challenge of getting them to smile.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Opinion

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

It's easier to rail against 'welfare' recipients than actually reform the system

Earlier this week, the legislature voted on a number of measures that addressed our state's anti-poverty programs.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, US Governors, Paul LePage, Opinion

Bangor Daily News

Frugal and practical: Cloth diaper use in Maine increases, follows national trend

Betsy Lundy, owner of Maine Cloth Diaper Company, uses her daughter Mabel during a cloth diaper changing demonstration at Central Street Farmhouse in Bangor on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Maine, Bangor, ME, Family, Parenting, Damariscotta, ME

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

LePage's 'open for business zones' bill rejected in Senate...

Senate Democrats led a charge against a proposal by Gov. Paul LePage to give large corporations major incentives to bring jobs to two former military bases in Maine, including a "right to work" prohibition on forcing workers to pay union dues.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, US Military, US Air Force, Loring Air Force Base, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Herald Gazette

Lorenzen honored by Department of Corrections

Sixteen staffers from the Maine Department of Corrections Region 2 Adult Probation and Parole each received an Award of Excellence April 1 by MDOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte for their recent work, above-and-beyond the call of duty, in assisting in the apprehension of several clients.

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Kennebec Journal

Maine lawmakers give initial OK to broader state authority over county jails

AUGUSTA The Maine House and Senate gave initial approval Friday to a bill that would give the state Board of Corrections more authority over Maine's 15 county jails.

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Related Topix: Maine, Prison, Somerset County, ME, Madison, ME, Portland, ME

Star Tribune

Elizabeth Strout's novels are suffused with the salty tang of Maine

She was still a young writer, had published some short fiction but not yet a novel, and was feeling "really, really stuck with my writing," she said.

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Related Topix: Maine, Bates College, Syracuse University, Brunswick, ME, Entertainment

Boston.com

Medicaid expansion fails in Maine for a third time

The Democratic-led Senate has failed to overturn Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would expand Medicaid coverage to 70,000 Mainers and privatize the program through managed care.

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Bangor Daily News

This Washington County business shows just what access to capital can do

Wyman's of Maine president and CEO Edward Flanagan speaks with Harold Clossey , executive director of the Sunrise County Economic Council, during a tour of the company's plant in Cherryfield in this August 2013 file photo.

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Related Topix: Maine, Washington County, ME, Cherryfield, ME, Small Business, Personal Finance, Machias, ME, Opinion

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Bangor Daily News

How the Koch brothers are killing Medicaid expansion in Maine

In December of last year, Maine Representative Brian Duprey posted a photo to Facebook from a presentation at the American Legislative Exchange Council conference he was attending Washington D.C. ALEC is a secretive organization that serves as a pipeline into state legislatures for corporate-backed policies.

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Related Topix: Maine, Healthcare Law, Law, Hampden, ME, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Legislature overrides LePage veto of bill to protect fish spawning areas from mining

The Legislature on Tuesday overturned a veto by Gov. Paul LePage of a bill that aims to protect delicate fish spawning habitats from motorized mining operations.

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