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7 hrs ago | Capital Weekly

Neils feels it is time for an independent leader

Christian William Neils, an Independent from Appleton, is running against Wesley Richardson , Randall Parr , and Gary Sukeforth for House District 95. District 95 includes the towns of Warren, Appleton, Hope and part of Union. Neils, an Appleton native, said he knew at a young age that he wanted to spend his life in service to the community in one form or another.

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Related Topix: Hope, ME, Maine, Healthcare Law, Law

8 hrs ago | The Free Press

Multicultural students discuss diversity and discrimination

U.S. Census figures show that Maine is one of the least diverse states in the country estimating that 95.3 percent of Maine's population is white. According to Reza Jalali, coordinator at the office of multicultural student affairs, Portland is slowly becoming more diverse, but that there's still a lot of room for improvement in the city and at USM.

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Related Topix: Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Maine

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Irregular Times

Susan Collins Votes for Big Out of State Money While Taking Big Out of State Money

It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Liberal Political News

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Washington Times

Maine groups battle over alleged phone recording

On the call, advocacy groups discussed their concerns with a television advertisement from the Republican Governors Association that criticizes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud's stance on immigration. The liberal-leaning Maine People's Alliance wants Attorney General Janet Mills to look into whether a staffer from the conservative think tank, the Maine Heritage Policy Center, broke the law by secretly recording the conversation.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

National Post

New Ireland: How Maine almost became part of Canada at the end of the War of 1812

A tiny history museum in this Maine town is reminding Canadians of what could have been, mounting an exhibition on the little-known story of a lost Canadian province: New Ireland.

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Related Topix: Maine, North America, Canada, World News, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Castine, ME, University of Maine

Christian Science Monitor

On a Maine farm, African refugees go back to their roots

Osman Nuurow, part of a program that helps African immigrants learn to farm in Maine, poses on a wheelbarrow in a farm field in Lisbon, Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, Lisbon, ME, Life, Food, Vegetables, World News, Africa, South Sudan, Agriculture, Science

SeacoastOnline

Maine positioned to battle climate change

I am honored to serve the citizens of Kittery in the Maine State Legislature. I also feel a major responsibility as a member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.

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Related Topix: Maine, Kittery, ME, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tidal Power, Opinion

Tue Sep 02, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Maine gov. candidates to speak at energy forum

Maine Gov. Paul LePage and the two candidates vying to replace him will lay out their positions on energy and the environment at an event this month.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, University of Southern Maine

The Brattleboro Reformer

Their Opinion: National identity card a threat to our privacy

If the federal government can't get states to sign on to the Real ID law, it has only itself to blame.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Maine, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Maine's health care model: Go smaller

By the time Laura Tasheiko discovered the lump in her left breast, it was larger than a grape.

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Related Topix: Maine, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid, US Governors, Paul LePage

USA Today

Maine's health care model: Go smaller

Gov. LePage's decision to shrink, rather than expand, Medicaid has put strains on health providers as well as the poor.

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Related Topix: Maine, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Paul LePage, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Thu Aug 28, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Cutler promises changes in Maine

Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler told a crowd at the Kennebunk Rotary Club that he hasn't made promises during his campaign, but he made one to them Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maine, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, US Governors, Paul LePage

Bangor Daily News

New Hampshire resident stricken by potentially deadly mosquito illness EEE treated in Maine

A New Hampshire resident has been hospitalized in Maine with Eastern equine encephalitis, a potentially deadly disease carried by mosquitoes, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Maine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mon Aug 25, 2014

jdsupra.com

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Maine

RISI

Contactor killed in accident at NewPagea s Rumford mill in Maine [From the web]

Rumford police and officials from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating a death at a mill owned by NewPage Corporation in Rumford.

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Related Topix: Maine, OSHA

Russia Taday

Maine drinking water tests positive for dangerous levels of fluoride

A new study out of Maine suggests that residents across the New England state are regularly subjected to drinking water containing double the amount of fluoride considered to be dangerous by federal guidelines.

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Herald Gazette

Remarkable Mainers - Now and Then

Union Historical Society will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town House, Town House Road, just off Union Common.

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Politico

RGA fights in Kansas, Maine - Walker emails surface - Rahm fights crime narrative

FIRST IN SCORE: The Republican Governors Association is going up with a pair of ads in Kansas and Maine today, backed by half a million dollars each, in a continued effort to boost vulnerable incumbents.

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Related Topix: Maine, US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Maine filmmaker hopes to leave audiences 'Tickled' with latest horror flick

Corey Norman, a Portland filmmaker who found success earlier this year with his first feature "The Hanover House," is returning to the director's chair for a short titled "Tickle."

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

National Fisherman

Welcome the lobster popsicle

Maine officials have taken steps to make it easier for the state's fishermen to turn invasive green crabs into greenbacks.

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