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3 hrs ago | State of Maine

Governor Highlights Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - 4/23/2014

AUGUSTA – Thursday, April 24, is recognized nationally as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage

8 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Maine doctor loses appeal in civil rights case

Linda Clifford sued Dr. Scott Kemmerer and MaineGeneral Medical Center about her treatment at the Augusta hospital's emergency department on Sept.

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Related Topix: Maine, Medicine, Emergency Medicine, US Governors, John Baldacci

12 hrs ago | National Fisherman

Book Review: Vacationland

Vacationland Man Plans, God Laughs By Nat Goodale Bowditch Press, 2013 Softcover, 242 pp., $14.99 www.amazon.com When I think of Donny Coombs, a fifth generation Maine lobsterman who's the hero of "Vacationland," the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man, pop into my head - "That's all I can stands, I can't stands no more!" It will take him ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | Kennebec Journal

from the State House: As Maine's Ceo, governor has mismanaged state's economic recovery

Gov. Paul LePage recently complained that term limits enabled too many "young people with firm agendas" to serve in the Legislature, supposedly dragging down the quality of the bills that get passed.

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

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Republican Journal

Waldo County Superior Court

Matthew Alton Colby, 28, of Montville, possession of sexually explicit material, 364 days in the custody of the Maine Department of Corrections all suspended, probation for one year; possession of sexually explicit material, 364 days in the custody of the Maine Department of Corrections with all but 60 days suspended, probation for one year; ... (more)

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Washington Times

Michaud calls for Maine to cut heating oil usage

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Tuesday called for Maine to cut its dependency on heating oil in half by implementing mandatory energy efficiency ratings for new homes and boosting the state's use of renewable energy such as, wind and solar.

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Related Topix: Maine, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

WATE-TV Knoxville

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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NBC12

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Maine, Ohio, Ohio Government

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's... Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end ... (more)

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Bangor Daily News

Tax Incentives to Outside Businesses Never the Key to Economic Growth

The Legislature wrapped up most of its work last week, including driving the final nail in the coffin of Governor LePage's so-called "Open for Business Zones."

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Daily Kos

The Courage to Love: Five years ago today in Maine.

Five years ago today an astounding thing happened. Over 5,000 citizens came to make their feelings know at a Judiciary Committee hearing on the merits of a bill introduced by State Senator Dennis Damon which would allow same-sex marriage in Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, Wedding, John Baldacci, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Several brush fires break out as fire danger skyrockets

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT IS THE EVER RISING aFIRE DANGERa IN THE STATE OF MAINE. THE SNOW HAS BEEN GONE IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE STATE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS NOW, AND THE GROUND IS DRY AND SUBJECT TO SPARK AT ANY MINUTE.

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Kennebec Journal

Grants available to help Maine communities

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says that several Maine counties, including Androscoggin, Franklin and Kennebec are eligible for a piece of $4.5 million in grants that will be handed out by the Northern Border Regional Commission.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

How Maine can shut the revolving door of incarceration for young adult offenders

Debra Heintz, an inmate at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, talks recently during an "If Project" session about prison and the things she's missing.

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Related Topix: Prison, Maine, Washington, Washington Government, Mountain View Youth Development Center, State Prisons, Opinion

State of Maine

Economy Continues to Strengthen Under LePage Leadership; More than...

AUGUSTA – Under leadership of Governor Paul R. LePage, workforce conditions in Maine continue to improve.

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Bangor Daily News

39-37-20: LePage takes the lead! Will it last?

Ethan : Oh, you must be referring to the new poll that shows Gov. Paul LePage leading all comers 39 percent to 37 percent for Mike Michaud to 20 percent for Eliot Cutler.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Olympia Snowe

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Producers casting in Maine for 'social experiment' reality TV show

On Fox's "Utopia," people with practical skills and strong opinions about how the world should work will build their own society.

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State of Maine

Eves' Eleventh Hour Medicaid Expansion Ploy Is as Political as It Gets

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today responded to the introduction by House Speaker Mark Eves of a fourth bill to expand Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Paul LePage, Maine

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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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Maine People's Alliance's Twisted View Of Maine Voters

The Maine People's Alliance is truly showing itself to be a deplorable machine geared on constant negativity.

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Related Topix: Maine, US Governors, Paul LePage, Portland, ME, Scarborough, ME

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