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3 hrs ago | Sun Journal
Members of a state commission that studied problems with the Maine unemployment claims and appeals process said Thursday that a federal investigation into claims that Gov. Paul LePage pressured unemployment appeals hearing officers to be more "pro-business" is expected to wrap up next month.
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7 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News
The Restorative Justice Institute of Maine recently was awarded $150,000 from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group to expand restorative justice practices for youth.
10 hrs ago | State of Maine
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today honored more than three dozen State employees whose commitment and attitude are improving the service State government is providing to Mainers.
I am sure, being a born and bred Mainer, that the designation of the downtown "Christmas" tree as the "holiday tree" is as offensive to many other true Mainers as it is to my wife and myself.
By Charlotte Boynton After, six meetings and extensive research, a legislative commission voted unanimously Dec. 6, to recommend a reconstruction of the Unified County Corrections System and giving the Board of Corrections more authority.
The former chief justice for Maine's high court told lawmakers Tuesday a bill they passed to resolve safety and funding problems at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center did not work.
Here we go again. Senate President Justin Alfond, who was born into wealth, last week put on his war paint to gin up yet another attack on those who want to protect the overburdened Maine taxpayer.
After slicing, coring, and cooking 5 to 6 quarts of apples, a chef spoons the cooked apple slices into a food mill.
An unusual photograph taken in Virginia during the latter years of the Civil War depicts black and white Union soldiers standing together outside a rude cabin constructed in a regimental camp.
Statistics show that drivers start off as relatively dangerous, mostly because of speed and inexperience.
Bolduc Correctional Facility has a new director. Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Cynthia Brann announced Ben Beal's appointment on Tuesday.
Lenard Kaye is a professor at the School of Social Work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine.
The Maine Department of Labor reminds employers that the deadline set by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's for businesses to train their staff in the Global Harmonization System of chemical labeling was Dec. 1, 2013.
Environmental groups attacked Gov. Paul LePage on Monday for his refusal to sign a petition in favor of tough standards in nine states from which pollution affects air quality in Maine and other eastern states.
As Mainers look forward to the fun that comes with winter's arrival, the Department of Labor advises employers to take precautions against the hazards that snow presents to those walking and working outdoors.
Maine's Dirigo Health insurance program will end Dec. 31 as planned, after its trustees opted against extending the program to help enrollees transition to new coverage.