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  1. Maine rejects federal funds to help youth with mental illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 8 | Sun Journal

    In 2014, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services won a $1 million-per-year, five-year grant to help teenagers and young adults at risk for serious mental illness. But without explanation, the department recently turned away the remaining three years of federal funding, giving providers a month to wrap up services.

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  2. Portland won't remove mural depicting Paul LePage as a KlansmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 6 | Sun Journal

    A large mural of Gov. Paul LePage in the white robes and red hood of a Ku Klux Klan leader was painted on a city-sanctioned graffiti wall along Portland's Eastern Promenade Trail late last week. Graffiti painted on a public art space depicts Gov. Paul LePage in a white hood and robe with a red Ku Klux Klan insignia, Tuesday, Sept.

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  3. Free speech debate frames mural depicting Paul LePage as a KlansmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 6 | Sun Journal

    A mural depicting Maine Gov. Paul LePage in full Ku Klux Klan regalia sparked a heated debate in Portland regarding the boundaries of free speech. Graffiti painted on a public art space depicts Gov. Paul LePage in a white hood and robe with a red Ku Klux Klan insignia, Tuesday, Sept.

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  4. Gov. Paul LePage apologizes to Rep. Drew Gattine, refuses to resignRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 31 | Sun Journal

    UPDATED 12:42 P.M.: Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau said Wednesday that he is personally struggling over whether Gov. Paul LePage's response Wednesday morning to the controversy surrounding him was enough. "We'd be in denial if we didn't think this was a disappointing situation," said Thibodeau to a gaggle of reporters in the Maine Senate chamber.

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  5. Westbrook youth center cancels Gov. Paul LePage's town hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 30 | Sun Journal

    The governing body of a Westbrook youth center has decided to cancel a town hall meeting planned by Gov. Paul LePage, who had announced it Monday. The Wednesday town hall was meant to have LePage "deliver remarks about moving Maine forward and answer questions from residents," according to a statement from the governor's office.

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  6. Libertarian Gary Johnson vows to be 'terrific stewards,' 'gentlemen'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Kicking off a two-stop Maine visit on Friday, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson told a Portland crowd that he and running mate William Weld would be "terrific stewards" of the presidency and, what's more, that they would be "gentlemen." But like major-party nominees, Johnson offered few specifics in a short talk designed more as a get-to-know-you presentation than a policy explainer.

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  7. Maine's new national monument gets ready for first visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | Sun Journal

    In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, Lucas St. Clair, the son of Burt's Bees founder Roxanne Quimby, poses on land proposed for a national park in Penobscot County, Maine. Mount Katahdin, the state's highest peak, can be seen in the background as a rainstorm passes through Baxter State Park.

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  8. Man found in pool of blood in Wal-Mart parking lot in Falmouth diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Maine State Police say a 67-year-old man who was found in a pool of blood next to his car in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Falmouth has died. State police spokesman Stephen McCausland told The Portland Press Herald that Roger Nelson was pronounced dead Wednesday at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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  9. Westbrook police investigate notes urging violence against MuslimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Typewritten notes urging violence against Muslims discovered at an apartment complex in Maine are being investigated as a hate crime, but there is no evidence of an immediate threat to residents' safety, police said. An Iraqi man went to Westbrook police Wednesday morning and told officers that he had found a piece of paper that said "All Muslims are Terrorists should be Killed," Westbrook Police Chief Janine Roberts said at an afternoon news conference.

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  10. Portland diocese settles sex abuse suit for $1.2 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | Sun Journal

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, has settled a lawsuit by six men who said church leaders concealed sex abuse allegations against a former priest. The victims settled for $1.2 million.

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  11. 2010 Olympian Julia Clukey retires from luge teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Julia Clukey wanted to take one more run at an Olympic team. Instead, she decided that any potential risk to her long-term health was not worth the chance.

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  12. Trump backs away from claims he saw video of Iranian money transferRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | Sun Journal

    GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday backed away from earlier claims that he had seen video showing the United States delivering $400 million to the Iranian government, which he has repeated several times in recent days. Such a video does not appear to exist.

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  13. Donald Trump targets Somali refugees during Portland speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Trump told an audience Thursday at packed Merrill Auditorium in Portland that Maine is a "major destination" for Somali refugees and that they're coming from some of the "most dangerous places." He said the nation's acceptance of refugees is a problem that must stop.

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  14. Portland police arrest suspect in investigation of threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Police on Wednesday afternoon said an arrest was made after officers were threatened in a series of social media and email messages. A tweet from police gave few details, but promised a press conference later in the afternoon would provide more information.

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  15. Clinton, Sanders and Trump campaigns owe money to PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Sun Journal

    City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin says the Portland Police Department is awaiting payment for overtime for police officers. That's $262 for a Clinton event at King Middle School; $771 for a Sanders event held at State Theater; and $1,583.81 for Trump's rally at the Westin Harborview Hotel.

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  16. Portland man sentenced for stealing from police credit unionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Sun Journal

    An ex-cop and former bank manager of the Portland Police Federal Credit Union was sentenced to serve one year and a day behind bars for embezzling more than $530,000. The Portland Press Herald reported 69-year-old John Barry was sentenced Monday in Portland federal court after pleading guilty last November to charges of embezzlement and making false entries in credit union records.

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  17. Ride-sharing service Lyft now available in Portland areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Ride-sharing service Lyft has further expanded its reach by offering the service to residents in the Greater Portland area . Beginning Friday, Lyft drivers will be available to take riders to their various destinations in Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Gorham and Freeport.

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  18. Portland rally for Black Lives Matter leads to 18 arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2016 | Sun Journal

    City Manager Jon Jennings praised police and Chief Michael Sauschuck on Saturday morning, hours after a Friday night demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter led to more than a dozen arrests on Commercial Street. Activists protesting in support of Black Lives Matter block the intersection of Pearl and Commercial streets in Portland's Old Port on Friday evening, July 15. Eighteen protesters were eventually arrested.

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  19. Maine receives just two applications to legally grow hempRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Sun Journal

    So far, only the Passamaquoddy Tribe and a Portland resident have received permission to grow what would be the state's first licensed crops of industrial hemp. Republican Rep. Deborah Sanderson, of Chelsea, who sponsored last summer's hemp legalization bill, said the state's been "very slow" in getting the crop going.

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  20. Portland Police recover body of Matthew FosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Sun Journal

    Portland police say the body they recovered from Portland Harbor Wednesday morning has been tentatively identified as 23-year-old Matthew Foster of Scarborough. In order to comment on SunJournal.com, you must hold a valid subscription allowing access to this website.

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