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  1. Another addiction treatment center to close in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Greenwich Citizen

    A second nonprofit outpatient drug treatment facility in Maine says it's closing due to a lack of governmental support. Officials with Spectrum Health Systems in Sanford say the facility will close once its 100 patients are transferred to other treatment facilities.

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  2. Heroin response strategy discussed at King-Pingree roundtableRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Sun Journal

    Parents who lost a son in a drug overdose, people in recovery, doctors, law enforcement and others talked about how to address the problem of drug addiction in Maine at a roundtable hosted by U.S. Sen. Angus King, and attended by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree. "Our focus today is to try and talk about what works," King said at the beginning of the two-hour gathering at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

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  3. Women fought for right to vote, must fight to protect democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Bangor Daily News

    We are reminded of that need as we mark the 95th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women across this country a voice in their government by granting them the right to vote. Winning the right to vote was a long and arduous process.

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  4. It's totally legal to own this flamethrower in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Bangor Daily News

    A recent news report out of suburban Detroit got our attention and raised a few obvious questions: What are personal flame throwers? Are they legal in Maine? Should they be? Naturally, we decided to do some research to find out more about the contraptions, which have been on the market for only a few months. On Youtube, we found this video about one such flamethrower being manufactured & marketed by Ion Productions.

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  5. College affordability a key part of addressing Maine's "demographic winter"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Bangor Daily News

    At college campuses across Maine and the nation, students are heading back to school. This is an electrifying time to be at a college or university, as the returning students bring excitement, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, and energy.

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  6. The American Folk Festival (and Ben Sprague) on a podcast with the debut of The Maine ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Bangor Daily News

    Bangor City Councilor Ben Sprague is branching out to host a new podcast about - and for - Maine. He can tell you about it better than Ia but his first episode premiered today, and is all about the American Folk Festival.

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  7. Donor list released from gay marriage dispute in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Nashua Telegraph

    The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report. The group went to court three different times to shield its list of donors who contributed more than $2 million combined, all of which was funneled to Stand for Marriage Maine, the political action committee that led the repeal effort.

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  8. Group turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | NewsOK.com

    The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report. The group went to court three different times to shield its list of donors who contributed more than $2 million combined, all of which was funneled to Stand for Marriage Maine, the political action committee that led the repeal effort.

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  9. Maine group seeks petition for 2016 gun background check ballot questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Sun Journal

    A group hoping to require criminal background checks for all gun sales in Maine has taken the first step toward launching a petition drive for a statewide ballot question in 2016. Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Fund submitted an application for a petition to collect signatures to the Maine Secretary of State's office, according to a press release issued Monday.

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  10. Group aims for 2016 Maine vote on gun sales background checksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Bangor Daily News

    A new group announced Monday that it wants Mainers in November 2016 to vote on a ballot question that would require criminal background checks for all gun sales. The Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Fund submitted an application to the secretary of state's office on Monday to force a question onto the ballot with a petition drive.

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  11. National Organization for Marriage files 2009 donors listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Sun Journal

    The National Organization for Marriage has filed details of its financial activities related to a 2009 effort to repeal Maine's same-sex marriage law following a more-than-five-year legal battle over Maine's campaign finance laws. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Ethics Commission, said in a written statement Monday morning that the list had been filed at the commission's website and that the organization has indicated it will not further fight the matter through the courts.

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  12. Same-Sex Marriage Fast FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | CNN

    Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide. On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.

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  13. National same-sex marriage foe releases donor list after 5-year legal battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Bangor Daily News

    The National Organization for Marriage has filed details of its financial activities related to a 2009 effort to repeal Maine's same-sex marriage law following a more-than-five-year legal battle over Maine's campaign finance laws. Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Ethics Commission, said in a written statement Monday morning that the list had been filed at the commission's website and that the organization has indicated it will not further fight the matter through the courts.

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  14. Author explores KKK in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Herald Gazette

    The state of Maine and the Ku Klux Klan - the two seem like an improbable antithesis, but the KKK took root in Maine in the 1920s. It even drove the successful candidacies of Governor Ralph O. Brewster; the mayors of Rockland, Saco and Westbrook; and other political leaders.

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  15. Finger-pointing flourishes in Augusta after Verso layoff announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Bangor Daily News

    Good morning from Augusta, where there is finger-pointing going on over the downsizing of the Verso paper mill in Jay. On Friday, after the announcement that the Verso mill would lay off 300 Jay-based workers, Gov. Paul LePage wrote a letter to Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves and Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau , calling the layoffs "extremely troubling and disappointing, but not surprising."

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  16. Maine Senior FarmShare helps low-income seniors, local growersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Bangor Daily News

    Annie, a 4-year-old golden retriever, waits in the car while her owner, Arey Bryant of Pittsfield, buys corn at the Bradstreet Farm stand in Newport. "They have the best corn in the state," Bryant said with a smile.

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  17. Union Fair & Wild Blueberry Festival begins in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    The Union Fair & Maine Wild Blueberry Festival is beckoning Mainers and tourists to Knox County for a taste of the state's signature berry. The 144th Union Fair began on Saturday and lasts until Aug. 29. The event will include the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, as well as a demolition derby, midway and harness racing.

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  18. Does a tax credit make a difference for Maine, debt-laden college grads?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | Bangor Daily News

    Nearly a decade ago, state lawmakers tried to entice new graduates of Maine colleges to stay and work in Maine by helping to reduce their student debt burden through the tax code. Today, nearly 4,000 graduates who live and work in Maine have signed up for the Opportunity Maine tax credit.

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  19. Man accused of lewd conduct with child facing curfew violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Bennington Banner

    BENNINGTON >> A man arrested last year for alleged lewd conduct with a child was placed under $5,000 bail Wednesday after pleading not guilty to scores of contempt of court violations. Gary L. Partridge, 44, who is now supposed to live in Chicopee, Mass., pleaded not guilty to 47 misdemeanor counts of violating conditions of release.

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  20. Camden | $389,900Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Harbor Times Soup

    Beautifully maintained home currently with an owner occupied unit and a summer rental unit. Home could easily be brought back to a single family home.

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