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  1. How to avoid spot dirty tricks when buying a used carRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Bangor Daily News

    Buying a used car is one of the most stressful purchases a consumer can make. Here are some suggestions intended to ease the tension.

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  2. Storm Blog: Maine shuts down as snow, strong winds hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Sun Journal

    A powerful storm packing snow and wind has immobilized much of Maine, where authorities are advising residents stay home and be wary of strong winds that could be dangerous. The National Weather Service says parts of mid-coast and eastern Maine could get 2 feet of snow before it's all over.

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  3. Winter's biggest storm pummels Maine with snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Bangor Daily News

    Forecasters say this will be the biggest snowstorm we've seen so far this winter, and it's dumping plenty of fresh powder out there. Authorities advise you to stay home unless you must absolutely leave home.

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  4. All State of Maine Offices Closed on MondayRead the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | State of Maine

    "Travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout Monday," said Governor LePage. "I encourage Mainers to stay off the roads and avoid traveling unless it is an absolute emergency.

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  5. A blizzard blast from Maine's pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Bangor Daily News

    It comes on the heels of another nasty storm that on Thursday dumped a foot or more of snow throughout much of the state. But snowstorms are a fact of life in Maine, and we've survived our share of nor'easters and blizzards.

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  6. Maine teachers blast LePage plan to delay education surtaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Lawmakers from two legislative committees got an earful Friday on the tax changes proposed in Gov. Paul LePage's $6.8 billion budget. There were strong feelings on both sides, and at times the hearing sounded like a replay of last fall's referendum campaign on Question 2, the question that would add a surtax of 3 percent on Maine households with incomes in excess of $200,000 a year.

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  7. Why as a doctor I am concerned about repealing ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Bangor Daily News

    I never intended to become a physician. Serving in the Peace Corps was my childhood dream, and I got to experience that dream in my 20s.

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  8. LePage wants to fix Maine, but his to-do list is built on shaky history, dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | Bangor Daily News

    After six years in office and dealing with a divided Maine Legislature in his final two years in office, Gov. Paul LePage at times seems like he's in a frustrating no-man's land between affecting policy and leaving a legacy. The Republican governor's second-to-last State of the State address Tuesday reflected that as well as any speech he's given throughout his tenure, encompassing more than an hour and 8,400 words and running 1,500 words longer than his prepared text .

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  9. Avoiding rookie mistakes in winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Bangor Daily News

    Being a Maine-igrant I have made many rookie mistakes. Like arriving at a party at 6, when the invite says: 6-8.

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  10. Cutting food assistance doesn't make hunger go awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Bangor Daily News

    A new study , released last week by two leading Maine anti-hunger groups, highlights troubling trends. These trends can only be reversed with policies that help Maine's struggling families and seniors.

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  11. Major noreaster to bring blizzard to coastal MaineRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 11 | Bangor Daily News

    A powerful storm with central pressure equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane is on track impact the state Sunday afternoon through early Tuesday. Coastal areas will get the full brunt of the storm with around two feet or more of snow possible.

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  12. Maine man reacts to winning $500K on History Channel survival show 'Alone'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Bangor Daily News

    Zachary Fowler places his hands on his head while he watches the finale of History Channel's "Alone" survival show during a viewing party Thursday at Threshers Brewing Co. in Searsmont.

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  13. Maine legislators target ease of citizen initiatives getting on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Sun Journal

    Lawmakers and GOP Gov. Paul LePage say it's time to rethink how questions with far-reaching consequences get on the November ballot. Critics argue the current system allows millions of out-of-state dollars to fund costly petition drives that Republican legislators say shuts out Mainers.

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  14. Maine lawmakers eye new protections for electricity customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Bangor Daily News

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to cap the price electricity resellers can charge to residential customers and limit automatic signups, after an investigative series by the Bangor Daily News that found competitive electricity providers have cost Mainers millions. Republican Rep. Norman Higgins of Dover-Foxcroft and nine co-sponsors introduced LD 259 , which would prohibit competitive electricity providers, or CEPs, from charging customers more than the default price for electricity that regulators set annually.

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  15. The man who traveled the world to understand the ocean has a lot to say about Maine tidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Bangor Daily News

    Jonathan White, author of "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean," published by Trinity University Press in February 2017. Jonathan White, author of "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean," published by Trinity University Press in February 2017.

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  16. Now isn't the time for Maine to cave against an Orwellian privacy invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Bangor Daily News

    People are talking about the federal Real ID Act today, 12 years after its passage, because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is telling people that, at long last, it's going to enforce the provisions of the act that affect our daily lives. Already, most federal facilities are off limits to anyone without a compliant driver's license - that includes the residents of five states , including Maine - and after Jan. 22, 2018, citizens in noncompliant states without waivers won't be able to use their IDs to board aircraft .

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  17. Open letter to Rockland City Council I am writing in regard to the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Capital Weekly

    I am writing in regard to the presentation of "Resolution of Commitment To Promoting An Open, Respectful, Healthy Community." Am hoping that this can eventually be passed to show what we stand for and that we can work well together; since our commonality far outweighs our differences.

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  18. LePage says he went easy on foes in State of the StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Bangor Daily News

    Gov. Paul LePage said his State of the State speech on Tuesday took a soft tone compared to what he wanted to say. "Frankly, I thought we softened it up because I think they need to look at the mirror," he said during a radio appearance today on WGAN.

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  19. Voting open for Community Matters More grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Bangor Daily News

    Public voting is open for the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation's annual Community Matters More grant-making initiative. Through this charitable program, Maine residents decide the 40 nonprofit recipients of more than $100,000 in grants to organizations throughout the state.

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  20. Maine working on $8 million opioid addiction treatment planRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Sun Journal

    GOP Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers are discussing using $8 million in funds to expand medication-assisted treatment for about 700 Mainers. The plan comes as overdoses lead to the deaths of more than seven Mainers a week last year.

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