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  1. Maine needs action on expanding treatment access, not another opioid reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Leslie Perry and Christi Woodruff, both of Corinna, brought a picture of Michael Ranke, who died of an overdose of heroin cut with the painkiller fentanyl, to a candlelight vigil in Lincoln. Aug. 31, 2016.

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  2. 'A wealth of basketball talent:' Floridians bolster Maine Div. III men's rostersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Cole Thomas knows little about the southern migration that sends retirees from Maine away to escape Mother Nature's winter wrath or pushes younger adults toward the Northeast's larger cities in search of jobs to match their educational pursuits. The 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Orlando, Fla., just wants to play college basketball so he's embarked on a rather rare northern migration - to Husson University in Bangor.

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  3. Tax bill right to preserve this financial tool that gets Maine families into new homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Workers construct energy efficient affordable apartments in Brewer in this 2016 file. A tax bill under consideration in Congress preserves a vital tool for financing the construction of new affordable housing.

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  4. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017: Tax bill will boost economy, Sen. Collins' tax gamble, tax bill a scamRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    As a resident of Scarborough and a business person in our community, I want to thank Sen. Susan Collins for her work finding compromise on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and encourage the senator to vote yes on the final legislation . Tax reform is critical to securing growth both in Scarborough and around the country.

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  5. Governor LePage's Letter to Legislative Leadership Outlining Principles of Medicaid ExpansionRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2017 | Twin City Times

    Medicaid expansion, as passed by the voters on November 7, 2017, will become law shortly. The Legislature must now step up and identify a way to fund this, and it is your duty to the people of Maine to identify a way to pay for expansion that is both fiscally prudent and sustainable.

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  6. A Mainer asked police to bring home her rescue puppy from Virginia. And they said yes.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2017 | Boston.com

    Managed by Lt. Tim Cotton , the page has more than 250,000 likes, far exceeding the city's population of roughly 33,000.

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  7. Police to bring rescue puppy home for Maine womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2017 | Daily Mail

    Santa PAWS is coming to town! Maine police officers agree to pick up rescue Border Collie from VIRGINIA and bring her more than 600 miles to her new owner in time for the holiday Officers Danny Place and Jordan Perry are traveling from Maine to DC to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery A police department decided to play the role of Santa by delivering a rescue puppy to a Maine woman looking for help with her Christmas gift. The Bangor Police Department's Facebook page has 250,000 likes for its mere 33,000 citizens, and frequently gets requests for help.

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  8. 2017 Governor's Award for Business Excellence Presented to Six Maine CompaniesRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2017 | State of Maine

    AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today presented six Maine companies with a 2017 Governor's Award for Business Excellence during a reception at the Blaine House in Augusta. The 27th annual awards, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and sponsored by FairPoint Communications, recognize Maine businesses that demonstrate a high level of commitment to their community, employees and excellence in manufacturing or service provision.

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  9. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017: Anti-vaxxers endanger others, EPA in Maine, Sen. Collins betrayed MaineRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    I'm a poor man, born in a poor family, been poor all my life. The struggles for food, health, transportation, safety and spiritual well-being make jugglers of everyone without class security.

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  10. Maine families deserve better than Congress' flawed tax billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    This is especially true when it comes to our children and families - the very pulse of our communities and state. If Maine children get what they need today, they will grow up to be active and vibrant participants in our community, economy and even our government.

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  11. Maine opioid task force wants more focus on kids, the incarceratedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2017 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Maine's task force studying the opioid crisis wants the state to immediately increase access to substance abuse treatment and focus on children, the uninsured and incarcerated people. The task force, in its report released Tuesday, said lawmakers have made progress on one aspect of the opioid crisis in particular: the over-prescribing of prescription opioids.

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  12. Susan Collins support of the Senate tax bill is a betrayal of Maine's veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    As a Mainer, I've always appreciated Sen. Susan Collins' independent streak and willingness to listen to other viewpoints. I hope she's listening now.

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  13. Maine lawmakers to discuss cost of expanding MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    A Maine legislative panel is set to discuss the cost of expanding Medicaid to some 70,000 citizens in a public referendum. Voters in November approved a referendum to have Maine join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid.

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  14. Susan Collins' vote could be key for tax billRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2017 | Washington Times

    Progressives who cheered when Republican Sen. Susan Collins tanked efforts to repeal Obamacare are pleading for a repeat on the GOP tax bill, saying she should revoke her support after House Republicans threw cold water on the pact leaders used to win her vote. Ms. Collins , a moderate from Maine, backed a Senate bill that slashes taxes for corporations and certain individuals, but only after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to mitigate its repeal of Obamacare's "individual mandate" by holding votes on bipartisan bills to tamp down premiums in the insurance markets.

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  15. Maine's family farms won't win under the Republican tax planRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Family farms face no shortage of challenges. The tax bill will add to those challenges, pushing more of the tax burden onto lower-income Americans to give tax cuts to high earners and corporations.

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  16. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017: Sneak attack on children, stop abortion, prepare Maine for new economyRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Surprisingly, the proposed tax bill threatens the livability of the climate our children will need to survive. Under this tax bill, tax incentives for renewable energy would be slashed and federal taxpayers would continue to subsidize the fossil fuel industry by more than $15 billion each year .

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  17. Storm will bring snow to all areas of MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    Mainers across the state should expect 3 to 6 inches of snow this weekend as a storm system moves into southern Maine Saturday afternoon and travels north. "It's going to be the first measurable snow of the winter," meteorologist Tim Duda of the National Weather Service in Caribou said.

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  18. Pro-Trump group buys $500K ads thanking GOP senators for tax reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | The Hill

    Donald John Trump House Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE is launching a $500,000 ad buy aimed at thanking three Republican senators for voting for the Senate's tax plan last week. Flake has been an outspoken critic of Trump for more than a year, writing a book that took a shot at the direction he's leading the GOP and announcing his retirement from the Senate earlier this fall with a floor speech that skewered Trump.

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  19. Pro-Obamacare group pushes Sen. Collins to break with GOP on tax billRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2017 | Washington Times

    A pro-Obamacare coalition urged Sen. Susan Collins on Friday to flip-flop and spurn the GOP tax bill, saying her attempts to mitigate premium hikes tied to repealing the "individual mandate" tax will fall short. Ms. Collins, a Republican moderate from Maine, reluctantly backed a Senate bill that slashes taxes for corporations and certain individuals, but only after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to mitigate its repeal of Obamacare's "individual mandate" by holding votes on bipartisan bills to tamp down premiums in the insurance markets.

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  20. Paul LePage can't thwart Maine votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Boston.com

    Governor Paul LePage of Maine got a sharp rebuke from voters last month, when they overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. LePage had repeatedly vetoed legislative efforts to cover those up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, despite the generous funding Obamacare provides.

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