Maine Government Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. Caucus crowds prompt call for presidential primariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    A push is on to abandon the caucus process and go back to a primary system in Maine after big crowds led to long lines at the presidential contests earlier this month. A bill to make the change has bipartisan support, and the bill's sponsor said Gov. Paul LePage is on board.

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  2. Political argument over affordable housing for Maine seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    LINES TO TAKE PART IN THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. IS ACCUSING HOUSE SPEAKER MARK EV OF PLAYING POLITICS OVER FOR SENIORS.

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  3. Portland's Office of New Americans: An economic boost? Or an insult?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Dan Wallace, director of state and local initiatives for the Partnership for a New American Economy, speaks before the Portland City Council's Economic Development Committee Tuesday night at City Hall. Maine is the oldest state in the nation, and over the next two decades or so, about a 109,000 more people will retire from the workforce than will grow into working age and replace them.

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  4. Former Maine rock star turned pastor Rick Pinette dies at 63Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Chances are that if you are a Mainer of a certain age, you have heard Rick Pinette and the Maine-based band Oak either on the radio or live at some of the many venues he played here in the late 1970s and 1980s. Pinette, 63, died unexpectedly on Sunday at Morningside Church in Blue Eye, Missouri, where he was lead pastor, according to his obituary .

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  5. Everyday loaves: How an Old World baker brings taste of Europe to WatervilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Fresh loaves of bread sit to cool at Universal Bread Bakers in Waterville Friday. Years ago, Adrian Sulea of Romania came to the University of Maine at Farmington to study business, and found that the small college town didn't have the kind of bread he was used to.

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  6. Wednesday, March 23, 2016: Higher minimum wage good for small...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    From a young age, I knew I wanted to help people. That's why I went into home health care.

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  7. Taking away driver's licenses isn't solution to Maine's addiction epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Through a bill introduced earlier this month, Gov. Paul LePage proposed to require a six-month suspension of driver's licenses for drug convictions. These penalties are touted as a tool to ease Maine's drug crisis but they will end up hurting the poor and will do little to help those struggling with substance abuse disorder.

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  8. Bill Bouffard at the wheel of his accessible vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Alpha One

    Bill Bouffard's life changed 35 years ago when he became a C6 quadriplegic after being injured in a motorcycle accident. "I have been a consumer of Alpha One since then and my experience has been fruitful and pretty amazing at times.

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  9. Democrats propose welfare reform, but are they serious?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Republicans have tried to pass before, including banning the purchase of such items and services as alcohol, lottery tickets, and tattoos. However, coming as it is in an election year, one has to wonder about the sincerity of this proposals.

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  10. BIgfoot in Maine updateRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2016 | Strange Maine

    Over the last two months I have been putting out the call for information on sightings of Bigfoot in Maine. The reason for this is to fill in the blanks in Maine's historic record when it comes to sightings within this state of large mystery mammals, specifically hominids.

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  11. Monday, March 21, 2016: Time to rethink right to bear arms, Trump the ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    On March 6, the BDN editorial board wrote that it is disgusted by Donald Trump , but it is too bad that the editorial board doesn't understand that Trump is the president we deserve. Those of us who realize who Trump is and what he stands for also recognized who Dr. Ben Carson is and what he stands for.

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  12. Global expert to Maine: Not all hungry people are 'welfare cases'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda remembers as a child looking forward to drinking a big mug of milk with a tablespoon of cereal in it every day after she walked to school in Zimbabwe. "We just thought it was part of going to school," Sibanda, CEO and head of mission of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, said Friday, speaking with the Bangor Daily News by phone from New York.

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  13. What Moss Has to Teach Us About GratitudeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Robin Wall Kimmerer is a plant ecologist at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She also is an eloquent writer who makes the natural world shimmer with her descriptions.

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  14. Invisible addiction: Maine groups look for ways to fight problem gamblingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, speaks during Maine's Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Friday. Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, speaks during Maine's Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Friday.

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  15. Embezzling accountant released from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | WCAV

    A former restaurant owner and accountant who went on the run after embezzling more than $200,000 from several local businesses is out of prison and living in Maine. According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, Jim Baldi was released from prison on March 8 after serving just over three years for his crimes.

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  16. Motivated older workforce a boon to Maine employersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Judy Lizotte, 58, works at Bangor Savings BankA''s wealth management division in Augusta. She hopes to keep working until she's 66 or 67 to boost her social security payments but, for personal reasons, A'"I may go beyond that,A'" she said.

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  17. Patience and guidance keys in fosteringRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Altus Times

    Governor Mary Fallin recently urged Oklahoman's to consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent to one of the over 11,000 children in Oklahoma. "They need foster families to love and support them during their time of need," said Fallin.

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  18. Friday, March 18, 2016: GMO wheat myths, Maine will benefit from solar energyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    I was a little nervous when I participated in my town's caucus this month but very excited to be a part of democracy at the grassroots level. Many neighbors, colleagues and members of my community were present to show their support for both candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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  19. Going, going, gone - the Maine Fishing InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    This week I've been telling you about recommendations from a 2008 Angler's Congress, and the comprehensive Maine Fishing Initiative created by the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine following the Congress. In 2009 SAM proposed the Maine Fishing Initiative in a legislative bill, sponsored at our request by Representative Bob Duchesne.

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  20. LePage Administration looks to cut down on opioid prescriptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | WMTW-TV Auburn

    The LePage administration is trying to cut down on the amount of opioids prescribed in Maine amid the state's heroin epidemic. In 2014, 80 million opioid pills were prescribed to more than 350,000 Mainers.

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