Tuesday, June 18, 2013
'Product stewardship' regulations – even those with industry and bipartisan support – meet staunch resistance from, among others, a commissioner with former ties to corporate interests.
The lobbyist in the henhouse: Whose interests is Maine’s DEP commissioner serving?
Efforts to reduce risks to kids run into a powerful foe
Sources describe a department under duress
Political parties split in response to newspaper series
The policy comes after a series of articles about the Department of Environmental Protection.
City and business leaders laud its versatility and simplicity, but online communities and a local expert aren't impressed.
But a Saco senator calls the vote 'an insult,' as it goes against a legislative committee's recommendation.
It's a major breakthrough, but the Obama administration says the ultimate U.S.-Afghan goal is a full Taliban renouncement of al-Qaida.
The governor wants to support a UMaine offshore wind pilot project over that of a Norwegian company, but a sponsor says failure to pass the bill would undermine other energy initiatives as well.
Evidence indicates the rider was killed when he lost his balance while sipping water, police say.
Trek Across Maine riders pedal on in honor of cyclist
The Senate's rejection of further safeguards to existing legislation likely dooms the effort.
VoteTRAC: An Act to Amend Mining Laws to Protect Water Quality
Jessica Meir of Caribou, whose yearbook goal was to walk in space, is one of eight new candidates chosen by NASA.
'It's probably the worst decision I've made in my entire life,' Michael Femling tells the judge.
The measure, which would help fund the maintenance of trails, likely would be vetoed by Gov. LePage.
John Martorano says he is a "nice guy" who was only trying to help his family and friends when he pumped bullets into victims while working with Bulger and his gang.
A hiker and kayaker, Kenneth Wilson, 77, had moved to Gray with his wife in 1995.
The Thursday concerts, which start at 5 p.m., feature two to three local bands each week.
It's the fourth operation this year for New England's Pro-Bowl tight end.
A newspaper investigation shows an agency that puts corporate interests ahead of people.
Nearly 300,000 young adults who lived illegally in the U.S. get permission to stay under a new program.
Maine Senate approves weakened gun bill, disappointing advocates