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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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News from June 18, 2013

June 19, 2013

Hospitals: Maine Medicaid expansion would help

By insuring more people, the bill, still viable with an override of Gov. LePage's veto, could offset the escalating costs of free care, they say.

June 18, 2013

Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

After refusing the government's request to recall the Jeeps, Chrysler now says dealers will inspect the vehicles and upgrade the rear structure if needed to better handle low-speed crashes.

June 18, 2013

Portland unveils new city slogan Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The slogan is part of a new branding system the city expects to roll out over the summer.

June 18, 2013

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June 18, 2013

Report: Medical cost growth slowing

The lower growth in costs comes even as the economy picks up and millions more people get coverage.

June 18, 2013

Doors open for new Maine housing Several photos included in this story

 A surge in new-home permits and rising demand on the coast give builders in Maine more confidence than they've had in years, mirroring the national trend.

June 18, 2013

Texas governor courts Connecticut gun makers

Rick Perry Firearms manufacturers have threatened to leave the state since it passed tough gun-control laws.

June 18, 2013

Portland to unveil new slogan Tuesday

Under wraps while lawyers vetted it, the new branding message 'will be distinctly Portland.'