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  • Local & State
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    Portland council approves Maine Med’s zoning request for acquired properties

    Some neighbors oppose the so-called overlay zone, part of the hospital's $512 million expansion, because of the potential loss of popular restaurants and 19 units of housing.

  • Business
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    Justice Department sues to block AT&T’s bid for Time Warner

    The government has rarely brought legal complaints against mergers or acquisitions involving companies that do not directly compete, raising questions about possible interference by the president.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Jury deadlocks on 20 charges, acquits Lincoln County deputy on 2 others in sexual abuse trial

    Kenneth Hatch was accused of sexually assaulting 3 minors over several years, as well as giving two of them marijuana in exchange for sex.

  • Politics
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    Sen. Collins faces increased pressure as national Democrats launch robocall targeting tax bill

    The senior U.S. senator from Maine has already said she has several reservations and wants changes to the proposal now before Congress.

  • Schools & Education
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    Surge in out-of-state enrollment boosts UMaine System’s finances

    The main campus in Orono and the University of Southern Maine both see jumps in revenue from non-state students, who pay much higher tuition.

  • Local & State
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    Maine again sees high number of pedestrians killed by vehicles

    Some 20 pedestrians have been struck and killed so far this year, a state official says.

  • Business
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    State’s $8.2 billion outdoor industry could get boost from 30-member Maine Outdoor Brands alliance

    The group of 30 companies plans to help recreation entrepreneurs and promote Maine's natural resources to attract manufacturers and new residents.

  • Local & State
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    Portland to require prevailing wage for workers on developments that get tax breaks

    The City Council also grants $6.5 million in tax breaks to two affordable housing projects that could add 135 units, more than half of which would be considered affordable.

  • Maine Voices
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    Maine Voices: Mainers know how to weather the storm, no matter how extreme

    A nor'easter by the wood stove or a thunderstorm on the screened-in porch is entertainment to us.

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