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  • Business
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    Bill to legalize sports betting advances in Maine Legislature

    The bill, which faces additional votes, would allow Mainers age 21 and older to place bets at licensed physical locations or via mobile apps.

  • Politics
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    Lawmakers reject ‘red flag’ gun bill, but alternative may have a better chance

    The bill is one of 2 measures that aim to separate potentially dangerous people from their guns – but by different processes.

  • Health care
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    New director of Maine CDC outlines priorities, starting with hiring

    Dr. Nirav Shah says 'job No. 1' is to fully staff the agency, which had more than 100 unfilled positions under the LePage administration and currently has 55 vacancies.

  • Local & State
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    Portland council’s choice of site for new homeless shelter draws criticism

    Some people staying at the current shelter say the new site is too far from services downtown. Riverton residents question the wisdom of putting the shelter in an industrial area next to a river.

  • Local & State
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    What’s in your recycling bin? Interns will grade the contents this summer in 4 communities

    Residents in Falmouth, Scarborough, South Portland and Windham will see colored tags on their curbside recycling bins in an effort to reduce contamination that is costing towns money.

  • Life & Culture
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    Movers, shakers of Maine arts gather in Portland for summit

    Among the challenges facing artists are affordable housing and studio space, limited exhibition space and money.

  • Local & State
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    Purchase of Bethel forestland completes 3,500-acre conservation area

    The 978-acre Bethel Community Forest will have 13 miles of recreation trails and connect to a larger swath of land between the town and the Sunday River ski area.

  • Editorials
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    Our View: Rumford librarians protect free speech

    You don't have to burn books to intimidate and silence people who hold different values.

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