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  • Politics

    Senate passes bill to allow more medical professionals to perform abortions

    The measure, which passed 19-16 with largely Democratic support, was previously approved by the House and has the backing of Gov. Janet Mills.

  • Local & State

    Casco Bay Lines board votes for larger ferry despite islanders’ concerns

    The directors also vote to limit the number of people who can ride to Peaks Island to 499 per trip, but will allow as many as 599 people to return to Portland.

  • Business

    Maine company partnering with Clinton dairy farms to produce cow-powered biogas

    Summit Natural Gas is working with 5 farms in ‘Maine's dairy capital’ to build and operate a digester that will create renewable natural gas aimed at supporting the local economy.

  • Health

    Sen. Collins calls for $100 million federal response to fight tick-borne diseases

    The proposal, co-sponsored by Sen. Angus King and others, would award grants to states to combat Lyme disease, collect data and improve treatment.

  • Schools and Education

    Lawmakers seek to track, reduce schools’ use of restraint and seclusion

    A recent report by the nonprofit Disability Rights Maine found that use of physical restraint or seclusion jumped 60% in 4 years in Maine schools.

  • Business

    Pot prices emerge as a top concern at hearing on recreational cannabis rules

    About 100 people turn out for the first public airing of the state's proposed rules, raising concerns that the taxes, prices and labeling requirements will hurt small businesses and their customers.

  • Local & State

    Ronald McDonald House in Portland pursues $2.3 million expansion

    The renovation will nearly double the capacity of the house, which is a place where families stay while their children are at Maine Medical Center for treatment.

  • Editorials

    Our View: Confirmation of measles, hepatitis A in Maine shows why public health is so important

    A strong public health system can stop the spread of infectious disease before it causes real trouble.

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