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  • Business
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    Hopes for hemp farm in Whitefield wilt as bank and insurer cut farmers loose

    Farming hemp is legal under state and federal law, but many in the banking and insurance industries still consider it too hot to handle.

  • Business
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    Head of Portland-based Covetrus steps down, after months of turmoil since company’s launch

    Company co-founder Benjamin Shaw will receive more than $2.3 million in severance and transition to an advisory role less than 9 months after the veterinary technology and services firm’s initial public offering.

  • Local & State
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    Portland voters will decide whether to open up city government to major changes

    Several councilors say they don't want a charter commission but felt legally obligated to put it to voters in response to a petition by supporters of a taxpayer-funded clean elections program.

  • Local & State
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    Portland council designates 5 historical landmarks on Forest Avenue

    Councilors focused preservation efforts on buildings near Woodfords Corner rather than approving a staff proposal to preserve others between the corner and Interstate 295.

  • William Taylor
    Nation & World
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    Diplomat’s ‘damning’ testimony contradicts Trump’s denial that Ukraine aid hinged on Biden probe

    Acting ambassador William Taylor provides an expansive description of a series of events at the heart of an investigation that threatens the Trump presidency.

  • Local & State
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    Wheelchair athlete gets green light to compete alongside runners at high school meets

    The Maine Principals' Association comes up with a new arrangement for Jonathan Schomaker of Leavitt Area High.

  • Local & State
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    Portland becomes first city in Maine to ban plastic straws

    The City Council votes 8-0 to prohibit sales and distribution of plastic drinking straws in the city starting Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Maine Voices
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    Trump's demonization of immigrants is nothing new. But it's time to say 'no more'

    Speak out against his rhetoric, and against elevating an immigration hard-liner to homeland security secretary.

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