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

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

  • 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.

  • Local & State
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    Choice of site for Portland’s 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • Health care
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    Maine baby survives 2 life-threatening birth defects

    A pediatric surgeon at Maine Med performed two surgeries for rare conditions in the first 10 months of the girl's life.

  • Seth Blais
    Facing My Addiction
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    Diversion of Suboxone to the street shouldn’t discourage more access

    Once Suboxone medication is more easily accessible, there won't be a reason for widespread diversion to the street market.

  • Maine Voices
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    Maine Voices: Expectations of men are changing, so where do we go from here?

    Opening up to the one closest to us is difficult but can also lead to healing.

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