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  • Schools and Education
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    UMaine System trustees approve new name for University of Southern Maine

    The proposal to rename the campus the University of Maine at Portland now advances to the Legislature for final approval.

  • Politics
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    Witness testified Ukrainians ‘came to understand what was required’ to get aid

    Meanwhile, President Trump says he will 'strongly consider' testifying in writing as part of the impeachment inquiry.

  • Local & State
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    Portland council delays vote on facial recognition ban

    While Councilor Pious Ali is concerned about the technology and says it can misidentify women and people of color, other councilors want to wait until Kate Snyder is sworn in as mayor and the issue is studied by a committee.

  • Local & State
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    Coast Guard halts search after boaters report they’re fine and sailing south

    One of the three people on the sailboat thought to be missing off Maine contacted a family member to say they were off Montauk, prompting the Coast Guard to end an extensive search that was triggered by a garbled 911 call.

  • Business
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    Lewiston hospital's parent company proposes $35 million cancer center

    The new center would be next to Central Maine Medical Center.

  • Business
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    Pioneering mussel farmer buys rival, plans expansion

    By 2021, Bangs Island Mussels plans to more than double production and hire more than 10 new employees, reflecting a growing market for the Casco Bay-grown mussels.

  • Local & State
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    Portland poised to ask voters to expand use of ranked-choice voting

    The City Council on Monday is expected to set a date to ask whether they want to expand the voting method to all council and school board elections.

  • Local & State
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    Scarborough weighs options to build community center at The Downs

    Encouraged by recent survey results, a town committee is considering a proposal to lease community center space from developers of the 500-acre racetrack property.

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