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  • Politics

    Red flag gun bill gains narrow support in key Legislative committee

    With two members absent, the Judiciary Committee votes 5-4 to support a proposal to allow police to temporarily take firearms from people deemed by a court to be a threat to themselves or others. Meanwhile, another measure that could replace the "red flag" bill is waiting in the wings.

  • Local & State

    State is unlawfully holding 13-year-old boy at Long Creek, attorney alleges

    A judge determined in April that the boy was not competent to stand trial, but could be in the future.

  • Schools and Education

    At council’s direction, Portland school board cuts $450,000 from proposed budget

    The reduction would delay the hiring of a social worker and four ed techs to provide additional support to high school students with behavioral or emotional disabilities.

  • Cops & Courts

    Police fatally shoot Auburn man after long standoff involving hostage

    Police said Steven Case was killed by a member of the Maine State Police tactical team after the hours-long standoff at an apartment house on Main Street.

  • Nancy Pelosi
    Nation & World

    Trump abruptly cancels meeting after Pelosi says he is ‘engaged in a coverup’

    The president and Democratic leaders were meeting on a $2 billion infrastructure plan but, alluding to Pelosi's remarks, Trump said he couldn't work 'under these circumstances.'

  • The Maine Forecast

    The holiday weekend forecast looks sunny (at least, parts of it)

    This weather pattern has been stingy with consecutive sunny days, but there will be at least some sunshine this Memorial Day weekend.

  • Local & State

    Late change to city budget means Portland parking fees are going up

    The City Council voted 5-4 around midnight Monday to increase metered parking fees by 25 cents an hour.

  • Opinion

    Rep. Carney: New bill aims to fight financial exploitation of older Mainers

    L.D. 316 would raise 4 crimes to felonies when perpetrated against vulnerable adults.

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