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  • Nation & World
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    Sen. Collins says abortion rights discussed ‘at great length’ in meeting with court nominee

    The Maine Republican says she remains undecided on whether she would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, who she says agreed that the Roe v. Wade decision is 'settled law.'

  • Schools and Education
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    Families’ lawsuit challenges Maine law against public funding for religious schools

    The federal lawsuit seeks to overturn the decades-old law barring tuition reimbursements for sectarian schools.

  • Local & State
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    Woman’s attempt to help injured animal comes back to bite her, as raccoon proves to be rabid

    A game warden also was bitten, while trying to remove the animal from the home of the Kennebunkport woman, who could be charged with a crime.

  • Local & State
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    South Portland’s short-term rental rules on track for vote in November

    A majority of city councilors says the boomerang issue of controversial Airbnb-style rentals should go to the voters.

  • Politics
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    LePage calls state senator ‘repugnant,’ storms out of meeting after report says he didn’t drive timber decision

    There were allegations Maine's governor was involved in a decision to divert wood from two mills whose owners criticized him.

  • Business
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    James Knott, 88, remembered as inventor of trap that transformed lobstering

    He developed marine-grade coated wire mesh that lasted far longer than the wood in traditional traps, then founded a company to manufacture the product and became an ardent supporter of the lobster industry.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Former co-owner of Zapoteca pleads guilty, pays restitution for bad checks

    Thomas Bard pays more than $10,500 in restitution as well as a $1,000 fine, and serves 48 hours in jail, for the misdemeanor conviction.

  • Editorials
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    Our View: Juror no-shows threaten key part of justice system

    Putting pressure on scofflaws is part of the solution, but so is increasing pay rates for jurors.

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