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    Local & State

    Maine shattered its annual record for overdose deaths in 2021

    A 23% yearly increase in overdose deaths is blamed on fentanyl being added to other drugs, as well as increased isolation and other pandemic challenges.

  • Local & State

    Maine National Guard members arrive in hospitals to assist with omicron surge

    State health officials are shifting away from daily case counts as a reliable metric for tracking current transmission as a backlog of positive tests had grown to 46,000 on Wednesday.

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    With voting rights bill doomed, King and Collins work to safeguard electoral vote counting

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    Voting bill collapses, with Democrats unable to change filibuster rules

    The rules change meant to allow Democrats to approve the bill with a simple majority was also headed toward defeat, with Biden unable to persuade two holdout senators in his own party.

  • Local & State

    Portland charter commission hears proposals for City Hall leadership

    The balance of power between the elected mayor and the appointed city manager is a key focus of the commission.

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    Our View: COVID’s spread in Maine outpaces the numbers

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