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  • Politics

    Red flag gun bill gains narrow support in key Legislative committee, but its fate still uncertain

    Lawmakers on the Legislature's Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 in favor of a bill that would allow police to temporarily take firearms from people deemed by a court to be a threat to themselves or others. But another bill, supported by some gun advocates, is waiting in the wings, the committee's Democratic Senate chairman said Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Local & State

    Portland school board trims proposed budget by $450,000

    The reduction ordered by the City Council would delay the hiring of a social worker and 4 ed techs to provide additional supports 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)

    If you've been here long enough, you know Memorial Day in New England, and especially be Maine, can be a pain to plan for.

  • 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.

  • Maine Voices

    Augusta fails to recognize that gun injuries, deaths are a public safety crisis

    A legislative committee spikes six firearm-safety bills, and Gov. Mills is watering down the 'red flag' measure.

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