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  • Politics
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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