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  • Politics
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    Maine Legislature paralyzed as clock ticks on end of session

    Deep distrust between Democrats and the conservative House Republican caucus closely aligned with Gov. LePage centers particularly on the key issues of Medicaid expansion and tax conformity.

  • Politics
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    Maine medical marijuana reform bill advances

    Already approved in the House, the second major piece of cannabis legislation in as many days easily passes the Senate on a 25-10 vote.

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    Maine Secretary of State proceeds with plans for ranked-choice voting in state primaries

    Senate Republicans, who unsuccessfully asked a court to block the system, now say they will introduce a bill to require Maine State Police to transport any ballots needed for retabulation, if necessary.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Accused armed robber might be tied to additional holdups that have rattled southern Maine

    Travis Card is charged with one crime in Westbrook, and prosecutors indicate in court on Tuesday they suspect he may be involved in other recent unsolved robberies.

  • Local & State
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    Wiscasset residents vote to end lawsuit against Maine Department of Transportation

    The town had sued to force the state to get local approvals before moving forward with a controversial project to ease traffic congestion on Route 1.

  • Cops & Courts
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    Franklin County man to spend at least 6 years in prison in drug-involved shooting

    Timothy Danforth fatally shot Michael Reis outside Danforth's father's trailer in Wilton nearly 2 years ago in a dispute that involved a $200 marijuana debt.

  • Politics
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    Waterville Facebook pages spread misinformation, lead political attacks

    Mayor Nick Isgro says he doesn't know who runs the pages, which have been leading attacks and making unsubstantiated claims about the recall effort.

  • Food
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    Portland restaurateurs big fans of the Sea Dogs – and the Sea Dog Biscuit

    Briana and Andrew Volk, owners of Hunt + Alpine and Little Giant, aren't above eating cheese fries from a souvenir helmet.

  • Columns
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    Greg Kesich: Garrett Mason has more than just a prayer at being next governor

    As Paul LePage has shown twice, a highly motivated minority can beat a divided opposition.

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