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  • Intern for Maine Democrat suspended for vulgar tweets

    Imagine the outrage if an intern for a Republican congressman sent tweets referring to women with derogatory words, discussing sexual acts or disparaging religion. Keep that outrage, wonder and then read on to learn about a Democratic intern.

  • Maine lobster fishing season off to slow start

    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The cold winter is still being felt in the waters off Maine, where the nation's largest lobster fishery is off to a slow start. The season typically picks up after the bulk of the lobster population sheds its shells and reaches legal harvesting size. That occurred in...

  • Super PAC commits to spend $2 million against embattled Maine governor

    A Democrat-backed super PAC called Maine Forward has committed to spending $2 million against Republican Gov. Paul LePage and for Democratic nominee Mike Michaud in the run-up to the Pine Tree State's elections this fall, according to the Bangor Daily News.

  • Maine AG files suit against EPA over water quality standards

    Mills AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging it failed to approve the state’s water quality standards under the Clean Water Act. The federal Clean Water Act...

  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed duck were...

  • Maine's shrimp fishery may face new restrictions

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators may limit the number of fishermen allowed to catch northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine once the depleted fishery reopens. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission closed the 2014 shrimp season for the first time in more than 30 years because...

  • Paul LePage phone campaign focuses on Social Security

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.

  • Stealthy warship Zumwalt is soon getting jet fuel

    BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works is getting ready to bring fuel aboard the Navy's biggest destroyer in preparation for firing up some of the world's largest marine turbines this summer. Shipbuilders will be working methodically in the coming weeks to bring JP-5 military-grade jet fuel...

  • Officials figure out the hard way that webcams and dying baby eagles don't make for happy viewers

    Government officials were forced this week to defend their decision to ignore calls and emails to intervene and save a baby eagle featured on a webcam before it died. Two baby eagles monitored by the Biodiversity Research Institute were apparently abandoned by their parents and left to fend...

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