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Bill would require CPR certification for high school students

Bill would require CPR certification for high school studentsIf the bill passes, students could take advantage of a free, 20 minute training course on the American Heart Association's website.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
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Poliquin, Cain preview campaign finance figures

Poliquin, Cain preview campaign finance figuresSecond District congressional candidates previewed their first quarter campaign finance figures.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
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Poliquin to report raising more than $700K in first quarter

Poliquin to report raising more than $700K in first quarterU.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has raised more than $700,000 to support his re-election bid.
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  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
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Democrats unveil tax & budget "counter proposal"

Democrats unveil tax & budget "counter proposal"Democratic leaders unveiled their own budget and tax plan, to compete against Gov. Paul LePage's plan.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Crowd fills State House for hearing on "Constitutional Carry"

Crowd fills State House for hearing on "Constitutional Carry"Most police agencies are opposed to the bill, but the State Police surprised some people and came out in support of it.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Tax committee split on Gov. LePage plan

Tax committee split on Gov. LePage planThe Legislature's Taxation Committee agreed on some parts of the governor's big tax reform plan.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Maine governor vetoes bill ensuring fair pint of beer

Maine governor vetoes bill ensuring fair pint of beerGov. LePage said he doesn't believe the answer to every problem is more government.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Rally in Augusta raises awareness for Penobscot River battle

Rally in Augusta raises awareness for Penobscot River battleThe Alliance for the Common Good is working to raise awareness about a battle between the state and Penobscot Nation.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Governor rolls out new welfare plan

Governor rolls out new welfare planThe governor renewed effort to tighten welfare laws, while Democrats said they want to work with him.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Bill would add 5 disorders to list of newborn tests

Bill would add 5 disorders to list of newborn testsA bill that would add five disorders to a list of newborn screenings in Maine has received bipartisan support.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Rep. Poliquin on first months in office

Rep. Poliquin on first months in officeHe's barely been in office for three months, but his competitor is already looking at 2016.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Later high school start time proposed by lawmaker

Later high school start time proposed by lawmakerAccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics, teens' sleep cycles can prevent them from falling asleep before 11 p.m.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Former mayor escorted out of LePage town hall

Former mayor escorted out of LePage town hallFormer Biddeford Mayor Joanne Twomey got into a heated argument with Gov. Paul LePage Thursday night.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Democrats & Republicans file bills to fix Efficiency ME issue

Democrats & Republicans file bills to fix Efficiency ME issueThe Democrats and Republicans have different ideas about how to fix the funding issue for Efficiency Maine.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Bill crafted to curb violence at Riverview Psychiatric Center

Bill crafted to curb violence at Riverview Psychiatric CenterLawmakers are considering a bill to set up mental health evaluation units at county jails.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Governor wants more support in war on drugs

Governor wants more support in war on drugsDemocrats want the governor's plan to include money for drug treatment.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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$28 million budget fix heads to Maine Gov. LePage

$28 million budget fix heads to Maine Gov. LePageThe measure also maintains about $5 million in a fund that supports anti-smoking programs. R
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Strimling & Harriman on Augusta comings and goings

Strimling & Harriman on Augusta comings and goingsOur political analysts weigh in on the shakeups in Augusta
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Strimling & Harriman on hateful tweets & retweets

Strimling & Harriman on hateful tweets & retweetsStrimling & Harriman on hateful tweets & retweets
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Maine NAACP seeks ethics investigation into senator's posts

Maine NAACP seeks ethics investigation into senator's postsLocal NAACP leaders called for an ethics probe of Sen. Michael Willette over anti-Obama Facebook post.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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LePage calls out Stephen King, Roxanne Quimby on radio

LePage calls out Stephen King, Roxanne Quimby on radioGov. LePage revises radio address after calling out Stephen King, Roxanne Quimby
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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Mayors discuss legislative agenda

Mayors discuss legislative agendaIt's clear the coalition's top priority is saving revenue-sharing, which Governor LePage has proposed eliminating.
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  • 1 month ago
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Democrats step up criticism of governor's budget & tax plan

Democrats step up criticism of governor's budget & tax planDemocrats took more swings at Gov. Paul LePage's budget and tax plan.
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  • 1 month ago
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State budget threatens spay, neuter program

State budget threatens spay, neuter programThere is a surcharge on pet fold sold in Maine, and while Governor LePage wants to get rid of it, many pet shelters in the state are against the idea.
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  • 1 month ago
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Lawmakers take up bill to eliminate term limits

Lawmakers take up bill to eliminate term limitsThe argument boils down to experience versus a fresh approach.
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  • 1 month ago
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Mitchell and Cohen reflect on Washington politics, careers

Mitchell and Cohen reflect on Washington politics, careersFormer Senators William Cohen and George Mitchell rose from humble beginnings, but left an everlasting legacy.
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  • 1 month ago
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Unions outline new agenda for Legislature: create jobs

Unions outline new agenda for Legislature: create jobsLabor unions said they want the Maine Legislature to focus on proposals they believe will help workers.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago