Thursday 25th May, 2017

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Commissioner who spearheaded welfare reforms steps down

LePage appointed Mayhew in 2011 and says she brought accountability and fiscal responsibility to Maine's welfare system. Mayhew was a Democrat when she was appointed; she's now a Rep ...

Budget battle centers on voter-approved high earner tax

Democratic and Republicans want to hammer out a budget deal within the next couple of weeks but say the biggest sticking point remains a voter-approved tax on high earners to fund schools... ...

House blocks 'death with dignity' bill

http://bit.ly/2qVeYul ) that Statehouse legislators blocked the bill in an 85-61 vote Tuesday. Maine's 'death with dignity' bill narrowly passed the state Senate last week.... ...

Man dies in fire that destroys old Maine farmhouse

Lawrence Dries lived alone in the home, where the fire was reported in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The State Fire Marshal's Office says the house was engulfed in flames when firefig ...

Morning Digest: Maine Supreme Court says new instant-runoff voting law violates state constitution

unanimously ruled that a 2016 ballot initiative that switched Maine's elections to instant-runoff voting for state and congressional races violates the state constitution. This ruling was a non-b ...

Maine senators join fight to ease sea urchin shipping burden

LUBEC, Maine (AP) -- Maine's U.S. senators are on board with a plan to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States.... ...

'Dogs drop two in New Hampshire, 5-2 and 3-2

Manchester, N.H. - The Portland Sea Dogs (20-20) dropped a doubleheader to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (16-28) on Tuesday night. The Fisher Cats took the opener 5-2 and won the nightcap with a 3-2, ...

Maine governor to commute sentences of low-risk offenders

Maine's Republican governor says he's considering commuting the sentences of low-risk offenders, but denied any link with the recently announced closure of a minimum security prison... ...

Trump budget includes 2 destroyers like those built in Maine

The defense department is a big winner in President Donald Trump's $4.1 trillion budget but the money isn't necessarily tricking down to Bath Iron Works.... ...

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Moody's downgrades China's sovereign credit rating for the first time since 1989

BEIJING, China - Sending shock waves amongst investors in Asian trading, credit rating agency, Moody's downgraded China's sovereign credit rating for the first time since 1989 overnight on

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The jungle book 2016

Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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