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Hold up: Bill would let small municipal boards meet remotely

Dozens of Maine governmental entities are holding meetings by phone. But it's not clear whether the practice is actually allowed by current law, as the state's Freedom of Access Act … Click to Continue »

State water agency unlikely to meet deadlines to repair Oroville Reservoir, expert says

An engineering expert who visited the troubled Oroville Reservoir said this week that it would be nearly impossible for the state to complete temporary repairs to its fractured and eroded main spillway by a target date of Nov. 1. In a report submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

State water agency unlikely to meet deadlines to repair Oroville Reservoir, expert says

An engineering expert who visited the troubled Oroville Reservoir said this week that it would be nearly impossible for the state to complete temporary repairs to its fractured and eroded main spillway by a target date of Nov. 1. In a report submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE [Poink!] The First Late Night Snark of Spring Sproings… "What a week for our poor president. He's been bombing harder than Mike Huckabee at an open-mic night, and his Republican friends can't get out the...Show More Summary

U.S. citizens warned against travel to French Guiana

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department warned U.S. citizens on Friday to avoid travel to French Guiana due to widespread protests that it said have potential to become violent in the main cities of Kourou and Cayenne and have shut down the international airport.

Report: State should 'enhance' child care investigations

A new state report says Maine's system of licensing child care centers and nursey schools needs more consistency. The Legislature's government accountability office is recommending that the state make sure … Click to Continue »

"Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they said was the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States..."

"... appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community.The surprising arrest of the Jewish man, who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, came after a trans-Atlantic investigation with the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies. Show More Summary

Main jury picked in murder trial in trooper barracks ambush

Twelve jurors have been selected in the trial of an anti-government survivalist charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. Prosecutors and defense attorneys picked three … Click to Continue »

Amazon tax-free shopping ends nationwide on April 1

When Amazon starts collecting sales tax from internet buyers in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico on April 1, it will mean the online retailer will be a tax collector for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. No, it's not a bad April Fools' joke targeting online shoppers. Show More Summary

Ukraine says ex-lawmaker's killing Russian "state terrorism"

Denis Voronenkov, described as "main witnesses of the Russian aggression against Ukraine," gunned down outside hotel

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… “Hello, Barack...” I caught this on my 6-inch hospital room TV when I was recovering from abdominal surgery last week. Not the best time for a belly laugh. Damn you, Conan... x x YouTube Video But I’ll forgive you. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold...[Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]

A Live Tour of DDG Booksellers with Relish

HarperCollins' 50 Bookstores in 50 States Facebook Live promotion comes to Maine.

Bill: no discrimination due to climate change 'preferences'

A Republican lawmaker in Maine says the state should protect people from being discriminated against based on their personal opinions about climate change. Rep. Larry Lockman of Amherst has introduced … Click to Continue »

State's chief utility consumer advocate target of bill

A bill by a Maine lawmaker whose son heads a utility that's butted heads with the state's public advocate wants to put the advocate's office under a board's oversight. Republican … Click to Continue »

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Energize an Ally Tuesday Really, President Lardbrain? Your budget threatens to send a torpedo into the side of Meals on Wheels so you can divert the money to pay for more actual torpedoes? Wow. I knew a Meals on Wheels recipient back in Ohio. Show More Summary

GOP, businesses want repeal of three-percent income surtax

A new report by Republican Gov. Paul LePage's office says the surtax on Maine's highest earners that voters approved last November will negatively impact the state economy. The surtax makes … Click to Continue »

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … You Saved Me, Daily Kos. Thank You. Two months ago you, the Daily Kos community, exercised your annual option to maintain collective ownership of my soul---including 12 more months of C&J---in exchange for twenty pieces of silver. Show More Summary

Lobster-crazy China sets record for US crustacean imports

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States.

Proposed rules would protect domestic violence victims

Maine's labor department wants the public's perspective on labor laws protecting victims of domestic violence, assault and stalking. State employment law says victims of such violence must have time off … Click to Continue »

Airport-state dispute over runway length heading to trial

A dispute between Tweed-New Haven Airport and state government over a Connecticut law that limits the length of the airport's main runway is headed to a one-day trial before a … Click to Continue »

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