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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Coming Soon to the Flickers It was looking like a better-than-average year for movies. Then August came along and the celluloid offerings shriveled up and died. Fortunately, it looks like things are poised to pick up this fall. Show More Summary

Police: Woman killed when vehicle slams into tractor trailer

State police say a woman was killed when her vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor trailer as she was exiting the Maine Turnpike. Maine Department of Safety Spokesman … Click to Continue »

Watch The War On Drugs Debut A Deeper Understanding Songs At Maine Tour Opener

The War On Drugs kicked off their world tour in support of A Deeper Understanding at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine last night. The set included the live debut of several tracks from the album including "In Chains," "Knocked Down," "Nothing To Find," "Up All Night," and "Clean Living." Watch all five live debuts…

Supporters of tiny houses make case for new rules in Maine

Supporters of "tiny houses" say the state should adopt guidelines that make the small, non-traditional dwellings easier to build and own in the state. Maine's Technical Building Codes and Standards … Click to Continue »

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Avast…or something. It's me...Captain Billybeard, swarthy fear-instiller of the deep blue kiddie pool. Today is the most blow-me-downest day of the year: International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  And arrrway...Show More Summary

Yes or no? Independence referendum splits Iraqi Kurds

Iraqi Kurds may have long dreamed of founding their own state, but the independence referendum set for September 25 has also exposed divisions between their autonomous region's main cities. In Arbil, capital of the Kurdish Regional Government, the streets are currently teeming with red, white and green Kurdish flags. Show More Summary

Maine governor pushes for Affordable Care Act repeal

Maine's governor is urging supporters of the state's Republican party to back the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/2hapHA0 ) reports Republican Gov. Paul LePage … Click to Continue »

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … The Week Ahead Monday The Senate votes to invoke cloture and pave the way for a final vote on the National Defense Authorization Act, which will funnel $700 billion to the military-industrial complex.Show More Summary

The Happiest States in America

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Some people can be happy anywhere, but there's no denying that where you live can certainly make a difference in how happy you are. Wallethub recently calculated the relative happiness of people in each state based on three main metrics:...Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

Daily   Kos   Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Daily   Kos   Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Ick, Ick Ick Edition “Sen. Ted Cruz's Twitter account last night ‘liked’ a pornographic video about a woman who finds a couple having sex on her couch. Show More Summary

Maine orders partial shellfishing shutdown, mussel recall

Maine is shutting down shellfish harvesting in parts of the state's eastern coast because of a marine algae bloom that can carry a neurotoxin.

State prevents researcher from publishing overdose findings

Maine's health agency is preventing a researcher from publicizing his findings that show how many people had contact with a doctor before dying of drug overdoses in 2016. The Bangor … Click to Continue »

Artist needed to commemorate Halifax Explosion with ornament

The Maine State Archives is looking for an artist to make a Christmas tree ornament to be included in a commemoration of World War I. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap … Click to Continue »

Iranians among 52 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by IS

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Security sources said the attackers were disguised as members of the Hashed al-Shaabi, a mainly Shiite paramilitary alliance which has fought alongside the army and police against the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Iraq. The...Show More Summary

Introducing the American Fear Index

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays Do you have the strong sense that the United States has become a more anxious and fearful place during the Trump era? If so, you are certainly not alone. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

Daily   Kos   Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Daily   Kos   Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Among my private papers destined for display in the Bill in Portland Maine Library and Mop Closet is a ragged piece of...Show More Summary

“Dunlap blasts head of election integrity commission over N.H. voter fraud assertion”

Maine’s secretary of state wakes up: A day after admonishing the vice chairman of President Trump’s election integrity commission for making unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in New Hampshire, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said it is becoming clear … Continue reading ?

California Sues Over Trump's DACA Reversal

The State of California, along with Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security following the Trump administration's announcement that it would rescind former President Barack Obama's executive order regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The program had provided limited legal......

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Wheelchair Races At Midnight. This is great. Kristen Bell (Frozen, Veronica Mars), who is shooting a movie in Orlando, sheltered with and entertained residents from two nursing homes at a hotel during Hurricane Irma. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Energize an Ally a Whole Bunch of Allies Tuesday What was supposed to be a star-studded event to raise money for hurricane Harvey relief has now turned into a double-header: funds from tonight's live Hand-in-Hand...Show More Summary

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