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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:49 PM EDT

Proposal to Tighten Controls on For-Profit Colleges Approved

Proposal to Tighten Controls on For-Profit Colleges Approved

The Maine Senate is getting behind a push to increase oversight of for-profit colleges in the state. Democratic Sen. Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic says her proposal would require an annual review of for-profit...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:37 PM EDT

Maine District Attorney Faces Disciplinary Hearing

Maine District Attorney Faces Disciplinary Hearing

A Maine district attorney is facing a disciplinary hearing over an allegation she discussed a child sexual assault case with a judge without defense counsel present. Kennebec and Somerset Counties District...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:27 PM EDT

Fox Meets Demise After Attacking Woman in Maine

Fox Meets Demise After Attacking Woman in Maine

Officials say a fox bit a woman outside her home in Bowdoinham, Maine, then chased a neighbor's dogs before running into the neighbor's house, where it was killed. Sagadahoc Chief Deputy Brett Strout said...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 06:33 PM EDT

Maine Employers Get Shot at Additional H-2B Visas Ahead of Tourism Season

Maine Employers Get Shot at Additional H-2B Visas Ahead of Tourism Season

An additional 30,000 temporary H2-B work visas were made available Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor. The visas allow international employees to be hired for...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:12 AM EDT

Lease Squabble Could Threaten Major New Salmon Farm in Maine

Lease Squabble Could Threaten Major New Salmon Farm in Maine

A company that wants to build a large, land-based salmon farm in coastal Maine has run into potential lease trouble, and opponents are hopeful it derails the project. Nordic Aquafarms plans to build the salmon...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:52 AM EDT

Transmission Power Line Approval in Maine is Being Appealed

Transmission Power Line Approval in Maine is Being Appealed

The owner of the oil-fired Wyman power station is appealing the Maine Public Utilities Commission's approval of a proposed 145-mile (233-kilometer) transmission line in western Maine. NextEra Energy Resources...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:53 AM EDT

Maine CDC Says Hepatitis Continues to Rise in the State

Maine CDC Says Hepatitis Continues to Rise in the State

Public health authorities in Maine say the state's sharp rise in hepatitis cases is continuing. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the increase in cases of hepatitis B and C in the Pine...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 09:31 AM EDT

Maine Paid Leave Proposal Gets OK in Senate

Maine Paid Leave Proposal Gets OK in Senate

A bill to provide paid time off to 139,000 newly eligible workers in Maine is moving through the Legislature. The Senate approved the bill Tuesday. The legislation received strong committee support and needs...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 08:15 AM EDT

Decision Coming on Maine Proposal to Boost Moose Permits

Decision Coming on Maine Proposal to Boost Moose Permits

Maine wildlife regulators will likely make a decision by the end of the month on a proposal to increase the number of moose hunting permits in the state for the second consecutive year.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

Judge Allows Bail for Man Charged in Maine Killing

Judge Allows Bail for Man Charged in Maine Killing

A judge says a Maine man can be released on $50,000 bail while a murder case against him moves forward. The ruling came as a result of a Tuesday hearing for 24-year-old Mark Cardilli Jr., who has pleaded not...

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