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  • Published
    September 8, 2022

    Debate continues over ranked-choice voting

    Secretary of State Shenna Bellows discussed ranked-choice voting and said Maine should be proud of its election clerks for ensuring our elections are free, fair and secure. Republicans, however, continue to oppose ranked-choice voting, arguing it is complicated and confusing.

  • Published
    February 24, 2022

    Waldo County farmers speak at State House rally for PFAS bill

    Small farmers spoke about the struggles they face after learning that their farms are contaminated with "forever" chemicals.

  • Published
    February 11, 2022

    State committee warns Maine’s digital divide is an ‘urgent civil rights issue’

    The Maine Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reports that the lack of digital access and training in the state for immigrants, people of color, as well as disabled and low-income people amounts to a civil rights issue requiring urgent action from policymakers.

  • Published
    February 9, 2022

    Positive trends a highlight of Maine CDC briefing

    Maine CDC said Wednesday, Feb. 9, a positive trend of declining hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and ventilator usage continues in the state.

  • Published
    February 2, 2022

    Maine CDC ends contact tracing

    Due to the contagiousness of the omicron variant, which makes contact tracing much less effective, Maine CDC will no longer use the technique, according to Director Dr. Nirav Shah.

  • Published
    January 27, 2022

    Mount View Middle School principal accused of touching minor

    Kennebec County Sheriff's Office arrested David A. Holinger, 41, of Belgrade, and charged him with three counts of unlawful sexual touching of a minor.

  • Published
    January 5, 2022

    Omicron variant drives state positivity rate to record high

    Because of the prevalence of the omicron variant, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said he suspects the new COVID-19 case numbers are an undercount.

  • Published
    December 10, 2021

    BEP upholds $17,800 fine for Sprague 

    Maine DEP officials argued that because the discharge was a one-time event and Sprague had taken a number of corrective actions to prevent future spills, and because the material did not have a notification requirement, the penalty was appropriate. Opponents contend the event should be treated as an oil spill as defined by Maine law.

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