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NEWSSOURCE 8 AT 6 3-31-2014

| March 31, 2014

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Aroostook County Safety Symposium Taking Place at NMCC

| March 31, 2014

A classroom full of people spent their afternoon learning about and practicing using one large and loud piece of equipment, the forklift. “We do have traditionally 15-20 people injured every year operating a forklift,” said Joseph Bergan, Occupational Safety Engineer at Safety Works! The “train the trainer” class is part of the Aroostook County Safety […]

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House Rejects Proposed Mining Rules

| March 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s Democratic-led House has voted to direct the Department of Environmental Protect to re-submit new mining regulations. The House voted 98-39 on Monday in favor of rejecting the regulations drafted by the department and asking it to come up with new rules and submit them to the Legislature by February 2016. […]

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LePage Seeks to Limit Out-of-State EBT Use

| March 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says nearly $14 million of Maine-issued welfare benefits were spent out of state last year. The Republican governor is seeking to ban the use of electronic benefit cards outside of Maine. His administration says the use of the cards in places like Disney World show that […]

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Maine Residents to Participate in Diabetes Study

| March 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine Medical Center Research Institute wants to find out if Vitamin D can prevent Type 2 diabetes. The Scarborough institute needs 600 to 700 people who are possibly at risk of becoming diabetic. The Portland Press Herald ┬áreported about 150 will be selected to participate. Half will be given a […]

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