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Nearly 60,000 Mainers Enroll on Health Care Exchange

| January 15, 2015

Nearly 60,000 Mainers have enrolled in plans on the health care exchange. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that 59,126 Maine residents had signed up for coverage as of Friday. The open enrollment session began Nov. 15 and extends through Feb. 15. Thursday is the deadline for people to get insurance […]

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Facebook Launching AMBER Alert System

| January 14, 2015

The word of mouth AMBER Alert system has saved hundreds of lives through the years, and now a new effort is banking on saving even more. Facebook has teamed up with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to release a new amber alert system via social media. News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos has […]

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Caribou Fire Department to Install Smoke Detectors in Caribou Homes

| January 14, 2015

In an effort to prevent fires and promote smoke detectors, a State Fire Marshal came from Augusta all the way up to Caribou yesterday to present a fire prevention grant check to the Caribou Fire Department. The $500 grant from the Pine Tree Burn Foundation will be used to purchase smoke detectors that are sealed […]

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Maine Activists Rally Against Keystone XL Pipeline

| January 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Environmental activists opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline are holding a series of rallies across Maine. Rallies were scheduled Tuesday in Portland, Auburn, Brunswick, Bangor, Waterville and Wiscasset-Edgecomb as the Republican-controlled Senate planned to move ahead on a pipeline bill despite President Barack Obama’s veto threat. The House approved the bill […]

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30 Days Worth of Healthy Meals on a $200 Budget

| January 12, 2015

What’s your monthly budget for groceries? How does $200 sound? May sound to good to be true but actually, there’s a new cooking guide for tasty and healthy eating that falls right into that price range. It’s being sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets in partnership with the Biddeford Department of Health and Welfare. News Source 8’s […]

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