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LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

| March 24, 2015

Republican Gov. Paul LePage has postponed a meeting with reporters to discuss additional law enforcement positions to address the state’s drug problem. The decision to postpone Tuesday’s press conference came moments before the governor announced that he had fired Brig. General James Campbell of the Maine National Guard. LePage was supposed to speak about his […]

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Minimum Wage Hearing

Minimum Wage Hearing

| March 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Proposals to hike Maine’s minimum wage are getting a public hearing at the Statehouse. The Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee State on Monday will hold a hearing on eight separate proposals related to raising the $7.50 per hour minimum wage. It’s been at that level since 2009. House […]

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NAACP Looking for Willette’s Resignation

NAACP Looking for Willette’s Resignation

| March 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The head of the Portland branch of the NAACP wants an investigation to be launched into whether a state senator violated the Legislature’s code of ethics by sharing offensive Facebook posts. Rachel Ross joined Senate Democrats at the Statehouse Friday to condemn Republican Sen. Michael Willette’s posts, which, among other things, […]

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Child Porn Arrest

Child Porn Arrest

| March 20, 2015

A Calais man was arrested Thursday night and charged with possessing child porn.  Roy Wise, 49, was arrested by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit at his home at 63 Spring St.  Wise is a federal law enforcement officer assigned to the Cutler Naval Facility and is a former Calais police officer. The computer crimes […]

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King Pans Governor Over Inaccurate Residency Claim

King Pans Governor Over Inaccurate Residency Claim

| March 19, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Stephen King isn’t pleased with Gov. Paul LePage’s inaccurate claim that the horror writer has moved from Maine. LePage used his radio address this week to make his case for eliminating Maine’s income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including former […]

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