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$50 million in Bond Proposals Approved

$50 million in Bond Proposals Approved

| April 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Roughly $50 million in bond proposals that would support small businesses and water infrastructure projects has been approved by the Legislature. The House and Senate approved the six bond proposals on Thursday as they wrapped up their work for the short session. Among the approved measures is a $12 million proposal […]

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Lawmakers Approve Final Attempt to Expand Medicaid Coverage

Lawmakers Approve Final Attempt to Expand Medicaid Coverage

| April 18, 2014

 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A final attempt to expand Medicaid coverage has been approved by lawmakers.  Under the new proposal, the state would expand Medicaid for one year to more than 70,000 low-income residents, while seeking a waiver from the federal government. With a waiver, the state could use the funds to cover roughly 55,000 […]

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Seared Lamb with Warm Lemon Potato Salad

Seared Lamb with Warm Lemon Potato Salad

| April 17, 2014

OPEN KITCHEN with NATHAN SCOTT  Seared Lamb with Warm Lemon Potato Salad Served with a delicious lemon-flavored potato salad, this is a quick-cooking dish that you can prepare any night of the week. Ingredients   Serves 4   2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized chunks     4 cloves garlic, left […]

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Former Maine State Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

Former Maine State Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

| April 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A former Maine State Police chief has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old relative. A lawyer for Andrew Demers Jr. entered the not guilty pleas to charges of unlawful sexual contact and gross sexual assault in Cumberland County Court on Wednesday. The 73-year-old Demers, of New […]

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A University of Maine System Administrator’s Raise is Raising Some Eyebrows

A University of Maine System Administrator’s Raise is Raising Some Eyebrows

| April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -At a time when faculty and programs are being cut, a top University of Maine System administrator’s $40,000 raise is being questioned.  Rebecca Wyke, vice chancellor for finance and administration for the seven-campus system, had her pay bumped in January to $205,000, from $165,000. The entire system is facing a $36 million […]

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