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Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

Democrats Make Final Attempt at Medicaid Expansion

| April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers will finish their legislative session with a familiar debate: whether to accept federal dollars to provide health care coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income people under the federal health care law. House Speaker Mark Eves of North Berwick is introducing a measure Thursday under which the state would apply for […]

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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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Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

| April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine is now facing more than $7 million in federal fines, that’s according to Gov. Paul LePage.  The fines are because Maine isn’t meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.  Thursday, LePage said Maine needed an overall work participation rate of 47.5 percent and 87.5 percent for two-parent families in the Temporary […]

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1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

| April 17, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ice jam flooding in Fort Fairfield. Shawn Cunningham begins a three night retrospective of the disaster that left many people displaced from their homes, many businesses in shambles and an entire county trying to figure out how to rebuild and move forward as a community. And that’s exactly […]

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