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Lawmakers OK bill to force LePage to release bonds

Lawmakers OK bill to force LePage to release bonds

| June 11, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill that seeks to force Maine Gov. Paul LePage to release voter-approved bonds to fund land conservation projects is moving forward in the Legislature. The Democratic-controlled House gave initial approval to Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill with a 102-48 vote on Thursday. It has also won approval in the Senate. […]

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Man killed in Ogunquit fire

Man killed in Ogunquit fire

| June 4, 2015

­­­ The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office has identified the body of a man killed in an early morning Ogunquit fire. The Maine Department of Safety Spokesperson Stephen McCausland said the victim has been identified as 54 year old Mark Barnard. Fire Investigators said the body was found in the bedroom of the apartment located over a garage attached to […]

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Marijuana Bill Rejected by Committee

Marijuana Bill Rejected by Committee

| May 29, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A legislative committee has voted to reject a bill seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine, but supporters say the real fight will be on the House floor. Democratic Rep. Diane Russell’s bill was rejected Thursday by the criminal justice committee and would have allowed people 21 and older […]

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Key Financial Statement about Maine Marijuana Vote Due Soon

Key Financial Statement about Maine Marijuana Vote Due Soon

| May 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine officials have less than a week to provide a financial impact statement that a pro-marijuana group needs to begin collecting signatures for its petition. Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol wants to ask voters if they want to legalize recreational marijuana use. The group is backed by the national Marijuana […]

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50 Years Ago Boxing Bedlam Came to Lewiston, Maine

50 Years Ago Boxing Bedlam Came to Lewiston, Maine

| May 25, 2015

Courtesty: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – It was 50 years ago that the world’s attention focused on Lewiston, Maine, for a world heavyweight boxing title fight. The rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston was moved to Lewiston thanks to local fight promoter Sam Michael after a deal with the […]

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