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Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Maine Democrats reject new restrictions on governors’ rare US Senate picks
The proposal from Rep. David Boyer, R-Poland, garnered bipartisan support in the House last week before failing Tuesday in the Senate.
Group wants $35 million to build Katahdin Woods and Waters visitor station that honors Wabanaki culture
The Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters campaign, called “A Monumental Welcome,” has already raised $22.8 million.
How to read Janet Mills’ silence on some of Maine’s biggest issues
With less than a month before the scheduled end of the 2023 legislative session, many in the State House are looking to Gov. Janet Mills for signs on how she will handle big issues.
Lack of working chargers could harm Maine’s electric vehicle effort
EVs are a key part of the Mills administration’s climate goals, but the state has only reached only 4 percent of the ownership targets.
Millinocket chooses newcomer to fill open town council seat
As part of the town’s special municipal election, there was a council seat left unfilled after Steve Golieb resigned in March.
Young Maine students often lag in science. A Bangor museum is trying to fix it.
The Maine Discovery Museum’s pilot program targets elementary school teachers because science often isn’t emphasized for young children.
UMaine baseball’s power-hitting star and coach earn top conference honors
First baseman Jeremiah Jenkins, who has belted 18 home runs and driven in 70 runs, was named the America East Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Nocturnem Draft Haus in downtown Bangor has been sold
Gene Beck, who opened Nocturnem on Main Street in 2011, sold the business to Darren and Sybil Currier, Bangor residents and longtime patrons.
Community group demands changes at Fort Kent hospital
About 100 community members gathered Tuesday to discuss concerns about the fate of Northern Maine Medical Center.
These tiny wasps will kill stable flies on farms
Blood-sucking insects causes $2 billion in livestock and poultry damages annually around the country.
Watch 2 Canada lynx avoid getting wet in trail camera videos
Today’s trail camera videos from Allie Ladd of Byron demonstrate that Canada lynx don’t seem to appreciate getting wet.
In other Maine news …
Conservative activist loses early in Maine school board lawsuits
‘Do not drink order’ lifted in Waterville
Rare Arctic charr deserve better protection under Maine fishing regulations
Judge dismisses appeal over Ellsworth’s lease for a new police station
Recent shark bites scary, but serious injuries remain vanishingly rare
Russia extends detention of US journalist Evan Gershkovich by 3 months
How you can help turtles crossing Maine roads this summer
Fixing Houlton’s pot-holed roads could take 44 years at current spending rate