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Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Republicans and a handful of Democrats defeated a bill that would enshrine a 72-hour-waiting period.
The amended proposal would boost the minimum wage to $15 starting in 2024 with annual cost-of-living increase.
A measure before the Legislature would create a retirement benefit fund for Maine’s approximately 6,000 volunteer firefighters.
Voters elected Abden Simmons on Tuesday, giving Republicans their first legislative special election victory in a competitive area since 2015.
Brian Veneziano ousted incumbent Kristen Shorey, who had served one three-year term on the school board, by a vote of 553-515.
Earl Brechlin, Maya Caines and Kyle Shank are the newcomers to the council.
Voters approved the measure 1,005 to 502.
On Tuesday, 66.6 percent of Portland voters rejected a measure that would allow landlords to hike rates after tenants voluntarily left units.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission said the $135.7 million in new increases it approved from July 1 through mid-2024 cover so-called stranded costs.
This brings a proposed $2 billion Aroostook County wind farm project closer to fruition.
In a state that has historically had some of the worst outages in the nation, more Mainers are turning to generators for backup power.
Under the tutelage of Arthur Legasse, Jeff Coffin gained a love for the saxophone that paved the way for his touring career.
Photographer Pim Van Hemmen has captured some truly unique views of historic ships through dawnlight raids in an inflatable boat.
Registered Maine Guides expect a whirlwind couple of weeks as lucky hunters reach out in search of help coordinating their special hunts.
Bill Bell captured this touching moment along the Nesowadnehunk Stream.