The morning fog lifts beyond the Burton M. Cross Building, left, and the State House, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in Augusta, Maine. The legislature is working to wrap up the current session. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Today is Friday. Temperatures will be in the high 70s to low 80s. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here.

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.

Maine Democrats take hours wrangling votes to advance Janet Mills’ abortion bill

It’s a stunning turn for a measure that seemed to be sailing toward passage ever since the Democratic governor unveiled the bill in January.


A $20M PFAS research center could be coming to UMaine

If the funding is secured at UMaine, it will be used to renovate and expand facilities at the university’s Orono campus.

Hermon survey shows residents support screening school library books for sexual content

Of the 1,146 surveys that were returned, 581 respondents strongly supported the policy and 425 strongly opposed, along with 100 votes in between those options.

Mother Nature rewards the birds that are best at hiding ground nests

If ground nesting is so perilous, why do many birds do it?

House flipping is on the rise in Maine again

The rise in flipped homes comes at a time when residences for sales are in an acute shortage across the state.

Taxpayer costs will pile up if the Maine Legislature stretches into next week

Taxpayers will be on the hook for nearly $50,000 in excess costs per day if the Maine Legislature’s work stretches into next week.

In other Maine news…

Activists to rally in Portland on Saturday for dairy workers’ rights

Tight inventory kept home sales low in May

Former Rangeley official and 2 ex-Franklin County deputies admit to illegally working with medical pot grower

Plant these 5 herbs once and enjoy them for years

Pandemic-era Maine is the backdrop for this novel about a fracturing marriage

Go back in time by learning primitive skills at a Down East festival

Limestone wants to pay inexperienced town manager more money 

Maine still has the highest median age in the country

Man gets 7 years for his role in Aroostook and Penobscot drug ring

Portland wants its teachers certified to support multilingual students

Maine Senate votes to ban the sale of flavored tobacco

Sale finalized for closed Hampden waste facility

Moscow court rules US journalist who graduated from Bowdoin must stay in jail

Interpreters at MaineHealth overwhelmingly vote to form union

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.