Svetko Draca of Portland casts for striped bass at the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday in Cape Elizabeth. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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

Maine abortion providers expect only minor changes under Janet Mills’ new law

The vast majority of abortions in Maine and other states occur in the first trimester, before Maine’s viability threshold of 24 weeks.

A 15-year-old’s criticism of Bangor hospital is at the center of this free-speech case

No lawsuits have been filed in the unique case involving a minor and one of the Bangor region’s largest employers.

Bangor ‘smart home’ gives paralyzed Marine vet his dreamed of independence

Noah White, who is quadriplegic, is looking forward to showering for hours in a new house designed to accommodate his abilities.

A Mainer’s coming-of-age film will screen in her hometown of Bangor

“Wildflower” is the brainchild of Jana Savage, who attended Bangor High School in the early aughts.

Kathi Moore had been feuding with the Select Board for months, and she said she might continue the fight as a former town employee.

2 Maine chefs are opening quirky restaurant in Sherman Victorian mansion

Two classically trained chefs are creating a quirky new restaurant in a purple 130-year-old Victorian house.

Judge vacates manslaughter conviction of Portland man who killed sister’s boyfriend

Mark Cardilli Jr.’s attorney, Thomas Hallett, argued his client’s original lawyers failed to “vigorously argue” he acted in self-defense.

Maine artist celebrates women of color with portrait series

When Martha Miller saw inaugural poet Amanda Gorman in a brilliant yellow dress, she knew she had to paint her portrait.

Cooper Flagg to begin official NCAA visits this fall

The former Nokomis basketball star will be visiting Duke, UConn and Kansas this fall.

Austin Theriault is seeking his 1st Oxford 250 win

Returning from a 2019 injury, a now-healthy Austin Theriault, 29, will climb into the No. 45 Derek Ming Ford on Sunday night.

A new opportunity to share inspiring Maine sports stories

“This column’s main goal is to assist people with sharing their stories, primarily focused on the Portland area,” Greg Levinsky writes.

The summer’s rain will make this year’s moose hunt more difficult

Moose hunters and bird hunters alike should take into consideration the possibility that their plans could be affected by damaged gravel roads or road closures.

Wheeler mines in Bethel is an exhilarating trip with striking views

Entrance to the now-defunct Wheeler mines is restricted to small group tours, by, appointment only.

There are 43 species of mosquitoes in Maine, and some are really out to get you

As irritating and potentially dangerous as mosquitoes are, at least only the females need a blood meal.

In other Maine news …

Maine shows Donald Trump’s vulnerabilities ahead of a debate he won’t attend

Madawaska gets $2 million in federal funds for shopping plaza

New England’s best lobster roll is at a Maine restaurant

Federal investigators give update on Litchfield plane crash

This Maine artist is remembered as the ‘Yankee Da Vinci’

Afghan military veterans grapple with new life in Maine

Invasive zebra mussels may soon threaten Maine lakes and rivers

Motorcyclist dies after North Yarmouth crash

Gigayacht arrives in Portland Harbor

York distillery expansion may be thwarted by ‘whiskey fungus’

Maine CDC says federal funds to remove lead pipes should go to other states

Bucksport High School hires new assistant principal-athletic director