Maine bill partially decriminalizing prostitution faces new backlash
Buying sex would remain illegal with increased penalties for those who solicit sex from minors or people with mental disabilities.
What We’re Following
What you should know about PFAS in Maine
What to know about PFAS in Maine and other answers to your questions about “forever chemicals.”
Read our ongoing coverage of Maine housing and real estate
Here’s a roundup of what we know so far about about the housing crisis that has hit the state.
Tracking COVID-19 cases and vaccinations in Maine
See the latest status of cases, deaths and vaccinations in Maine with our tracker charts that are updated every Tuesday.
Maine birds are in trouble as species dwindle across North America
After a recent census, five more Maine bird species have been added to the state’s endangered or threatened list.
Funding woes stall expansion of overcrowded Caribou jail
Every town in central and northern Aroostook uses Caribou’s aging holding facility, which has inadequate storage and leaking water problems.
Owner of condemned buildings claims Brewer illegally declared them unsafe
Bruce Blackmer, 76, alleges Brewer hasn’t offered to compensate him for the condemned buildings in violation of the Fifth Amendment.