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Bangor Daily News
Mounting college debt targeted in 2nd District raceORONO, Maine — The struggle of Maine students saddled with huge student loan de
Mounting college debt targeted in 2nd District race
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
ORONO, Maine — The struggle of Maine students saddled with huge student loan debts has worked its way into political wrangling leading up to an election for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat that doesn’t happen for another 14 months. On... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine delegation pushes for faster disability decisionsNearly every weekday, members of Maine’s congressional delegation say they are
Maine delegation pushes for faster disability decisions
Bangor Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Nearly every weekday, members of Maine’s congressional delegation say they are asked by a constituent for help with an application for Social Security disability payments. To qualify, a person has to be unable to work, but what has some lawmakers... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Verso cuts jobs in Maine, KentuckyVerso said it will shut down a pulp dryer and paper machine at the Androscoggin
Verso cuts jobs in Maine, Kentucky
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Verso said it will shut down a pulp dryer and paper machine at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, citing declining demand for coated paper as well as Maine's high energy costs and local property taxes. "One of Verso's founding principles is to do what's... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Lawmakers: Verso mill slowdown, layoffs ‘devastating’ and ‘drastic’AUGUSTA, Maine — State and federal lawmakers in Maine and Washington, D.C., rea
Lawmakers: Verso mill slowdown, layoffs ‘devastating’ and ‘drastic’
Bangor Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — State and federal lawmakers in Maine and Washington, D.C., reacted with frustration and concern Thursday at the news Verso will idle part of its mill in Jay — laying off about 300 employees permanently. “The news of the planned... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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The Times Leader
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
The Times Leader / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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The Marietta Times
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
The Marietta Times / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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FOX 35 Orlando
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
FOX 35 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primariesWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Demo
AP NewsBreak: Chamber weighs role in Democratic primaries
New Jersey Herald / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing a major role in Democratic primaries in key congressional races nationally, which could produce weakened nominees who would be more easily defeated by Republicans, according to an internal... Read more
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WOWK-TV West Virginia
300 workers at Verso Paper mill in Jay to be laid offJAY, Maine (AP) - Officials with Verso Paper Corp. say that 300 workers at the
300 workers at Verso Paper mill in Jay to be laid off
WOWK-TV West Virginia / Posted 7 days ago
JAY, Maine (AP) - Officials with Verso Paper Corp. say that 300 workers at the company's mill in Jay will lose their jobs. The company said Thursday that it's shutting down a pulp dryer and paper machine at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay. It will also... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Verso to lay off 300 at Jay paper millPORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper Corp. announced Thursday it plans to lay off 300
Verso to lay off 300 at Jay paper mill
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper Corp. announced Thursday it plans to lay off 300 people at its mill in Jay and another 310 at a mill in Kentucky at the end of this year or in early 2016. Verso CEO David Paterson said the decision comes in response to... Read more
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FOX Business
Verso shutting down pulp dryer and paper machine in Jay, laying off 300 workersJAY, Maine – Verso Paper Corp. will significantly scale back production in Main
Verso shutting down pulp dryer and paper machine in Jay, laying off 300 workers
FOX Business / Posted 8 days ago
JAY, Maine – Verso Paper Corp. will significantly scale back production in Maine, costing 300 jobs at its mill in Jay, officials with the Tennessee-based company Thursday. Verso said it will shut down a pulp dryer and paper machine at the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Harrington firefighters to receive $80,000 grantHARRINGTON, Maine — The Harrington Volunteer Fire Department will be receiving
Harrington firefighters to receive $80,000 grant
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
HARRINGTON, Maine — The Harrington Volunteer Fire Department will be receiving an $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “I’m a couple feet off the ground,” said fire Chief David Baldwin Thursday morning. “This grant is... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Angus King, George Mitchell make case for Iran nuclear dealPORTLAND, Maine — It’s either this agreement or no agreement. That was the con
Angus King, George Mitchell make case for Iran nuclear deal
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — It’s either this agreement or no agreement. That was the consensus Wednesday evening during a forum hosted by Maine Sen. Angus King, former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns on the proposed... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Angus King, George Mitchell make case for Obama’s nuclear dealPORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Angus King of Maine and former Maine Sen. George Mitchel
Angus King, George Mitchell make case for Obama’s nuclear deal
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Angus King of Maine and former Maine Sen. George Mitchell are poised to kick off a forum to discuss the proposed nuclear deal with Iran this evening at the University of Southern Maine. King, a member of the Senate Armed... Read more
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Roll Call
Congress Can’t Legislate Away Troubling Truths About Biomass Energy | Commentary By Kevin Bundy and Mary Booth The science is clear: To head off
Congress Can’t Legislate Away Troubling Truths About Biomass Energy
Roll Call / Posted 14 days ago
| Commentary By Kevin Bundy and Mary Booth The science is clear: To head off climate change’s worst effects, we must rapidly shift from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, low-carbon... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
By the numbers: What our reps, senators have done in DC this yearThe first session of the 114th Congress is more than halfway through, and Congr
By the numbers: What our reps, senators have done in DC this year
Bangor Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
The first session of the 114th Congress is more than halfway through, and Congress left the U.S. Capitol for the August recess. While Congress has developed a reputation in recent years for doing little, early signs indicate productivity may be on... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Dodd-Frank Reform Needed, Says Maine Congressman Poliquin The most important issue facing the House Financial Services Committee this f
Dodd-Frank Reform Needed, Says Maine Congressman Poliquin
TheStreet.com / Posted 17 days ago
The most important issue facing the House Financial Services Committee this fall is reforming Dodd-Frank regulation, according to Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine). Congressman Poliquin... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Dodd-Frank a Burden on Economy, Says Maine CongressmanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The most important issue facing the House Financial Ser
Dodd-Frank a Burden on Economy, Says Maine Congressman
TheStreet.com / Posted 17 days ago
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The most important issue facing the House Financial Services Committee this fall is reforming Dodd-Frank regulation, according to Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine). Poliquin said the Dodd-Frank Act, which was signed in 2010 and... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine delegates decry sale of defense servers to ChinaWASHINGTON — Last fall, one of the nation’s top computer makers won approval fr
Maine delegates decry sale of defense servers to China
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
WASHINGTON — Last fall, one of the nation’s top computer makers won approval from the federal government to sell one of its divisions to a Chinese company. The sale is raising concerns among members of Maine’s congressional delegation. That’s... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Baldacci, Cain mingle at lobster bakeDemocrats Emily Cain and Joe Baldacci mingled with other party members at the a
Baldacci, Cain mingle at lobster bake
WMTW Portland / Posted 18 days ago
Democrats Emily Cain and Joe Baldacci mingled with other party members at the annual Muskie Lobster Bake on Sunday at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was also there to help raise money for the state's Democratic... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Will Democrats be content to play defense against LePage?AUGUSTA, Maine — For Democrats hoping for a flood of victories in next year’s l
Will Democrats be content to play defense against LePage?
Bangor Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — For Democrats hoping for a flood of victories in next year’s legislative elections, developments at the State House — and in the courts — couldn’t be going much better. Republicans are fighting among themselves, and a slew of... Read more
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WMTW Portland
In US House bid, Cain, Baldacci to make pitch to DemocratsEmily Cain has support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Em
In US House bid, Cain, Baldacci to make pitch to Democrats
WMTW Portland / Posted 19 days ago
Emily Cain has support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Emily's List and others, but challenger Joe Baldacci says he has what it takes to win. The two Democrats vying for the opportunity to face Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
In Maine, resistance to Common Core has led to few changes — for nowBANGOR, Maine — In spite of strong, grassroots efforts against it, Common Core
In Maine, resistance to Common Core has led to few changes — for now
Bangor Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — In spite of strong, grassroots efforts against it, Common Core — a set of voluntary national education standards designed to advance student achievement and adopted by many states — largely survived a tumultuous legislative year in... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Dems think they can take on Poliquin, but history says that’s unlikelyWith more than a full year before the next election, Democrats are already targ
Dems think they can take on Poliquin, but history says that’s unlikely
Bangor Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
With more than a full year before the next election, Democrats are already targeting Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s Second Congressional District. His opponent in the last election, Emily Cain, announced her intent to run to unseat Poliquin just... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Dems think they can take on Poliquin, but history says that’s unlikelyWith more than a full year before the next election, Democrats are already targ
Dems think they can take on Poliquin, but history says that’s unlikely
Bangor Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
With more than a full year before the next election, Democrats are already targeting Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s Second Congressional District. His opponent in the last election, Emily Cain, announced her intent to run to unseat Poliquin just... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Poliquin challenges Obama administration on Planned ParenthoodAUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin said Thursday that he has deman
Poliquin challenges Obama administration on Planned Parenthood
Bangor Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin said Thursday that he has demanded information from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services about how taxpayer dollars are distributed to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
This week’s presidential debate doesn’t matter. Here’s what the media should do insteadBy Vic Berardelli, Special to the BDN Do not pay much attention to this week’s
This week’s presidential debate doesn’t matter. Here’s what the media should do instead
Bangor Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
By Vic Berardelli, Special to the BDN Do not pay much attention to this week’s televised presidential debate. It has as much value as the sideshow on the carnival midway. It is far too early for candidates to square off on the vital issues facing... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Maine environmental groups praise federal power plant rulesAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental advocates in Maine on Monday lauded Preside
Maine environmental groups praise federal power plant rules
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 24 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental advocates in Maine on Monday lauded President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, saying it will keep residents healthier, slow the impacts of climate change and protect... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
5 things to watch as a Democratic primary unfolds in Maine’s 2nd DistrictBaldacci joins Emily Cain, a former legislator from Orono who ran against Repub
5 things to watch as a Democratic primary unfolds in Maine’s 2nd District
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Baldacci joins Emily Cain, a former legislator from Orono who ran against Republican Bruce Poliquin when the seat opened last year. Poliquin defeated Cain, who turned her attention almost immediately to running against him in 2016. The primary isn’t... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Obama’s plan to slow climate change earns mixed reviews in MaineAUGUSTA, Maine — Reactions to President Barack Obama’s ambitious and sweeping c
Obama’s plan to slow climate change earns mixed reviews in Maine
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Reactions to President Barack Obama’s ambitious and sweeping climate change announcement on Monday were hot and cold among environmentalists, energy experts and members of Maine’s congressional delegation. While some said that the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Poliquin wants to look GOP presidential candidates ‘in the eyes’ before endorsingWASHINGTON — Maine Sen. Susan Collins has endorsed Jeb Bush for president; Gov.
Poliquin wants to look GOP presidential candidates ‘in the eyes’ before endorsing
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
WASHINGTON — Maine Sen. Susan Collins has endorsed Jeb Bush for president; Gov. Paul LePage has endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But Maine’s third-ranking elected Republican, 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, has not jumped into the GOP... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this weekWASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previ
The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week
Bangor Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Editor’s note: Besides roll call votes, the Senate and House also took action on legislation by voice vote. The Senate also passed the Wounded Warriors Federal... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Millinocket places tax liens on 252 propertiesMILLINOCKET, Maine — The town has issued 252 liens this month as part of effort
Millinocket places tax liens on 252 properties
Bangor Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The town has issued 252 liens this month as part of efforts to collect more than $300,000 in overdue property taxes, continuing a trend of delinquency that has officials concerned, Town Manager John Davis said Thursday. The... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci to run for US House seatBANGOR, Maine — City Councilor Joe Baldacci, brother of former Gov. John Baldac
Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci to run for US House seat
Bangor Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — City Councilor Joe Baldacci, brother of former Gov. John Baldacci, is making a run for Congress. Baldacci filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday in order to seek the Democratic nomination in... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Joe Baldacci to run for 2nd Congressional District seatBangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci has filed papers to run for the Democratic n
Joe Baldacci to run for 2nd Congressional District seat
WMTW Portland / Posted 29 days ago
Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci has filed papers to run for the Democratic nomination for Maine's 2nd Congressional District in November 2016. Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin currently represents the district in Washington. He has filed to seek... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine gets more funding to help low-income students pay for AP testsAUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Education will receive an additional $
Maine gets more funding to help low-income students pay for AP tests
Bangor Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Education will receive an additional $60,000 in federal funds to help Maine high schoolers from low-income families afford Advanced Placement tests. On Monday, the office of Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
US House passes sexual assault bill named for Milbridge veteranA bill named for a Washington County woman and designed to help veterans who ha
US House passes sexual assault bill named for Milbridge veteran
Bangor Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
A bill named for a Washington County woman and designed to help veterans who have survived sexual assault in the military was passed Monday night by the U.S. House of Representatives. Supporters of the Ruth Moore Act of 2015, including U.S. Rep.... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
The yeas and nay: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this weekWASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Maine’s members of Congress voted over the pr
The yeas and nay: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week
Bangor Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Maine’s members of Congress voted over the previous week. This week the Senate passed the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization; passed the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, to help veterans with... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
House GOP to use private funds to file arguments in LePage veto caseAUGUSTA, Maine — Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said Thursday th
House GOP to use private funds to file arguments in LePage veto case
Bangor Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said Thursday that he and other House Republicans have used private funds to hire an attorney to file a written argument in support of Gov. Paul LePage in a pending Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more

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