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Agencies Team Up to Curb Rise in Paddler Deaths

Last year, 28 people in the Northeast died from paddle craft-related deaths. That’s more than double the national average, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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PORTLAND, Maine- Maine's 2017 graduation season continues this weekend, with students at University of New England receiving their degrees on Saturday, and students at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday. 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Senators from Maine and Oklahoma are calling on their colleagues to consider ways to ease the regulatory burden on small community banks.

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - L.L. Bean's Bootmobile is leaving North America for the first time.The four-wheeled tribute to the Maine-based retailer's iconic boot is rolling across land of the rising sun, visiting L.L. Bean's 25 stores in Japan.

BELGRADE, Maine (AP) - Authorities say says one person was killed and another injured in an officer-involved shooting in the town of Belgrade, Maine.

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) - A substitute teacher is accused along with several other men of smuggling heroin and cocaine from southern New England into western Maine.

AT&T Wireless workers in Maine are joining a nationwide strike by the Communications Workers of America against the company in an attempt to win better terms in stalled contract negotiations.

Dara Kheang says that since he started as a sales associate at AT&T’s Portland store 9 years ago, his effective pay has dropped by more than $5,000.

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of Congress that he knew President Trump planned to fire FBI Director James Comey before he wrote a memo that the White House has cited to justify the termination.

Maine law enforcement officials are gearing up for their annual push for Maine’s seat belt laws.

Beginning Monday, 45 police agencies in the state are taking part in the 2-week Click It or Ticket campaign as the summer driving season gets underway.

Special enforcement efforts are planned for the first day of the campaign from 4 to 8 p.m. Thomas Reagan with the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety says motorists should expect to see lots of police officers taking part in “Border to Border” details Monday along the Maine-New Hampshire border.

The LePage administration delivered layoff notices to all 46 employees at the Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor on Friday as the governor moved ahead with plans to close the prison on June 10 and relocate its 100 prisoners to other facilities.

Lawmakers are considering a proposal from the LePage administration that would require all applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program take a written test to see whether they are likely to be a drug abuser. If the screening indicates that they are, they would have to submit to drug testing or lose access to benefits.

Chris Hastedt of the low-income advocacy group Maine Equal Justice Partners says the bill is likely unconstitutional.


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