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Politics Sep 22Ranked voting in Maine a go for presidential election
Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded a GOP petition drive came up short.
Politics Aug 25Ranked voting in presidential election put on hold in Maine
A state judge has cleared the way for a GOP-led referendum aimed at nullifying ranked choice voting in presidential races in Maine, meaning the voting system cannot be used in the presidential contest this November.
Nation Nov 13Arctic blast freezes much of Midwest and eastern U.S.
Temperatures dipped to single digits early Wednesday across parts of the Northeast, and unseasonably cold weather extended to the Gulf Coast.
Nation Oct 02Trump lets states, cities refuse refugees for 1st time in U.S.
Last week’s move could further undermine a program that has seen an 80 percent drop in the number of refugees allowed in under Trump, who has pushed to limit both legal and illegal immigration.
Nation Sep 16Maine propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others
The blast around 8:30 a.m. was heard for miles and had enough force to blow a vehicle across an intersection.
Nation Aug 30Electric bicycles could be coming to national park trails
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has signed an order that classifies e-bikes as non-motorized bikes, allowing the-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bicycles can go.
Politics Aug 21Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins’ Senate seat
Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and Republicans have promised to defend her.
Politics Feb 284 senators push resolution to halt Trump’s border emergency
A small bipartisan group of senators planned to introduce a resolution Thursday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to finance additional miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Politics Nov 12Battle for House seat tests Maine’s new way of voting
The four-way political battle won't conclude until a computer algorithm has the final say this week on whether Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin wins re-election or is ousted by Democratic state lawmaker Jared Golden. Across the country, voting reform advocates are…
Politics Oct 13GOP’s Susan Collins to stay in Senate and ditch governor run
Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, introduces Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, not pictured, at the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Sessions will warn at…