In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, an unusual phenomenon has appeared in a river in Westbrook, Maine: A giant ice disk that spans about 100 yards across and spins counter-clockwise. The disk is a natural although uncommon occurrence…
By Julia Griffin
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…
By David Sharp, Associated Press
On November 6, Maine voters will consider a proposal to provide free home care to people 65 and older and those with disabilities. The plan, “Question 1” on the ballot, would be funded by an additional 3.8 percent tax on…
By Paul Solman
Maine, land of lobsters and lighthouses, is also the nation’s oldest state. With a median age of 43, roughly a third of its population is in or approaching retirement. To counter its aging workforce, the state is attempting to attract…
By Hari Sreenivasan
By Associated Press
The Maine Republican announced her decision Friday in Senate speech that was disrupted by protesters before it even began and met with applause when it ended. Her support all but ensures Kavanaugh will be confirmed.
Richard Russo, Ann Beattie, Michael Chabon, Elizabeth Strout, among others, joined the letter.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade.
By Hope Yen, Ken Thomas, Associated Press
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, May 26, Maine will be the first state in the country to use a ranked-choice voting system during its primary election next month. Later, author Alex Vitale makes a case in his new book for…
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