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ACLU Calls On LePage To Stop Scrubbing Comments From Facebook Page

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is asking Gov. Paul LePage to end his practice of selectively deleting negative comments and blocking certain users from his official Facebook page.

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After years of encouraging solar development, Vermont seems to be attracting the attention of national solar companies.

Portland officials may take Big Pharma to court over super-addictive synthetic opioids.

Early next month city officials will hear a staff presentation on a potential lawsuit against opioid manufacturers or distributors. Mayor Ethan Strimling says the effort might be similar to suits some cities have brought against gun manufacturers for harm their products cause.

He says one goal would be to limit opioid marketing.

Continuing a trend that the state of Maine has seen for a number of months, real estate values continue to rise, even as the number of sales continues to drop.

Maine Association of Realtors President Greg Gosselin says the increase in price is tied to a persistent lack of inventory. He says this is of particular concern along the coast.

Gosselin says while there are a lot of people looking for homes, current home owners are concerned that, if they sell, they won’t be able to find a suitable property to move into.

The Department of Labor is calling for clarity in state laws governing marijuana use as it affects the workplace.

Maine’s citizen-initiated law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana raises more questions it answers. That was the message from Julie Rabinowitz of the Department of Labor to the marijuana legalization implementation committee in Augusta Monday.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Florida man with "transporting illegal aliens" after at least 10 people died crammed into the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio. The truck, which had been parked in a Walmart parking lot in blistering heat, contained 39 people in total, all of whom were immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said in a statement prior to his closed-door meeting Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Speaking to reporters at the White House after the appearance, he said that documents and records that he provided the committee "show that all of my actions are proper, and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign."

What Maine’s New Recreational Marijuana Market Will Look Like

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Mickey Bedell / Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers are coalescing around a rough plan for the state’s new recreational marijuana industry after months of wonky hearings and with weeks more to go before a final proposal that could come by summer’s end.

Voters backed legalization by a slim margin in the 2016 election, approving a law allowing Mainers over age 21 to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana. It said marijuana would be taxed at 10 percent and built on a statewide cultivation cap of 800,000 square feet.

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

13 hours ago

Proponents of self-driving cars say they'll make the world safer, but autonomous vehicles need to predict what bicyclists are going to do. Now researchers say part of the answer is to have bikes feed information to cars.

A few years ago on Google's campus, Nathaniel Fairfield arranged an unusual lunch break.

He asked a bunch of staff to hop on bikes and ride around and around a self-driving car to collect data. "It was kind of gorgeous," he says.

Jennifer Mitchell

WOODLAND, Maine - Dozens of farms are unbolting the barn door for Maine Open Farm Day, showcasing everything from berries to alpacas. 

Panel Mulls Over Marijuana Tax

Jul 23, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Lawmakers tasked with rolling out the legalization of recreational marijuana are pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue and discourage the illicit market.

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