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Robert F. Bukaty / Maine Public

Sessions: DOJ To Step Up Drug Enforcement Efforts In Maine

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Portland Friday promoting a boosted effort to enforce opioid laws in regions, including Maine, that have been hit especially hard by the epidemic.

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HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) - 55-year-old Philip Clark of Hampden was arrested Friday for the alleged murder of a woman who lived at the same location on Kennebec Road.

AUGUSTA, Maine- The sparring has begun in a lawsuit over the stalled release of Clean Elections Act funding. Governor Paul LePage is being sued for disallowing the distribution of that money to publicly financed candidates for Governor and the legislature.

ORONO, Maine - A research team from the University of Maine has received a $1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to further its work on a diagnostic sleep monitoring system.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The outside group hired to investigate complaints about Central Maine Power bills is expanding its review to include the utility's customer service performance.

LINCOLN, Maine (AP) - Authorities in Maine have arrested two men and charged them with selling methamphetamine.

Caitlin Rogers / Maine Public

As many as 44 percent of faculty members at the University of Maine considered leaving the school in order to improve their spouse or partner’s career opportunities, according to a study dating back to 2009.

Hiring and retaining employees is a problem not only for the university but also for other Maine businesses, according to Michelle Hale, senior human relations partner at the University of Maine and project leader with the Dual Career Network.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested a man who they say admitted to crossing illegally into the United States from Canada, at Calais.

45-year-old Benigno Godinez-Cortez, of Mexico, was detained on Tuesday.

"It's a very vast border, but obviously vast doesn't equate to porousness,” says Houlton Sector Public Affairs Liaison, Jonathan Maynard.

Travel to an island with popular trails near Portland has reopened three days after a powerful storm knocked down trees and power lines.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Mackworth Island welcomed visitors Friday when the causeway reopened, but people were warned that repairs on the island are ongoing.

The storm on Tuesday knocked out power to 3,000 customers in Portland. In Falmouth, telephone poles leaned over the causeway road to Mackworth Island.

A Nature Conservancy project in northern Vermont will store carbon to meet California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. The group says proceeds from the sale of these “carbon credits” will pay for future land protection projects.

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