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Maine lawmakers are expected to consider this session whether to add three species of bats to the state's Endangered and Threatened Species list. 

Gov. Re-elect Paul LePage Raises Fist in Victory
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LEWISTON, Maine - Republican Paul LePage will return for another four years as governor of Maine. Democrat Mike Michaud conceded defeat early Wednesday morning, concluding a hotly-contested three-way race that LePage sought to define as a referendum on welfare reform and fiscal restraint.

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BANGOR, Maine — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler had the stage, and a broadcast audience, to himself last night at the Gracie Theater at Husson University. Cutler was the only candidate for governor to accept MPBN's invitation to debate.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network held and broadcast its gubernatorial debate Thursday, continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.

The debate will be rebroadcast at 1 p.m. Friday on MPBN radio and on MPBN television Sunday afternoon.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will hold and broadcast its Senate debate Wednesday, continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will hold and broadcast its 2nd Congressional District debate Thursday, continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network held and broadcast the first of its four key political debates Thursday, October 9, 2014 continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.

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This weekend marks a landmark occasion for the city of Portland's century-old Kotzschmar organ, as it returns from a lengthy and costly overhaul that supporters hope will keep it going for another 100 years. Tom Porter took a look behind the curtain.

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The last three decades have seen a meteoric rise for the nation's micro-brewing industry:  More than 15 million barrels of craft beer were produced last year, a growth of 10 percent over the year before. But now, there's a new beverage on tap: hard cider. Maine apple producers and beer enthusiasts say it could be Maine's next big thing.

 

Gulf of Maine Deep Coral Science Team 2014/NURTEC-UCONN, NOAA Fisheries, UMAINE

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, Maine - When you think of colorful, underwater displays of orange and pink coral, your mind probably goes to warm, sunny places like Australia or Hawaii. But this summer, a team of New England researchers discovered massive coral gardens off the coast of Mount Desert Island. It's part of a coral mapping project by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Jennifer Mitchell talks with Rhian Waller, a marine scientist at the University of Maine, about the discovery.

View a video of the coral formations, shot by the Kraken 2.

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Jim Laurita appeared on "MaineWatch" in September 2011. Watch above.

Courtesy Cirque du Soleil

PORTLAND, Maine - The circus has come to town - and it's a far cry from Barnum and Bailey. Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment giant, often described as the world's biggest producer of theatrical shows, and it's bringing one of its traveling shows to Portland this week.

The leaves on some trees are just starting to turn in parts of Maine - and that means it's attack ad season. New TV and radio ads paid for by competing political action committees are injecting some fresh vitriol into the state's gubernatorial campaign.

Scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland are trying to better understand how the ecosystem of Casco Bay is changing. This summer, they launched a comprehensive survey of marine life in the bay that will unfold over the next 10 years. MPBN's Jennifer Rooks caught up with some of the researchers.

 

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