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Maine Residents Waiting Nearly 5 Months To Receive Concealed Weapons Permits

In an attempt to clear out a backlog that has Maine residents waiting nearly five months to receive concealed weapons permits, lawmakers say they’ll meet this fall to discuss ways to reduce it, including possibly extending the length of time the permit is valid.

08/12/2013

Firefighters douse burning wreckage on July 7, 2013 after a freight train loaded with oil derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in a wall of fire.    (credit: Fran├žois Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Maine Firm In Quebec Tragedy Files For Bankruptcy

A Maine-based railroad company whose oil train caused a fire and explosion that killed 47 people in a small town in Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection.

08/08/2013

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Former Redneck Olympics Under Way In Maine

Despite being forced to changes its name, the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympic Games continued its tradition Saturday of holding unorthodox competitions like lawn mower races, mud runs and tire burnouts.

08/04/2013

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Maine Lawyer Recovering From Polar Bear Mauling

A Maine man who was dragged from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Canada has a broken jaw and neck injuries but is improving in a Montreal hospital, his wife said.

08/03/2013

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2 Maine Hikers Rescued But Drive To Ocean Deaths

A pregnant Maine woman and her friend visiting from Pennsylvania got lost hiking and were rescued but died later that evening, authorities said, when they accidentally drove their car into the ocean in the nighttime fog.

07/24/2013

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Holiday Parade Disrupted By Gunfire, Standoff, Fatal Accident

Police in Maine say a crash between a tractor and a fire truck during Bangor’s Fourth of July parade has left one person dead.

07/04/2013

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Maine Considers GMO Labelling Requirement

Maine food retailers would have to put special labels on products that contain genetically modified ingredients, under a measure advanced by the House.

06/11/2013

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Woman Sentenced On Benefits Fraud Charges in Maine

(Information in the following story is from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/ ) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A woman who once lived in Maine has been sentenced to serve 20 months in prison for illegally obtaining more […]

05/30/2013

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Maine Gov Moves Out Of State House Office After Dispute Over TV In Hallway

Maine’s governor, who has gained attention in the past for telling the NAACP to “kiss my butt” and comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, has moved out of his office at the State House and says he’ll work out of the governor’s mansion because of a dispute over a television screen.

05/24/2013

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Snowe Presses For Bipartisanship In New Book

U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe describes a scene out of a Rockwell painting: With Washington crippled by a blizzard, President Barack Obama worked the week before Christmas with a fire roaring in the fireplace in the Oval Office. Outside the window, his daughters played in the snow with their dog.

05/12/2013

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