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  • Rep. Maxmin to Challenge Dow in Senate District 13
    State Rep. Chloe Maxmin (D-Noble- boro) on January 13 announced her campaign for Senate District 13, challenging Senate Republican Minority Leader Dana Dow (R-Waldoboro). The campaign will celebrate the launch with a community ...
  • Waldo Republicans to Meet House Candidate
    Waldo County Republicans will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 23, at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to meet Jessica Connor, candidate for Maine House District 98 ...
  • The organization 350 Maine Midcoast will host a free conference, A Midcoast Mobilization for Climate Justice, on Saturday, February 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Friends Meetinghouse, 77 Belvedere Road, Damariscotta. The aim of the ...
  • Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inviting proposals for changes to Maine’s water quality standards, as well as proposals for new standards. Maine’s water quality standards were established by the Legislature ...
  • Eye on Augusta: Minimum Wage, ATVs, ‘Deepfake’ Ads, New Bear Hunting Rules & More
    On January 22, the Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee will hold a public hearing on a measure (LD 1874) that would repeal a longstanding law that allows employers to pay less than the minimum wage to people with disabilities....
  • Duncan Milne of Liberty, a retired USMC Colonel serving as president of the Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, announced last week that he is running for state Senate in District 11. The Republican candidate is positioned ...
  • Eye on Augusta: Mills Vetoes Sport Betting, Lawmakers Hear Bills on Microgrids, Big Babies, Renewable Ferries & More
    The Maine Legisla- ture will vote this week on whether to override Governor Janet Mills’ veto of a bill to legalize sports gambling in Maine. In her veto message, Mills wrote that she is “unconvinced at this time that the majority of ...
  • Maine Department of Labor and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released November workforce estimates for the state. Labor force and unemployment estimates are based on the population age 16 and over. Unemployment rates decreased ...
  • Maine Delegation on the Soleimani Assassination—
    “This action does risk further military escalation, and given those risks, Congress must not be side-lined. The administration must quickly brief Congress on all available intelligence and its strategy to protect American citizens and service members ...
  • Eye on Augusta: Back in Boring Old Augusta
    The Maine Legislature will return to the State House next week for another session of public hearings, debate and general wonkery. There probably won’t be too many explosions when the governor doesn’t get her way — no yelling at ...
  • The Social Security Administration has launched a dedicated online form — at oig.ssa.gov — the public can use to report Social Security–related scams. Scams in which fraudulent callers misled victims into making cash or gift-card ...
  • Maine Department of Labor is advising workers, job seekers and employers that changes in state and federal wage and overtime regulations will occur on January 1. Maine’s minimum wage will increase from $11 to $12 per hour ...
  • Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) is warning the public about websites advertising help with filing unemployment insurance claims. These websites are not affiliated with the Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Unemployment ...
  • Page Opens Bid for State Senate
    Recent “community person of the year” honoree Gordon Page on December 5 announced he will run for Maine Senate District 12 representing Knox County. The Republican from Owls Head will face three-term incumbent Democrat ...
  • Starting January 8, Social Security offices nationwide will once again be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons. Typical field office hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To improve access, the agency is hiring 1,100...
  • The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), in partnership with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking marine aquaculture pilot projects focused on sustainable ...
  • Bicentennial Birthday Bash in Rockland recently received a grant awarded by the Maine Bicentennial Commission in the first round of Bicentennial Community Grants. The Bicentennial Community Grants program provides funding ...
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