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FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, left, and Republican former state Rep. Dale Crafts, right, candidates in Maine's 2nd Congressional District in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Fight for Maine seat brings less money, fire than last time

Oct. 17, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A contentious fight for Maine's vast, mostly rural 2nd Congressional District broke state fundraising records in 2018, when the district played a pivotal role in the Democrats' drive to take back the U.S. House of Representatives. This time around, that's not the case. Democratic...

In-person absentee balloting begins Monday in some locations

Oct. 5, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In-person absentee balloting got underway Monday in Portland, Lewiston and several other communities now that ballots have been delivered. In Maine, voters can request that an absentee ballot be mailed to them, or they can complete the process in person in some locations. Either way,...

Idaho, 6 other states report highest census response rate

Oct. 1, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that Idaho is among six other states and Puerto Rico with the highest overall census response rate. As of Tuesday, 99.9% of households in Idaho have been counted, The Lewiston Tribune reported. Among the responses, 69.1% responded online, by mail...

Maine man dies in motorcycle crash in Sebago

Sep. 12, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

SEBAGO, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has died in a motorcycle crash and police think speed was a factor. Aaron Lusk, 32, of Standish was driving his motorcycle northbound in Sebago just after noon on Friday when he went off the roadway, into a ditch and was thrown off the motorcycle, the Cumberland County...

Maine man held without bail in connection to fatal shooting

Sep. 2, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man charged in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred last month was ordered to be held without bail by a Maine Superior Court justice. Jaquille Coleman was charged Tuesday with intentional murder in the Aug. 21 death of 19-year-old Natasha Morgan, the Sun Journal...