Latest Paul LePage News

Amid trade dispute, New England and Canadian leaders to talk

Aug. 11, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some of the political leaders from the New England states and the premiers of the five eastern Canadian provinces will be meeting at a Vermont ski resort to talk about issues facing the region and the two countries while a bitter trade dispute simmers between Washington and Ottawa....

Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention

Jul. 19, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — World War III? Not us, say the puzzled people of Montenegro. Public officials in this tiny European nation didn't know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that NATO's newest and smallest member, which has a military with fewer than 2,000 members,...

President Trump insults tiny country visited by LePage

Jul. 18, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

The country that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has been visiting in hopes of strengthening ties is the subject of a jab from President Donald Trump over NATO. Trump questioned on Fox News Channel whether the military alliance's mutual defense pact might conceivably let tiny Montenegro start World War III. He also says...

State lawmaker suffers serious burns at his farm in Maine

Jul. 10, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a state lawmaker suffered serious burns while using gasoline to start a brush fire at his farm in Winthrop, Maine. The state fire marshal's office reports that Democratic Rep. Craig Hickman was taken to a Lewiston hospital before being airlifted to Maine Medical...

For cannabis legalization in New England, it's a slow burn

Jun. 30, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New England may still be the next U.S. frontier for legal cannabis; just don't try shopping for it quite yet. After early successes for the cannabis industry in western states, the region seemed the next logical foothold. But while its famous independent streak, liberal politics and ample...

Maine AG wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in US

Jun. 20, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills is the gubernatorial Democratic primary winner under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, the nation's biggest test of the system, officials announced Wednesday. Mills had the most first-place votes, and her lead held after additional rounds...