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Expanded care in works for vets exposed to toxic substances

Jun. 26, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal backed by Maine's senators to provide more care for military veterans who were exposed to toxic substances. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King were among the supporters of the proposal, which is...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

3 summits offer test of Western unity, dominated by Ukraine

Jun. 23, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three consecutive summits over the next week will test Western resolve to support Ukraine and the extent of international unity as rising geopolitical tensions and economic pain cast an increasingly long shadow. On Thursday and Friday, European Union leaders will meet...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 16, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 15, 2022. Editorial: Primary concerns In every election, there is a lot at stake. For our state, decisions have been made at the State House and in communities about how pandemic recovery dollars should be spent. Lots of meetings...

Push to convert defense department vehicles to electricity

Jun. 16, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has proposed that the U.S. military play a role in reducing carbon emissions by converting some vehicles to electricity. Sen. Angus King's bill calls for transitioning the non-tactical fleet of the U.S. Department of Defense to...

Tentative Senate gun deal has surprises, and loose ends

Jun. 13, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outline of a bipartisan Senate agreement to rein in gun violence has no game-changing steps banning the deadliest firearms. It does propose measured provisions making it harder for some young gun buyers, or people considered threatening, to have weapons. And...

High-profile candidates try to break Dem, GOP control

Jun. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former lawmaker in Oregon who as a young woman flew a helicopter around an erupting Mount St. Helens is aiming to shake up state politics by running as an unaffiliated candidate for governor. Betsy Johnson, who served in both the Oregon Senate and House and...

American spy agencies review their misses on Ukraine, Russia

Jun. 04, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The question was posed in a private briefing to U.S. intelligence officials weeks before Russia launched its invasion in late February: Was Ukraine’s leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, made in the mold of Britain’s Winston Churchill or Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani? ...

New England senators want more federal money for elections

May. 29, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators in New England are getting behind a push to provide more federal resources to administer local and state elections. Sen. Angus King, Maine’s independent senator, said the Sustaining Our Democracy Act would provide $20 billion in federal money over...

Lawmakers want money for National Park maintenance

May. 21, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers from Maine and Colorado are calling on senators to increase funding for infrastructure maintenance on federal lands. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado chair the National Parks Subcommittee in their...