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UMaine gets help to continue studying baby lobsters

Nov. 14, 2021 11:17 AM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship university is getting about $400,000 to expand its long-standing research focusing on baby lobsters. University of Maine scientists, including marine researcher Richard Wahle, have studied larval lobsters for years. The health of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 8, 2021. Editorial: Federal prescription plan has been on Maine’s agenda for years The Build Back Better plan includes a price negotiation system for prescription drugs, and all of Maine’s congressional delegation...

Senate Dems push new voting bill, and again hit GOP wall

Nov. 03, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If at first you don’t succeed, make Republicans vote again. That's the strategy Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appears to be pursuing as the New York Democrat forced another test vote Wednesday on legislation to overhaul the nation's election...

Maine senator backs plan to make sure corporations pay taxes

Oct. 30, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has joined with Democrats on a proposal to stop large corporations from avoiding federal taxes. Sen. Angus King is working with Democrats including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon on...

Maine House Speaker Fecteau tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine House Speaker Ryan Fecteau announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19, and will be working remotely. Fecteau said it was a so-called “breakthrough infection” because he'd already been vaccinated. ...

Biden 'positive' on budget deal; Manchin OK with wealth tax

Oct. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden said...

Biden, Schumer, Manchin huddle, but still no budget deal

Oct. 24, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden huddled...

Maine senators join push to prevent military suicide

Oct. 24, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a push to try to prevent suicide among members of the military. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're helping introduce the Save Our Servicemembers Act, which is also called the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 23, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...