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After abortion ruling, critics renew blasts at Sen. Collins

Jun. 24, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm two justices to the Supreme Court who were in the majority opinion allowing states to ban abortion. Critics of the Maine senator haven’t...

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. ...

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe O’Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican candidate, let alone someone running for the U.S. Senate: “I know my position on abortion isn’t the same as all of yours.” O'Dea, a...

GOP Sen Collins puts her Bangor home up for sale

Jun. 21, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her husband are putting their Bangor home that has been the site of recent protests on the market. Collins and Thomas Daffron bought the 4,250-square-foot house on West Broadway in 2013, a year after they married, and they've made a...

Navy destroyer bears name of decorated Marine killed in WWII

Jun. 18, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The christening of a Navy destroyer on Saturday highlighted the sacrifices of two generations — the ship’s namesake killed in World War II and another Marine who died more than 60 years later. The future USS Basilone bears the name of a Marine who was awarded...

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...

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...

Maine investing $230M in behavioral health after gun deaths

Jun. 09, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will invest $230 million in statewide suicide prevention and mental health services after a report found that more than 85% of gun deaths in 2020 were suicides. The state report released this week concluded that 132 of the 154 people killed by guns in...

House passes gun control bill after Buffalo, Uvalde attacks

Jun. 08, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a wide-ranging gun control bill Wednesday in response to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle and prohibit the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more...

Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: 'How much more carnage?'

Jun. 03, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Enough, enough,” President Joe Biden exclaimed over and over as he delivered an impassioned address to the nation imploring Congress to take action against gun violence after mass shootings he said had turned schools, supermarkets and other everyday places into “killing...