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Senate Republicans block bill on women’s right to IVF as Democrats make push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forced a vote on the matter Thursday in an effort to drive an election-year contrast...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 07, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Portland Press Herald. May 31, 2024. Editorial: Fearlessness of exactly the wrong kind from Sen. Susan Collins In attempting to undermine the judicial system and fanning the flames of anti-establishment rabble-rousing and worse, the senator has nailed her colors to...

Republicans block bill to protect contraception access as Democrats make election-year push

Jun. 05, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have blocked legislation designed to protect women’s access to contraception, arguing that the bill was just a political stunt as Democrats mount an election-year effort to put GOP senators on the record on reproductive rights issues, The...

The Senate filibuster is a hurdle to any national abortion bill. Democrats are campaigning on it

May. 19, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin, facing a tough reelection fight in one of the races that will determine control of Congress, has made protecting reproductive rights a cornerstone of her campaign, and she's willing to back that up by pledging to change the Senate filibuster rules if Democrats...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Proposal to reclassify marijuana signals important shift away from failed punitive approach A proposal from the Biden administration to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous substance is a good step in ending America’s...

Marijuana grow busted in Maine as feds investigate trend in 20 states

Apr. 21, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The high electricity consumption of a home, its cardboard-covered windows and odor of marijuana drew law enforcement's attention to an illicit grow operation off the beaten path in rural Maine. The bust of the home with a hidden grow operation and seizure of...

Linda Bean, an entrepreneur, GOP activist and granddaughter of outdoor retailer LL Bean, has died

Mar. 24, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

Linda L. Bean, a granddaughter of famed outdoor retailer L.L. Bean who became an entrepreneur, philanthropist and conservative activist, has died at age 82. Bean died Saturday, her business manager, Veronika Carlson, confirmed in a written statement Sunday. No cause was given. ...