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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. ...

Feds pick New England’s offshore wind development area, drawing cheers and questions alike

Mar. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government on Friday designated a large area off the New England coast for offshore wind production development, setting the stage for a possible lease sale within the Gulf of Maine. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said in a statement...

Save Our Signal! Politicians close in on votes needed to keep AM radio in every car

Mar. 11, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The signal might be fading, but it can't be lost. That's the message from politicians who are closing in on the required number of votes needed to pass federal legislation that requires AM radios in every new car. The prevalence of AM broadcast...

Biden signs a package of spending bills passed by Congress just hours before a shutdown deadline

Mar. 09, 2024 13:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a $460 billion package of spending bills approved by the Senate in time to avoid a shutdown of many key federal agencies. The legislation's success gets lawmakers about halfway home in wrapping up their appropriations work for the 2024...

Congress passes first package of spending bills just hours before shutdown deadline for key agencies

Mar. 08, 2024 23:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday approved a $460 billion package of spending bills in time to meet a midnight deadline for avoiding a shutdown of many key federal agencies, a vote that gets lawmakers about halfway home in wrapping up their appropriations work for the 2024 budget year. ...

Sen. Susan Collins' mother, a civic-minded matriarch, dies at age 96

Mar. 05, 2024 19:32 PM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Patricia “Pat” Collins, a civic-minded matriarch who raised six children, including Republican Sen. Susan Collins, and led a life of public service, died Tuesday at age 96, the senator announced. Pat Collins was raised in Port Jervis, New York, after...

Haley says she raised a strong $12M in February, but can't point to long-term plan to beat Trump

Mar. 01, 2024 23:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Friday that she raised $12 million in February, a haul that will likely allow her to remain in the Republican primary against former President Donald Trump past next week's Super Tuesday — even though she can't point to an...