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Maine Governor Paul LePage courts women voters, says he opposes ‘killing babies as a form of contraception’

Maine Governor Paul LePage courts women voters, says he opposes ‘killing babies as a form of contraception’ bangordailynews.com 7 TWEETS

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has been the target of a concerted campaign by leading reproductive rights advocacy groups, appeared in Scarborough on Friday with several dozen women supporters who said he’s the candidate who represe

bangordailynews.com/2014/09/26/politics/elections/lepage-courts-women-voters-blasts-planned-parenthood-for-killing-babies/

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Social messaging in Maine’s political campaigns has become downright anti-social — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Social messaging in Maine’s political campaigns has become downright anti-social — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine bangordailynews.com 2 TWEETS

LEWISTON, Maine — In the battle to message voters, political campaigns and their supporters in Maine are increasingly turning to social media — including Twitter and Facebook — to promote candidates and causes. But, the ever-evolving and instant medium al

https://bangordailynews.com/2014/08/17/politics/social-messaging-in-maines-political-campaigns-has-become-downright-anti-social/

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Independent lawmaker requests AG’s investigation of LePage meetings with radical group

Independent lawmaker requests AG’s investigation of LePage meetings with radical group bangordailynews.com 28 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — An independent lawmaker from Friendship says he thinks Maine’s attorney general should investigate whether Gov. Paul LePage and a group of radical activists discussed violence against top Democratic lawmakers during a series of meetings l

bangordailynews.com/2014/07/02/politics/independent-lawmaker-requests-attorney-general-investigation-of-lepage-meetings-with-radical-group/

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Potatoes connect Aroostook County to world; climate change threatens what sets it apart | We cannot pretend we are isolated from the impacts of climate change, especially when it threatens the mainstay of our economy.

Potatoes connect Aroostook County to world; climate change threatens what sets it apart | We cannot pretend we are isolated from the impacts of climate change, especially when it threatens the mainstay of our economy. bangordailynews.com 21 TWEETS

Growing up as the grandson of a potato farmer, I learned to love and appreciate the smell of dirt. The growing season begins and ends with its scent, starting in the spring when the seed is planted and culminating in the fall when the tuber is harvested.

bangordailynews.com/2014/06/15/opinion/contributors/potatoes-connect-aroostook-county-to-world-climate-change-threatens-what-sets-it-apart/?ref=OpinionBox

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For this lifetime Mainer, Bellows is the clear choice — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

For this lifetime Mainer, Bellows is the clear choice — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine bangordailynews.com 136 TWEETS

It’s been almost 20 years since Maine had a Democratic representative in the U.S. Senate (George Mitchell, if you’re keeping track). The smart money says we won’t elect a Democrat this year, either, but this is a case where I hope the smart money is wrong

bangordailynews.com/2014/05/29/opinion/for-this-lifetime-mainer-bellows-is-the-clear-choice/

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Ethics Commission hits anti-gay marriage group with record fine, orders disclosure of donors from ’09 campaign

Ethics Commission hits anti-gay marriage group with record fine, orders disclosure of donors from ’09 campaign bangordailynews.com 1 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — After a five-year investigation, the Maine Ethics Commission on Wednesday ruled that a national anti-gay marriage group violated campaign finance law during the 2009 marriage referendum and imposed on the group the largest fine in its his

https://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/28/politics/ethics-commission-considers-50000-fine-for-anti-gay-marriage-group-for-not-disclosing-donors-in-09-campaign/

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Best ideas from Maine Governor LePage’s welfare consultant lifted word-for-word from someone else’s work

Best ideas from Maine Governor LePage’s welfare consultant lifted word-for-word from someone else’s work bangordailynews.com 45 TWEETS

Maine’s unemployment rate has slid to its lowest level since September 2008, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find work if you’re looking. Maine has nearly 16,000 fewer jobs today than it did in December 2007 at the official start of the recession. So i

bangordailynews.com/2014/05/21/opinion/best-ideas-from-lepages-welfare-consultant-appears-to-be-plagiarism/

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Maine patients, parents, activists call on Obama to remove medical marijuana from list of scheduled drugs

Maine patients, parents, activists call on Obama to remove medical marijuana from list of scheduled drugs bangordailynews.com 37 TWEETS

FALMOUTH, Maine — Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Sometimes, she lets a lozenge dissolve in her mouth instead, in order to obtain the effects o

https://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/15/health/maine-patients-parents-activists-call-on-obama-to-remove-medical-marijuana-from-list-of-scheduled-drugs/

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Maine: Nurse practitioners added to list of those who can prescribe medical marijuana - " goes into effect in August"

Maine: Nurse practitioners added to list of those who can prescribe medical marijuana - " goes into effect in August" bangordailynews.com 71 TWEETS

BANGOR, Maine — The state’s medical marijuana law, first approved by Maine voters in 1999, has been amended, and the biggest change replaces the word physician with the words “medical provider.” The amendment , which was signed into law by Gov. Paul LePag

bangordailynews.com/2014/04/12/news/bangor/nurse-practitioners-added-to-list-of-those-who-can-prescribe-medical-marijuana/

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Maine House debates bill to dock lawmakers’ pay if state shutdown occurs, puts off vote: If the state can’t manage to avoid a shutdown, then lawmakers shouldn’t get paid. That was the argument made Tuesday by Portland Democrat Diane Russell

Maine House debates bill to dock lawmakers’ pay if state shutdown occurs, puts off vote: If the state can’t manage to avoid a shutdown, then lawmakers shouldn’t get paid. That was the argument made Tuesday by Portland Democrat Diane Russell bangordailynews.com 1 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — If the state can’t manage to avoid a shutdown, then lawmakers shouldn’t get paid. That was the argument made Tuesday by Portland Democrat Diane Russell on the floor of the House of Representatives. In the event of a state government shutd

bangordailynews.com/2014/03/04/politics/maine-house-debates-bill-to-dock-lawmakers-pay-if-state-shutdown-occurs-puts-off-vote/

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Four bills Governor LePage submitted Friday target use of welfare money in Maine.

Four bills Governor LePage submitted Friday target use of welfare money in Maine. bangordailynews.com 6 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — As promised earlier this year, Gov. Paul LePage filed four bills Friday aimed at tightening restrictions on the use of electronic benefit cards used by welfare recipients. Democrats said certain elements of the governor’s proposals raise

bangordailynews.com/2014/03/23/politics/four-lepage-bills-submitted-friday-target-use-of-welfare-money-in-maine/

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Marijuana Policy Project looks to legalize pot in South Portland, York, Lewiston, Maine: is an effort to further gauge Mainers’ attitude toward lifting legal prohibitions against marijuana use & to force debate of the issue in this year’s gubernat

Marijuana Policy Project looks to legalize pot in South Portland, York, Lewiston, Maine: is an effort to further gauge Mainers’ attitude toward lifting legal prohibitions against marijuana use & to force debate of the issue in this year’s gubernat bangordailynews.com 18 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Marijuana Policy Project will launch new efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use this fall in Lewiston, South Portland and York, a move that leaders in two of those cities said caught them to some degree off guard. While South

bangordailynews.com/2014/01/21/politics/marijuana-policy-project-looks-to-legalize-pot-in-south-portland-york-lewiston/

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‘Religious freedom’ bill in Maine would lead to legalized discrimination, opponents say

‘Religious freedom’ bill in Maine would lead to legalized discrimination, opponents say bangordailynews.com 16 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Sen. David Burns, R-Whiting, says Mainers need protection from state laws that may impede their religious freedom. But the law he proposes to achieve it is drawing fierce criticism from those who say his bill would create an open door to

bangordailynews.com/2014/01/16/politics/religious-freedom-bill-in-maine-would-lead-to-legalized-discrimination-opponents-say/

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DEA official decries states’ legalization of marijuana — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

DEA official decries states’ legalization of marijuana — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine bangordailynews.com 6 TWEETS

WASHINGTON — The chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday called the legalization of marijuana at the state level “reckless and irresponsible,” warning that the movement to decriminalize the sale of pot in the United States

bangordailynews.com/2014/01/16/politics/dea-official-decries-states-legalization-of-marijuana/

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Does the working class vote against its best interests?

Does the working class vote against its best interests? bangordailynews.com 6 TWEETS

People like me feel baffled when it looks like poor and working-class people are “voting against their interests.” How can someone with a chronically ill family member who has no health insurance not support Medicare-for-all, for example? Or, how could so

bangordailynews.com/2014/01/01/opinion/does-the-working-class-vote-against-its-best-interests/

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Fearing another federal shutdown, LePage sends layoff notices to 58 state employees

Fearing another federal shutdown, LePage sends layoff notices to 58 state employees bangordailynews.com 10 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has announced that state government would begin issuing layoff notices Monday before the possibility of another federal government shutdown next month, a move that Maine’s largest state employees union said would unnecess

bangordailynews.com/2013/12/16/politics/fearing-another-federal-shutdown-lepage-sends-layoff-notices-to-58-state-employees-blames-union-contract-for-timing/

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A mysterious company is buying tax liens ‘like a machine,’ using hardball tactics on homeowners

A mysterious company is buying tax liens ‘like a machine,’ using hardball tactics on homeowners bangordailynews.com 3 TWEETS

WASHINGTON — The firm that threatened to foreclose on hundreds of struggling D.C. homeowners is a mystery: It lists no owners, no local office, no website. Aeon Financial is incorporated in Delaware, operates from mail-drop boxes in Chicago and is represe

bangordailynews.com/2013/12/09/business/mysterious-company-buys-tax-liens-like-a-machine-uses-hardball-tactics-on-homeowners/

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