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Portland To Consider A Minimum Wage Hike

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Portland is considering a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, two dollars more than the current statewide minimum.

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Harpswell Man Sentenced For Molesting Girl

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Harpswell man has been sentenced to serve more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually molesting a young girl numerous times over two years starting when she was 11.

GENERIC BLUEBERRIES LARGE

Maine To Open Center For Migrant Blueberry Farmers

COLUMBIA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Labor is joining with community service organizations to open a service center for migrant farm workers in Washington County.

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LePage: Feds Placed 8 Immigrant Children In Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage says that eight unaccompanied children who crossed the nation's border illegally have been placed in Maine.

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LePage Calls for Health Care Law Fix after Ruling

Republican Gov. Paul LePage says a court ruling shows that the federal health care law is a disaster and is urging Congress to fix it immediately.

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Feds: Husband Tried to Smuggle Wife into Maine

Federal officials say a Canadian man is facing charges after he tried to illegally bring his wife across the border into Maine.

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Man Charged with Stealing Copper Wire in Maine

Police have charged a 30-year-old Showhegan man with stealing copper wire in central Maine.

GENERIC WIND FARM

Regulators OK Emera Investment in First Wind

Maine regulators have once again approved a deal that gave Canadian utility Emera a stake in First Wind.

GENERIC COURT LARGE

Maine High Court: Man Who Shot Friend Is Guilty

Maine Supreme Judicial Court is reaffirming the manslaughter conviction of a Belfast man found guilty of shooting his best friend.

GENERIC COUNTERFEIT MONEY

Maine Woman Gets 8 Years for Embezzlement

A Bucksport, Maine, woman will serve a sentence of more than 11 years for stealing nearly $3 million from a bank where she worked for eight years.

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Balloon Fest Rescinds Invitation To Pilot In Crash

A popular Maine balloon festival is rescinding its invitation to a pilot whose hot air balloon crashed into power lines in Massachusetts, injuring several people.

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Maine Heating Prices Drop As Summer Heats Up

A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 5 cents from earlier this month to $3.46 per gallon.

GENERIC LAWSUIT

Lawsuit Expected After Vote To Ban Tar Sands Oil

The president of the Maine Energy Marketers Association says zoning changes intended to keep tar sands oil out of South Portland will likely be challenged in court.

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Controversial Maine Park Sale Unlikely for Ballot

The controversial sale of a tiny park in Portland, Maine, looks unlikely to appear on the November ballot.

GENERIC KIDS LARGE

Maine Ranked 14th In Kids Count Report

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The annual Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that Maine is making strides in some areas when it comes to children, but continues to struggle in other areas.

GENERIC COP CAR

Suspect In Lewiston Store Robbery Arrested

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Police moved quickly to make an arrest in a weekend convenience store robbery in Lewiston.

GENERIC HOT AIR BALLOON

Balloon That Crashed Was From Maine; 4 Hurt

CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — The hot air balloon that crashed into a power line in Massachusetts was registered to a Maine man.

GENERIC INVESTIGATION LARGE

NTSB Files Preliminary Report On Maine Plane Crash

LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) - A preliminary report by accident investigators into a fatal plane crash indicates the single-engine plane clipped trees shortly after taking off from Limington-Harmon Airport.

GENERIC COLLEGE DEFINITION

UMaine Trustees Approve Plan To Address Shortfall

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - University of Maine System trustees have approved a five-year plan to address a projected $69 million funding gap that calls for the streamlining of academic programs and workforce reductions.

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