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Gov. LePage being criticized for his ‘wanted’ posters

Gov. LePage being criticized for his ‘wanted’ posters

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is being criticized for displaying three ‘wanted’ posters targeting unions and environmentalists at his recent town hall meeting.

The posters in question targeted the Maine People’s Alliance, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Maine AFL-CIO. The Maine People’s Alliance is the same group that pushed for a referendum to hike the minimum wage; while the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Maine AFL-CIO is an environmental advocacy group and labor organization, respectively.

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Maine legislative panel rejects THC ‘blood-level limit’ test bill

Maine legislative panel rejects THC ‘blood-level limit’ test bill

A Maine legislative panel on Thursday rejected the bill that was introduced with an intention to set a blood-level limit of 5 nanograms of THC (psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) as evidence to convict a person for driving under the influence of marijuana.

Under the proposed law would have allowed law enforcement to use the new blood-level limit as part of the evidence to convict a driver of operating under the influence. The state is already using a limit of 0.08 per cent blood-alcohol level for drunken-driving convictions.

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Maine seafood wholesaler buys rare four-clawed lobster

Maine seafood wholesaler buys rare four-clawed lobster

Ready Seafood Co., a Portland, Maine-based seafood wholesaler, has acquired a rare lobster that has four claws – three claws on one arm and one on the other.

The wholesaler bought the four-clawed lobster from a Canadian dealer. It is rare because lobsters typically have two claws, one for pinching and one for crushing. Despite having more than usual amount of claw meat, the lobster won’t see the dinner table.

Maine and Quebec sign deal to develop e-car charging network

Maine and Quebec sign deal to develop e-car charging network

The state of Maine and Quebec announced a partnership deal on Wednesday to develop and spread out charging stations for electric vehicles between the state and the province.

Maine and Quebec will assign their agencies with the task of studying how to develop an e-vehicle corridor between Portland and Quebec with a public-private partnership (PPP). They are expected to introduce an initial plan sometime in summer this year.

Dropping Maine’s presidential caucuses in favor of primary won’t be devoid of drawbacks

Dropping Maine’s presidential caucuses in favor of primary won’t be devoid of dr

In response to long queues of voters at many Democratic caucus sites last Sunday, some lawmakers suddenly pushed for abandoning Maine's presidential caucuses in favor of a primary. A primary will bring several benefits; it will not be devoid of drawbacks.

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Maine Community College System’s acting president becomes president

Maine Community College System’s acting president becomes president

The Maine Community College System’s board of trustees voted on Wednesday unanimously to appoint acting president Derek Langhauser as the system’s new president.

After the vote, the board’s chairman Robert Clark said that they decided to elevate Langhauser to the position of president after recognizing his leadership as the interim president of the college system. Langhauser served as interim president for around a year.

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Maine democrats choose Sanders by 2-1 margin over Clinton

Maine democrats choose Sanders by 2-1 margin over Clinton

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s recent Maine victory means he will be taking home most of the state’s 25 Democratic delegates who are at stake in the tightening presidential race.

With his victory of the Maine Democratic caucuses, Sanders leads front-runner Hillary Clinton in the state by double digits. Available data shows that he won more than 64 per cent of votes cast on Sunday.

Democratic Party officials said more than 46,000 Democrats gathered at hundreds of locations across Maine to participate in the caucuses. They chose Sanders by a 2-1 margin over front-runner Clinton.

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