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Thursday, Mar 8

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Maine emergency room visits for opioid overdoses jumped 34 percent in 2017

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Emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by 34 percent in Maine from 2016 to 2017, during a time when drug overdose deaths in the state reached an all-time high. At the same time, New Hampshire, Massachusetts…

Sunday, Feb 25

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Russia not the only actors in the 2016 election

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The indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for allegedly creating a “sophisticated network designed to subvert the 2016 election and to support the Trump campaign” is only half the story. While the Justice Department targeted…

Tuesday, Jan 9

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Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Oprah…

Wednesday, Dec 27

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How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer

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Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian’s office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever in Chicago, gets far more scrutiny than that. Her annual checkup this month took three hours. Her flaxen hair was trimmed and bagged, her…

Wednesday, Oct 25

03

St. Dom's edges Spruce Mountain for C South regional title

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SACO — Barely six minutes into the Class C South field hockey final, St. Dominic Academy found itself in unfamiliar territory. Behind — for the first time all season. Unfamiliar, but not uncomfortable. Less than three minutes later, the…

Tuesday, Oct 24

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Lewiston-Auburn merger ballot question: 'It's on there'

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LEWISTON-AUBURN — Lewiston-Auburn voters should know two things, city clerks of both cities said. Early voting is open. "No lines, no waiting. Come on down," Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo said. And the referendum question asking voters…

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Mainers may get a chance to vote on 'Death with Dignity' measure

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A proposal to allow physician-assisted suicide may wind up on the ballot for Mainers to decide. Backers of the Maine Death with Dignity Act, which fell short in the Legislature, plan to launch a petition drive to collect enough signatures…

Susan Collins warns climate change will cost government billions

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A new General Accounting Office report on climate that warns extreme weather is on the rise ought to spur federal policy shifts, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday. “We cannot ignore the impact of climate change on our public health, our…

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Bald by choice?

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Some people shave their heads because they're going bald already and facing the inevitable. Some people just like a chrome dome. If you've gone bald by choice, we want to hear all about it. Is it hard to maintain? Does it make you feel…

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Trump-Corker feud escalates ahead of president's lunch with GOP

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling verbal assault on the president of his own party, Republican Sen. Bob Corker charged Tuesday that Donald Trump "debases our nation" with constant untruths, name calling and bullying, and will leave behind a…

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Maine’s in the mix as 238 places vie to host Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

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Amazon Corp. said Monday that it has received 238 location proposals for its planned second headquarters from cities and regions in 53 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America. They include at least two confirmed…

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State police asking for help identifying man found in 1990 off Maine coast

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BAR HARBOR (AP) — State police are asking for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found floating off Maine's coast 27 years ago. Authorities say the body was found 8 miles south of Schoodic Point by a boater in August 1990.…

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Researcher tells Bates crowd how to be an antiracist

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LEWISTON — Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, told a crowd at Bates College on Monday night, “Racist ideas are manufactured after the fact” by people who want to retain…

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Girls' soccer: Monmouth strikers form a triple scoring threat

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MONMOUTH — Three is better than two. The Monmouth Academy girls' soccer team already had two dynamic scorers in senior Tia Day and sophomore Audrey Fletcher, but when freshman Alicen Burnham got bumped up from the midfield it made the…

Day hike on Mt. Apatite

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Robyn Marshall and her wife, Kathy Marshall, of Lewiston hike on the Mt. Apatite trails in Auburn. The couple is new to Lewiston and Robyn scours old maps to find new places to explore. They try to get started on their day hikes early,…

06

Police log

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Charges Auburn • Kayla Chabot, 35, of 456 Broad St., domestic violence assault, 9:36 a.m. Monday at that address. • David Simard, 51, of 26 Fifth St., gross sexual assault, 11:46 a.m. Monday at 93 Campus Ave. • Khristanna Williams, 22, of…

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Candidates sell image during Lewiston mayor debate

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LEWISTON — With five candidates fighting for position, there was no time during Monday's mayoral debate for rebuttals. Candidates didn't have time to fully pitch their ideas for addressing the city's many challenges, which they said…

Maine House approves bill to allow marijuana sales

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Lawmakers in the Maine House of Representatives passed the marijuana regulatory bill, and nixed a Republican bid to delay implementation, but fell short of the number of votes needed to override a gubernatorial veto Monday. The regulatory…

04

Fall color palette

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Cumston Hall in Monmouth is surrounded by fall foliage on Monday afternoon. To watch a short video of downtown Monmouth, visit sunjournal.com. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Lewiston police chief credits youth outreach for lower crime rate

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LEWISTON — The city's top cop on Monday credited youth outreach efforts for a sharp drop in the rate of burglaries. Lewiston's residential burglary rates dropped more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2016 and nonresidential burglaries…

Beaudet's goal enough to lift Edward Little to A North girls' soccer semis

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WATERVILLE — Edward Little girls soccer coach Craig Latuscha insisted that the playoffs are a different animal, a different type of game than the one played during the regular season. Try selling that to Messalonskee, though. For the…

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Swinging in the sun

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Grant Gould, 3, of Livermore Falls, left, and Nolan Moffett, 11 months, of Livermore Falls get some swing time in Monday with Michelle Moffett (not shown), mother of Nolan and day care provider for Grant, at Hippach Field in Farmington. …

Legislature delays and potentially repeals ranked-choice voting

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AUGUSTA – A citizen-backed law that made Maine the first state in the nation to adopted a ranked choice voting system will be delayed and possibly repealed, following a series of contentious votes Monday in a special session of the…

Oxford County arrest log

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• Marie E. Hutchinson, 35, of Carthage, theft by unauthorized taking, 6:10 p.m. Oct. 20 in Mexico, Mexico Police Department. • Sarah Kay Talbot, 18, of Fryeburg, violating conditions of release, 11:53 p.m. Oct. 20 in Fryeburg, Fryeburg…

Franklin County arrest log

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• Travis Lambert, 27, Farmington, warrant, Oct. 20, no bail listed as of Oct. 23, Franklin County Sheriff's Office. • Jonathan Maginnis, 25, Farmington, two warrants, failure to appear, Oct. 20, $300 cash bail, Farmington Police Department…

Monday, Oct 23

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Albert Lepage to donate $10 million to St. Mary's Health System

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LEWISTON — The Albert Lepage Foundation will donate $10 million to St. Mary's Health System, making it the largest donation in the hospital system's history. The money will go to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Patient Experience.…

Trump says no changes to 401(k) incentives to pay for GOP tax cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched…

Fire departments battle woods fire near Grafton Notch

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GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — Fire crews Tuesday morning will resume battling a large woods fire off North Road near Silver Stream and Success Pond, Newry Fire Chief Bruce Pierce said Monday night. Pierce said he thinks the fire is somewhat contained…

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Car takes out fence, Halloween decorations in Temple

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TEMPLE — Police said a Wilton man lost control of the car he was driving Monday on Temple Road, and it crashed through a fence and stopped in the woods. Along the way, it drove through Halloween decorations and over a rock wall, Franklin…

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Paul LePage rescinds request to withdraw judicial nominations

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AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul LePage withdrew his request to withdraw the re-nominations of five judges on Monday but, once again, provided no immediate explanation for the change of course. On Friday, LePage sent letters to legislative leaders