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Maine to issue photo EBT cards

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said Friday it intends to move forward with a Gov. Paul LePage plan to put photographs on the state's electronic benefits transfer cards. EBT cards are similar to bank debit cards and are used by the state to issue a variety... 5

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LePage vetoes nine bills

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage vetoed teacher evaluation rules that have been under development for more than two years as well as a bill [...]


DEP begins collecting oil from spill next to Hebron school

HEBRON — The collection of an estimated 1,100 gallons of oil frozen in the wetlands next to Hebron Station School since late December [...]


LePage heralds drop in Maine's unemployment rate

LEWISTON — Republican Gov. Paul LePage was touting his economic policies again Friday on the heels of the latest unemployment data rel [...] 2


Fire officials say Howe Street buildings not insured

LEWISTON — Authorities continued Friday to interview witnesses and review surveillance video in an effort to narrow their search for s [...]


LePage outraged that Legislature didn’t fund drug enforcement expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to bolster the state’s efforts to fight drug crimes died early Friday morning bec [...] 3

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