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Trump criticizes FBI for failure to probe tip on Florida shooter, says ‘too much...

President Donald Trump late Saturday night criticized the FBI for failing to act on a tip that might have prevented the recent massacre at...

Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep...

Pollard gets help from the Dalai Lama for his U.S. Senate bid

After declaring his intention to run for a U.S. Senate seat shortly after sunrise atop Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park, Democrat Benjamin Pollard...

‘Heavy hitters:’ GOP celebrates Lincoln in Lewiston

LEWISTON — When Gov. Paul LePage took the stage at The Dolard & Priscilla Gendron Franco Center on Friday night, he didn't spend a...

GOP leader Jason Savage says controversial website is his, but denies ties to party

AUGUSTA — The executive director of the Maine Republican Party, Jason Savage, admitted to a state ethics panel that he is the owner and...

Grand jury charges 13 Russians with meddling in U.S. election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,...

Mitt Romney makes it official: He’s running for Senate in Utah

 Mitt Romney on Friday announced his long-expected Senate bid in his adopted state of Utah with a low-key rollout intended to duck roiling Republican...

Maine House unanimously opposes drilling off coast

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to leave Maine out of offshore oil...

Food box idea draws ire from Democrats, advocates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food...

Lots of talk, little action in Congress after shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a brief moment after the Las Vegas massacre last fall, Republicans and Democrats in Congress talked about taking a rare...

Lewiston-Auburn superintendents oppose bill to allow guns on school property

Top school officials in Lewiston and Auburn say they oppose a proposed law that would allow firearms on school property in Maine. A bill to...

U.S. Senate rejects immigration plan backed by Susan Collins, Angus King

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate rejected a bipartisan plan Thursday to help young "Dreamer" immigrants and parcel out money for the wall President...

Susan Collins and Angus King take lead on immigration proposal

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal on immigration Wednesday as President Donald Trump attempted to preemptively undercut the proposal by...

In Maine, is GOP linked to flurry of anonymous attacks?

Ben Chin, a 32-year-old Democrat, ran away with the preliminary vote in November for mayor of Lewiston, the second-largest city in Maine. But he could not avoid a runoff with City Councilor Shane Bouchard, a...
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Lewiston voters turn out in droves despite storm

LEWISTON — Voters were so eager to cast ballots in the mayoral runoff election Tuesday, they began lining up at 6:30 a.m. — 30 minutes before the polls opened. "I've never seen that at any...

Lewiston mayoral runoff election to take place despite storm

LEWISTON — City officials announced early Monday afternoon that the runoff election for mayor will take place Tuesday, as scheduled, regardless of the pending storm. All voting citywide will take place at Longley Elementary School, 145...

Lewiston mayoral runoff heating up in final days

LEWISTON — As the mayoral runoff election nears, last-minute efforts by the state's major political parties to influence the local race are increasing — as are the accusations and drama on social media.  Leading up...