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THE RED COUNTY CAUCUS URGES SUPPORT OF GRAHAM-CASSIDY

THE RED COUNTY CAUCUS URGES SUPPORT OF GRAHAM-CASSIDY

In 2008, a small rural county in Maine gained national notoriety as being the only county in all of New England to vote against Barack Obama and stay red. 539 more words

Politics

Portland changes Columbus Day to 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

PORTLAND (WGME) — Columbus Day for Portland and Brunswick will also now be known as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

City and town councilors voted in favor of that change Monday night. 124 more words

Union officials accuse Bath Iron Works of unfair labor practices

As leaders of the draftsmen’s union at Bath Iron Works met again Tuesday with company officials in an attempt to reach agreement on a new four-year contract, local union officials released a statement warning of a strike and accusing the company of engaging in “unfair labor practice issues.” 89 more words

Stop LePage from ripping up Maine’s job training system | Bangor Daily News

By The Bangor Daily News Editorial Board

On Friday, Sept. 8, Joanna Russell’s cell phone rang while she was on vacation in New York. It was a courtesy call from the Maine Department of Labor that the state would  352 more words

Maine

Evil Whore, Education Secretary DeVos to Scrap Campus Sexual Assault Protections

Evil whore, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday the Trump administration will roll back rules aimed at protecting survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. The move reverses President Obama’s 2011 directive on Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination at schools. 179 more words

Why Is Property Tax So High?

Budget time has come and gone in the Maine Legislature. The budget battle was a hard fought one that resulted in a three day government shutdown. 226 more words

Government

The Fate of Ranked Choice Voting

The Maine Ranked Choice Voting Initiative was question 5 on last November’s ballot. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) was approved by the people of Maine. However, it isn’t likely to stick around. 191 more words

Government