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GOP Primary Shakes Up Maine's 2nd District
06/11/2014 Reported By:A.J. Higgins  

The political landscape in Maine's 2nd Congressional District is still shaking, less than 24 hours after the polls closed on Tuesday. Former state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin defeated veteran politican Kevin Raye in a bitter GOP primary that many predict will make unity in November a difficult task. Still, as A.J. Higgins reports, some gubernatorial candidates see opportunity in a divided Republican house.

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Maine Hospital's Dilemma: Improved Care Shrinks Bottom Line
06/11/2014 Reported By:Patty B. Wight  

Under the Affordable Care Act, the quality of health care you receive is supposed to improve. Hospitals, for example, are expected to reduce readmissions, cut down on unnecessary tests. But these are the kinds of services that have been the bread and butter of hospitals for years. Take them away, and the hospital loses money. So the challenge for hospitals is how to increase quality and still stay in business. Patty Wight visited one hospital in western Maine that's grappling with that task, and tonight she has the first of two reports on what she found out.

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Maine Confronts Shellfish Threats As Oceans Turn More Acid
06/11/2014 Reported By:Tom Porter  

Later this month a special commission will convene in Maine to study ocean acidification and look for ways to mitigate it. It was established by legislation passed in April, making Maine the first state on the East Coast to enact a law specifically to study the threat posed by the changing chemistry of the seas. The lawmaker behind the measure says ocean acidification is a problem he witnesses on a daily basis. Tom Porter has the story.

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Maine DHHS: No More General Assistance for Illegal Immigrants
06/11/2014 Reported By:Ed Morin  

The state Department of Health and Human Services says it's moving forward with efforts to remove illegal immigrants from the state's General Assistance Program, and has informed cities and towns that, beginning immediately, the state will no longer be reimbursing them for illegal immigrants as part of municipal general assistance programs. Ed Morin reports.


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Moderate New England Republicans Continue to Fade
06/11/2014 03:51 PM ET

Conservative 2nd District GOP primary winner Bruce Poliquin framed opponent Kevin Raye as a ``liberal'' who would be willing to compromise GOP values, like lower taxes.


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Man Charged with Leaving Threatening Notes in Kennebunk
06/11/2014 03:08 PM ET

Kennebunk Police Lt. Dan Jones says Robert Simkowitz was charged this morning with two counts of criminal threatening.


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Maine's Highest Court Affirms Cat Abuse Judgment
06/11/2014 01:07 PM ET

The seizure of 26 cats from the home of Julia Peck preceded Peck's conviction on animal cruelty charges.


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Man Suffers Minor Injuries in Maine Moose Crash
06/11/2014 01:07 PM ET

Jonathan Malone struck a female moose at midnight Wednesday in TA R2 WELS, a territory south of Linneus.


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Maine Map Maker Fined $6.2M by Feds
06/11/2014 10:40 AM ET

The International Trade Commission's civil penalty against Yarmouth-based DeLorme Publishing is the latest development in a case that began in 2012.


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Maine High Court Rejects Hospital's Appeal
06/11/2014 10:40 AM ET

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that the verdict delivered in favor of Wendell Strout, of Greene, last year in Androscoggin County Superior Court should stand.


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Linneus Man Gets 10 Years on Child Porn Charges
06/11/2014 10:40 AM ET

Ronald Trecartin was also sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 20 years of probation after pleading guilty in November to possession of child pornography charges.


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Alternate Suspect Proposed in 1976 Maine Slaying
06/11/2014 10:40 AM ET

Attorneys for Gary Raub, who was arrested in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of 70-year-old Blanche Kimball in her Augusta home, made their case Tuesday for an alternative suspect.


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