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Where Law Enforcement and Treatment Meet in Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ [Video]

Crime, sex, and drugs, but the only rock 'n' roll in these women's lives is the time they've wasted going in and out of the corrections system in Maine, all because of their addiction to drugs.

"Most of them never start out intending to become addicts and criminals," states Kennebec County Sheriff Randal Liberty.

Sheriff Liberty oversees a drug rehabilitation program inside the jail and it's showing great success in dropping the county jail's recidivism rate, not to mention the fact it's saving lives and potentially breaking a terrible cycle of family dysfunction and substance abuse in Maine.

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Photo, Getty Images

Maine’s Turning Grey and That Requires Action [Full Report]

In the next two decades one in four Mainers will be over the age of 65.

That means the state faces a lot of challenges and opportunities as it relates to providing services and supports capable of meeting the needs of Maine's seniors.

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Photo, Mario Tama, Getty Images

Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ Requires Solutions and Simultaneous Cooperation Not Politics

Generally speaking, solutions are found in common interest and a tenacious commitment to solve a problem.

Unfortunately, when every problem is viewed through lenses clouded by political ideology, precious little gets accomplished.

One of the biggest problems facing the state of Maine is drug addiction, and the costs to the state, both financial and human.

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Think Spring! Maine Growers Are [Video]

Take heart!

As Mother Nature wallops the state with a March snow storm, there are many greenhouse and nursery operators throughout the state who are busy planting plugs, sifting soil, and getting ready to lift you out of you winter doldrums.

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The Difference a ‘Big’ Makes [Video]

On "dress-down" Friday, Jim Chasse, Principal of Orono High School, is found serenading his students with his guitar as they file through the hallway during class changes.

It's not an unusual occurrence according to students, who may have the "coolest" high school principal, ever.

After all, how many school principals do you know who love to shoot hoops, and sing Led Zeppelin tunes?

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Photo, Win McNamee, Getty Images

More Daylight on Its Way and Don’t Forget the Smoke Detectors [Poll]

Yipee! It's this weekend!

Sunday is Daylight Saving Time.

Dutifully, Saturday night when we go to bed we set our clocks ahead one hour.

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Photo, Jared Wickerham, Getty Images

A Suicide Attempt Can Be Stopped if You Know the Signs

In 2011 alone, 224 Mainers took their own life by suicide.

More can be done to prevent suicides in Maine, but it takes a community of well-educated people to do so.

One of the biggest myths dealing with suicide is that talking about the issue will actually cause someone who's suicidal to make an attempt.

That's just not the case according to Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Dr. Sheila Pinnette, and she says an upcoming conference will help people to better identify risk factors.

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A Tree-Tapping Ceremony

It's a sure sign of Spring, as time has come once again for the traditional, gubernatorial responsibility of ushering in the maple sugar season in Maine.

Maine maple syrup producers are set to join Governor Paul LePage tomorrow in Augusta as he taps a maple tree on the Blaine House lawn tomorrow.

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State Police Dive Teams Train in Frigid Waters

State police dive teams have been training this month in the frigid waters of Moosehead Lake. It’s an annual event that involves dive teams from several states coming together to brave dangerously cold water. Just the thought of it makes me want to run for the nearest heat source!

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Bone Marrow Registration Clinic at Husson Next Week

A donation of bone marrow could be the difference between life and death for someone suffering from blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. But the challenge is finding a compatible donor. So the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity at Husson University is holding a registration clinic next week.

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