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Governor Declares Civil Emergency

Below is a press release issued by the Office of the Governor for the State of Maine, Paul LePage.

With the federal shutdown now into its second week, Governor Paul R. LePage today issued a proclamation declaring a civil emergency so his administration can minimize the financial impact to the State of Maine and its federally funded employees

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Category: Local News, Maine, Politics
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Shutdowns + Vendor Changes the Subject of Acadia National Park Forum

Acadia National Park has made headlines as of late and the public has a chance to express their thoughts and concerns with three groups tomorrow night in an Acadia National Park Forum.

Recently, the National Park Service announced it had chosen a vendor to run the park’s concession operations which include the famous Jordan Pond House

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Discount at Farmers’ Markets Offered to Furloughed Federal Employees

Food and Medicine of Brewer is helping furloughed government workers provide food for their families. The temporary program will offer discounts at three area Farmers' Markets, for the duration of the government shutdown.

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It May Be Open Enrollment Day but Websites Aren’t Cooperating

Well it's the moment that's been heralded by some, and deeply criticized by others; the roll out of the new affordable health insurance options as part of the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

At this point in time however it would appear as though Obamacare has suffered a huge "crash" as the government run websites that are designed to enroll people across the country starting today, are not working.

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flickr, Justin Henry

Bangor City Council Candidate Refers to Sanitation Workers as Nazis

The city of Bangor had a public forum last night, September 19th in the Bangor City Council chambers sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Bangor Public Library.

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Radical Islam In the House The Plan to Take America for the Global Islamic State-2013
Radical Islam In the House The Plan to Take America for the Global Islamic State-2013

‘Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave…’ It’s Not Just Syria at Stake

As the world watches to see what the United States of America will do about Syria and the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the civil war in that country, many Americans don't really even know what the conflict is about. After all, it's a world away and many think to themselves, "it doesn't affect me anyway."

"We wrote this book for those people who don't have a clue."

One author who lives in Bangor, Maine, who devoted his career to forestry, has turned his attention to geopolitics and, in a new book, says if there is ever a time for every single American to understand what's happening in the Middle East, it's now.

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The I Will Act on Climate Change Bus Rolls Through Maine

An eye catching bus is traveling to twenty-seven states, with the hope of calling attention to the issue of climate change, and President Barack Obama’s initiative to impose limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

The I WIll Act on Climate Change Bus stopped on the Bangor waterfront this morning.

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He May Not Be Chippendales Material but Offensive? {Poll}

Not interested in politics you say?

This might change your mind....or not.

I'm curious what you think about the latest flap to hit the Maine political scene.

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News Photo-Susan Patten/Townsquare Media
News Photo-Susan Patten/Townsquare Media

A Chaotic 4th of July for the City of Bangor {Update-Shooter Identified}

Bangor police say they have charged Perrin Oliver, 43, of Bangor with Class C Felony Criminal Threatening and Class B Felony Aggravated Reckless Conduct With a Firearm. A handgun was taken into evidence and the department’s Evidence Response Team is still investigating with the Criminal Investigations Division.

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flickr/MaineDOE

Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s ‘Vaseline’ Comment Raises Eyebrows

Maine Gov. Paul LePage's seemingly off-color comments about a Democratic lawmaker are making waves in the State House, according to a report from WABI-TV

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