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Saddleback Season Pass Holders Still Wondering If The Mountain Will Open

Frustrated season ski pass holders may learn this week whether Saddeback Mountain will be able to open for the coming season, according to the resort's general manager.
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EPA Admin Tours Maine Farm As Backdrop For Drinking Water Rules Explanation

The Environmental Protection Administration chief was in Maine this morning, trying to re-assure Maine's smaller farmers that a new, clean water rule won't affect them. But national farm groups are saying they don't buy it.
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine's special deer hunting season for people who hunt with muzzleloader rifles is getting started across the state.

As the United Nations summit on climate change got underway in Paris, protesters have gotten much attention.

Nearly 150 world leaders are gathered near Paris for what is being billed as a last-chance summit to avoid catastrophic climate change.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports that this is the biggest diplomatic meeting in France since 1948. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Brunswick church has complied with a request by Bowdoin College to stop renting space to an independent support group for sex offenders following an alleged rape and an attempted assault near the school's campus.

The Sun Journal reports the support group had met every Tuesday night for two years until the First Parish Church withdrew its permission to rent space on Nov. 19.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's Legislative Council is blocking progress of a bill designed to allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

Democratic Sen. Anne Haskell of Portland says her bill would have ensured workers the ability to earn up to seven days of paid sick time per year. The bill applied to companies with 11 or more employees.

The bill's failure in the Legislative Council means it won't go to the full Legislature in the session that begins in January. Bills on earned sick leave also died in the Legislature in 2007 and 2010.

In 2015, what's American made? The U.S. is known for manufacturing — it's part of our identity, though jobs have been lost. They've gone overseas. Technology has changed the way things are made.

Nevertheless, America is still making stuff.

And in terms of jobs, the Los Angeles area is the biggest manufacturing hub in the country. There are a few reasons why. There is plenty of space here to build things like factories and runways. That beautiful California weather? It's actually great for testing planes year-round.

YORK, Maine (AP) _ Maine Turnpike Authority officials say southbound travelers Sunday should expect delays around the York area.

Bucksport Mill to be Demolished

Nov 29, 2015

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) _ The town of Bucksport has issued a demolition permit for the shuttered Verso Paper Corp. mill and it could come down in December.

STONINGTON, Maine_ Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard say that a sunken fishing vessel was successfully salvaged on Saturday.  The 42-foot Marley Gabriella sank in about 70 feet of water Friday at its mooring ball in Stonington. 

HOULTON, Maine_ A number of bomb threats disrupted holiday shopping at eight Wal-Mart stores around the state Saturday night.



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