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Maine Schools Struggling to Find Coaches as Sports Participation Increases

The number of kids playing sports in Maine and across the country is up — in fact, there has been a 22 percent increase in the number of sports programs at Maine high schools.
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  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine's spring turkey hunt is about to get into full swing all over the state as hunters search for the bearded birds.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The National Hydropower Association is recognizing a Maine-based tidal power company.

Feds Call for Less NE Codfish Monitoring

Apr 30, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The amount of at-sea monitoring that New England's cod fishermen will be required to submit to will be reduced in the coming fishing year, federal regulators have decided.

OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) _ Knox County Regional Airport will get more than $340,000 in federal money to make safety improvements.

AUGUSTA, Maine_ The Maine House and Senate adjourned the second session of the 127th Legislature Friday night in memory of Richard Kneeland . The former Representative and Senator from Aroostook County passed away on Thursday at the age of 82.

One year after an All-Star season that saw him win awards for his hitting and fielding, Major League Baseball has suspended Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for 80 games because tests found that he used two performance-enhancing drugs.

Gordon tested positive for two banned substances, MLB says: externally derived testosterone and Clostebol, an anabolic steroid.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine is going to be on the November ballot.

The Maine Legislature voted Friday to send the proposal to voters. Lawmakers had had the option of either approving the bill as written, or letting it appear on the ballot.

The secretary of state announced earlier this week that referendum supporters had enough valid signatures to meet the threshold for the ballot.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill aimed at providing more dental services in Maine's underserved rural areas is dead for the session after the Senate bucked the House and voted to sustain Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the measure.

Earlier, the House voted to override LePage's veto.

The bill would repeal the current requirement for dental therapists to be directly supervised by a dentist. But Sen. Andre Cushing, a Republican from Newport, argued that the move was too risky.

International trade disputes used to be relatively simple.

One country would build up an industry to create jobs, and then dump excess products in another country at below-cost prices. Competitors facing unrealistically cheap imports would file "anti-dumping" complaints to seek government-backed protections.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Both chambers of the Maine Legislature have overturned the veto of a bill that earmarks $2.4 million in emergency funding for jails.

The bipartisan bill was overwhelmingly approved in the House, and was approved in the Senate unanimously without a roll call. But it was vetoed by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who said counties have no incentive to control jail costs when the state steps in to make up the difference.

That bill will now become law over LePage's objections.

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