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Maine voters could be asked to decide a half dozen or more questions on the statewide ballot next November if all the groups circulating petitions are successful.

A recycling bin next to a trash bin in Biddeford, Maine.

Studies indicate that every person in Maine generates at least four pounds of trash a day. That adds up to millions of pounds that to be disposed of, somehow, every year.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine has filed for a waiver from the federal government to prevent the use of food stamp funds to pay for the purchase of sugary soda or candy.

WASHINGTON — Members of Maine's Congressional Delegation are divided over a House-passed bill that would require new FBI background checks and sign offs from three high-ranking federal officials before any Iraqi or Syrian refugee could come to the United States.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Legislative leaders have approved two of the three bills appealed by Portland Sen. Justin Alfond that are aimed at addressing the problem of hungry students.

The measures are aimed at making sure schools coordinate their records of student eligibility so those who qualify get the meals that they deserve.

"Making sure that every eligible child in the state who is eligible is on a breakfast, lunch, after school and summer food program," Alfond says.