Maine Things Considered

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Weekdays at 4 p.m. hear Maine’s only daily statewide radio news program. MPBN's award-winning news staff brings you the latest news from across Maine and the region, as well as in-depth reports on the most important issues.

Mal Leary / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - As a 24-hour deadline looms over the state budget, Maine's chief executive finds himself increasingly isolated. Lawmakers are calling for an investigation that they say could trigger impeachment proceedings, and a citizens' rally has been scheduled for Tuesday at the State House.

Mark Vogelzang / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - The state's Government Oversight Committee is being formally asked by Republican, independent and Democratic lawmakers to launch an investigation into whether the LePage administration has "crossed legal or ethical lines" in getting Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves dismissed from his new job.

AUGUSTA, Maine - For the first time since being accused of orchestrating the firing of Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves as president of the Good Will-Hinckley school in Fairfield, Gov. Paul Lepage is speaking out about it, and defending his actions.

Christine DiPasquale.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Leaders in the field of regenerative medicine are at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor this weekend. They're taking part in REGEN2015: The research symposium, lecture series and two-week course for graduate students look at the ways regenerative medicine is giving new hope to people suffering from paralysis and other traumatic injuries.

Tom Porter / MPBN

A recent decision by fishery regulators in the Danish territory of Greenland is raising concerns for conservationists here in Maine. They're worried that Greenland's newly-established commercial fishing quota could have a devastating impact on efforts to restore endangered Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers.