Maine Things Considered

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that would allow Mainers to carry a concealed weapon without a special permit is rapidly gaining momentum at the State House.

Patty Wight / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - As of this year, the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center officially has a gender clinic.

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - A recent audit of Portland's homeless shelters has highlighted what some state officials say is mismanagement of General Assistance funds. At issue is a city policy that allows some long-term shelter residents with substantial savings in the bank to access services.

FRIENDSHIP LONG ISLAND, Maine - Many of us have been inconvenienced by this year's extreme winter weather, but perhaps few more than lobster researcher Diane Cowan.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to maintaining the condition of its bridges.