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.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A citizen's group that has opposed wind power development in Maine's western mountains must overhaul its board of directors and implement other reforms, as part of a settlement with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.

Mal Leary / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - How the state should manage more than 600,000 acres of public lands is an issue that is under intense scrutiny at the State House, where conservationists are expected to mount an offensive against proposed changes by the LePage administration.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Opponents of Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to divert tobacco settlement money away from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and move it into more direct smoking cessation treatment through Medicaid, turned out in force in Augusta today.

LEWISTON, Maine - Most people don't like to talk about hair removal. But in America, it's a big business, and a big preoccupation for women and men alike.

In her new book, "Plucked: A History of Hair Removal," Bates College Professor Rebecca Herzig explores how American's views on hair have changed over time - from the first bearded Europeans who arrived on the continent and met smooth-skinned native Americans, to the growth of the waxing industry.

Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - Elected officials and homeless advocates held a news conference in Portland this morning to defend the city's administration of General Assistance funds.