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.

CHARLESTON, Maine — The Maine Department of Corrections is converting a youth prison here into a facility for adult offenders with complex medical needs.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The state of Maine has ended its fiscal year with a surplus of almost $60 million, which some suggest is a sign of a rebounding economy.

Courtesy: Maine Turnpike Authority

AUGUSTA, Maine - If you've driven the Maine Turnpike this summer, you've probably run into your fair share of bottlenecks and slow-moving traffic. There are a lot more cars and trucks on the highway compared to a year ago, according to recent data from the Maine Turnpike Authority.

WASHINGTON - For the first time ever, power plants must limit carbon emissions under a Clean Power Plan released today by the Obama administration. The plan sets a target of reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Environment and health advocates across the state are calling the plan the single most important action the U.S. has taken to reduce carbon emissions. But there are concerns that Congress might may try to undermine the plan.

Susan Sharon / MPBN

AUBURN, Maine — A former shoe mill here is set to become a five-star medical tourism facility that caters to wealthy Chinese.