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AUGUSTA, Maine — Deep in Gov. Paul LePage's budget is a $112 million bond proposal to renovate and even rebuild some state office buildings instead of leasing them. The move has rattled Augusta city officials and some state lawmakers who are worried about the long-term implications.

That's because Maine agencies lease more than a half-million square feet from private Augusta landlords who then assume related maintenance costs.

A 57-year-old yoga instructor from Augusta remains unaccounted for after the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal over the weekend.

Maine's Wildlife

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How did Maine's wildlife fare after the long, cold winter?

Guests:  Kyle Ravanna, Deer Biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Keel Kemper, Regional Biologist, with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine families are hoping their loved ones in Nepal return safely following Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Family members say 57-year-old yoga instructor Dawn Habash of Augusta set out April 18 for an eight-to-10-day trek through Langtang National Park. Her family has not heard from her since, but is expecting word any day.

PORTLAND, Maine — Officials say Maine has collected nearly 24,000 pounds of unused medication during its first statewide drug take-back program.

The Maine Sheriffs' Association partnered with local police departments, Eco-Maine and Poland Spring to take over the program initially developed by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The national drug collection effort was discontinued due to a regulation and funding changes. Officials in Maine decided to keep it going.

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