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President Joe Biden is expected to reveal a $3 trillion infrastructure plan on Wednesday, and some rail supporters hope it will contain money for something called the North Atlantic Rail plan.

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The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Maine tomato grower to pay more than $337,000 in penalties and back wages for violating federal labor laws.

Several social service agencies in Portland are holding clinics to vaccinate homeless residents over the age of 50.

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The Portland Sea Dogs announced Tuesday that it has been given state approval for its reopening plans.

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With a large increase in vaccine doses this week, Maine CDC officials say now is the best time for residents over age 50 to get their shot.

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A controversial proposal to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana rules is now in danger of being scrapped, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced an emergency bill that would effectively turn back the clock on those rules.

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A group of 51 lawmakers from both parties is urging the state to relax its distancing rules for kids in school and get more children back into classrooms.

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The Maine Legislature is considering more than a dozen bills that would limit the duration and scope of the governor’s emergency powers.

Heavy winds have left more than 35,000 households without power across the state.

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Schools in Portland are planning to bring back elementary and middle school students for four days per week beginning in late April.

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The heated debate over whether nurses at Maine’s largest hospital should form a union is coming to a head this month, as ballots go out to more than 1,500 nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland beginning Monday evening.

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Maine has surpassed 50,000 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control has added 197 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

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Nearly 300 people rallied in front of Portland City Hall Saturday afternoon to denounce hate, prejudice and racism directed at Asian Americans in Maine and nationwide.

Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor is receiving more than $10 million from the federal government to expand its COVID-19 response.

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