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Toby Talbot / AP File

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.

David Sharp / Associated Press

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.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Even as the number of clinics that offer the COVID-19 vaccine has grown, some Mainers still face challenges getting access. Sometimes the barrier is no internet connection. Sometimes it’s finding a ride. And for some communities, it’s miles of ocean.

Sherrie Tucker / Courtesy Photo

Protests over wind energy development off the coast of Maine changed course today. Several fishing boats reportedly circled a survey vessel off Monhegan Island, and federal and state law enforcement responded.

Lobsterman Larry Reed posted video on Facebook Monday morning of the Go Liberty, a 150-foot survey vessel, as it appeared to draw near lobster buoys in the water.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Leases for state reserve lands along the route for Central Maine Power’s controversial power line are under fire in the Legislature and in the courts — putting both CMP and the administration of Gov. Janet Mills on the defensive.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Thousands of people in Maine are getting a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine every day, most at mass vaccination sites. But these large clinics don’t work for everyone — especially those in rural areas.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Across the country, Native Americans have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. According to the U.S. CDC, they've been hospitalized about four times as often as white Americans, and died at twice the rate. 

Mark Vogelzang / Maine Public file

In some ways, farmers are accustomed to uncertainty. The weather, for example, where one brief summer storm can wipe out an entire crop. But the upheavals created by the coronavirus pandemic were something very different.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public file

State, county and local governments are gearing up for a windfall from the federal pandemic relief package that includes more than $1 billion for Maine. For county governments, the allotments could come close to equaling their annual budgets.

Capital Area New Mainers Project

Many students have struggled to keep up during the coronavirus pandemic, after schools first closed a little more than a year ago and then most of them re-opened for at least some in-person learning. 

American Aquafarms

A Norwegian investor this month filed applications to establish and operate two 60-acre salmon farms in Frenchman Bay — a proposal that is already drawing fire from local seafood harvesters and landowners.

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Members of the NAACP’s Maine State Prison chapter are raising allegations of inadequate prison health care services. In a report that details the stories of anonymous residents, they allege that heart conditions, infections, diabetes and other serious conditions are being neglected or misdiagnosed by prison health care provider, Wellpath LLC.

The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee has split on party lines on a budget designed to keep the state’s books in balance through the end of the fiscal year in June.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Gov. Janet Mills announced on Friday a phased-in easing of restrictions on gatherings and travel, as Maine continues to increase its COVID-19 vaccination rate and reports fewer cases and deaths.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Teachers and school staff members in Maine are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine following a directive from President Joe Biden this week.