Statehouse Report: Juvenile justice, other bills in limbo as Legislature adjourns

The sudden adjournment of the Legislature on March 17, and the closing of the Statehouse until at least March 30, were among many unprecedented...
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Coronavirus crisis: ‘This is just one more thing’ for Portland’s homeless

City Manager Jon Jennings announced Portland is working with local shelters and clinics to ensure services would remain open after a city employee contracted...

Coronavirus crisis: Nursing homes restrict access, adopt precautionary measures after Falmouth elderly residents test...

Two residents of a Falmouth senior living community are among the first likely or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maine, an indication that coronavirus...

Maine State Prison inmate seeks commutation to attend university

A Maine State Prison inmate is hoping for a rare commutation of his sentence after being accepted into a doctoral program at a Virginia...

Coronavirus crisis: Portland responds to pandemic with curfews, closings, social distancing

Much of greater Portland is effectively shutting down as the city and state brace for the continued spread of the coronavirus. Iconic L.L. Bean in...

Statehouse Report: Maine lags behind Portland on ranked-choice voting

When Portland voters went to the polls March 3, they extended ranked-choice voting to City Council and School Board races, with a resounding 81...

Portland closes services after clinic staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Portland officials Friday announced a partial shutdown of city services after a city employee apparently contracted coronavirus. City Manager Jon Jennings confirmed at a City...

Back to Square 1: Portland task force rejects proposal for MLK memorial

A Portland task force rejected a proposal for a memorial to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leaving the city’s search for...

Maine rail, trail advocates can’t get on the same track

Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, the East Coast Greenway has sought to create a 3,000-mile bicycle-pedestrian pathway from Key West, Florida, to...

Waiting for a pandemic: Maine prepares for coronavirus

Although Maine by noon Tuesday had no confirmed or presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus disease that has swept across the planet, experts believe...