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Sen. Collins warns Trump not to interfere in special counsel’s probe into Russian
election meddling; Collins, who serves on the Senate panel also investigating
Russian involvement in the 2016 election, says 'what the president should do is not
say another word and let' Robert Mueller's probe go forward;
Portland Press Herald;
FRONT PAGE; 22 July 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Scientist from Maine files whistle-blower complaint against Trump Administration;
Joel Clement, an Interior Department official who grew up in Falmouth, says in a
Washington Post op-ed that he was retaliated against for speaking out about the
dangers of climate change;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE;21 July 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s election commission won’t probe Russian infiltration at state level; Maine
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, a panel member, raises the issue during its first
meeting on Wednesday;
Portland Press Herald; STATE & LOCAL; 20 July 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Maine’s river herring making dramatic comeback, a godsend for the food chain;
With the path to inland spawning grounds clear, the species rebounds with
unexpected speed, benefiting everything from bald eagles to Atlantic cod;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 16 July 2017, BATH, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Collins says she won’t support latest version of Senate health care bill; On
Twitter, she says proposed cuts to Medicaid mean she could not vote for passage
of the Republican-crafted Better Care Reconciliation Act, and says she would be
willing to work with Democrats to fix the Affordable Care Act instead;
Portland Press
Herald
; NATIONAL;14 July 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A5

Sen. Collins calls for Trump Jr. to testify before Senate Intelligence on Russia
meeting; The Republican from Maine also expects that special counsel Robert
Mueller will want to interview President Trump's son, who admitted he met with a
Russian lawyer who offered anti-Clinton material;
Portland Press Herald; NATIONAL;
11 July 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A5

Welcome (back) to the Divided States of America; The U.S. is cracking along
centuries-old cultural fissures;
Medium; BALKANIZED AMERICA, 6 July 2017

Trump election fraud panel asks Maine, other states for voter registration data;
Maine's secretary of state, who serves on the panel, will partially comply as per
Maine law, although other Democrats have expressed concern the lists will be part
of a voter suppression effort;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE;1 July 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

White House may have tried linking worker visas to senators’ health care votes,
report says; The investigative organization Pro Publica reports that federal officials
were ordered by senior administration officials to increase the number of H2-B
visas for seasonal workers for Maine and Alaska;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT
PAGE; 22 June 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Russia’s still targeting U.S. elections, King warns, and experts say we’re not
prepared; Maine is less vulnerable than many states thanks to paper ballots and
same-day voter registration, but vulnerabilities in other states mean that foreign
governments could swing the results of a national election;
Maine Sunday
Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 25 June 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Controversy surrounds new pirate ship exhibit at Portland Science Center; Artifacts
from the Whydah were discovered by a team led by Barry Clifford, who has come
under fire for his handling of archaeological sites;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
AUDIENCE; 25 June 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. D1

Maine member of Trump voter fraud panel wants it to probe Russian election
hacking; Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap serves on the president's voter fraud
commission and says it makes sense for the commission to investigate Russia's
efforts to hack state electoral systems;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 23
June 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A5

Sens. Collins, King question Comey in high-stakes hearing; Maine's senators pose
separate lines of questions for the fired FBI director in his appearance before the
Senate Intelligence Committee;
Portland Press Herald; NATION; 9 June 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A5

Legal experts look ahead at keys to Comey’s testimony to Senate panel; The fired
FBI director goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee, including Maine Sens.
Angus King and Susan Collins, today at 10 a.m.;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT
PAGE; 8 June 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Bill Cohen’s lessons from Watergate; Breaking with a president of his own party,
the first-time congressman from Maine believed doing the right thing would doom
his career in D.C.;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 28 May 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Maine environmental advocates warn of ‘crippling’ cuts in Trump budget; One
describes the range of cuts as a 'full-on attack' on a natural resource-dependent
state;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 25 May 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Maine resolution would aid scheme to rewrite U.S. Constitution; It closely mirrors a
secretive group's model bill and calls for a controversial convention of the states –
the first since 1787;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 23 May 2017, AUGUSTA,
MAINE, p. A1

Gulf of Maine will become too warm for many key fish, report says; Cod and
haddock will see prime habitat areas vanish this century, but lobsters will find new
spaces to grow;
Maine Sunday Telegram; MAINE & NEW ENGLAND; 21 May 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Sen. Collins wants Comey to testify, deliver memos on Trump meeting; Maine's
Republican senator tells NPR she wants to establish the key facts amid allegations
Trump tried to quash part of the FBI's Russia investigation;
Portland Press Herald;
FRONT PAGE; 18 May 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Panic flows over the future of 2 dams in eastern Maine; A pulp and paper company's
move to surrender the dams worries communities bordering lakes and draws
intervention efforts from Canada;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 13 May
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. King concerned by ‘bizarre and puzzling’ shifts in Trump’s account of Comey
firing; Sen. Collins declines to comment on the president's statements, but
previously said that Comey's ouster would not stop the FBI's Russia investigation;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 12 May 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Collins considering support for special counsel to probe Trump-Russia ties;
Maine's Sen. Angus King floats the idea of hiring James Comey to lead the Senate's
probe of Russia's links to the president's campaign;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT
PAGE; 10 May 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Pesticide-friendly bill from LePage mirrors model by secretive national group; His
plan to restrict local ordinances is nearly identical to a model law promoted by a
corporation-funded organization with chemical producers as members;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 9 May 2017,PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Bill to stop Maine towns from building high speed internet fails; Even the bill's
sponsor votes against the measure, which would have hampered public
investments in providing high-speed broadband to rural areas of Maine;
Portland
Press Herald
; STATE & LOCAL; 4 May 2017,AUGUSTA, MAINE, p. C1

Bill seeks to restrict Maine towns’ efforts to build high-speed internet networks; The
proposal, modeled after a measure promoted by a secretive national group, would
make it hard for municipalities to install broadband, often when telecom companies
decline to do it;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 3 May 2017,AUGUSTA,
MAINE, p. A1

Amid criticism, Sens. King, Collins reaffirm confidence in Senate intel committee’s
Russia-Trump investigation; Collins calls for hiring a prosecutor or investigator;  
Maine Sunday Telegram; MAINE & NEW ENGLAND; 30 April 2017, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. B1

If federal government shuts down, a mixed impact for Maine; With few federal
employees and facilities, most Mainers may not notice a brief shutdown;
Portland
Press Herald
; STATE & LOCAL; 27 April 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Maine sawmill owners welcome Trump’s tariff on Canadian softwood lumber;
Punitive duties of 3% to 24% establish a long-sought 'level playing field,' but the
state's forest-products industry as a whole has concerns about commerce;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 26 April 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Is your digital life private? A lot depends on your provider; President Trump's repeal
of FCC rules for internet service providers means your data is – potentially – far less
secure;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 24 April 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE,
p. A1

Is your data for sale? We asked local internet providers about their safeguards;
Some local companies don't collect users' data at all; others offer opt-outs or more
ambiguous security;
Maine Sunday Telegram; SIDEBAR; 24 April 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A10

How Trump breathed new life into the cultural war waged by evangelicals; Review of
Frances Fitzgerald's "The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America";
Washington Post; OUTLOOK; 16 April 2016, p. B6

Deeper EPA cuts pose a particular menace to Maine; Critics say both the
environment and the economy would be hard hit by losses in funding for Superfund
sites and water quality monitoring;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 16 April
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Rollback of EPA’s lead-paint efforts chills state officials; Maine's delegation and
health experts warn that 'very shortsighted' funding cuts could expose more kids to
harm;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 9 April 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p.
A1

Sen. King says he’ll vote against Gorsuch for Supreme Court; Maine's independent
senator says the judge's refusal to answer questions about his judicial philosophy,
as well as his record, means he cannot support his nomination;
Portland Press
Herald
; STATE & LOCAL; 5 April 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Collins, King say Senate committee’s Russia probe will be steady; The
investigation of Moscow's effort to sway the election is a model of bipartisanship,
the lawmakers say;
Maine Sunday Telegram; MAINE & NEW ENGLAND; 2 April
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Rep. Poliquin tries to help White House bridge partisan divide; The Republican
representing Maine's 2nd District reportedly approached Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-
Massachusetts, on behalf of President Trump;
Portland Press Herald; STATE &
LOCAL; 31 March 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. C6

Maine internet providers blast Senate vote to strip customers’ privacy protection;
Sen. Susan Collins voted with fellow Republicans to repeal rules preventing
broadband providers from selling consumers' personal data;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 25 March 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Federal regulators put an end to turbulent season in northern Gulf of Maine scallop
fishery; The season was fraught with controversy between small-boat fishermen
from Maine and full-time scallopers operating bigger boats, and the closure
pleases many fishermen;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 23 March 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Deep cuts in Trump’s proposed budget would have dramatic impact in Maine; The
state stands to lose funding for a range of programs and services, but would benefit
from a beefed-up military budget;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 17 March
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s proposed EPA cuts would damage Maine’s environment and economy,
critics fear; Sen. King calls the cuts 'deeply troubling' while Rep. Pingree says they'll
hurt Maine business;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 12 March 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s proposed NOAA cuts imperil Wells Reserve in Maine; The president wants
to end the funding that covers 70% of the operating costs for the wildlife sites used
by the public, researchers and educators;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 9
March 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA alarm Maine’s marine community; Funds for
federal services that fishermen, aquaculturists and others rely on would be
slashed, and UMaine's vital Sea Grant program would be gone;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 7 March 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Navigating political crosswinds, Sen. Collins stays true to her goals; Scrutinizing the
senator's record in controversial votes, observers say she generally satisfies those
most affected by the outcome;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 5 March
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sens. King, Collins pleased with Sessions’ recusal from any probe of presidential
campaign; While Maine's senators and Rep. Poliquin had called for his recusal
early Thursday, Rep. Pingree said the attorney general should resign;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 2 March 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Sen. King fears integrity of probe into Russia-Trump campaign contacts has been
compromised; He worries that an inquiry by the investigating committee he serves
on will lose credibility because the Republican chairman challenged media reports
at the request of the White House;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 27
February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Voters are pressuring Sen. Collins to hold a town hall meeting; But Maine's senior
senator, like others before her, says she prefers to schedule private meetings to
confront constituents' concerns;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 26
February 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Collins aims to ‘get to the bottom’ of Russian ties to election, whatever it takes;
She and Maine's Sen. Angus King both want Michael Flynn to testify; Collins doesn't
rule out a subpoena of Trump tax returns;
Portland Press Herald; NATION; 22
February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A3

For fisheries regulations, a Trump edict signals uncertainty; There's some dispute
about how routine rules would be affected, but larger actions would be all but
undoable under the presidential executive order;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 19 February 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Angus King says Intelligence Committee probing Flynn’s talks with Russian
diplomats
; He and Senate colleague Susan Collins have confidence in their
committee and see no need for the independent commission being called for by
Democrats;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 14 February 2017; PORTLAND,  
MAINE, p. A1

Susan Collins defends her vote to silence colleague Elizabeth Warren; Collins
voted in favor of upholding an obscure rule after the Massachusetts senator read a
scathing letter that Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow wrote about Jeff Sessions, who
was confirmed Wednesday as Trump's attorney general;
Portland Press Herald;
FRONT PAGE; 8 February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Maine senators on losing side in opposing DeVos nomination; Observers predict
the education chief's appointment will have little effect on Maine schools;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 7 February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Susan Collins develops pivotal, but uncomfortable, role as check on Trump;
The Senate's most moderate Republican has an elevated profile, observers say, in
an era when the stakes are particularly high;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 5 February 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Collins says Trump’s education nominee may not have her vote; She has
concerns about Betsy DeVos' unfamiliarity with a school-related disabilities laws,
the latest of several stances the senator has taken opposing the president's
statements and actions;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 31 January 2017;
PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Maine braces for possible EPA funding delays and shortfalls; Trump's order to
freeze the agency's grants and contracts has contractors, and state and local
officials, unsure when or if they will receive money for environmental work;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 27 January 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Angus King to vote against Betsy DeVos as education secretary; Maine's
independent senator cites the Trump nominee's lack of commitment to public
education but says he will support two other Cabinet nominees;
Portland Press
Herald
; STATE & LOCAL; 25 January 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Maine’s rural hospitals fear crisis if Obamacare is repealed without comparable
replacement; By insuring tens of thousands of their patients, the Affordable Care Act
has helped hospitals and clinics to stay open;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 22 January 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

How Mormon Principles and Grassroots Ideals Saved Utah; Fearful of rampant
growth, officials put control in the hands of citizens who preferred collaboration to
government;
Politico Magazine; WHAT WORKS; 19 January 2017; SALT LAKE CITY,
UTAH

Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, finds unlikely ally in Sen. Susan
Collins; Collins and Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby will introduce Sessions before
the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, when she will defend him against
charges of racism;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 10 January 2017;
PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

The American Nations and the 2016 Election; Washington Monthly, POLITICAL
ANIMAL; 9 January 2017; FREEPORT, MAINE

How Colin Woodard’s ‘American Nations’ explains the 2016 presidential election;
Regional cultures can help explain president-elect Donald Trump's victory in
November;
Portland Press Herald (online); AMERICAN NATIONS; 6 January 2017
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