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How ranked-choice voting effort became a partisan flash point; Meant to reduce
polarization, Maine’s ballot-box initiative has created a chasm, though some say
both parties could prosper;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 8 April 2018 ,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Maine TV stations among outlets airing ‘fake stories’ segment scripted by corp
orate owner
; Following orders from Sinclair Broadcasting, WGME's anchors read
the 'must run' promo, which also airs on WPFO, warning viewers about 'one-side
d news stories plaguing our country.';
Portland Press Herald; BUSINESS; 3 Apri
l 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. C1

Maine's radical democratic experiment; An unpopular governor and a voter uprising
are leading to historic political reforms that could reverberate across the country ;
Politico Magazine; LETTER FROM MAINE; 27 March 2018; AUGUSTA, MAINE

U.S. House passes bill to fix territorial, jurisdictional problems around Acadia; The
measure supported by Maine's four-member Congressional delegation resolves
rules about where the national park can expand and allows harvesters to work tidal
flats next to park land;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 13 March 2018,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B2

Dispute over traffic project escalates as Wiscasset reports new threat from the
state; Maine's Department of Transportation says it won't create off-street parking to
make up for spots lost on Main Street if it has to follow local ordinances, the town
says in a court filing;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 9 March 2018,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Proposed tariffs on Canadian steel could backfire on Maine; Steel and aluminum
tariffs pinch manufacturers, but the biggest potential threat is in the way Canadians
retaliate;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 7 March 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE,
p. A1

In Maine, a push in Legislature could lead to a rewrite of the U.S. Constitution; Two
resolutions mirroring a secretive group's model ask the state to join 28 others in
calling for a convention – the first since 1787 – that could remake how the
government works;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 1 March 2018,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

U.S. too passive, vulnerable to elections cyberthreat, Sen. King says; We should
announce how we'll retaliate now as a way to deter attacks, he says, while also
discussing President Trump, immigration, improved prospects for gun control and
more;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 26 February 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE,
p. A1

Maine’s Matt Dunlap gets classified briefing on election vulnerabilities; The state's
elections face little risk, the Maine secretary of state says, because they rely on a
low-tech system that has no connection to the internet;
Portland Press Herald;
LOCAL & STATE; 21 February 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

LePage scuttled state’s settlement with Wiscasset in traffic dispute, attorney says;
The governor rejected a compromise in the controversial Route 1 project that would
allow some on-street parking, a key concern of local businesses;  
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 15 February 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump budget would kill funds for many programs in Maine; From public
broadcasting and home heating aid to conservation and legal services for the poor,
the president's spending plan would have a broad impact if approved by Congress;

Portland Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 13 February 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1  

The American Nations, Trumpism and the 2016 Elections; Donald Trump offered
something novel on the campaign trail, and it paid big dividends within two regional
cultures and the Electoral College map;
Medium; BALKANIZED AMERICA, 1
February 2018; FREEPORT, MAINE

Property owner offers to pay Wiscasset’s legal expenses in fight over state traffic
plan; Ralph H. Doering III hopes to keep town officials from compromising with
MDOT to avoid high court costs in a lawsuit over controversial changes to the village
center;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 1 February 2018, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. B3

Pingree backs bill to ban states from blocking municipal high-speed internet
projects; The federal legislation would overturn laws in 17 states and prevent a
reintroduction of such a measure in Maine;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE;
29 January 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Critics decry LePage’s choice of Nestle Waters manager for environmental board; If
confirmed, Mark Dubois, the company’s public face in Maine, will serve on the panel
that rewrites DEP rules, judges permit applications and acts as an appeals court;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 24 January 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Speeding ships, missing calves increase anxiety over right whales; U.S. and
Canadian officials are scrambling to protect the endangered whales after at least
17 died last year in New England and the Maritimes;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
FRONT PAGE; 21 January 2018 ,PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

What it means for Maine if federal government shuts down; Acadia National Park
would close and heating assistance for the poor could be affected, but with few
federal employees and facilities, most Mainers may not notice a short shutdown;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 18 January 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

LePage’s support for offshore drilling may undermine effort to exempt areas off
Maine; Governor is at odds with state’s congressional delegation, which is backing
a bill to stop the Trump administration’s plan;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 14 January 2018 ,PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump administration says it will destroy voter data collected by commission; The
move by the White House is the latest round in a legal fight over the bid by Maine’s
secretary of state to gain access to working documents of the defunct voter fraud
commission;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 12 January 2018, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A1

Maine secretary of state asks court to secure documents of Trump’s now-defunct
voter fraud commission; Matthew Dunlap’s move is the latest in a battle over the
transparency of the presidential panel;
Portland Press Herald; LOCAL & STATE; 10
January 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Trump refuses to release documents to Maine secretary of state despite judge’s
order; Matthew Dunlap accuses the Justice Department of ‘contempt for the rule of
law’ in its response regarding a judge’s order on voter fraud commission papers;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 7 January 2018 ,PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1
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