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With boots firmly planted in Japan, L.L. Bean kicks up growth; Here's the inside
story of the Freeport company's improbable and sustained success in one of the
world's toughest retail markets for outsiders;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 18 November 2018; TOKYO, JAPAN, p. A1

Maine’s pioneering ranked-choice election likely to catch on nationally; Voting
experts say the fact that it went smoothly bodes well for broader adoption;  
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 18 November 2018; PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

The Midterms Highlighted America’s Dangerous Regional Divides; The United
States looks more and more like a set of different nations divided by geography;
Washington Monthly; POLITICAL ANIMAL; 14 November 2014; FREEPORT, MAINE

Pro-offshore oil group chaired by LePage is run by energy lobbyists; The energy
industry staffs a governors' coalition that Maine's governor rescued from
dissolution;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 28 October 2018; PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A1

Terry Hayes: Count me out of ‘us versus them’ politics; Separated from her siblings
as a child, she grew familiar with division. So when her political party embraced
tribalism, the governor candidate chose a new course;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
FRONT PAGE; 30 September 2018; AUGUSTA, MAINE, p. A1

Alan Caron: Longtime builder of coalitions first had to rebuild himself; ‘I lifted myself
out of a series of accidents,’ says the independent whose grit shaped him into a
community organizer and revered political mind;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 23 September 2018; FREEPORT, MAINE, p. A1

Janet Mills’ mission: Break yet another glass ceiling; Informed by an influential
family and an esteemed role model, a longtime Maine Democratic leader has come
prepared with decades of public service as she seeks the governor’s job;
Maine
Sunday Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 16 September 2018; FARMINGTON, MAINE, p. A1

Shawn Moody: Self-made millionaire runs on authenticity; The Republican who
hopes to follow in the current governor’s footsteps banks on his proven
entrepreneurial ability and a life story built on success;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
FRONT PAGE; 9 September 2018 GORHAM, MAINE, p. A1

The Maps That Show That City vs. Country Is Not Our Political Fault Line; The key
difference is among regional cultures tracing back to the nation’s colonization;
New
York Times
, OPINION, 30 July 2018, FREEPORT, MAINE

A Maine man appears on Putin’s list of Americans he’d like Trump to let Russia
interrogate; Kyle Parker, who grew up in Old Town, was central to the drafting of the
Magnitsky Act, which sanctions Russian human rights abusers;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 21 July 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Collins says justice’s respect for precedent will protect Roe v. Wade. Experts
disagree; Maine's Republican senator pins her support of a Supreme Court
nominee on 'settled law,' but her reasoning withers under scrutiny.
Maine Sunday
Telegram
; FRONT PAGE; 8 July 2018 ,PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Collins to judge Trump’s Supreme Court pick without ‘litmus tests’ such as Roe v.
Wade support; Her spokeswoman says Maine's Republican senator believes the
landmark abortion ruling is settled law, and she won't use the issue to disqualify a
candidate to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy;  
Portland Press Herald; FRONT
PAGE; 29 June 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Pingree describes ‘heartbreaking’ scenes, families in cages at Texas border
facilities; The Maine representative and 24 Democratic colleagues inspect facilities
where separated parents and children are being held;
Maine Sunday Telegram;
MAINE & NEW ENGLAND; 24 June 2018; PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Rep. Poliquin co-sponsors bill directing administration to reunify children with
families; The Republican representing Maine's 2nd District signs onto the Family
Reunification Act, which would require Homeland Security to use 'all necessary
means' to reunite families 'at the earliest possible date.';
Portland Press Herald;
NATION; 23 June 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A6

Rep. Pingree to visit Texas facilities where children separated from parents are
detained; The Maine congresswoman will join a group of more than 20 Democratic
colleagues at the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday;
Portland Press Herald; NATION; 21
June 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A12

Bar Harbor residents approve purchase of vacant ferry terminal; Many feared that a
cruise ship pier would be built if the town didn't buy the property instead;
Portland
Press Herald
; BUSINESS; 14 June 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. C1

Lone Portland passenger study made assumptions, overestimated economic
impact; The 2009 analysis based its conclusions on every ship arriving at full
occupancy, used general scenarios for excursion spending and didn’t ask about
party size;
Portland Press Herald; PIER PRESSURE; 11 June 2018, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A6

Long-touted economic benefits of cruise ships far overstated; A close look at a
2009 study shows passenger spending in Portland was overestimated by at least
half, providing a flawed basis for decisions by Maine ports on accommodating the
rising number of visits;
Portland Press Herald; PIER PRESSURE; 11 June 2018,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

‘No discharge zone’ fight comes to Acadia region; In New England, only Maine
allows ships to release treated sewage in most coastal waters, and cruise lines
have fought local bans;
Maine Sunday Telegram; PIER PRESSURE; 10 June 2018
HANCOCK, MAINE, p. A7

Some in Maine fear cruise-ship tourism has gone overboard; Bar Harbor, where
passenger traffic has risen 257% since 2003, epitomizes the quandary facing
coastal communities: How to weigh economic benefits against a fragile quality of
life;
Maine Sunday Telegram; PIER PRESSURE; 10 June 2018 BAR HARBOR,
MAINE, p. A1

Bill to fix problems at Acadia, allow clamming, advances in Senate; A US Senate
panel endorses the legislation, which awaits approval by the full Senate;
Portland
Press Herald
; LOCAL & STATE; 18 May 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B3

Where Do You Draw the Line?; Secessionist movements are on the rise in the U.S.,
but ignoring regional histories is a disaster waiting to happen;
Medium;
BALKANIZED AMERICA, 18 May 2018; FREEPORT, MAINE

Sens. King, Collins push for more research on ocean warming in Gulf of Maine; A
letter to the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration comes
after a Portland Press Herald report on record-warm water flowing into the gulf's
main entrance;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 1 May 2018, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A1

Deep current of record-breaking warm water causes concerns for the Gulf of Maine;
In the once-chilly currents that feed the highly productive gulf, Canadian researchers
have measured record-high temperatures that could endanger the ecosystem;

Portland Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 24 April 2018, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Barbara Bush dies at 92: Longtime Maine resident was a literacy icon, wife and
mother of presidents; The former first lady, who died Tuesday, was one of the most
popular and respected in history, a fierce defender of her husband and family, a
tireless advocate for adult literacy and a lifelong lover of Maine's rocky coast;

Portland Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 18 April 2018, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE, p.
A1

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 corporate
owner; Following orders from Sinclair Broadcasting, WGME's anchors read the
'must run' promo, which also airs on WPFO, warning viewers about 'one-sided
news stories plaguing our country.';
Portland Press Herald; BUSINESS; 3 April
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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