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Maine

  1. the kavanaugh hearings
    Collins and Murkowski Face Political Repercussions at Home for Kavanaugh VotesCollins has guaranteed herself a tough reelection race in 2020, and Murkowski is already getting an intraparty threat from Sarah Palin.
  2. food crimes
    Alleged Lobster Embezzlement Is Most New England Crime EverA Maine man is accused of stealing over $1 million worth of seafood.
  3. Top Maine Court Orders GOP Governor to Stop Ignoring Voters and Expand MedicaidMaine’s fiery right-wing governor has vowed to go to jail before allowing a Medicaid expansion. He may get his wish.
  4. niche drama
    The Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Drama Has Escalated“It’s been pretty brutal … a so-called friend even said she was burning all of her lobster festival shirts.”
  5. niche drama
    Shame Cast Upon Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess“This is a terrible situation for everyone involved.”
  6. Last Resort: How Maine Democrats Can Save Roe v. WadeBeating on Senate Democrats to oppose Brett Kavanaugh would be divisive and wouldn’t matter anyway. Giving Susan Collins a free ride in 2020 would.
  7. Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation Is in the GOP’s HandsThere are three Republican senators to watch. If they stay in line, nothing else matters.
  8. 8 Days After Primary, Maine Democrats Get Their Top NomineesFirst-place finishers in the Democratic primaries for governor and Congress won after “ranked-choice voting” implemented, but it took a while.
  9. Primaries Set Up Big General-Election BattlesFrom a wave of Democratic woman in Virginia to a shot at a GOP Senate seat in Nevada, the June 12 primaries set tables for a November banquet.
  10. GOP Could Get Even Trumpier in June 12 PrimariesThe primaries range from big gubernatorial fights in South Carolina and Nevada to open House races in Virginia to ranked-choice voting in Maine.
  11. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  12. Trump Ends Obama’s Ban on Bear Baiting, Other Cruel Hunting Techniques in AlaskaDisputes between animal-rights supporters and trophy hunters are a reliable culture-war issue that Team Trump is happy to exploit.
  13. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  14. shortages
    A Lobster Shortage Is Causing Prices to SkyrocketBad weather and high demand have caused prices to double.
  15. summer travel
    16 Obscure-ish Islands for Mostly Middle-of-Nowhere VacationingSwim amid the mangrove trees in Thailand, scoot through coastal vineyards in Turkey — or do nothing at all.
  16. online reservations
    Maine Restaurant Announces It Will Only Take Reservations by MailProspective diners are encouraged to “write clearly and legibly.”
  17. Lamb Win Could Point to Democratic Resurgence in Lily-white DistrictsUnder the right circumstances, it looks like Democrats can again win in places where they don’t have their customary minority base.
  18. stoneman shooting
    GOP Candidate Says He’s Sorry for Calling Parkland Student a ‘Skinhead Lesbian’He also said the Parkland student doesn’t count as a “survivor.”
  19. foodmojis
    Entire State of Maine Rejoices As Lobster Emoji Is Made OfficialIt was a hard-won battle.
  20. video feed
    Here’s the Actual Diner Ad That Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell Parodied on SNLDysart’s chicken-potpie ad went viral in 2012 — and SNL revived it in 2018.
  21. Maine Governor Plans to Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Statewide VoteMainers voted to expand Medicaid, but Governor Paul LePage says he won’t do it unless his conditions are met.
  22. Senator Susan Collins Won’t Run for Governor of MaineThe four-term senator will remain in Washington, where she believes she can do the most good.
  23. i like this bitch's life
    I Wish I Had a Clothesline Full of Linens in MaineI Like This Bitch’s Life: Nicholson Baker edition.
  24. LePage Insists Medicaid Is ‘Welfare’With Maine voters having a chance to expand Medicaid over Paul LePage’s objections, he wants the ballot to call the venerable program “welfare.”
  25. The Last of Summer, Shot on Film in Midcoast MaineMan Repeller’s photo editor Edith Young shoots her summer retreat.
  26. My Family Has Gone to This Secret Maine Beach Since the ’50sThe residents of Biddeford Pool don’t want you to know about their bucolic beach town.
  27. minimum wage
    Maine’s Restaurant Workers Convinced the State to Lower Their WagesThey argued it would lower tips and cut into their take-home pay.
  28. Paul LePage Threatens to Run for SenateThe fiery Maine governor admits he might not be an effective senator, but is considering a run anyway, and might even appoint himself to a seat.
  29. Susan Collins Says She May Run for Governor of Maine in 2018If she does, New England’s most racist governor will get to appoint Maine’s next senator.
  30. Maine Governor Paul LePage’s Binder Full of Drug Dealers Exposes His Racist LieHe said 90 percent of Maine’s drug arrests were people of color. He was lying.
  31. climate change
    Maine’s Lobsters Could Be Extinct in 85 Years Because of Global WarmingResearchers say warming waters are already decimating the larvae.
  32. guns out
    Restaurant That Banned Owners of Semiautomatics Is Getting ‘Hostile’ ThreatsThere’s a “wariness among the staff” that didn’t exist before.
  33. Restaurant Creates 100-Pound Burger Just to Troll Its CustomersAnd, surprisingly, to help fight hunger.
  34. aging gracefully
    Here’s What a 40-Year-Old Twinkie Looks LikeNot bad!
  35. Guns Out
    Maine Restaurateur Bans Customers Who Own Assault Weapons“If you own this gun, or you condone the ownership of this gun for private use, you may no longer enter.”
  36. Bernie Sanders Wins Maine CaucusesSanders won by a wide margin. 
  37. Shortages
    Climate Change Is Decimating Maine’s Lobster PopulationAn alarming study says a warm-water disease threatens Maine’s whole industry.
  38. Paul LePage Claims Racist Remarks Were Part of a Clever StrategyShocker: He was talking about black drug dealers the whole time!
  39. Paul LePage Floats Idea of Publicly Beheading Drug Dealers With GuillotineThe Maine governor says it was just a joke.
  40. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle’s Pitiful Sales Have Forced Suppliers to Lay Off EmployeesThe chain’s burrito-bowl manufacturer has shed 5 percent of its workforce.
  41. LePage Blames Maine’s Heroin Woes on ‘D-Money’I was going impromptu and my brain didn’t catch up to my mouth.”
  42. Shortages
    Add Maine’s Cod to the List of Things Decimated by Global WarmingScientists now blame rising water temperatures more than overfishing.
  43. Barbaric Yelp
    Yet Another Restaurateur Has Accused Yelp of Tweaking ReviewsApparently, one chef claims, Yelp will punish you if you don’t buy ads.
  44. Kids In Restaurants
    Parents Irate After Restaurant Owner ‘Snaps’ at Screaming Child“Her parents said, ‘Are you screaming at a child?’ ‘Yes I am. And she shut up.’”
  45. News
    A Restaurant Discriminated Against One of Its Servers for Not Going to ChurchIt turns out, however, the owner just disapproved of his son’s choice of date.
  46. Rebellious, Ebola-Free Nurse Is Getting Out of Maine Just don’t go to Jersey, Kaci Hickox.
  47. Snowstorm Cancels Democracy in MaineAnd 80,000 are without power.
  48. Kaci Hickox Cannot Be Quarantined in MaineA judge rejected the state’s request to keep her inside and away from everyone.
  49. Tough Quarantine Nurse Now Fighting With MaineShe won’t agree to stay inside through the 21-day incubation period.
  50. Fire
    Fire Destroys Legendary Blueberry-Pie Destination in MaineIt’s been a terrible week for restaurants on both coasts.
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