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EMHS joins lawsuit over federal reductions in medication payments

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Brewer-based Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems has joined the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges and America's Essential Hospitals in pursuing legal action to...

Boothbay appeals board halts $30M Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' expansion

The Boothbay Board of Appeals rescinded the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens' permit for a $30 million expansion that has already begun.

Legal eagles: Young lawyers finding Maine's quality of life is a compelling reason to stay here

Maureen Milliken |

Lindsay Milne landed her dream job when she graduated from Fordham University law school in 2010, at Akin Gump in New York City.

Maine Law tackles the need for more young lawyers in state's rural communities

Renee Cordes |

Maine's rural communities could use more younger lawyers amid a looming shortage prompted by an aging out of the profession. Around the state, sole practitioners approaching retirement age are having...

Workforce development 'journeyman' program among new laws

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Several new laws that affect businesses took effect on Nov. 1. New laws approved by the 128th Legislature's first session offer additional regulations around workforce development,...

House Republicans sustain LePage's veto of bipartisan marijuana legislation

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The Maine House of Representatives on Monday failed to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of bipartisan legislation that would have implemented the recreational marijuana referendum approved by voters...

Mercy Hospital pays $1.5 million to settle Medicare overbilling case

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U.S. Attorney for Maine Halsey B. Frank announced Wednesday that Mercy Hospital of Portland has entered into a civil settlement agreement with the United States and the State of Maine in which it...

New online portal offers free legal counsel to Mainers unable to afford it

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project on Tuesday unveiled an online portal, or virtual clinic, offering free legal counsel to Mainers otherwise unable to afford it or get to real clinics from remote...

Lawmakers approve rules for commercial recreational marijuana sales

Maine lawmakers in a special legislative session on Monday approved a bill that would establish regulations for the legal marijuana market, with the House voting 81-50 and the Senate voting 22-9.

GM to pay $1.1M to Maine in ignition-switch settlement

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Maine will receive $1.1 million as part of a nationwide settlement with General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) over allegations that the automaker concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch defects in...

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