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Whale entanglements prompt lawsuit against feds

The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and The Humane Society of the United States have filed suit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National...

Maine joins federal lawsuit to stop rollback of net neutrality

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A month after the Federal Communications Commission voted to scrap net neutrality rules, 22 states, including Maine, are fighting back in court.

Tax-credit bill for rural lawyers set for public hearing in Augusta

Renee Cordes |

A bill that would give tax credits to lawyers practicing in underserved parts of Maine is scheduled to get its first public hearing at the State House in Augusta on Jan. 22.

Community Health Options sues federal government for $5.7M

Community Health Options, the Lewiston-based nonprofit health insurer that is one of two insurers continuing to offer plans in Maine's Affordable Care Act individual marketplace, is suing the federal...

Judge orders LePage to release $3M in job training funds

A federal judge has ordered Gov. Paul LePage to release about $3 million in federal job training funds to Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., a nonprofit based in Brunswick that oversees workforce...

Maine and 48 other states reach $45M settlement with mortgage lender

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Maine Attorney General Janet Mills joined 48 other state attorneys general, the District of Columbia and more than 45 state mortgage regulators in reaching a $45 million settlement with New...

UMaine Law students gain immigration law experience at federal detention center in Laredo

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Students from the University of Maine School of Law are getting hands-on immigration law experience at a federal detention center in Laredo, Texas, where they are providing volunteer assistance to...

Botanical Gardens pursues lawsuit over rescinded $30M expansion permit

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens says a lawsuit is one option it will pursue after failing to persuade the Boothbay Appeals Board to reconsider the Nov. 9 decision to rescind the permit for a $30...

Maine’s highest court weighs challenge to PUC rule on residential solar incentives

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments Wednesday in a challenge by clean energy advocates of state regulators’ efforts to reduce and eventually phase out incentives for...

Detroit man sentenced for operating unlicensed Bitcoin business in Maine

James McCarthy |

In a precedent-setting case involving an unlicensed Bitcoin business whose owner advertised and completed some transactions in Maine, a Detroit man and his company were sentenced in U.S. District...

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