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Abortion rights backers rally in anger over post-Roe future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court will soon scrap the constitutional right to aborti...

Maine close to ridding license plates of obscenities

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The rackin’ frackin’ sassafrassin’ salty language on hundreds of Maine license plates is one step closer to being removed from the road. Maine's secretary of s...

16 states that want to electrify USPS fleet file lawsuits

California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery ...

Tribal sovereignty effort faltering, for now, in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With a Democratic governor and a Democratic-controlled Legislature, Native Americans in Maine saw this year as their best shot at changing a landmark settlement to win sovereign...

Maine governor signs bill letting tribe regulate its water

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Passamaquoddy Tribe reservation in Maine has been granted authority to regulate its drinking water, opening the door to greater sovereignty. Gov. Janet Mills...

Supreme Court denies Penobscot appeal over namesake river

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined an appeal by the Penobscot Indian Nation in its fight with Maine over ownership and regulation of the tribe’s namesake river. ...

Proposal to restore sovereignty to tribes in Maine advances

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate advanced a historic proposal Friday to restore tribes’ sovereignty, ensuring they have the same rights as other federally recognized tribes across the country. ...

Maine House advances plan to give state tribes sovereignty

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House voted Thursday to give the state’s tribes the same rights enjoyed by Native Americans elsewhere across the country, a first step in an effort to uphold the tribes...

Maine lawmakers taking up thorny issue of tribal sovereignty

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Tribes in Maine gave up some of their rights to the state when they settled their land claims more than 40 years ago. They want to change that agreement so the...

US Navy intends to decommission some of its newest warships

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy that once wanted smaller, speedy warships to chase down pirates has made a speedy pivot to Russia and China — and many of those recently built ships could be retired. ...

Westward Ho! Maine potatoes travel far after western drought

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s potato growers had such a bumper crop this past season that they stepped in to help their big brothers out west who were short on spuds. Farmers from M...

Former candidate in Maine arrested on child porn charges

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two-time Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler was arrested for possession of child pornography on Friday, two days after search warrants were executed on his two homes in ...

Ukraine war is backdrop in US push for hypersonic weapons

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lagging behind Russia in developing hypersonic weapons, the U.S. Navy is rushing to field its first, with installation on a warship starting as soon as late next year. ...

USPS gets final signoff to order new delivery vehicles

(AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it cleared the final regulatory hurdle to placing orders for next-generation mail vehicles — and getting some of them on delivery routes next year — despi...

AG settles claim over fees paid by Robert Indiana's estate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has resolved claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms accused of excessive legal fees, officials said ...