Maine speaker drowns out rivals in bid to take on Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It's great to be identified early as the establishment-backed candidate and to benefit from millions of dollars in donations. It's not so great for the opponen...

Shipbuilder files complaint over union threats during strike

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing stri...

Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps won't survive

FAYETTE, Maine (AP) — Camp Winnebago was founded during the Spanish Flu and weathered all manner of health scares from polio to the swine flu over a century. It wasn't about to let the coronavirus sto...

Shipyard hiring temporary workers; mediation next week

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With more than 4,000 workers on strike, Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works plans to bring in more subcontractors to join management and existing contractors to try to avoid fallin...

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders w...

Production workers strike against major Navy shipbuilder

BATH, Maine (AP) — More than 4,000 shipbuilders went on strike against Bath Iron Works on Monday, disrupting production at one of Navy's biggest shipbuilders at a time of growing threats around the wo...

Production workers to strike against major Navy shipbuilder

BATH, Maine (AP) — Production workers at one of the Navy’s largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting Bath Iron Works’ three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further d...

Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Homebound travelers desperate to venture out for the first time since the pandemic are confronting a vacation landscape this summer that may require coronavirus tests for the fa...

Advocates seek investigation of State Police surveillance

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine called Friday for an investigation into allegations of illegal surveillance made in a federal whistleblower lawsuit, while the state'...

Older states grapple with fear, isolation and medical care

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This isn’t the way Betsy Steen and her husband wanted to spend their golden years: Hunkered down at home, living with fear and isolation. Steen, 76, and her hu...

Official: Referendum threshold met despite tossed signatures

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine election officials invalidated hundreds more signatures that were collected to force a referendum on a $1 billion hydropower transmission corridor, but there were still en...

Happy 200th birthday to Maine, but virus zaps the party

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainers have a special bond with Massachusetts that’s friendly for the most part. What Mainer doesn't love the Boston Red Sox, after all? But it wasn't always s...

Maine mulls limiting foreign spending on ballot questions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At a time of heightened sensitivity to foreign powers meddling in elections, the Maine Legislature is deciding whether to stop foreign corporations from spending money to influe...

US lobstermen may see relief from steep Chinese tariffs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is making U.S. lobster eligible for a tariff reduction, good news for lobster fishermen who lost a key export market during trade hostilities, Maine's congressional delega...

Democrat looking to unseat Sen. Collins wins key endorsement

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A national organization devoted to electing LGBTQ candidates to public office is endorsing for the U.S. Senate in Maine former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse, a Democrat who w...