RCP Average 09/26 - 10/04 Obamab 49.3 to McCain 43.4
Portland Press Herald
Senate District 5: Economy, taxes at top of agenda
The incumbent calls for further consolidation efforts; the challenger looks to control spending.
Senate District 4: Candidates differ on state insurance plan
Dirigo is a good start, says Nancy Sullivan, while Kristi Bryant feels creating more competition is the answer.
Senate District 3: Stackpole seeks to unseat Courtney in Senate race
The incumbent senator faces a challenge from the five-term school committee member.
Supreme Court to consider two cases from Maine in this term
It's considered unusual for the high court to accept even one case from Maine.
The money of color
Tourism businesses hope leaf-peepers and other fall visitors make up for a less-than-stellar summer.
Dubai aims to top its own tower record
Already home to the world's tallest building, the city plans a structure that would be two-thirds of a mile high.
The situation has improved, but prices could still spike and aid could run out.
The staff development goals of the Portland teachers contract can lead to greater things.
LEIGH DONALDSONWould a rose by any other name be just as liberal?
Only in politics could a word meaning 'favoring progress or reform' turn into an insult.
Bangor Daily News
2 new scams reported in Houlton area
SENATE 24: Former lawmaker challenging Mitchell
AUGUSTA -- Former Republican state Rep. Kim Davis of Augusta is running for the state Senate this year to challenge Senate Majority Leader Elizabeth Mitchell, D-Vassalboro.
AUGUSTA: Hiking, cabs on agenda
AUGUSTA -- A plan to create hiking and other recreational trails, while banning ATVs for the next several years, from city-owned land between Bond Brook and the airport, as well as a controversial change in taxi cab rates, go to the City Council tonight.
Guardsmen receive thumbs up
WATERVILLE -- Military police who have helped to stabilize western Iraq won accolades for the accomplishment Sunday during a ceremony at the Waterville State Armory.
LITCHFIELD -- The steering committee of the Litchfield Energy Savers Society is to meet 7 p.m. today at the Town Office.
Common-sense tips to reduce energy use
Tighten your house. Unplug the appliances. Slow down when you drive.
Jeanne McGurn is happy to see beautiful fall colors and full motorcoaches this leaf-peeping season.
He knows from experience: Every vote counts
LEWISTON - Bill Henshaw knows the value of a single vote. When the 77-year-old Republican ran for his first elected office - selectman in Sabattus - he thought he won by three votes. A recount revealed that he lost by one.
Seven Alaska employees to testify in Palin probe
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Seven Alaska state employees have reversed course and agreed to testify in an investigation into whether Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her powers by firing a commissioner who refused to dismiss her former brother-in-law.
Tailspin over an airplane
Some members of the Legislature's Criminal Justice Committee are miffed because the Department of Public Safety replaced one if its airplanes - using forfeited funds - without the committee's permission.