RCP Average 10/20 - 10/27 -- Obama 50.3 to McCain 44.1
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Fending off blight
Some Maine communities will get a share of federal funds to buy and resell homes lost to foreclosure.
Officers back before AG ruling
Police may change policies on reinstatements before a shooting decision is made.
One firm financing support for slots
The owner of Hollywood Slots in Bangor is behind the efforts to bring slot machines to Scarborough.
With week to go, Allen tries to cull momentum from Obama
Election 2008: Sen. Collins just needs to avoid errors, an expert says.
BILL NEMITZThis time, House 102 race isn't even close
The DEP says the project to power historic Scribner's Mill would threaten Sebago Lake's landlocked salmon population.
The party is accountable for a content change to mailers that required immediate disclosure.
Poll shows Palin hurting GOP ticket
The Republican base loves her, but others see Palin unfavorably and question John McCain's judgment.
DNC chairman Howard Dean to address UM-Farmington rally
The ex-Vermont governor also will campaign for Barack Obama in Orono and in Portland.
HOUSE DISTRICT 66: Brunswick voters will have three party options
A Democrat, Republican and Green vie to represent the town as it prepares for the base closing.
Introducing a popularly elected mayor is just one idea that is worthy of exploration.
The government shouldn't be deciding which politicians are telling the truth.
RON BANCROFTIt will help a lot to send more moderates to Augusta
There are options in southern Maine for moving beyond partisan issues for the good of all.
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ANIMALS' FATE IN BALANCE
AUGUSTA -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Monday considered the fate of 66 dogs, four cats and one bird seized in January from the Somerville home of Fern Clark.
Students see how top court functions
AUGUSTA -- The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Monday literally moved to Cony High School.
AUGUSTA Tax foes raise $3.5M Group seeks to kill beverage tax, which helps pay for Dirigo
AUGUSTA -- Fed Up With Taxes, the group behind Question 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot, has raised $3.5 million to fund a campaign to overturn taxes on beer, wine, soda and other flavored drinks, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday.
Dems fined $5,000
AUGUSTA -- The ethics commission voted 5-0 Monday to impose a $5,000 fine on the Maine Democratic Party for filing an expenditure report 20 days late.
Crockett denied funds
AUGUSTA -- The ethics commission voted 4-1 Monday not to award Rep. Patsy Crockett, D-Augusta, more public money for her campaign, even though a write-in candidate is running against her.
Dean, of Vt., to visit UMF Wednesday
FARMINGTON -- Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will speak at the "A Vote for Change" rally Wednesday at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Clean Elections law plagued by 'substantial' hole
In early June, the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics gave $4,144 to Rep. Patsy Crockett, who was running for re-election in a contested race for House District 57 in Augusta. Crockett was running as a Clean Elections candidate and that amount represented her allotment of Maine Clean Election Act funds from the state. The same amount was also paid to other House candidates in a contested general election.
MAROULLA GLEATON, M.D., OF PALERMO, PRACTICES OPHT : VOTE 'NO' ON QUESTION 1 Health coverage, quality care most important issues
As a local physician, I appreciate the opportunity to address concerns about Question 1. On Election Day, Maine voters will decide what is more important to them: preserving and expanding health coverage for Maine families, children and small businesses; lowering the current assessment on health claims; providing rate reform to 40,000 Mainers who pay for their own health insurance, or pennies on a glass of wine, a beer or soda.
DAVID B. OFFER : McCain, Palin should have seized moment
Serving as county sheriff used to be a family affair in Wisconsin.
Casino election tight, poll suggests
PORTLAND - A new poll commissioned by the company that wants to build a $184 million resort casino in Oxford indicates that likely voters are narrowly divided on the project in what amounts to a statistical dead heat.
Bedbugs cause shelter to close
PORTLAND (AP) - An emergency shelter for drug addicts in Maine's largest city was closed because of a bedbug infestation, but officials hope they can reopen the facility Tuesday.
State opposes Crooked River dam
PORTLAND (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued a draft order that would block the restoration of the historic Scribner's Mill Dam on the Crooked River in Harrison.
Quoddy Bay withdraws request for state permits
AUGUSTA (AP) - Quoddy Bay LNG has withdrawn its request for state permits to build a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and pipeline at the Passamaquoddy Indian reservation at Pleasant Point in eastern Maine.
Contrarian vs. incumbent in Maine's 2nd District
LEWISTON - Maine's sprawling 2nd Congressional District has produced such Republican luminaries as Bill Cohen, Olympia Snowe and the late Margaret Chase Smith, all of whom went on to the Senate and made names for themselves on the national stage.
Absentee ballots prove popular in Twin Cities
One in seven registered Twin Cities voters has already cast a ballot in November's presidential election, according to statistics from the offices of the city clerks.
Pair charged in plot to kill Obama, others
WASHINGTON - Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.
There's no defense for deception
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