Category Archives: Other news

Anti-bear baiting group files appeal to Maine Law Court, continues battle against DIFW

A black bear walks near Taylor Bait Pond in Orono. Photo courtesy of Sharon Fiedler

Political group Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting has filed an appeal to the Maine Law Court after the group’s lawsuit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was dismissed by a Maine Superior Court justice last month. The lawsuit, filed last year, attempted to stop the MDIF&W from spending taxpayer dollars to oppose the referendum that sought […]

Daily Brief: NAACP continuing call for discipline of Sen. Willette over Obama remarks

Good morning from Augusta, where the Legislature is capping off a busy week with a smattering of committee activity today. The House and Senate are not in session again until Tuesday. The saga of Republican Sen. Mike Willette of Presque Isle and his history of inflammatory Facebook posts continues today with an expected press conference […]

LePage corrects radio address after pushback from Stephen King

Paul LePage vs. Stephen King. It’s an irresistible confrontation, right? Judging by all the attention it’s gotten today, I’d say so. It should come as no surprise that Maine’s most famous resident (I’m talking about King here) garners a lot of attention. Everything he writes is a best-seller. Especially when he begins a public statement by saying […]

Maine graded ‘middling’ for state spending transparency

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Despite Maine’s effort at government spending transparency, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group on Wednesday issued the state a “C+” for the openness of its checkbook. Maine’s rank has improved since the launch of its spending transparency site in 2013, but that’s up to 76 points from 68 points (out of 100). There are many ingredients to crafting a winning […]