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LePage allies, foes back legislative probe of how DHHS handled child abuse claims

The Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee will consider whether to direct its watchdog agency, the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability, to launch an investigation into the events leading up to a 10-year-old Stockton Springs girl’s alleged murder by her mother and stepfather.

Tuesday offered a glimmer of hope for solar energy fans on a dark day for other bills

But the solar bill still may need to survive Gov. Paul LePage’s veto pen, which has other bills in a tight spot.

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

It now feels like the 2018 campaign to is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.

With one exception, Maine’s election system is about as secure as possible

Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.

LePage tells lawmakers that municipal leaders prey on elderly Mainers

Making a rare pitch to a legislative panel, the governor said it’s “unconscionable” for towns to take homes from seniors. But Democrats used the opportunity to press him on other issues.

Maine’s top candidates for governor throw jabs but no knockout punches in debate

Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.

Poll, reactions to speech show Maine’s opinion of Trump has changed little in a year

Maine is divided on President Donald Trump and reactions to his winding State of the Union speech from the state’s congressional delegation were predictably muddled.

Despite Trumpian rhetoric, Waterville mayor shows he’s not ready to be the next LePage

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.