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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2018. 


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Public News Service - ME: Housing/Homelessness

Affordable-housing advocates say they aren't giving up the fight for getting a rent-control measure on the local ballot in November. (Bre Chamberlain)

PORTLAND, Maine - Fair-housing advocates delivered 1,000 more signatures than were required, but the Portland City Clerk's Office says the rent-stabilization referendum they're requesting cannot appear on the November ballot. The clerk's office calls it an "honest mistake," saying it only discovere

Affordable housing advocates say it's time to put a cap on Portland area rent hikes, which have increased some tenant's costs by more than 40 percent in five years. (Fair Rent Portland)

PORTLAND, Maine -- Relief could be on the way for the more than 60 percent of Portland residents who are renters. Affordable housing advocates plan to deliver signatures on a petition Monday to Portland City Hall, calling for a rent-stabilization ordinance to be on the November ballot. Jack O'Brie

AUGUSTA, Maine - It was passed in 2008, formally adopted in 2010 and is still being gradually implemented, but Maine's "green-conscious" Building and Energy Code is now the target of some eight legislative efforts to weaken it - or repeal it altogether. Despite evidence that it will save the average

Bangor, ME - As Americans gear up to celebrate Labor Day weekend, volunteers in Maine will be planning for a day of service and remembrance on September 11. Gov. Baldacci will join various community groups and members for a renewal project at a transitional housing area in Bangor. Rochelle Runge,

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