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PNS Daily News - September 25, 2017 


Here’s a look at what we’re highlighting: new travel restrictions announced for eight countries; research highlights a drop in uninsured kids; and weekend protests over the House Speaker’s tax plan.

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Public News Service - ME: Civil Rights

FCC proposals to roll-back net neutrality could hurt Maine consumers. (Twitter/@Motherboard).

BANGOR, Maine -- The clock is ticking when it comes to a free and open internet in the United States, and watchdog groups are gearing up for what could be a lengthy court battle if regulators put an end to net neutrality. In May, the Federal Communications Commission proposed rolling back an Obama

Responding to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., Mainers turned out Sunday to take a stand against racism and white supremacy. (Maine People's Alliance)

PORTLAND, Maine -- Mainers took a stand against racism and white supremacy on Sunday, gathering in Payson Park in Portland on Sunday, to mourn the three lives lost in Charlottesville, Virginia, and to send a message against racism and white supremacy. Local unions co-sponsored the action, which wa

Vice President Mike Pence is expressing certainty that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed, but progressives in Maine aren't so sure. (Ken Hammond/Wikimedia)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Vice President Mike Pence over the weekend warned Democrats not to block President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, at one point calling Judge Neil Gorsuch, "one of the most mainstream, accepted and exceptionally qualified nominees in history.” But advocates for women, the LGBT

With the passage of Question 5, Maine will be the first state to hold ranked-choice elections, but Gov. LePage now wants to change the way questions get onto the ballot. (Responsible Mainers/Facebook)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Gov. Paul LePage opposed all of the ballot questions on Election Day, but with 52 percent of voters in favor, Mainers approved Question Five anyway. Kyle Bailey, campaign manager with the group "Yes on 5," said its passage will give Maine voters more voice and more choice in

Gov. Paul LePage says he needs more time before he can reveal the contents of a mugshot book he claims to keep on drug dealers in Maine. ((Matt Gagnon/Wikipedia)

AUGUSTA, Maine — Some Maine lawmakers are a little bit puzzled over why Gov. Paul LePage would need more time to reveal the contents of his "mugshot book.” The governor's response to a Freedom of Access Act request left Mainers in the dark about the contents of a binder LePage has said

Gov. Paul LePage has until the end of the day today to comply with a request under Maine's Freedom of Access Act to reveal the contents of a binder he says he maintains containing mugshots of drug dealers. (Office of Gov. LePage)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Embattled Gov. Paul LePage faces a Sept. 1 deadline to respond to a Freedom of Access Act request to reveal the contents of a binder he says he keeps on drug dealers. LePage said the binder proves that “90 percent of Maine's drug problem" is caused by people of color c

Governor Paul LePage issued an apology Friday, but Maine organizers says it fell short of meeting the charge that he had injected race into a critical issue, dealing with the heroin epidemic. (Governor's Office Photo)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Governor Paul LePage says it was a slip of the tongue, but local organizers say his apology falls short when it comes to the charge that he injected race into the discussion of the state's heroin epidemic. Portland human-rights organizer Cait Vaughan says there is a pattern to so

PORTLAND, Maine - Eliminating same-day voter registration in Maine may not sound like a big deal, but for people with disabilities it can be a real roadblock to participation in elections. Disability advocates say many have been negatively affected, including those with mobility issues. In Novembe

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