- University of Maine offshore wind project gets grant boost Updated: May-27-16 4:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An offshore wind power pilot project led by the University of Maine is back in the running for a major federal grant, officials said Friday.
- Senators want vets committee to sign off on medical leases Updated: May-26-16 12:14 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's two U.S. senators are among a group of legislators who want the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs to authorize leases for medical facilities in 12 states.
- Maine senator proposes fees on prescription opioids Updated: May-25-16 2:20 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A U.S. senator from Maine is co-sponsoring a bill that would impose a fee on prescription opioids to help pay for programs that would alleviate the country's opioid epidemic.
- Provision on made-in-USA sneakers 1 step closer to approval Updated: May-19-16 5:37 pm
A proposal to require the Defense Department to buy U.S.-made sneakers has cleared the House, bringing the concept closer than ever to become federal law.
- Congressional committee to hold hearing on proposed monument Updated: May-19-16 2:05 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A congressional committee will hold a public hearing in Maine over a proposal to create a national monument in the state's Katahdin region.
- NSF gives Bigelow more than $1M for microorganism study Updated: May-19-16 12:23 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - The National Science Foundation is giving Maine's Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences more than $1 million for a project about microorganisms and the chemical composition of the Southern Ocean.
- King amendment calls for loan forgiveness for veterans Updated: May-19-16 12:23 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Sen. Angus King has introduced an amendment he says would help veterans more easily get student loan forgiveness.
- Renewable energy grants to Portland, College of the Atlantic Updated: May-15-16 1:25 pm
BAR HARBOR, Maine - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving more than $160,000 to the Greater Portland Council of Governments and to the College of the Atlantic to develop renewable energy.
- LePage role in Trump presidency could benefit Senate head Updated: May-12-16 5:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has floated the idea he could play a role in a Donald Trump presidency, a move that might benefit the state's Senate president, a fellow Republican with whom he has had a tepid relationship.
- Sens. King, Mounds want administration to define cyber war Updated: May-11-16 12:26 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Sens. Angus King of Maine and Mike Rounds of South Dakota want the Obama administration to define what constitutes an act of cyber war.
- LePage mulls Senate run if not selected by Trump Updated: May-05-16 1:37 am
LEWISTON, Maine - Maine's governor says he hopes Donald Trump picks him to be part of his administration if the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is elected. If not, Gov. Paul LePage says he has other plans.
- $15M slated for Maine company to bolster Navy facilities Updated: May-05-16 12:15 am
KITTERY, Maine - A Biddeford company will get $15 million from the U.S. Navy for projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and other New England naval facilities.
- King, Capito want more broadband speed for rural areas Updated: May-04-16 12:17 am
BRUNSWICK, Maine - U.S. Sens. Angus King and Shelley Moore Capito are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase broadband speed definitions for a grant program that serves rural communities.
- Bath Iron Works to build newest version of Burke destroyer Updated: May-02-16 10:53 am
BATH, Maine - The first destroyer with the capability of shooting down ballistic missiles and conventional airborne threats at the same time will be built at Bath Iron Works, officials say.