Posts From Maine News Service

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Trump’s repeal of Clean Water Rule puts Maine water at risk

The Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to scrap the 2015 Clean Water Rule, a move that concerns conservation groups and the state’s tourism industry. About half of Maine’s

health care

New report: Mainers in rural communities count on Medicaid the most

A new report shows Medicaid is vital to ensure that rural Mainers and families across the nation have access to the care they need to stay healthy. The Georgetown University

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Maine churches lead the way in fossil fuel divestment

As world leaders prepare to meet at this week’s G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings

economy

Maine minimum wage boost “important step” ahead of Trump administration

Maine joined Arizona, Colorado and Washington state over the weekend in boosting its state minimum wage after successful ballot initiatives. In Maine, the minimum wage jumped to $9 an hour

democracy

Happy National Voter Registration Day!

Local voting-rights advocates are hoping the first presidential debate primed the pump to get more Mainers registered to vote. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and Jill Ward, the president

nutrition

Maine: First in farms and in food insecurity

Maine farmers stepped up to help fight hunger this weekend with a parade from the Augusta Food Bank to the State Capitol. There are just over 8,000 farms in Maine,

nutrition

House bill threatens school food programs in Maine

A bill in Congress could cut a program Maine has used to dramatically increase the number of students eating breakfast and lunch at school. Community Eligibility lets schools in high-poverty

climate change

Study shows Mainers will save money with Clean Power Plan

Implementing the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan could cut carbon emissions and save Maine consumers money, according to a new study by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Opponents of

racial justice

Report: Lewiston a national model for positive effects of refugee integration

A new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Center for American Progress examines how well refugees from four key groups are integrating into American society. One finding is

federal

Mainers give feedback on proposed North Woods National Monument

The director of the National Park Service was in Maine on Monday to gather public input on the proposed North Woods National Monument. One of those advocating for the National

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