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Maine rail cargo secrecy law bypassed public access, safety defenses

After a runaway oil train killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just miles from the Maine border in 2013, Mainers demanded to know more about the state’s railways. At about the same time, the rail industry began its own campaign to keep much of that information secret.
Portland High School's Liam Dinsmore faces off against Jake Black of Hampden Academy in the Class A state basketball championship game in Augusta in this February 2015 file photo.

Here’s how to watch every Maine high school basketball tourney game

For the first time, three different organizations will be live streaming and/or televising the 142 games.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Forget LePage and his comments about black dealers. All his staff should just quit

Hate speech is hate speech, and there can be no room for it in our politics.
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Report: Mainer kills Connecticut state trooper in hunting accident

TOLLAND, Connecticut — A Connecticut state trooper has been killed in a hunting accident in …
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Lawmakers mystified by LePage’s talk of privatized psychiatric hospital

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Children walk as the sun sets in Kabul city December 9, 2012.

Quiz: How much do you know about the cultures of Maine immigrants?

Let’s see if you are familiar with these cultural aspects of Somalia, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran.

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