BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine senator says a plan to boost innovation and job growth in rural areas by providing money for broadband access would benefit his state, much of which is forested and...
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A proposal before the U.S. Senate would seek to help communities around the country that face the expensive problem of storing spent nuclear fuel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pulling American troops prematurely from Afghanistan would be a "strategic mistake," the Army general nominated to be Joint Chiefs chairman told senators Thursday. Mark Milley...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing funding to Maine to help prevent youth suicide, including in Native American populations.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A proposal in the U.S. Senate would make sure firefighters harmed in the line of duty are covered by federal worker's compensation.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is among a group of lawmakers backing a bill that calls for the modernization of public health data systems.
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King are in France for the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of France in World War II.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials are receiving more than $2 million to try to improve the state's efforts to prevent cancer.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen....
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators say the state is receiving more than $23 million from the federal government for projects that help provide clean water.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators are joining with colleagues in an effort to take away a barrier for American farmers who want to sell products to Cuba.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators are introducing legislation designed to protect residents from housing discrimination that is based on gender identity or sexual...
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth has returned to Iraq for the first time since the helicopter she was piloting was shot down during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A group of U.S. senators including Maine independent Sen. Angus King is introducing legislation designed to narrow the "digital divide" in the U.S.
King says Mueller report shows ‘reckless’ judgment
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine says Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections shows many examples of "reckless" judgment by...
Forest products companies get innovation boost in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A pair of Maine forest products companies is receiving $1.5 million in technology grants to bring innovation to one of the state's oldest industries.
Senators: defense memo appears to protect shipyard
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Senators from Maine and New Hampshire say they are encouraged by a new Defense Department memo that appears to maintain funding for projects at the Portsmouth Naval...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A council of governments in southern Maine is receiving federal money for a pilot program designed to improve transportation options for older, disabled and low-income...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators are joining more than a third of their colleagues in the Senate to call for the government to implement provisions of the most recent farm bill...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two senators are joining a large, mostly Democratic group in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition...
PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say they hope the release of additional visas for summer workers will help businesses that were squeezed over the past two...
Senate shuns Green New Deal amid claims of bad faith
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pair of Maine lawmakers wants to get more of the state's teenagers interested in logging.
Logging has a long history in deeply forested Maine. Independent Sen. Angus...
King: Katahdin Woods and Waters’ existence is settled
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King said after a meeting with the acting interior secretary in Bangor that the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument's existence is settled.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent U.S. senator is co-sponsoring a bill to require non-dairy products to stop using terms like "milk," ''yogurt" and "cheese" on their labels.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators are sometimes on opposite sides of the aisle politically, but they agree that privatizing the U.S. Postal Service is a bad idea.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King of Maine says he's dodged cancer three times now that he's completed radiation treatments for a residual recurrence that followed prostate surgery four...
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is getting behind a push to increase the federal government's funding for research to create a universal flu vaccine.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators are working with a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for an increased number of work visas to help small businesses find seasonal...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators say a laboratory in Maine is receiving a federal grant to advance its research of drug addiction and the role genetics play in...
Bill passed to protect rights of clammers, wormers at Acadia
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A bill designed to address confusion over the boundaries of a national park in Maine is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.
Food-processing plant in Houlton to create 17 jobs
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine say the federal government is providing $1.6 million to assist in the construction of a food-processing plant in Houlton.
The 12,000-square-foot facility in the Houlton Industrial Park is expected to manufacture 4 million pounds of laboratory research food each year. The food for laboratory mice will be used by research labs in California and Maine, including Jackson Lab in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor.
Bill would authorize coins honoring George and Barbara Bush
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint $1 coins honoring former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, for the year.
The Bushes, who lived in Texas and Maine, both died in 2018.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said the coin will pay tribute to the Bush legacy of "courage, duty, honor, and compassion" and serve as a reminder of their contributions to the country.
Maine lawmakers criticize plan to declare national emergency
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Several members of Maine's congressional delegation have spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the Mexico border.
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the declaration would "undermine the role of Congress and the appropriations process."
She says the move is "of dubious constitutionality," and it will almost certainly meet a court challenge.
Maine US senators divided on pick for attorney general
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have split on whether to support the president's nominee for attorney general.
The office of Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote in support of William Barr's confirmation Thursday, while independent U.S. Sen. Angus King says he will vote against Barr.
A spokeswoman for Collins says she believes it's important to have an experienced attorney general to oversee the investigation into Russian election interference.
Maine lawmakers call for opening up potato industry to China
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — All four members of Maine's Congressional delegation are joining a group of lawmakers that wants President Donald Trump's administration to prioritize the U.S. potato industry in trade talks with China.
Potatoes are a major economic driver in rural Maine. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, independent Sen. Angus King and Democratic Reps. Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are among 39 members of Congress who say spuds need a place at the table in the talks.
Maine senators support reauthorizing fed conservation fund
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two senators are joining with colleagues to call for the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King are working with the other senators to introduce legislation to reauthorize the program, which lapsed in September 2018. Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund more than 50 years ago to guarantee access to outdoor spaces for Americans.
Trespassing charges against protesters dismissed
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against protesters who were arrested at the Maine governor's mansion for trespassing.
The Kennebec Journal reports charges against the remaining 15 defendants were dismissed Thursday after they provided proof that they completed 10 hours of community service or donated $100 to a nonprofit.
Sen. King, Rep. Golden announce State of the Union guests
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King and Rep. Jared Golden have announced their guests for the upcoming presidential State of the Union address.
The Portland Press Herald reports King, an independent, said Monday he is bringing Margo Walsh as his guest.
Navy: Warship to bear the name of Maine’s capital city
The next in a class of speedy Navy warships is going to be named in honor of Maine's state capital.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Thursday that Maine has been an important part of the U.S. Navy and Marines through every conflict. He said that with the naming of the ship, "Maine is once again proudly ingrained in the annals of American history."
Senators want update on progress of universal flu vaccine
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent U.S. senator says he's joining a group of Senate colleagues to call on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to provide an update on research into a universal flu vaccine.
Sen. Angus King says the initiative is about reducing "the relentless burden the flu places on American families each year." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases released a strategic plan for a universal flu vaccine last year.
Feds giving more than $2M to boost northern Maine health
WASHBURN, Maine (AP) — Three members of Maine's congressional delegation say a community health network in northern Maine will receive more than $2.2 million from the federal government to expand services.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, independent Sen. Angus King and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden say the money will go to Pines Health Services, which has five locations in Aroostook County.
New congressman, a Marine, opposes transgender military ban
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's freshman congressman, a Marine Corps veteran who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, says he opposes President Donald Trump's effort to ban transgender people from the military.
Sen. King treating prostate cancer again, won’t affect work
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is resuming treatment for prostate cancer, but the radiation therapy won't affect his work.
Lawmakers target back pay for low-wage federal employees
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is among a group of lawmakers promoting legislation to secure back pay for employees who work as contractors for the U.S. government during the ongoing federal shutdown.
The bill is called the Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act. Sen. Angus King and other lawmakers say federal contractor employees have had to go without pay during the shutdown, and the act would benefit them.
New push to settle boundary dispute at Acadia National Park
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's congressional delegation is making a new attempt to address problems with the boundaries of Acadia National Park that complicate the harvest of clams and worms.
The four members of the delegation say they've introduced legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to protect the rights of clammers and wormers to continue working the flats of Acadia's intertidal zones.
Maine gets $1M for early education, pre-schools
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators say the state is receiving more than $1 million from the federal government to boost preschools and early education programs in the state.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money is coming to the Maine Department of Education from the Every Student Succeeds Act's Preschool Development Grant program.
New Rep. Golden of Maine votes against Pelosi for speaker
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine is among 15 Democrats who voted against returning Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's office.
A spokesman says Golden kept his campaign vow that he would not support Pelosi for speaker. Instead he voted for Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois for the leadership position.
Many King, Baldacci documents deleted from state servers
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Many documents from the administrations of Maine independent Gov. Angus King and Democratic Gov. John Baldacci have been deleted from state file servers — and are likely gone forever.
Maine GOP Sen. Collins condemns partial government shutdown
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is condemning the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Collins said there was "absolutely no excuse" for the partial shutdown in a statement issued Saturday night.
Collins says she is staying in touch with her colleagues and that congressional leaders from both parties are working with the White House to find a way to end the shutdown. She says she hopes all sides will come together to reach a compromise.