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Gov LePage wants  Gov.-elect and Attorney Janet General Mills to continue a lawsuit he filed against her saying she abused her authority according to US News.

Maine Libertarian Party is no longer a qualified party people registered as Libertarian are now listed as "unenrolled" as the file to renew their status according to US News.

IF there is a federal government shutdown many thing would still happen: mail would continue to be delivered, TSA agents and social security checks would still be processed according to WGME.

Actress Penny Marshall has died of complications of diabetes. She was 75 according to US News.

Augusta city councilors are considering cutting two of the city's recycling bins because of issues according to centralmaine.com.

The city of Gardiner is looking at changes to E911 policy according to centralmaine.com.

A study found an increase of child abuse on Saturdays after report cards are issued on that Friday according to centralmaine.com.