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Trains carry millions of gallons of oil across Maine

March 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PORTLAND, Maine Millions of gallons of crude oil from the nation’s heartland are crossing Maine in railroad tank cars bound for a Canadian oil refinery, raising concern among environmentalists and state officials about the threat of an accident and spill. The oil is primarily coming from the Bakken shale-oil field in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Gay-marriage forces seek 1st win

October 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BOWIE, Md. Irene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing. Continue Reading

Maine filmmaker chats with younger version of self in viral video

July 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A video created by a Maine filmmaker that shows him talking to a younger version of himself thanks to creative editing is making its way across the Internet. Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. Snowe, Republican from Maine, leaving after 3 terms

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With centrists becoming few and far between, Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe cited the increasingly polarized climate of Washington in abandoning the U.S. Senate after three terms, giving Democrats new hope of winning the longtime GOP-held seat. Continue Reading

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Maine Senator Olympia Snowe Not Seeking Re-election

February 28, 2012 in WDAZ

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Three-term Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine announced Tuesday that she will not run for re-election, citing frustration over Washington’s current “atmosphere of polarization” and giving Democrats an unexpected shot at an open seat.
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Romney wins Maine caucus, according to GOP chairman

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster says Mitt Romney has won the Maine caucuses by a slim margin, giving him a much needed boost following losses in three other contests in the past week. Continue Reading

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Romney Wins Maine GOP Caucus, Paul 2nd

February 11, 2012 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – Mitt Romney has won the Maine GOP caucus with 39 percent of the vote after Rick Santorum’s string of three victories. Romney also won the CPAC straw poll on Saturday. Continue Reading

Romney, Paul only two candidates in Maine’s GOP caucus

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney hoped to reinvigorate his presidential prospects with a victory in Maine’s GOP caucuses Saturday while Ron Paul reached for his first triumph in what shaped up as a two-man race because neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum actively competed in the state. Continue Reading

Mitt Romney looks to end losing streak in Maine today, Paul looking strong

February 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Maine’s presidential caucuses come at a critical time for Mitt Romney, the one-time Republican front-runner.
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Kentucky, Mississippi voters electing governors

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Voters chose governors in Mississippi and Kentucky today, casting ballots that could foreshadow the public’s political mood just two months ahead of the first presidential primary and nearly four years into the worst economic slowdown since the Depression. Continue Reading