maine breaks into top ten states for energy efficiency

WASHINGTON — Maine was hailed as the tenth-most energy-efficient state in the country, as well as the state that most improved its ranking from the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Read the full article at the Bangor Daily News or behind the cut. Read more…

protestors’ rock salt blizzard not melting snowe

WASHINGTON — One week after lending her vote of support to the Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, has gained countless column inches of newspaper exposure and at least 115 pounds of rock salt. Though the analysis and recaps were inevitable, the influx of rock salt came as a surprise […] Read more…

‘it’s not good enough to say…bush did it too,’ feingold says

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Tuesday heard from a panel of legal experts on whether President Barack Obama’s appointment of so-called czars in the executive branch sidesteps the Constitution. “I want to be clear that I have no objections either to the people serving as advisers to the president, or to the policy issues they are […] Read more…

maine troop greeters find themselves in d.c. spotlight

WASHINGTON — After thousands of hours of waiting in drafty airport halls, more than a million handshakes and four years of filming, three Bangor natives are in the spotlight in the nation’s capital. “The Way We Get By,” a feature-length documentary about the troop greeters at Bangor International Airport, was screened at the U.S. Capitol […] Read more…

after obama’s health care address to congress, maine delegates react

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has delivered 262 speeches since he took office nearly eight months ago, 28 of them specifically about health care reform. The one health care speech that Obama will be remembered for, however, was delivered to a rare joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. Read the full article online at […] Read more…

superheroes on skates

BOSTON–Every superhero has an alter ego. Clark Kent has Superman. Peter Parker has Spider-Man. Bruce Wayne has Batman. But there are a few new heroes in town, some double-namers that you may not have heard of yet: Boston’s all-star roller derby girls. Read the full article in the Boston Globe, or behind the cut. Read more…

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