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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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Public News Service - ME: Immigrant

If it weren't for immigrants, Maine's population would be declining. (Paul VanDerWerf/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Maine – Sponsors of several bills in the Maine Legislature are trying to help immigrants work in the state, in an effort to ease the labor shortage. Among them, House Bill 647 is aimed at educating and retaining immigrant residents to strengthen the workforce. It proposes to do thi

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Houlton Station operated an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 95 last week. (Customs and Border Protection)

BANGOR, Maine – Some drivers and passengers were annoyed, others angry and afraid when they were stopped last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents as the travelers headed south on I-95 in Penobscot County. They weren't allowed to proceed until they said where they were bor

Gov. Paul LePage has until the end of the day today to comply with a request under Maine's Freedom of Access Act to reveal the contents of a binder he says he maintains containing mugshots of drug dealers. (Office of Gov. LePage)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Embattled Gov. Paul LePage faces a Sept. 1 deadline to respond to a Freedom of Access Act request to reveal the contents of a binder he says he keeps on drug dealers. LePage said the binder proves that “90 percent of Maine's drug problem" is caused by people of color c

Experts say Lewiston, Maine, is a prime example of places where refugees are making progress integrating into American society and helping to revitalize local economies. (Teresa Chrzanowski Flisiuk/Picasa)

LEWISTON, Maine – A new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Center for American Progress examines how well refugees from four key groups are integrating into American society. One finding is that Lewiston is a prime example in New England of the positive effects of Somali integra

AUGUSTA, Maine - Two bills being considered by legislators in Augusta are being called a workers' rights rollback "doubleheader." One would remove protections for egg-farm workers and the other would let teenagers work longer hours for less pay. The Maine Working Families Coalition and immigrant rig

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