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LGBTQ groups launch a million-dollar campaign to participate in the 2020 census; and biodiversity at risk in North Carolina.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former VP Joe Biden butt heads at opposing ends of the Democratic spectrum. And Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is suing former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Public News Service - ME: Poverty

Job creation was an emphasis of President Obama's State of the Union address. In Maine, students are being urged in a new program to pursue available - and proliferating - jobs in computers and technology. Photo courtesy Project>Login

BANGOR, Maine - President Obama emphasized job creation in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. When reports abound of college graduates living back at home, looking for jobs and saddled with student loan debt, it's hard to believe there are jobs waiting to be filled in Maine by trained com

AUGUSTA, Maine - As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act - which even President Obama now is calling "Obamacare" - Maine's community health centers are watching closely. Maine has 19 of these nonprofit primary-care centers, operating on 60 sites. Regardl

BANGOR, Maine - According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, Maine and the rest of the U.S. will face a severe shortage of primary care physicians by the year 2020. That situation has created concern about HR 1216, a piece of federal legislation under consideration in Washington, D.C.

PORTLAND, Maine - According to the most recent data available, gathered in 2009, 17.5 percent of Maine children under 18 lived in poverty - up one percent from 2008, when the recession hit. While somewhat surprised that the increase was no greater, Dean Crocker of the Maine Children's Alliance says

AUGUSTA, Maine - The measure that would have extended unemployment benefits for approximately 21,000 job-seeking Mainers was shot down last week by the U.S. House of Representatives - just in time for the holidays. The extended benefits, which would have covered the unemployed through February, are

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