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Central Maine News: Legislative Leaders Considering Request for State House Copper to Become Art

These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

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Stephen Colbert Jokes About Gov. Paul LePage’s Response to Child Immigration

Maine Governor Paul LePage this week was told by White House officials that eight unaccompanied children who crossed the nation's border illegally would be placed in Maine. LePage said President Barack Obama has failed to enforce border laws and that Maine can't be a state that "encourages illegal immigration." He said, we cannot become a state that encourages illegal immigration, because, "We simply cannot afford it."

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DHHS to Require Able-bodied Recipients of Food Supplement Benefits to Work

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is looking to make changes to the food supplements (food stamps) program. The changes, if making it through the rule-making and public hearing process, will go into effect October 1.

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Sophie Bengtsson, Thinkstock

It’s Maine Blueberry Season: A Handy Guide For Pick Your Own Blueberries

Late July and into August means blueberry season in Maine. A fun family activity can be picking your own blueberries. Here's a list on several 'pick your own' blueberry farms in central Maine.

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Sandra Mu, Getty Images

Unusual ‘Staycation’ Destinations in Maine

I’m going to be on vacation the week of July 21st and I am staying in state so I was looking for some ‘different’ places to visit, and I found some. Did you know Maine has a desert? It’s in Freeport not too far off I-295. It’s called, ‘Desert of Maine’.

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An Increase Of Jellyfish On Maine Beaches

If you are heading to the beach on this sunny, warm July weekend, you'll have to find a parking spot, maybe pack a lunch, the sun block, the beach blanket, pick the perfect spot on the beach and you might want to keep your eyes open for jellyfish.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

A Maine Grandmother Is Kayaking To Guatemala

Deb Walter, a 63-year-old grandmother, from the central Maine town of Troy is embarking on a journey of a lifetime.

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Mystery Pig on the Loose in Oakland

Officials are still looking for a pig in Oakland. The pig is wanted for frightening two kids so badly that they flagged down a police officer Tuesday afternoon to report. According to centralmaine

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4th Of July Fireworks! There Are Some Postponements, Check Out The List!

Well, into each life a little rain must fall.  And it looks like that will happen on the 4th of July. So some of the fireworks have been cancelled or postponed. Check out the list as of the afternoon of July 3rd. I know Augusta and Winslow have some BIG changes! 

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William Perugini, Thinkstock

Question Of The Day: What’s Your Favorite Season In Maine?

Summer arrived last Saturday and we will be enjoying a sunny and warm first full weekend in Maine this weekend. That leads us to our Question Of The Day: What is your favorite season in Maine?

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