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Mainers Will Not Have to Show I.D. to Use Food Stamps Card

Mainers who use food stamp benefits cards will not have to show photo IDs when they buy groceries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said “no" a request by Gov. Paul LePage's administration to require photo ID.  The Department of Agriculture said that would infringe on card holders' rights and would not fight fraud.  

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More Cruise Ship Passengers Coming To Maine In 2013

Cruise ships have been in the news recently. Fortunately this disabled cruise ship has been towed safely to Mobile, Alabama. Despite the recent negative news about cruise ships, Cruise Maine, a Windham-based organization that promotes Maine ports to the cruise ship industry, estimates a 17 percent increase in passengers visiting Maine in 2013.

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Mandatory Helmets for Maine Motorcyclists Up for Consideration

Safety versus freedom in the form of a motorcycle helmet is back in front of Maine lawmakers. There is a new bill on mandatory helmet use for all Maine motorcyclists. It is being reviewed by a legislative committee.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Gov. Paul LePage Not Living Large: Blaine House Food Budget Covers More than the Governor’s Meals

Gov. Paul LePage says he's not living large despite a $32,000 kitchen tab last year. The total food bill is as an example of spending information found on an open records website Maine Open Checkbook.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

‘Maine FarmShare’ Getting Ready for 2013

Maine’s Senior FarmShare Program is getting ready for another year. That means eligible Maine seniors will be able to get free fruit, vegetables and herbs from local farmers through the program.

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Scott Olsen/ Getty Images

Home Depot To Add Hundreds Of Jobs In Maine

Some good news to report on the job front, Home Depot announced this week, that it is slated to add up to 450 seasonal jobs in its 11 Maine stores. Home Depot has stores in Maine in Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Ellsworth, Portland, Rockland, South Portland, Topsham, Waterville and Windham.

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Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

35th Anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978: How Will it Compare to This Week’s Storm?

As we get ready for a major winter storm, with predictions of some areas getting up to two feet of snow and wind gusts over 50 mph, let's look back and compare what happened 35 years ago this week. It became known as the 'Blizzard of '78.'

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Proposed ‘Tan Ban’ for Maine Kids Under 18 Using Tanning Bed

Do you think kids should be banned from using tanning beds? Well, Maine could become the third state in the nation to prohibit such practices under the soon to be drafted legislation.

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6th Annual Flavors Of Freeport Coming in February

The 6th Annual Flavors of Freeport will be coming up on February 15th and 16th throughout Freeport Village. Events will include the Chef's Signature Series, Ice Bar and a Silent Art Auction to benefit the Freeport Community Services Food Pantry.

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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Gov. Paul LePage ‘State of the State’ Address Tonight

Gov. LePage will give his 2nd State of the State speech this evening, February 5th.  LePage, a Republican, will address the Democratic-majority joint session of the House and Senate with his speech about the accomplishments and his goals. The State of the State address is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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