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Home Sales Are Up in Maine + Nation

As a homeowner who bought her house a few weeks before the real estate market collapsed in 2008, this makes me very happy. Sales of existing single-family homes in Maine were up 23.6 % in November. Maine’s numbers were over the national! Home buyers were taking advantage of low interest rates and a large inventory of homes on the market.

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Adam Berry, Getty Images

Hospitals Pushing to Get Maine to Pay Medicaid Debts

Hospitals are lobbying state lawmakers to begin paying off Maine's Medicaid debt. The state owes hospitals $186 million dating back to 2009.  That needs to be paid. That debt is a road block to $298 million in federal matching funds that hospital officials say they need desperately.

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Miguel Villagran,Getty Images

Gas Prices are Still Going Down for the Holiday Season

If you have travel plans this is great news. Gas prices are still going down. By cents and not dollars, but they are still getting a little lower. However, Maine gas prices are still above the national average.

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Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Norway and Paris Has Lowest Gas Prices In Maine

The towns of Norway and Paris have the lowest gas prices in the state of Maine, according to the latest findings from mainegasprices.com. Several gas stations in Norway and Paris had a price of $3.31 per gallon.

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Getty Images

Maine Last on the Forbes List of ‘Best States for Business’

For the third in a row, Maine ranks No. 50 in 'Forbes' seventh annual 'Best States for Business' report.  Gov. Paul LePage says he's disappointed but not all that surprised by the ranking.

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Photo From Youtube

Sierra Club Names Maine East-West Highway Idea As Among Worst In Nation

The Sierra Club released a report this week that examined fifty of the nation's best and worst transportation projects. The report noted that the proposed, privately run, four-lane toll highway cutting through the Maine woods would have negative impacts on air and water quality and wildlife habitat.

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Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

Four-Clawed Lobster Caught In Maine

A Wells, Maine lobsterman has caught a four-clawed lobster. Zach Donnell tells WMTW-TV that he's keeping the lobster and feeding it.

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‘Maine Justice’ Comes to ‘Saturday Night Live’…What?

'Saturday Night Live' this season seems to have acquired a fascination for the Pine Tree State. Last month, right after the election, we had the gay couple from Maine (with the horrible accents) and on this week's show we get some very unique 'Maine Justice.'

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Maine Potato Board

Maine Potato Board’s Fun Potato Video

The 'Maine Potato Board' has done a dance video that is super cute and funny. They have it a their website SayPotato.com to help promote the Northern Maine Spud. Love it!

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Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Legal in Maine Starting on December 29th

Gay marriages in Maine will be possible before the end of 2012. Some as early as December 29th in some Maine cities and towns, now that the state has certified the November 6th election results.

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