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New Hampshire is considering using ranked choice voting according to US News.

A bill to change Vacationland to Staycationland according to WGME.

Maine is getting a low mark for the amount it is now spending on anti-smoking efforts according to WGME.

A dryer unit malfunction was the cause of the Huhtamaki fire according to WGME. .

Mt. Blue High School officials are investigating the alleged use of a racial slur by a player during a game last weekend against Cony according to the Sun Journal.

Colder weather creates more of demand on the local homeless shelters according to centralmaine.com.

The Sun Journal shares local reactions to the Criminal Minds episode set in Lewiston.