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... A big one for us this week. Maine Public’s Gubernatorial debate on Tuesday highlighted stark differences in the candidates running to hold the Blaine House. You can and should check it out here, if you haven’t already or need to double check any candidate positions.

We have more resources for you to learn about Maine’s voting process on our Your Vote page so keep an eye out there.

In our roundup of stories this week we have a sprinkling of politics, lobsters and politics, and Chinese demand for lobsters.

But wait there’s more! We also look at what inclusionary zoning means for communities, how one Florida community was built to withstand storms like hurricane Ian, and tracking the growing protest movement in Iran.

In our “Climate Driven” series we are headed next to Washington County, keep an eye out for those stories later this month.


Keep reading, enjoy the fall!


Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: Mills, LePage spar over abortion, immigration and economy in first televised debate

After battling for months on television and in the media, Gov. Janet Mills and former Gov. Paul LePage clashed over abortion, government spending, the opioid epidemic and immigration during their first face-to-face debate ahead of the November gubernatorial election.

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Maine Public: Maine lobstermen, politicians push back against federal whale restrictions

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NPR: These young men catch more than lobsters. They also catch a break

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PRI: Maine’s lobster industry is still feeling the effects of the trade war with China

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NHPR: A long-awaited update to New Hampshire’s trash plan is out. What’s next for solid waste?

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BBC: Mahsa Amini: How one woman's death sparked Iran protests

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Maine Public: You may be able to send loved ones' remains into space

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NPR: One Florida community built to weather hurricanes endured Ian with barely a scratch

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WGBH: What inclusionary zoning means for Worcester's future

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BBC: Fat Bear Week: The popular race is on for Alaska's bulkiest bear

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Collect your friends and get to the Maine Beer Company in Freeport next Wednesday night (the 12th) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for our next News & Brews trivia night. At stake? Bragging rights and winning some exceedingly cool Maine Public winterery hats! Be sure to register your team in advance by emailing [email protected] or just show up by 5:30 to check in, get a seat, and be ready to play! See our most recent online News & Brews Quiz HERE to hone your skills in advance! Shout out to Live + Work in Maine for making these events possible. 


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