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I’m debating…

... Or at least our politics team was over the past several weeks. You can catch our Congressional District 1, 2, and gubernatorial debates here, at our “Your Vote 2022” page. You can also check out our FAQ voter guide on this page if you need a primer on Maine voting.

We also have a series of candidate profile interviews from Maine Calling that you can listen to here.

In our Maine news roundup: a look at how Presque Isle is trying to attract new workers and address a shrinking population, we also jump into the cruise ship debate happening in Bar Harbor, and assess progress on teaching Maine indigenous culture in schools across the state.

Across the Public Media-verse there’s dives into a new mission to see the Titanic, birds in trouble across Massachusetts, and how crop growers are adapting wetter weather from the changing climate.

Which, by the way, “Climate Driven” heads to Washington County next, so look for those stories at the end of the month!

Take it easy at the end of this busy week!



Mark Simpson, News Director

Maine Public: Facing labor shortage and shrinking population, Presque Isle looks to attract refugee families

To address the shrinking workforce in the County, a group of business and education leaders is pursuing a plan to attract families to the area. And more specifically, refugee families. But one of the challenges is finding families who want to move to northern Maine.

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Maine Public: After two decades, Penobscot River cleanup fight ends with $187M settlement

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WBUR: Report: Bird populations in decline across U.S., Mass., some species near ‘tipping point’

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PBS: A woman’s Brief But Spectacular take on what it takes to be a professional fighter

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Maine Public: For Bar Harbor, a long-simmering debate over cruise ships will come to a head this fall

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NPR: Prosecutors drop charges against Adnan Syed, the subject of 'Serial' podcast

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BBC Travel: Paying adventurers can get the chance to explore Titanic

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Maine Public: Many Maine schools 'do little' to follow the 20-year-old law requiring Wabanaki studies

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PBS: Why millions of Americans feel they must choose between caring for loved ones and work

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STLPR: A wetter world is changing farm country. Can growers adapt?

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We had FANTASTIC News & Brews night this week at the Maine Beer Company and have TWO events lined up for next week. We’ll be at Austin Street Brewery on Monday and Rising Tide Brewing Company on Wednesday. Register in advance by emailing us at [email protected] or just show up and we’ll see if we can fit you in. Check-in for each night starts at 5:30.

Put together a team and test your news and brews knowledge! THANKS to Live + Work in Maine for their support of News & Brews!


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