Category Archives: Morning Briefings

A 9-year-old ‘alien’ applies to be NASA’s planetary protection officer

Your morning briefing for Monday, Aug. 7, 2017: Pence calls the prospect of a 2020 White House campaign of his own ‘absurd,’ China urges North Korea to be ‘smart’ and drop its missile tests, and Bangor infant dies after being injured by family dog.

Trump endorses Senate bill to slash by half legal immigration into the US

Your morning briefing for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017: Lawmakers raise Maine’s minimum age to buy tobacco, Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ house for sale, and Trump signs Russia sanctions bill.

Justice Department plans to sue universities that discriminate against whites

Your morning briefing for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017: Maine Attorney General Mills joins lawsuit to challenge EPA over smog rules, DEA admin says Trump ‘condoned police misconduct’ in remarks about handling suspects, Poland Spring’s plan to take water from Lincoln wins regulators’ OKand

Your stoner friend really is a lot more relaxed than you, scientists confirm

Your morning briefing for Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017: Opioid commission urges Trump to ‘declare a national emergency’ on drug overdoses, Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval, and Maine officials oppose Trump cuts to heating assistance

Interior Secretary Zinke denies threatening senators over Obamacare repeal defection

Your morning briefing for Monday, July 31, 2017: Police chiefs blast President Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality,’ Old Orchard Beach residents complain tourists are pooping all over the place, and Susan Collins ‘troubled’ by Trump’s threat to eliminate health insurance subsidies

Pentagon isn’t enforcing Trump’s transgender ban yet

Your morning briefing for Friday, July 28, 2017: Boy Scouts leader apologizes for Trump speech’s ‘political rhetoric,’ CMP unveils plan that could quench LePage’s thirst for Quebec hydropower, and Dunlap balks at Trump fraud panel’s new request for Maine voter data

Kid Rock may run for US Senate, says voter registration ‘critical cause’

Your morning briefing for Thursday, July 27, 2017: LePage orders review of forestry tax break program that once benefited Poliquin, outdoor recreation credited with $8.2 billion annual impact on Maine’s economy, and Pingree calls Trump ban on transgender people in military is ‘bigoted and wrong’

In dramatic video, fishing boat captain braves frigid seas to save nearly lifeless crewman

Your morning briefing for Wednesday, July 26, 2017: Collins says Trump made no effort to reach her over health care bill, summer brings billionaires’ yachts to MDI, and Senate votes to begin debate on Obamacare repeal bill

Millennials are turning to Harry Potter for meaning. That is a mistake.

Your morning briefing for Tuesday, July 25, 2017: Alaska town’s unofficial cat mayor dies at 20, Maine lobstermen worry Trump could ruin access to Asian markets, and ollins responds to Texas congressman’s ‘duel’ comment

Jared Kushner says he had four meetings with Russian officials during campaign

Your morning briefing for Monday, July 24, 2017: Jared Kushner says he had four meetings with Russian officials during campaign, flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man hiking in New Hampshire, and death toll in suspected Texas human smuggling case rises to nine