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Labor, small businesses differ on minimum wage bills

The Maine AFL-CIO urged lawmakers Monday to reject several bills that would lower the minimum wage, particularly ones that would create a separate, lower, wage for teenagers,but a group representing...

Kelley Kash, CEO of Maine Veterans' Homes, is changing the culture of housing veterans

Peter Van Allen |

Maine Veterans' Homes, a nonprofit, is building a $90 million, 138-bed home in Augusta.

Mills' supplemental budget approved, signed

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The $7.5 million package removes the time limit on Medicaid-funded methadone and provides $1 million for the state's 2020 bicentennial celebration.

Maine union workers unveil 2019 legislative agenda

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Members of more than 50 labor unions gather at the State House on the AFL-CIO's annual Labor Lobby Day.

Maine Community College System president calls for investment in Maine workers

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Maine Community College System President, David Daigler told the Legislature Thursday the state's colleges need help meeting the demand for skilled workers .

Maine DOL offering courses on hiring minors, navigating changes in wage laws

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A free wage and hour compliance assistance course, as well as a separate course on rules surrounding hiring minors, will be held throughout the state in the coming weeks.

South Berwick property developers shift focus with Augusta residential buy

Laurie Schreiber |

Remington Street Properties' focus has been on Portland in recent years, but the Capital City's changing landscape prompted a 19-building buy from longtime city property owner Larry Fleury.

Augusta Downtown pop-up retail program aimed at building Water, Front street presence

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Augusta Downtown Alliance, private property owners have partnered on a program to offer short-term leases to retail businesses that will bring more foot traffic downtown, and bring Front Street into...

Bankrupt Payless to close all its stores in Maine

Payless ShoeSource Inc., a discount footwear retailer based in Topeka, Kansas, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, announcing that it will liquidate more than 2,100 stories in the...

UMA Architecture Program student show underway

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Work from students in the state's only five-year professional artchitecture program is on display until the end of the month in Danforth Gallery on the UMA campus in Augusta.

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