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There is an effort underway to make Maine a “right-to-work” state. According to WGME it means that you do not have to be part of a union to have certain jobs. Supports say it can boost the economy. Opponents say it can unfair since those who don't join the union get the same benefits as those who do with out paying their fair share.

Madison resident vote to approve the $9.8M school budget.

From the Associated Press:

A bill takes aim at child poverty by using federal dollars that she says the state is stockpiling. She says Maine's stockpiled over $150 million in federal funds slated for families with children living in poverty. The Maine DHHS says her bill would drain welfare dollars and promote dependence on government. The Annie E. Casey Foundation estimates the number of Maine kids in extreme poverty increased from 14,000 in 2000 to 19,000 in 2015. That's a steeper rise than the nation as a whole.

A Democrat's lofty bill aims to create a single-payer health care system in Maine in 2020. Last week, dozens of Mainers testified in support of the bill. It would direct legislative committees to submit another bill later this year to get the system going.

A man who has served more than four decades in a state mental hospital following a woman's death in 1969 is asking Maine's highest court to be released. Donald Beauchene, who is 73, contends he is being held unconstitutionally at the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital because he has no treatable disease.

A powerful environmental group and state environmental regulators are working together on strict rules for mining Maine's deposits of gold and other minerals. Republican state Sen. Thomas Saviello says the bill would prevent a "fly-by-night outfit" from receiving mining permits. The fast-tracked bill could receive an initial vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

A Roman Catholic priest in Waterville, Maine, has been removed following allegation of sexual abuse against a minor more than a decade ago in Connecticut. The Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, New York, said Monday the Rev. Larry Jensen was permanently removed from the ministry because of the claim. Jensen couldn't be reached for comment.

Conservative candidate Hong Joon-pyo has described South Korea's presidential election as a war between ideologies and accused his liberal rival Moon Jae-in of being aligned with North Korea. Hong cast his vote in Seoul on Tuesday and later said people had a choice "whether they decide to accept a North Korea-sympathizing leftist government or a government that can protect the liberty of the Republic of Korea."

South Korea's election body says nearly 64 percent of the country's 42.4 million eligible voters cast their ballots as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, representing a faster pace than the previous presidential election in 2012. The National Election Commission's measurements included the 11 million who participated in last week's early voting, which was used for the first time in a presidential election.

A child webcam sex bust in the Philippines reveals the growing abuse of Filipino boys and girls forced to remove their clothes and touch themselves in obscene ways while adults train video cameras on them for paying customers in the West. Last month authorities arrested an American suspected of exploiting dozens of children north of Manila. Authorities describe the raid of his townhouse as one of the country's largest seizures of potentially illicit digital content.

President Donald Trump is calling investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling a "taxpayer funded charade" and a "total hoax." Trump is weighing in on Twitter following a congressional hearing on Russian interference. A former Obama administration official testified she tried to warn the Trump White House that national security adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia.

An attorney challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban says the Republican's anti-Muslim rhetoric is evidence that the policy was motivated by hostility to the religion. Omar Jadwat of the American Civil Liberties Union urged a 13-judge panel of the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Monday to uphold a lower court ruling that blocks the president's revised travel ban. Jadwat said Trump's anti-Muslim statements continued even after he was elected.

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