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Portland Task Force to Review Inspection Programs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The city of Portland is putting together a task force to examine its inspection programs in the wake of a house fire that killed six people.

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Police: 3-year-old Set Fire that Killed His family

Authorities say a three-year-old boy set a fire that burned down his mobile home, killing his mother and his twin siblings.

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Maine’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged in October

Maine officials say that the state's unemployment rate held steady in October at 5.8 percent.

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Maine’s Northern Counties See Most Income Growth

Federal data shows two of Maine's northernmost counties posted the fastest personal income growth in the state in 2013.

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Maine Risks Funding Cut Over Food Stamp Policy

Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.

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Feds Scold Maine Over Food Stamp Photo Policy

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government has threatened to pull funding it provides to Maine to administer the food stamp program unless the state makes clear photos are not required on the cards used to receive benefits.

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Lost New Mexico Kitten Ends Up In Maine

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

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Maine Home Sales Surge 26 Percent In October

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Sales of existing single-family homes in Maine surged more than 26 percent in October when compared to the year-ago month as people looked to move into hew homes before winter set in.

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