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.
Authorities say a three-year-old boy set a fire that burned down his mobile home, killing his mother and his twin siblings.
Maine officials say that the state's unemployment rate held steady in October at 5.8 percent.
Federal data shows two of Maine's northernmost counties posted the fastest personal income growth in the state in 2013.
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.