Ken & Mike

6-7 First Take
6-7 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Friday First Take covers the NSA Prism program and the controversy surrounding it, the Maine Medicaid Expansion Bill, and updates on the bicycle road rage incident, and Nichole Cable!

Local Headlines

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Data: Connecticut, Maine Have Slow Economic Growth

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - New federal statistics show economic growth in New England has been slowest in Connecticut and Maine since the end of the Great Recession.

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Advocates Bash Plan Requiring Jobs for Food Stamps

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Advocates for the poor are urging Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration to scrap a plan that would require people to have a job to receive food stamps.

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Maine House Speaker’s Bills Target Aging Issues

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House Speaker Mark Eves is promoting a series of proposals aimed at making life easier for Maine's aging population

National Headlines

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U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

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Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.

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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

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The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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Attorney General visits racially-charged Ferguson, protests continue

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The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

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All hostages freed in overnight Chicago-area standoff

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Two suspects have been arrested after holding eight people - including six children - hostage for nearly 24 hours.