Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15/ First Take

On today’s First Take…NY prison break update – there is a witness, the Budget, House defeats income tax con amendment and the Governor vetoes bills…Eves to head charter school despite his opinion on them then LePage MaineCare lawsuit denied and Kidney transplant is a go!


Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

6/8/15 First Take

On today’s First Take…LePage’s Budget, NY prison break, Texas pool party, Suslovic may run for mayor then Pat Lamarche goes after Bangor police and Sports news – American Pharoah, Tiger Woods, accident at Fenway Park….


Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 First Take

Thank Buddah its Friday! This particular Friday’s topics include Jeb Bush implying he will announce an…announcement? China has appeared to hacked the U.S. government’s equivalent to the HR department, LePage in the studio yesterday, and Pot legalization in Maine…


Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

6/4/15 First Take

On a very special episode of Ken and Mike this morning…LePage is coming on the show – In Studio! We’ll have Budget discussions, more on the Boston shooting, a Caleb Jackson pretends to be cop then Land for Maine’s Future compromise proposed and Freeport is ticked off about trees being cut down on 295…


Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NSA ends phone surveillance, LePage tax reford, Lauren LePage attack dog, LePage to veto gun law, Last call bill fails in legislature, Brennan to run for re election, Rules for Caitlyn Jenner…


Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Budget talks stall in Maine, No permit concealed weapons closer to passage, TSA fails to identify weapons, Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fair (Kaitlyn Jenner) then Efficiency Maine finally gets fixed and Convictioin for threat on Facebook gets overturned…


Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….


Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…


Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 First Take

Today’s First Take…Police still looking for Old Port shooters, LePage proposes appointing top three state officers, Senate overrides teen drivers decal proposal, Muhammad cartoon artist wants cartoon on buses in DC then Cold case unit proposal pending in legislature and…Chimps have rights too?


Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 First Take

Today is affectionate Wednesday! News on Old Port shooting, Tribal representatives walk out of legislature, FIFA officials charged with corruption and taking bribes, No bear baiting, constitutional amendment on hunting scheduled this year then Travis Mills money stolen and theAmish want to dress in red, not bright orange…

Local Headlines

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Man in Murder Case Waives Right to Lawyer Via Interpreter


A Lewiston man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend last year has waived his right to have a lawyer represent him at his murder trial.

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New Bill Would Have States Sign Off on National Monuments


A U.S. state representative is proposing a bill that would require national monument designations to receive approval from a state's governor and Legislature.

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Maine Woman Starts Campaign to Tape Coats to Light Poles


A woman in Portland, Maine, is starting a campaign to encourage people to tape free coats to light poles to help the needy this winter.

National Headlines

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U.S. deploying special force to boost fight against Islamic State


A specialized expeditionary targeting force will help Iraq put additional pressure on Islamic State and be positioned to conduct operations into Syria.

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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China, U.S. high-level cyber crime talks to begin Tuesday


Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.

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Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines


A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.