Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take

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Thursday, October 17, 201310/17/2013

10-17 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers the debt ceiling negotiations coming through. The ball was kicked down the road, but who came out the winners? That and more!

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Wednesday, October 16, 201310/16/2013

10-16 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Wednesday First Take covers the government talks that continue with two days left until default, a Portland restaurant inspector was paid to quit and keep quiet, sports updates and more!

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Tuesday, October 15, 201310/15/2013

10-15 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Tuesday First Take covers the deal they are close to reaching in the government before the Thursday default deadline, the search for Abigail Hernandez continues with no results as of yet, news on the Waterfront Protection Ordinance, and more!

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Monday, October 14, 201310/14/2013

10-14 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Monday First Take covers the continued government shutdown, the impending default, and more!

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Friday, October 11, 201310/11/2013

10-11 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Friday first take covers the Debt ceiling, the Government Shutdown, Gov. Paul Lepage declaring an emergency to help State workers, tag is banned in many schools and more!

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Thursday, October 10, 201310/10/2013

10-10 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers the president hosting top house Republicans to seek an opening in an impasse that is shuttered much of the government and threatened a catastrophic federal default, governor LePage declares the state in need of a civil emergency, and more!

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Tuesday, October 8, 201310/08/2013

10-8 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Tuesday First Take covers the latest twist in the budget battle, the impending debt ceiling decision, the Portland City Council to take up a vote on a buffer zone for Planned Parenthood, and more!

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Monday, October 7, 201310/07/2013

10-7 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Monday First Take covers the government shutdown entering its second week, an Al-Qaeda operative captured, Ted Cruz on the debt ceiling, and more!

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Friday, October 4, 201310/04/2013

10-4 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Friday First Take covers Obama cancels his trip to Asia to stay in Washington for a funding bill, Which sounds better, Obamacare or Affordable Care Act? A Connecticut woman was shot and killed trying to get through barricades surrounding the Capitol and more!

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Thursday, October 3, 201310/03/2013

10-3 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers day three of government shutdown, pro pot legalization ads coming to buses in Portland, and more!

Local Headlines

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Maine to Close Parts of State to Rockweed Harvest

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Maine officials are working on a plan to close ecologically sensitive parts of the state to rockweed harvesting on the state's coast.

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Data Breach Reported at Portland’s Otto Pizza

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A pizza chain says the credit card numbers of 900 customers were potentially exposed in a data breach at two pizza restaurants in Portland, Maine.

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Maine Town Puts Moratorium on Wind Energy Projects

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Residents of a Maine town are calling for a six-month moratorium on wind energy projects.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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March, memorial service planned in embattled Missouri town

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National Guard troops are preparing to leave following two straight nights of relative calm after more than a week of racially-charged protests.

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Watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.

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Pentagon: Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

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The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.