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 Woman Who Foiled Abduction Ready for a Fight

The Maine State Museum worker who prevented the abduction of a 2-year-old girl is a grandmother with a bum knee. But Sharon Wise says there would've been a ``big fight'' if the assailant hadn't given up.

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Maine’s Jobless Rate Down Slightly in November

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Maine's jobless rate dipped slightly last month to 5.7 percent.

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Scientists to see if Forecast Calls for Lobsters

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Scientists will begin aiding fishermen next year by issuing weekly forecasts about lobster migration.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back on some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Consumers can sue Target over data breach

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A judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue the retailer over the 2013 data breach.

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

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Americans say they are skeptical that the benefits will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety.

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U.S. plans to rate colleges on affordability, performance

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The White House released a draft of its plan to tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to improve.