Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Wednesday, October 14, 201510/14/2015

10/14/15 Eggs N’ Issues

Kicking off Eggs N’ Issues this morning with the Democratic debate, Portland mayors race, Lepage in Lewiston town meeting, Planned parenthood to forego reimbursement for fetal tissue, Republicans jump into lewiston mayors race…


Tuesday, October 13, 201510/13/2015

10/13/15 First Take

Kicking off this fine Tuesday morning with the Dem debate, the Portland mayoral race, Speaker of House update, 2nd district congress money. Woman ordered to take hunter safety and then Playboy no longer to have nude pictures…


Monday, October 12, 201510/12/2015

10/12/15 First Take

Kicking off this Monday morning with “Indigenous People Day”, Russia in Syria, Skowhegan mascot rally, Scenic Viewpoint ordinance, Airbnb and the Pats…


Friday, October 9, 201510/09/2015

10/9/15 First Take

Closing out the best day of the work week – Friday with more on the El Faro, Kevin McCarthy out, Connor MacCalister pleads guilty in Shaw’s Stabbing, York HS student has knife, Poliquin accused of ethics violationi and Rock and Roll HOF nominees…


Thursday, October 8, 201510/08/2015

10/8/15 First Take

Kicking off this Thursday morning, El Faro search ends, E Coli death, LePage panel, Anti $15 minimum wage group the Baseball playoffs and then Joey Kramer plans to open restaurant…


Wednesday, October 7, 201510/07/2015

10/7/15 First Take

Kicking off this affectionate Wednesday…El Faro update, Carson and gun control, LePage vs. Katz, underage “Grinding”, Median pandhandling and Brady paid practice players…


Tuesday, October 6, 201510/06/2015

10/6/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include El Faro update, California Right to Die bill signed, LePage staff rejects request for interview, Parking lot regulation, Food stamps asset test public hearing today and in Politics – Trump pranks Rubio…


Monday, October 5, 201510/05/2015

10/5/15 First Take

Kicking off this chilly October week with El Faro missing, South Carolina rain, Doctors without Borders and bombing of hospital, Oregon shooting aftermath, and Update on speaker of the house race and Hillary on SNL; Cyrus breaks down on SNL; Hillary to propose gun laws…


Friday, October 2, 201510/02/2015

10/2/15 First Take

Mike and Dennis close out the week with yesterday’s Oregon Community College shooting, Hurricane Joaquin, Driver in Turner hit and run is arrested, Meth Labs in Brewer.., lots of them! The Oversight committee wants to question LePage Adm officials on GWHGate and House Majority Leader “clarifies” his comments on Benghazi…


Thursday, October 1, 201510/01/2015

10/1/15 First Take

Mike and Dennis kick off October with yesterday’s Rain storm!  Hurricane Joaquin headed this way, Pope met with Kim Davis, 1st mayoral debate, Russia strikes Syria, Bridgton woman pleads not guilty to filing false rape report and then 3 more women say Bill Cosby was sexually inappropriate with them…

Local Headlines

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Cross Insurance Executive Dies at 58


Brent Cross, son of the founder of Cross Insurance, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 58.

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Man Charged with Running Over Pregnant Girlfriend in Court


A Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend is back in court.

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Maine State Prison Inmate Pleads Guilty to Murder


A Maine State Prison inmate accused of stabbing another inmate 87 times has pleaded guilty to murder.

National Headlines

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways


Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.

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Senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq


Two senior U.S. senators called for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.

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World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris


More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations climate change talks in Paris armed with promises and accompanied by high expectations as they look to hold back the Earth's rising temperatures.