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Monday, May 11, 201505/11/2015

5/11/15 First Take

We kick off the week with Saudi Kinig snubbing Obama, Castro meets with the pope, What will the NFL do to punish Brady? A Bill to stop toll evaders, then Jeb says he would have invaded Iraq and the GA principal said the devil made her do it…

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Friday, May 8, 201505/08/2015

5/8/15 First Take

On this month’s Eggs n’ Issues edition of first take… The Great Britain elections, Tom Brady’s damage control, Skowhegan native Americans, Texas gunman on a watch list then Maine senators say revamp the Patriot Act and a possible Minimum wage of 9.50.

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Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include the revival of Deflate-Gate, Anti death penalty nun may be allowed to testify at Tsarnaev trial, the State is to pay charter school tuitions, theres a Proposal to raise starting teacher’s pay, then the Maine House fixes $38mil mistake, and the lost Kayakers were found…

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Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include a shooting in Texas…was it ISIS? Then Baltimore – apparently “rough rides” in police vans are common, Voter ID bill shot down then, Republicans focus on constitutional amendment on income tax, School hours change and Huckabee is now in the presidential race…

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5//15 First Take

On today’s First Take with Mike and Dennis…Westbrook CC votes 6-1 to “condemn” Councilor Paul Emery for his wishing LePage dead remarks, Maine Lawmakers endorse new bid to prevent food stamp spending on junk food, Pop up park coming to Portland. Skowhegan debates Indian mascot without any outsiders and the Clinton Foundation…

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 First Take

We’re back on this wonderful first Monday of May. Topics for the top of the week include the Dallas shooting, the Baltimore curfew ends, Daughter searches for Maine mother in Nepal, Pop up parks in Old Port, then Ben Carson to throw hat into ring…

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Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 First Take

It’s the Beginning of May and thank the Bhudda its Friday! Baltimore is still in a state of unrest, More Nigerian captive girls freed, a Cold case squad is proposed, Proposal to extend parking meter hours then Presque Isle sports facial hair policy and the NFL draft…

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Thursday, April 30, 201504/30/2015

4/30/15 First Take

Topics for the final day of April include more on the Baltimore protests, Paul Emery, Voter IDs, legislation on Revenge porn, then the General Assistance fraud proposal and LePage’s nuclear proposal.

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Wednesday, April 29, 201504/29/2015

4/29/15 First Take

On today’s First Take. The latest on the Baltimore riots, Supreme Court splits on gay marriage, LePage won’t sell bonds and Legilsation introduced to force him, Paul Emery in Westbrook says he wouldn’t mind LePage meeting his maker then Dentist John Willis accused of discriminating…

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Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 First Take

Topics in the world today…Riots in Baltimore have escalated, The Nepal earthquake, Tsarnaev Boston bombing punishment trial continues, then the Supreme Court to hear arguments on gay marriage and Portland city council bans e cigarettes…

Local Headlines

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University of Maine System to Use a Fifth Local Food by 2020

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Officials with the University of Maine System say the state's public universities are launching a program to use local growers and producers for a fifth of their dining hall expenditures by 2020.

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Great State of Maine Air Show Returns After Sequestration

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Putting on an air show when Brunswick Naval Air Station was an active-duty base was easy: Taxpayers picked up the tab and the Navy provided hundreds of sailors to run the event.

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LePage Opposes Change to Federal Overtime Rules

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Maine Governor Paul LePage and other state officials are opposing proposed changes to federal labor rules on the grounds that the rules will negatively impact employment and small businesses.

National Headlines

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

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Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.