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Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The increase likely reflects robust hiring last year when employers added 3.1 million jobs — the most since 1999. That lowered the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent from 6.7 percent a year earlier. Strong job gains and a falling unemployment can help broadly raise incomes as businesses are forced to offer higher pay to attract workers. And with more money in their wallets, Americans are spending more freely.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make it official on Tuesday, as he gives a speech at Livingston High School. But right after he makes that speech, he’ll be jetting out to New Hampshire, where he’s hoping he’ll be able to pull off an early upset to jumpstart his longshot odds. Christie has three days of events planned in the Granite State. Aaron discusses the case Christie will make to Republican voters for their support.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Wendy Ireland

For Harness Racing and for expanding the Southern Maine Casino market, Wendy Ireland joins Ken and Mike to discuss the legislature and the studies showing the expandable market in Southern Maine for Casinos…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Every Tuesday morning we have ABC New’s own Trey Hardin on to discuss weekly updates. This weeks topics include the Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Republican candidates…

firsttake

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 First Take

On this Tuesday’s First Take, LePage vetoes budget, the Legislators call for investigation into LePage, Greece on brink of bankruptcy, NY escapees were headed to Mexico then the Supreme Court issues more decisions and NBC fires Trump…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

For Richard Matt, the end came on Friday, when he was gun downed while holding a shotgun. For his fellow escapee David Sweat, his at large status ended on Sunday afternoon, after he was spotted about 30 miles northwest of the prison, and was shot and wounded before he had a chance to disappear back into the woods. Sweat is now in critical condition in an Albany hospital. His capture concludes a three week manhunt since the two escaped an upstate New York prison using stolen power tools and hacksaw blades.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Leading Republican lawmakers were not all ecstatic regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday. Many expressed disappointment in the decision, but at the same time expressed sentiments that there was little to gain my trying to reverse things legislatively. Steve discusses whether the issue should be used to rally the base, or on the other hand, to widen the umbrella. Also, in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got more governors in the 2016 race. Jindal last week, and Christie, Walker, and Kasich to join the party shortly. Steve looks at their respective chances.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own State House Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistelr joins Ken and Mike every Monday morning for this weekly podcast. The guys kick off this week by talking about the Governor getting national attention…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the cabinet deciding, after an 8-hour session, that Greek banks would remain shut for six working days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. The Athens Stock Exchange would also not open on Monday, financial sector officials confirmed. Withdrawals from ATM with credit or cash cards will be capped at 60 euros ($66) daily. The crisis is expected to rock financial markets around the world, including here on Wall Street.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

It could have been a disaster week, but last week saw all the legislative cards turning up aces for the White House…. He got his trade authority thru Congress, and the Supreme Court handed him victories on both his healthcare program, and on the same-sex marriage front, the latter resulting in celebrations around the country over the weekend. More battles lie ahead, including the ongoing Iranian nuke talks, which are nearing yet another deadline for progress. But right now President Obama appears to be firing on all cylinders.

Local Headlines

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

NOVA FERRY ARRIVES

The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

GENERIC JEWELRY

Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

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Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

fireworksepapollution

A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.

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Montana polygamist vows to fight for marriage license

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A Montana polygamist featured on the show "Sister Wives" says he will sue if denied the right to legally wed his second wife.