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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Two little girls who wanted to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad had their goal temporarily sidelined when city ordinances and state law stepped in to intervene. Eight-year-old Andria Green and her little sister, Zoey, decided to open a curbside stand in their hometown of Overton, Texas, and sell lemonade and kettle corn. They had been open for an hour and had raised $25 when the police showed up, and shut them down for missing permits and code violations. No free lemonade for those officers. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the details. (Jim also can handle the latest on the pool party shooting matter)

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NY prison break update, Budget stalls, Republicans push vote on Obamatrade, Legislature overturns 9 of 10 LePage vetoes then Baltimore police not pursuing criminals and Boston Globe says Caitlyn Jenner victim of ageism…

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike to discuss tax reform, the budget and a new bill for signature gathering…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Speaking Tuesday at the Catholic Hospital Association’s annual conference in Washington DC, President Obama renewed his argument that the Affordable Care Act was here to stay, and if anybody tries to tear it down, the consequences will not be well received by those millions already benefitting from the program. In a sense, the president is daring the Supreme Court, and ostensibly Congressional Republicans (who could fix things legislatively), to overturn the key provision in their ruling later this month. The White House has already indicated there is no contingency plan should the provision regarding state exchanges be struck down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Lynn Tillotson

Keynote speaker at Eggs and Issues, Lynn Tillotson – the President and CEO of the Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland talks with Ken and Mike at the Holiday Inn by the Bay to discuss the importance of tourism to our local economy.

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

New York could become the first U.S. city. to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on salt into new territory, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city’s Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants add a salt-shaker-like symbol on menus next to products that contain more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about 1 teaspoon of salt. Public health advocates hailed the proposal as a pioneering step to tackle a major problem. Salt producers called it off-base.

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eggs and Issues First Take

On this month’s “Eggs and Issues” edition of First Take, Prison break update,  more on the Budget, are Closed meetings now…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New York State Police said they’re following hundreds of leads in an attempt to find two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison. An industrial training supervisor at the prison has been interviewed and removed from her post. Police were spotted at the woman’s home which is about an hour from the prison. Police began their search near the manhole from which the two men emerged following their subterranean escape. A man who lives near it told ABC News he saw two men he thought were hoodlums carrying what he thought was a guitar case. He said he confronted the men, who told him they were going in the wrong direction. Then they took off running.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Adam Goode

Now for the other side of the income tax bill veto – Democrat and house chairman of the tax committee Adam Goode joins Ken and Mike to discuss the Maine people’s choice on income tax reform in the state…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Among the Topics of discussion at this year’s G7 conference, which included the crisis in Ukraine, climate change and the Greek economy, global security threats were paramount. President Obama addressed this in a statement as he left the conference saying that the global leaders do not yet have a complete strategy in training Iraqi soldiers to get the job done. And lacking that, one can assume there’s no overall strategy yet for defeating ISIS altogether.

Local Headlines

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Gov. LePagesends Maine House Speaker Handwritten Note

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Gov. Paul LePage says Maine's House Speaker is free to have any summit he wants after the governor received from the lawmaker a letter critical of his response to the growing heroin problem.

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Body of Pilot in Maine Plane Crash Recovered

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Police say emergency workers have recovered the body of a pilot whose plane crashed into a manmade pond in the northern Maine town of Houlton.

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Special Election for Maine House Seat Set for Nov. 3

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A special election to choose a member of the Maine House of Representatives to represent the Standish area is scheduled for Nov. 3.

National Headlines

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.