Maine's Precious Treasures Part 2

AUGUSTA - The State Archives holds the history of the Pine Tree State, from the birth of Maine to the present day.  But, the Archives didn't always exist.

Brewer Jobs on the Chopping Block

BREWER - More than a dozen positions in the Brewer school district are on the chopping block, to compensate for budget shortfalls.

Speed limit increase

The Maine senate today gave final approval to a bill that calls for an increased speed limit on the interstate. It authorizes the department of transportation to raise the speed limit to 75 miles per hour in areas where it's deemed appropriate. Officials will first have to study where it would be safe. During a hearing held in March, the sponsor said a number of factors would have to be taken into account including how congested an area might be.

Collins Backs Internet Sales Tax Bill

Maine Senator Susan Collins joined 68 other Senators in approving a move to collect sales tax for online purchases.  Collins released a statement saying that the measure doesn't call for a new tax, but would ensure that taxes already owed are paid.  Retailers in Maine and other states have long complained that they're at a disadvantage because many online retailers don't charge sales tax.  The bill that passed the Senate on a 69-to-27 vote now goes to the House of Representatives.

Teaching Your Children About Fire Safety

VEAZIE - It's been a busy stretch for emergency crews in Lewiston as of late, dealing with a seemingly endless line of incidents. A few of these recent blazes linked to young people. Perhaps it's time to think about what our children know about fire.

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