Wide Support For Workforce Bill

Augusta - Training Maine workers to fill Maine's jobs is a plan that's getting widespread support.  Leaders from business and labor joined Democrats and Republicans at the State House to back a bill that would make a number of investments in job training.  The measure would expand training at community colleges, offer more educational programs in rural areas, and make it easier for students to transfer credits between community colleges and the University of Maine system.  Maine Community College System president John Fitzsimmons told the crowd in Augusta there are 50-thousand unemployed Mainers, and thousands of unfilled jobs because Maine doesn't have enough trained workers.

Abortion Bills Fuel Debate

Augusta - Three abortion bills now before the Maine legislature are stirring a lot of debate.  One would require girls younger than 18 to ask a parent's permission before having an abortion.  Another would require doctors to give patients more information about the abortion procedure and alternatives, and a third would open the way for wrongful death suits by establishing a fetus as a person.  Pro-choice groups, including the Family Planning Association of Maine and Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights oppose the bills.

The Aroostook Medical Center Adds Pediatric Services

Presque Isle - The Aroostook Medical Center now has services for kids who need occupational therapy.  The new services to focus on earlier intervention for children with so-called developmental delays in areas including fine motor skills, upper body and core strength and coordination, handwriting, and skills to take care of themselves.  Occupational therapists help people learn to do day-to-day activities as independently as they can.

Katahdin Region: Segment Three

As our Katahdin Region series continues we take a look at the history of two towns caught in a time of transition: East Millinocket and Millinocket.
 

Hospitals Speak out on Transparency

Hospitals are speaking out after a piece of legislation on transparency in billing was discussed at a public hearing in Augusta.

Maine Maritime Students Set Sail

CASTINE - Maine Maritime Academy students set sail today for a two-month  training cruise to ports of calls across North America and the Caribbean.
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