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Maine internet providers blast Senate vote to strip customers’ privacy protection;
Sen. Susan Collins voted with fellow Republicans to repeal rules preventing
broadband providers from selling consumers' personal data;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 24 March 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Federal regulators put an end to turbulent season in northern Gulf of Maine scallop
fishery; The season was fraught with controversy between small-boat fishermen
from Maine and full-time scallopers operating bigger boats, and the closure
pleases many fishermen;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 23 March 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Deep cuts in Trump’s proposed budget would have dramatic impact in Maine; The
state stands to lose funding for a range of programs and services, but would benefit
from a beefed-up military budget;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 17 March
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s proposed EPA cuts would damage Maine’s environment and economy,
critics fear; Sen. King calls the cuts 'deeply troubling' while Rep. Pingree says they'll
hurt Maine business;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 12 March 2017,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s proposed NOAA cuts imperil Wells Reserve in Maine; The president wants
to end the funding that covers 70% of the operating costs for the wildlife sites used
by the public, researchers and educators;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 9
March 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA alarm Maine’s marine community; Funds for
federal services that fishermen, aquaculturists and others rely on would be
slashed, and UMaine's vital Sea Grant program would be gone;
Portland Press
Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 7 March 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Navigating political crosswinds, Sen. Collins stays true to her goals; Scrutinizing the
senator's record in controversial votes, observers say she generally satisfies those
most affected by the outcome;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 5 March
2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sens. King, Collins pleased with Sessions’ recusal from any probe of presidential
campaign; While Maine's senators and Rep. Poliquin had called for his recusal
early Thursday, Rep. Pingree said the attorney general should resign;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 2 March 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Sen. King fears integrity of probe into Russia-Trump campaign contacts has been
compromised; He worries that an inquiry by the investigating committee he serves
on will lose credibility because the Republican chairman challenged media reports
at the request of the White House;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 27
February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Voters are pressuring Sen. Collins to hold a town hall meeting; But Maine's senior
senator, like others before her, says she prefers to schedule private meetings to
confront constituents' concerns;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT PAGE; 26
February 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Collins aims to ‘get to the bottom’ of Russian ties to election, whatever it takes;
She and Maine's Sen. Angus King both want Michael Flynn to testify; Collins doesn't
rule out a subpoena of Trump tax returns;
Portland Press Herald; NATION; 22
February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A3

For fisheries regulations, a Trump edict signals uncertainty; There's some dispute
about how routine rules would be affected, but larger actions would be all but
undoable under the presidential executive order;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 19 February 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Angus King says Intelligence Committee probing Flynn’s talks with Russian
diplomats
; He and Senate colleague Susan Collins have confidence in their
committee and see no need for the independent commission being called for by
Democrats;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 14 February 2017; PORTLAND,  
MAINE, p. A1

Susan Collins defends her vote to silence colleague Elizabeth Warren; Collins
voted in favor of upholding an obscure rule after the Massachusetts senator read a
scathing letter that Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow wrote about Jeff Sessions, who
was confirmed Wednesday as Trump's attorney general;
Portland Press Herald;
FRONT PAGE; 8 February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Maine senators on losing side in opposing DeVos nomination; Observers predict
the education chief's appointment will have little effect on Maine schools;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 7 February 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Susan Collins develops pivotal, but uncomfortable, role as check on Trump;
The Senate's most moderate Republican has an elevated profile, observers say, in
an era when the stakes are particularly high;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 5 February 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Collins says Trump’s education nominee may not have her vote; She has
concerns about Betsy DeVos' unfamiliarity with a school-related disabilities laws,
the latest of several stances the senator has taken opposing the president's
statements and actions;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 31 January 2017;
PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Maine braces for possible EPA funding delays and shortfalls; Trump's order to
freeze the agency's grants and contracts has contractors, and state and local
officials, unsure when or if they will receive money for environmental work;
Portland
Press Herald
; FRONT PAGE; 27 January 2017; PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

Sen. Angus King to vote against Betsy DeVos as education secretary; Maine's
independent senator cites the Trump nominee's lack of commitment to public
education but says he will support two other Cabinet nominees;
Portland Press
Herald
; STATE & LOCAL; 25 January 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Maine’s rural hospitals fear crisis if Obamacare is repealed without comparable
replacement; By insuring tens of thousands of their patients, the Affordable Care Act
has helped hospitals and clinics to stay open;
Maine Sunday Telegram; FRONT
PAGE; 22 January 2017, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

How Mormon Principles and Grassroots Ideals Saved Utah; Fearful of rampant
growth, officials put control in the hands of citizens who preferred collaboration to
government;
Politico Magazine; WHAT WORKS; 19 January 2017; SALT LAKE CITY,
UTAH

Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, finds unlikely ally in Sen. Susan
Collins; Collins and Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby will introduce Sessions before
the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, when she will defend him against
charges of racism;
Portland Press Herald; FRONT PAGE; 10 January 2017;
PORTLAND,  MAINE, p. A1

The American Nations and the 2016 Election; Washington Monthly, POLITICAL
ANIMAL; 9 January 2017; FREEPORT, MAINE

How Colin Woodard’s ‘American Nations’ explains the 2016 presidential election;
Regional cultures can help explain president-elect Donald Trump's victory in
November;
Portland Press Herald (online); AMERICAN NATIONS; 6 January 2017
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