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Legislator recommends pot moratorium extension

Legislator recommends pot moratorium extension

AUGUSTA – House Republican Leader Ken Fredette wants to slow Maine’s embrace of recreational marijuana.

He’s sponsoring a governor’s bill that would extend the moratorium until January 1, 2019. Fredette said lawmakers haven’t had time to consider a 70 page bill that was drafted to regulate the new industry. He also said there are questions about how that bill would be drafted.

Lawmakers are expected to take up the issue next week during a special session, but Fredette and Governor LePage feel lawmakers need more time to consider what they would be voting on.

As it stands now, the moratorium on …read more

Source: FOX 22/ABC 7

    

Business report Thursday October 19th

Business report Thursday October 19th

BANGOR – Hurricanes and a price war have hurt at least one airline’s profits.

United Airlines said its third quarter profit fell by one-third as 8,300 flights were canceled after Hurricane Harvey. Then Hurricanes Irma and Maria disrupted flights in Florida and the Caribbean. And a fare war with budget Spirit Airlines is expected to drag down average prices in the fourth quarter as well.

Twitter will now decide what is hate speech and sexual harassment after the company’s CEO said not enough is being done to protect its users. The company also will protect women from unwanted sexual advances. Twitter …read more

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Key matchups abound in final week of football regular season

The race to the high school football playoffs truly has seemed like a race this year, with Week 8 suddenly here after two months of mild weather that generally has belied the typically deteriorating conditions of autumn and portend an additional challenge of postseason pursuits. First-round byes, home-field advantages and mere qualification for the playoffs […] …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Engineering job fair held at UMaine Wednesday

Engineering job fair held at UMaine Wednesday

ORONO – Wednesday hundreds of engineering students at UMaine spent the day talking with potential future employers.

The Engineering Job Fair brought over 130 companies to Orono, a record for the event.

Many organizations had university alumni representing their companies and recruiting potential employees.

Going to a job fair can be overwhelming, but many students said they felt more than prepared.

Companies were also searching for interns as well, assuring something for students of all grade levels.

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Source: FOX 22/ABC 7