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California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to marijuana

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:10
BY AMY TAXIN The Associated Press

CARPINTERIA, Calif.

This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise.

But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it stinks.

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U.N. chief asks for halt to ‘all hostile acts’ in Middle East

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:10
The Associated Press

BEIRUT

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East after Israeli forces bombed Iranian targets inside Syria.

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Iraq holds its first election since IS defeat

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
The Associated Press

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State extremist group.

The balloting is expected to be a referendum on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s tenure and his pledge to be more inclusive of Iraq’s Sunni minority.

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Trump urges GOP to mobilize for 2018 midterms

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY KEN THOMAS The Associated Press

ELKHART, Ind.

Embracing his role as party leader, President Donald Trump issued a stern warning at a rally Thursday that Democrats would disrupt the economic progress of his administration, imploring Republicans to mobilize during the 2018 midterm elections.

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Facing anti-Washington winds, Senate Democrats point to home

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY THOMAS BEAUMONT, STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va.

Feeling no relief from anti-incumbent Republican primaries, Democratic senators in GOP-leaning states are working to convince voters they’re free of Washington’s stigma.

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Volcano explosion won’t be deadly if people stay out of national park

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY SOPHIA YAN and SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press

PAHOA, Hawaii

A Hawaii volcano that sputtered lava for a week, forced around 2,000 residents to evacuate, destroyed some two dozen homes and threatened a geothermal plant now threatens to blow its top in the coming days or weeks.

Experts fear it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air.

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Summit set, Trump sees N. Korea ‘big success’

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

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AP sources: WH aide dismissed McCain view, says ‘he’s dying’

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee, saying Thursday at a staff meeting that “it doesn’t matter” because “he’s dying anyway,” two people in the room told The Associated Press.

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Service Notices

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09

Waldo W. “Bud” Brooks Jr.

Waldo W. “Bud” Brooks Jr. of Forest City, ME and Spring Hill, FL, and formerly of Bath, passed away on January 16, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME. A reception will follow at the church.

Lavada Caton

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Jean Patton Cole

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09

Jean Patton Cole, 86, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully in her home on May 9, 2018, surrounded by family. Jean was born in Hollsopple (really!), Pennsylvania, to Jack and Alice Gurley in 1931.

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David C. Hall

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09

GEORGETOWN — Reverend David C. Hall, 85, of Georgetown, passed away early Monday morning, May 7, 2018, at Horizons Rehab Center in Brunswick.

He is predeceased by his parents, Stanley Hall and Josephine Payne, along with his older brother, Arthur.

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Crisis sparks woman to action

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY MARSHA KEEFER Beaver County Times

AMBRIDGE, Pa.

Fingertips of her index and middle fingers rhythmically compress his tiny chest.

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Growing old in whitewater

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

Many of the whitewater boaters that I paddle with began the sport 30 or 40 years ago. Now, we’re in our 60s, 70s and a handful in their 80s.

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Today in History

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09

In 1502, Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere.

In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor of New Netherland.

In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.

In 1888, songwriter Irving Berlin was born Israel Baline in Temun, Russia.

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Letters

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09

King was right to vote yes on Pompeo confirmation

The President has the right to choose his or her own administrative team.

Mike Pompeo is qualified by education and by experience — West Point, Harvard Law School, U.S. House of Representatives, and Director of the CIA.

Importantly, the Department of State needs an experienced leader, now.

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Does the ‘Oracle’ get it wrong?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY GORDON L. WEIL

When you’re called “the Oracle of Omaha,” ranked as one of the wealthiest people in the world, and speak with a kind of folksy directness, people listen.

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The little library that could

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY DAVID TREADWELL

A few months ago, I was passing a house at the end of our street, and I noticed a colorful box at the end of the driveway. The box had a window, and there were books inside. I stopped the car and peeked in at the books; some were for children, some for adults.

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Brunswick pedestrians make the streets unsafe

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
BY CARLENE HILL BYRON Guest column

When we talk about pedestrian safety in Brunswick, we tend to talk about the issues that traffic planners discuss. Are the streets too wide? Are the crosswalks well marked? The dirty local secret we can’t bring ourselves to discuss is: Brunswick pedestrians are a danger.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
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Living the Word

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:09
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“Jesus said, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord you know that I love you.” John 21:16

Saying I Love You

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