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AUGUSTA, Maine-- Kaplan University has opened a new campus in Augusta. It's Kaplan's third campus in Maine, joining other ones in South Portland and Lewiston. Kaplan University is based in Chicago and serves nearly 50,000 online and campus-based students.
PORTLAND, Maine-- Maine State Housing Authority board members said Wednesday that a federal audit that found the agency failed to provide adequate oversight of its low-income housing program is further confirmation for them that the agency was mismanaged and is falling short of its mission.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Maine Housing Authority board members say they'll continue scrutinizing the housing agency's operations and finances following a federal audit that found it failed to provide adequate oversight for its Section 8 program.
In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.
PORTLAND, Maine-- Three public worker unions have been allowed to join a lawsuit against the Maine Public Employees Retirement System over the elimination of cost-of-living adjustments.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- Heating oil prices are going up in Maine. The lowest prices were in southern Maine, and the highest were in northern Maine. Maine energy officials say heating oil prices are tracking the rising price of crude oil, which has escalated over the summer months.
HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.
Red Lobster is launching its biggest menu revamp in a decade on Oct. 15. We Specialize in Fresh Florida Seafood, but some of our Seafoods come from distant points of the compass, such as Maine, Maryland, Alaska, Peru, Chile and even South Africa to name but a few.
AUGUSTA, Maine-- After a big drop last week, gas prices in Maine are back on the rise. Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price of gasoline in Maine has risen just over a penny in the past week to an average of $3.95.
The Lobster Academy runs from Monday through Thursday in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The dean of the school is Bob Bayer, the head of the University of Maine's Lobster Institute. The academy evolved from the Lobster Institute's Lobster College, which was held in Boothbay Harbor and Winter Harbor for several years.
WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine's campaign disclosure law requiring it to release its donor list.
WASHINGTON-- The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort and that no classified networks were threatened. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the White House is equipped with mitigation measures that identified the attack, isolated it and prevented its spread.
WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.
At least three men have been arrested for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of the deadly mass shooting n Colorado.
According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.
CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.
Republican front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory in Nevada , crushing his three remaining rivals and taking command of the party's presidential nominating race.
Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.