State Will Not Expedite New Lead Standards

March 18, 2016 Lewiston Sun Journal By Scott Thistle AUGUSTA — In a letter to lawmakers this week, the director of the Maine Center for Disease Control said his agency would not move quickly to implement lower blood-lead standards.   CDC Director Ken Albert said...

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Bangor, Portland need more affordable housing

March 11, 2016 BDN Maine By The BDN Editorial Board Housing and rental prices are on the rise, and apartment vacancy rates are near zero in Portland, highlighting the city’s popularity as a place to live, work and retire. In many ways, these are positive signs for the...

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Maine lawmakers: DHHS stalling on new lead standards

March 9, 2016 BDN Maine By Scott Thistle AUGUSTA, Maine — A bipartisan group of Lewiston-Auburn lawmakers is again asking the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to pick up the pace on implementing new lead-poisoning standards that were passed into law more...

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