Morning Links - Thursday, February 8, 2024

Asylum Seekers

Committee OKs plan for statewide office to help Maine asylum seekers πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Business

Maine dairy farmers ask lawmakers to approve higher milk prices πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Aroostook senator wants Maine to form trade commission with Ireland πŸ› Bangor Daily News

City

Staffing shortages in Portland slow city’s trash, recycling pickup πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Plans are underway to make it easier to pee in Portland πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Climate Emergency

Acadia β€˜hit hard’ by January storms πŸ› Mount Desert Islander

Camp Ellis still healing after January storms πŸ› Saco Bay News

Maine sets new records, surpasses historic blizzard of 1978 πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Community

Beach to Beacon to benefit Portland's Preble Street πŸ› Spectrum News

Education

Electric school buses are beneficial and worthwhile πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Colby College receives $50M donation to its financial aid program πŸ› Maine Public

Environment

Mining near Baxter State Park isn’t appropriate πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Letter: EVs can keep Maine healthy and pristine πŸ› Portland Press Herald

The Katahdin region is sacred and is no place for a mine πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Food and Drink

Taj 2.0 in South Portland πŸ› Portland Food Map

Mardi Gras Specials In Portland, Maine πŸ› Portland Old Port

Espresso Yourself: A Guide to the Best Espresso Martinis in Portland πŸ› Portland Old Port

This is Why Fore Play is Portland, Maine's Best Sports Bar πŸ› WCYY

20 Maine Restaurants That Have Been Featured on National TV πŸ› WCYY

Guns

Opinion: Mills’ ideas for gun safety leave us yearning for more πŸ› Maine Beacon

Police to address commission investigating Maine mass shooting πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Healthcare

Free clinics in Maine are seeing an increasingly high demand for care πŸ› Maine Public

Youth justice and mental health services belong together πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Housing

What the Cheapest Apartment in Portland, Maine, is Going for πŸ› WJBQ

5 historic Maine hotels you can buy now πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Justice

Prosecutors say man who pleaded guilty to Woodford Street shooting has no right to a new trial πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Maine Joins $3 Million Settlements with Crypto Platform TradeStation πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Photography

Northbound πŸ› Corey Templeton Photography

From Above: York | Assignment: Maine - YouTube - Maine Public

Check out these clips of an unusual black coyote roaming the Maine woods πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Police

Gunfire exchanged in drive-by shooting in Portland πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Portland police investigating drive-by shooting off Brighton Avenue πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Drive-by shootout in Portland under investigation πŸ› WGME

Shooting incident on Taft Avenue in Portland being investigated πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Police Respond to Shots Fired on Taft Avenue Last Night πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Politics

Legislative committee splits on bill to prohibit paramilitary training πŸ› Maine Public

Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights Presents Two Events in Portland πŸ› Munjoy Hill News

Senate Republicans block borderpackage backed by Maine reps πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Susan Collins 1 of 4 Republicans to back failed border security bill πŸ› Portland Press Herald

Senator Susan Collins voted in favor of failed border bill - YouTube - NEWS CENTER Maine

Watch live: Supreme Courthears Donald Trump eligibility case that will reverberate in Maine πŸ› Bangor Daily News

Things to Do

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages with Tiger Bomb πŸ› SPACE

Comedy at the cavern!! πŸ› Reddit

Tribal Sovereignty

Penobscot Nation: Acquiring land means greater sovereignty, money πŸ› WCSH News Center Maine

Vacationland

The Maine Flower Collective Wants You to Pick Locally Grown Bouquets πŸ› Down East