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Hawk & Handsaw Re-emerges on Earth Day

Hawk & Handsaw Re-emerges on Earth Day

Journal of Creative Sustainability re-imagined as digital publication after two-year hiatus   UNITY – On Earth Day 2015, members of the Unity College staff and faculty announced the re-release of Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability.         Hawk & Handsaw started as a print publication in 2008 and was published annually in that form until … Read More

Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Shock Hazard

Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Shock Hazard

Description: This recall involves four models of Shark®brand Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® series uprightvacuum cleaners. They are either maroon or purple in color and have a clear plastic middle section. Shark and Rotator are printed on the front of the vacuum cleaners. They measure about 45 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Recalled model numbers include … Read More

Goode Bill Would Strengthen Laws Around Highly Toxic Chemicals

Goode Bill Would Strengthen Laws Around Highly Toxic Chemicals

AUGUSTA – A measure introduced by Rep. Adam Goode, D-Bangor, would improve workplace chemical management and safety to ensure safer workplaces and healthier communities.   Chemicals and toxic substances can pose a wide range of health and physical hazards to Maine workers. According to Occupational Health and Safety, chemicals in the workplace lead to over 190,000 … Read More

Rep. Gattine Sponsors Bill to Protect Older Adults From Financial Exploitation

Rep. Gattine Sponsors Bill to Protect Older Adults From Financial Exploitation

AUGUSTA – Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, introduced a bill this week to protect older adults from financial exploitation by funding a program that offers personal financial management assistance.   Nationally, older adults lose an estimated $2.9 billion per year to financial abuse.     “Financial exploitation of our elderly neighbors is a real and serious problem in our state,” … Read More

United States Files Suit against Michaels Stores Inc. for Failing to Report Serious Safety Hazard in Shattering Glass Vases

United States Files Suit against Michaels Stores Inc. for Failing to Report Serious Safety Hazard in Shattering Glass Vases

Permanent Injuries Suffered by Consumers WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of Justice and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) jointly announced today the filing of a complaint against Michaels Stores Inc. and its subsidiary Michaels Stores Procurement Co. Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.   Michaels is a publicly held corporation … Read More

A Maine Lawmaker is Working to Better Protect the State's Bee Population

A Maine Lawmaker is Working to Better Protect the State’s Bee Population

AUGUSTA – According to officials about 30 percent of bees in the U.S. have either disappeared or failed to survive to pollinate blossoms in the spring.     Two measures making their way through the State House aim to curtail those numbers in Maine.   One bill would prohibit labeling plants as beneficial to bees if it had been … Read More

The Maine Troop Greeters Are Looking For The State's Vietnam Veterans.

The Maine Troop Greeters Are Looking For The State’s Vietnam Veterans.

BANGOR – The group routinely greets troops stopping through Bangor international airport. Now, they’re looking to honor Maine’s 44,000 Vietnam Vets.   On June 14th, they’re hosting a welcome home event at the Cross Insurance Center. Those with the troop greeters say these veterans never received the welcome home – and thank you – they deserve.     “At … Read More

Bill Expanding Broadband Internet Moves Forward

Bill Expanding Broadband Internet Moves Forward

AUGUSTA – A bi-partisan group of lawmakers wants to boost Maine’s internet speed.     Sponsors say the bill would require a plan to expand broadband access across the state. Stating its crucial for Maine’s future economic success.     “It pushes everyone to get to places where they might not be already. So municipal broadband, could it be an … Read More

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