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(5TYNK) Thursday, February 18, 2021

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1. Members of the Maine GOP State Committee signed a letter Wednesday condemning Sen. Susan Collins’ vote to impeach Donald Trump. Collins responded with her own letter in which she said she still stands by her actions. (NEWS CENTER)

2. The U.S. tops 27.8 million covid-19 cases with over 490,000 deaths The Maine CDC reported three new deaths and 104 new cases on Wednesday bringing Maine’s death toll to 654 with 91 Mainers currently hospitalized. For the 12th time, Gov. Mills extended the state of civil emergency for another 30 days. (WMTW)

3. Androscoggin County Commissioners rejected an anti-mask message Wednesday. “There is no authority in the County Commission to overturn state law in any way, and therefore we have no jurisdiction over this matter,” Commissioner John Michael said. (WGME)

4. The University of Maine unveiled details Wednesday of a $110 million project to upgrade athletic facilities that will include a new basketball facility and enhancements to the football stadium and hockey arena over the next decade. The project is fueled by a $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. (PRESS HERALD)

5. Drink Wine Day! Red, white or a rosé? Research suggests that drinking an occasional glass of red wine is good for you. It provides antioxidants and can help protect against heart disease and harmful inflammation, among other benefits. (NATIONAL DAY)

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