1. The Mills administration on Monday announced The Back to Work program, providing employers a one-time $1,500 payment for eligible workers who start jobs between June 15 and June 30 or a $1,000 payment for eligible workers who start jobs in July. (WMTW)
2. The U.S. tops 33.4 million covid-19 cases with more than 599,000 related deaths. The Maine CDC reported 3 new deaths and 29 new cases on Tuesday bringing Maine’s death toll at 848. Nearly 56% of Mainers are fully vaccinated. (WGME)
3. Portland police said an “apparent hoax threat” at King Middle School Monday is under control. Officers were called to the school for a report of an active shooter around 9:40 a.m. (NEWS CENTER)
4. Juneteenth, the day that has come to mark the end of slavery in the United States, has been declared a state holiday in Maine. Juneteenth arrives this Saturday. However, June 19, 2022, is the first time it will be recognized as a paid holiday for state workers. (PRESS HERALD)
5. The PBA returns to Bayside Bowl this week. It will be the first time they compete in front of fans since the start of the pandemic. (PRESS HERALD)
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