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(5TYNK) Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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1. The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three week. All but two states — Maine and South Dakota — reported that case numbers have gone up over the past two weeks. (PRESS HERALD)

2. Gov. Mills vetoed the bill calling for a forced buyout of CMP and Versant Power. She called the performance of Maine’s electric utilities ‘abysmal’ but said the bill to form a consumer-owned utility was ‘hastily drafted’ and could create more problems than it solves. (PRESS HERALD)

3. Affordable Cremation Solution in Lewiston has been shut down and the owner’s license has been suspended indefinitely after the state found bodies that had been unrefrigerated and decomposing for weeks. (WGME)

4. On the Vine Marketplace was fined for repeated child labor law violations. An investigation found that minors cleaned power-driven meat mixers and grinders. Additionally 11 14- and 15-year-old employees were working in violations of the hours and restrictions. The operator paid $27,274 in civil penalties. (WGME)

5. Portland, ME ranked 8th in the top 10 best places to live in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Portland was the only New England city to make the top 30. Boston was ranked 31. (WMTW)

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