Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020



1. Governor Janet Mills signed a piece of legislation Wednesday to bring more affordable housing to Maine. The plan calls for the state to invest $10 million a year over eight years into creating homes and apartments for low-income families, elderly, and rural communities. That proposal would create more than 1000 additional affordable homes over eight years. (News Center Maine)

2. A federal agency has found that Maine Med failed to protect patients from physical abuse on two occasions last summer in which a security guard and a nurse each allegedly struck patients who were acting violently. (WGME)

3. An art exhibit at Husson is using Valentine’s Day to bring awareness to relationship abuse. Represented through Valentine’s Day gifts, visitors can better understand what some of the most common and unhealthy behaviors can look and sound like. A GPS pendant locket that can track where you are, chocolate with a note that says, “I love you but maybe you should watch your weight” (NEWS CENTER MAINE)

4. Researchers have noticed a pattern in fast radio bursts (FRBs) from one source, a spiral galaxy, 500 million light-years from Earth. FRBs are quick bursts of radio waves and typically do not repeat. Canadian researchers identified one series of FRBs with a pattern that occurred every 16.35 days. Possible causes could be an orbital star or a neutron star…or aliens? (CNN)

5. Hot 1047 is now Hot Radio Maine. In addition to the new branding and broadcasting to southern Maine on 104.7, we can now be heard on 100.3 FM in Lewiston/Auburn and Brunswick and 102.9 FM in the Bangor/Brewer metro. (HOT RADIO MAINE)

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