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Portland Task Force to Review Inspection Programs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The city of Portland is putting together a task force to examine its inspection programs in the wake of a house fire that killed six people.

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Police: 3-year-old Set Fire that Killed His family

Authorities say a three-year-old boy set a fire that burned down his mobile home, killing his mother and his twin siblings.

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Maine’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged in October

Maine officials say that the state's unemployment rate held steady in October at 5.8 percent.

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Maine’s Northern Counties See Most Income Growth

Federal data shows two of Maine's northernmost counties posted the fastest personal income growth in the state in 2013.

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Maine Risks Funding Cut Over Food Stamp Policy

Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional.

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