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Sep 17, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

Despite misgivings, US House vote to arm Syrian rebels achieves bi-partisan support

The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants.

Sep 17, 2014 | Associated Press

Pingree, Michaud reject arms for Syrian rebels

U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree have voted against a proposal to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.

Sep 15, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

Presque Isle airport receives $2.9 million for infrastructure improvements

Officials at the Northern Maine Regional Airport say nearly $3 million in federal grant money will go toward badly needed ramp and hangar improvements at the central Aroostook County facility.

Sep 11, 2014 | St. John Valley Times

Michaud announces nearly $3 million for Northern Maine Regional Airport

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, announced this morning, Sept. 11, that the Federal Aviation Administration will be investing nearly $3 million in the Northern Maine Regional Airport.

Sep 11, 2014 | Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal

Maine delegation wants more information, debate on ISIS action

After President Barack Obama made his case to the American people that the United States needs to take strong military actions against the Islamic State, he faced a divided Congress.

Sep 10, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

Obama: US to lead ‘broad coalition’ against Islamic State

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

Sep 10, 2014 | MPBN

Maine Delegation: Obama Should Seek Congress' Approval for Action Against ISIS

As President Obama prepares to address the nation on U.S. policy in response to the risks imposed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, members of Maine’s congressional delegation are expressing concerns about his assertion that he can act without congressional approval.

Sep 10, 2014 | Bangor Daily News

Editorial: Sept. 11 remembered: What has changed — and remained the same

As we mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, it is remarkable how much has changed in the world and, yet, how much remains the same.

Sep 8, 2014 | The Daily Beast

Will U.S. Troops Finally Get All-American Shoes?

The shoes American soldiers wear when they train for combat may soon be all American made—creating a possible monetary boon for New Balance, a shoe company that has long lobbied for the change.

Sep 5, 2014 | Portland Press Herald

Collins, Michaud celebrate anniversary of off-shore wind project, $1M in new R&D grant funds

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Friday celebrating the one year anniversary of the first off-shore wind turbine in the U.S. to ever be connected to the electric grid.