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27 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Labor secretary checks out training programs at shipyards

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An aging workforce at two shipyards underscores the importance of training a new generation of workers with the skills needed to "punch their ticket to the middle class," U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Wednesday. Perez visited Maine for a firsthand look at an apprentice program at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a public shipyard, and a training ...

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41 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Beyond craft brews: Just like foodies, beer geeks go local

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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US labor secretary visits Maine, Portsmouth shipyards

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says an aging workforce at shipyards underscores the importance of training a new generation of workers with the skills needed to "punch their ticket to the middle class." Perez made the remarks Wednesday as he got a firsthand look at an apprentice program at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and a training center ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maine Senate, House each override 2 LePage vetoes

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has voted to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would provide car decals to young drivers so parents and law enforcement can more easily identify intermediate license holders. [...] the Democratic-led House supported overturning LePage's veto of two bills, including one that would allow the examination for a learner's permit ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maine unemployment drops slightly, to 4.7 percent, in April

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's unemployment fell to its lowest point in nearly eight years with a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.7 percent in April. State labor officials say the April rate is a drop of 0.1 percentage points from March 1.1 points from a year ago.

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