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SCOTUS rules religious schools cannot be excluded from state tuition aid

Supreme Court says that Maine's school voucher program cannot exclude religious schools.

Religious schools cannot be excluded from aid

Conservative justices grill Maine on policy denying tuition for religious schools

Conservative US Supreme Court justices grill Maine officials over school funding policies, say they place undue burden on Orthodox Jews.

'Maine school policy places undue burden on Orthodox Jews'

Maine man says he was evicted from apartment after refusing to remove mezuzah

Maine Human Rights Commission to take up case of Jewish man who says he was evicted from apartment after refusing to take down mezuzah.

Maine man says he was evicted from apt for not removing mezuzah

Maine school district removes High Holy Days from school calendar

Only months after adding High Holy Days as official school holidays, Lewiston, Maine school district criticized for removing them.

Maine district removes High Holy Days from school calendar

Maine man accused of threatening to kill Jews during High Holy Days denied bail

24-year old allegedly posted to Twitter that he wanted to "kill Jews with my AR-15" during the High Holy Days.

Maine man accused of threatening to kill Jews denied bail

Man threatening to 'kill Jews with my AR-15' during Rosh Hashanah arrested in Maine

24-year old Buxton, Maine resident faces up to five years in prison for threatening to kill Jews during the High Holy Days.

Man threatening to 'kill Jews with my AR-15' arrested in Maine

Maine lawmakers release letter denouncing anti-Semitism

Letter comes after a state representative is accused of speaking at an event blamed for spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Maine lawmakers release letter denouncing anti-Semitism

Maine college defaced with anti-Israel hate graffiti

Graffiti and flyers being treated as potential hate crime triggering state investigation.

Maine college defaced with anti-Israel hate graffiti

Swastika spray-painted outside synagogue in Maine

Police investigating after teenagers draw swastika outside Congregation Beth Israel in Bangor, Maine, which was founded in 1888.

Swastika spray-painted outside synagogue in Maine

Camp to parents: 'No matter what procedures we put in place, there are no guarantees'

A Jewish camp in Maine is actually opening. Here’s how it plans to keep COVID-19 away.

'No matter what we do, there are no guarantees'

Lawsuit: Maine State Police illegally gathered data about Seeds of Peace camp employees

International camp for Jewish Israeli and Arab teens sues Maine State Police, claiming data illegally gathered on camp employees.

Seeds of Peace accuses Maine police of illegally gathering data

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Communities bid farewell to two historic synagogues sold to developers planning to raze them, build high-end apartments.

Historic Maine synagogue to be turned into high-end apartments

Sanders defeats Clinton in Maine

Bernie Sanders declared the winner of the Maine Democratic caucuses, but Clinton still has more delegates.

Sanders defeats Clinton in Maine

High School Team Under Fire Over Nazi Salute

Members of a Maine high school girls' basketball team have been disciplined after a Nazi salute picture surfaced online.

High School Basketball Team Under Fire Over Nazi Salute

Maine Governor Apologizes for 'Gestapo' Remarks

Gov. Paul LePage apologized Friday for comparing the IRS to the Nazi Gestapo, while speaking about the the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling

Maine Governor Apologizes for 'Gestapo' Remarks