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 In this March 2013 file photo, a CARA participant rests inside a cell at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility. Many CARA participants come from broken homes and traumatic childhoods, said Kennebec County corrections officer Edward Anderson.

LePage’s dangerous portrayal of drug addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is complicated. Sometimes addiction is passed down through genetics, though of course many people become addicted without a genetic predisposition. Environment often has something to do with it: It’s estimated 9 percent of children in the U.S. live with at least one parent who abuses alcohol …
Former University of Maine football player and master's degree candidate Roosevelt Boone of Washington, D.C., is greeted by children at the Presbyterian Secondary School in Acraa, Ghana, during his visit there in 2012.

From Maine to Ghana, former UMaine football player shares passion for teaching children

ORONO | College student-athletes too often are celebrated only for their accomplishments on the field. Roosevelt Boone enjoyed his share of success on the University of Maine football team. Yet the athletic scholarship only opened the doors to what the school has to offer for someone with passion and …