Articles by Erin Rhoda

 
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

Should Maine invite more refugees?

on July 18, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
As Maine confronts a future with fewer residents and, therefore, dwindling economic prospects, there is one small but regular source of new arrivals.
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

5 years at UMaine: 1 expulsion, 8 suspensions, 62 reports of violence

on June 27, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
Reports of sexual assault have increased at the University of Maine in Orono: There were fewer than 10 per year until 2013 when there were more than 30. That’s probably a good thing; universities should want more people coming forward to seek help. But what about the response to those …
ARGUABLY (blog)

Does UMaine hold students accountable for sexual assaults on campus?

on June 27, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
A look at the punishments handed down to University of Maine students for sexual assault.
ARGUABLY (blog)

An undeniable error at the VA, and hope that a wrong will be made right

on June 16, 2014, at 9:25 a.m.
There is still work to do to ensure military survivors of sexual assault can successfully maneuver the VA claims process.
ARGUABLY (blog)

Why one Maine man is grateful for prisoner swaps: The Germans had his parents

on June 13, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
Tyler H. Thompson tells the story of his father, a diplomat, and mother who were taken prisoner by Germans during World War II.
ARGUABLY (blog)

Three groundbreaking Maine entrepreneurs share how they did it

on June 06, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Three Maine entrepreneurs discuss how they overcame the challenges of launching a startup.
ARGUABLY (blog)

How this Maine woman could revolutionize travel for older, rural Mainers

on May 09, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
What do seniors do if they live in a rural area and have to see a doctor, visit family or buy groceries? Will they get behind the wheel when they shouldn't? If Katherine Freund achieves her dream, a car will come to them.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

How living with a rapist could also mean living with a killer

on April 25, 2014, at 9:35 a.m.
People may appear at first to be victims solely of domestic violence. But they are also at great risk of having been sexually assaulted, and advocates, medical professionals and the courts need to know to ask.
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

What should Maine do to draw more people here?

on April 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Fluid Imaging Technologies, which manufactures a first-of-its-kind imaging particle analyzer, has been growing — and fast. In addition to attracting lots of capital, it has doubled its number of employees in the past year.  But one thing has CEO Kent Peterson, and others across Maine, worried. How will the state address its …
ARGUABLY (blog)

This Maine company is growing, and fast. But where will it find workers?

on April 11, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
Fluid Imaging Technologies in Scarborough has been hiring -- a lot. How does it attract employees, and what can the state learn from it?
ARGUABLY (blog)

Pray for me: A woman’s escape from spiritual, sexual abuse by a pastor

on April 04, 2014, at 9:05 a.m.
A Maine woman describes her experience with clergy sexual misconduct.
ARGUABLY (blog)

This Maine woman used her alcohol addiction to help others. Now, we need a solution for everyone else

on March 21, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
The state estimates about 71,660 Maine adults were in need of treatment for their alcohol or drug addiction in 2010. Yet only 21 percent got that treatment. What will the state do about the remaining 79 percent? Jean Baker has an idea.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

Hunger pangs: When groceries are a luxury, and aid groups can’t keep up

on March 14, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
“Even the more well-off elderly can oftentimes be one setback from the luxury of buying groceries. I shudder when I say ‘luxury of buying groceries,’ but again it is the one, and oftentimes the only, place they can control their costs. They do without," summed up Dixie Shaw, program director of hunger and relief services of Catholic Charities Maine in Caribou.
ARGUABLY (blog)

These Maine health centers must treat everyone, but care isn’t free

on March 07, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
What Medicaid expansion would do for the state's federally qualified health centers, used by nearly 200,000 Mainers.
ARGUABLY (blog)

Medicine for Medicaid: Will Maine reform health care for low-income residents?

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 11:13 a.m.
Whether you have ever held a MaineCare card or not, switching to a managed care model would affect you.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

The SAT isn’t the best predictor of academic success. Why do so many colleges still rely on it?

on Feb. 20, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
If you get good grades in high school, you’re probably going to do well in college, despite having modest standardized test scores, according to a first-of-its kind study by a former Bates College admissions dean.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

This Millinocket man knew when to turn in his driver’s license. Would you?

on Feb. 14, 2014, at 10:25 a.m.
Duane Valley, 81, and his wife, Laura, 82, made the decision together that Duane would stop driving. He has no regrets.
ARGUABLY (blog)

Emily Bessey didn’t know her son had a birth defect that would kill him at 8 months. Now, she’s working to help other parents

on Feb. 07, 2014, at 10:34 a.m.
Ezra Bessey was 8 months when he died of an incurable genetic disorder. How his family is keeping his memory alive and fighting to find effective treatment.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

Baby steps: High-quality preschool makes a big difference, but can Maine afford it?

on Jan. 31, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
As Maine lawmakers weigh requiring school districts to offer preschool for 4-year-olds, they find themselves asking questions about value: Can they ensure that the quality of the preschool programs proposed for Maine are worth the investment?
ARGUABLY (blog)

Tortilla traction: Bread isn’t enough to solve this good Samaritan’s latest challenge

on Jan. 24, 2014, at 11:09 a.m.
You never know when a good Samaritan will show up in your greatest hour of need.
 
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