Articles by Erin Rhoda

 
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A Maine murder victim’s story that ‘will never die’

on Sept. 27, 2013, at 11:45 a.m.
It’s not easy to explain loss. Yet every year those whose loved ones died at the hands of another gather in Augusta to try to put words to it. On Wednesday, about 70 people met at the University of Maine at Augusta for the 7th annual Maine Day of Remembrance …
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How you can get students excited about school

on Sept. 20, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.
In a 2006 survey of American high school dropouts, half of them said they dropped out because their classes were boring and not relevant to their lives or career aspirations. What's one way for schools to improve engagement? More hands on deck.
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How a Kittery woman is helping turn ideas into business

on Sept. 13, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
Susan Tuveson of Kittery talks about starting a community kitchen and watching others pursue their food and business creations.
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Erin Rhoda

Loving a survivor of childhood sexual abuse

on Aug. 30, 2013, at 12:06 p.m.
Do other husbands keep a machete in the bedroom in order to sleep at night, too? Do they also wince when touched? Shonna Milliken Humphrey describes her experience as the wife of a man who was abused as a child.
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50 years after ‘I Have a Dream,’ one Maine man keeps marching

on Aug. 23, 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
Hugh Magbie, of Warren, was a college student during the March on Washington. He stayed home to watch the whole-day event on TV with his mother who was dying of cancer. He remembers jumping up and down and yelling, his mother bundled up in her day bed. She cried during King’s speech. She would die several months later.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

Steady, persistent changes in how Maine delivers health care

on Aug. 16, 2013, at 12:30 p.m.
One emergency room doctor reflects on the broad changes happening in Maine hospitals in the wake of health care reform.
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How one Bangor woman’s life will change with loss of tax relief

on Aug. 09, 2013, at 10:33 a.m.
A Bangor woman explains how changes to a tax-relief program will result in a property tax increase of 3 percent of her annual income.
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The wide reach of domestic violence homicide

on Aug. 06, 2013, at 8:59 a.m.
Each year, an estimated 30,000 people are victims of domestic violence in Maine. Even if people don’t experience the crime directly, it leaves a wide path of devastation. People never know when the crime will happen to someone they love and tear into their own life. It happened to Pat Pendleton, 72, of Rockport, who recently shared her experience dealing with the shooting death of her daughter, Vicki, in 1987, and raising her two children.
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‘I’ll tell her I did the best I could’: Losing a daughter to murder, raising her children

on Aug. 02, 2013, at 11:09 a.m.
A Rockport mother talks about losing her 25-year-old daughter to domestic violence homicide.
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

Protecting victims from their pimps

on July 31, 2013, at 9:29 a.m.
What can communities do about sex trafficking?
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

Maine’s chance to predict, stop domestic violence homicides

on July 30, 2013, at 4:57 p.m.
Over the course of 20 years, Dorothy Giunta-Cotter’s husband, William, kidnapped her, beat her and strangled her with a telephone cord. He pushed her down a flight of stairs when she was pregnant. The day he hit one of their daughters repeatedly in the head, because he didn’t like what …
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Erin Rhoda

‘Come as you are’: Lives of faith for transgender Mainers

on July 26, 2013, at 12:47 p.m.
Rev. Sue Gabrielson of Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church speaks about ongoing outreach and education to congregations about the needs of transgender individuals in Maine.
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

The making of Proof

on July 23, 2013, at 11:09 a.m.
Learn how a team at the BDN created a multimedia project called Proof, about sexual assault in Maine, and our survivors’ response to it.
ARGUABLY (blog)

The making of Proof

on July 19, 2013, at 2:59 p.m.
How a BDN team created a multimedia project called Proof about sexual assault in Maine and what the response has been.
MAINE FOCUS (blog)

Giving Maine babies a chance at a drug-free life

on July 18, 2013, at 4:25 p.m.
The personal and economic costs associated with drug and alcohol abuse are staggering. In 2010, the total estimated cost of substance abuse in Maine — including corrections, law enforcement, long-term health effects and premature death — was more than $1.4 billion, translating to $1,057 for every Maine resident. Maine’s youngest …
ARGUABLY (blog)

Victims of violence, their pets often have ‘common bond’

on July 12, 2013, at 3:19 p.m.
If a man or woman harms a spouse or child physically, emotionally or sexually, it’s likely that spouse or child isn’t the offender’s only victim of abuse.

Education funding priorities

By Erin Rhoda on June 28, 2013, at 7:09 p.m.
One of the biggest differences in the successful budget passed by the Legislature, compared to Gov. Paul LePage’s original budget proposal, is the inclusion of a provision to incrementally increase state funding for public education to a target of 55 percent. It’s estimated that increasing the state’s share by 1 …
ARGUABLY (blog)

After committing crimes, three Maine teens fight forward

on June 28, 2013, at 4:39 p.m.
Three young men at Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston share their stories about how far they've come.
ARGUABLY (blog)
Erin Rhoda

Scarborough students take leading role in preventing drug abuse

on June 21, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
Two Scarborough students discuss how they're trying to prevent drug abuse through film.
ARGUABLY (blog)

How a young man is fighting leukemia with a little help from his friends

on June 14, 2013, at 4:14 p.m.
Corey Laplume is fighting acute lymphocytic leukemia -- again.
 
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