Articles by Erin Rhoda
MAINE FOCUS (blog)
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
on June 21, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
Two Scarborough students discuss how they're trying to prevent drug abuse through film.
on June 14, 2013, at 4:14 p.m.
Corey Laplume is fighting acute lymphocytic leukemia -- again.
on June 07, 2013, at 12:55 p.m.
Kaitlin Cole, 21, of Portland, recently participated in the Maine NEW Leadership Conference and shared her thoughts on what it means to be an emerging leader.
on May 24, 2013, at 9:42 a.m.
Richard Moreau, 70, of Jay, said he doesn’t need to know details of what happened to his daughter or see her assumed killer prosecuted. What he wants most of all is the closure that might come with finding her remains.
on May 17, 2013, at 2:51 p.m.
President Barack Obama should direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to relax standards currently required to determine disability compensation for veterans with mental health conditions related to sexual trauma.
on May 10, 2013, at 3:14 p.m.
Arthur Jette, who works at Womancare in Dover-Foxcroft, talks about why men must stand up to domestic violence in their communities.
on May 03, 2013, at 1:56 p.m.
Sophomores at Stearns Junior-Senior High School in Millinocket share their thoughts on Gov. Paul LePage's new grading system for schools.
By Robert Fisk Jr. on May 02, 2013, at 11:46 a.m.
For millenniums, the horse has changed mankind. The ways in which we travel, trade, play, work and fight wars have been profoundly shaped our unique relationship with horses. Unfortunately, their unparalleled stature and legacy cannot save them from the ultimate disrespect and cruelty of a slaughterhouse. Maine Friends of Animals …
By Shana Natelson on April 29, 2013, at 8:37 a.m.
While April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, it isn’t the only month that gets a lot of attention for sexual assault awareness and prevention. August and September see an influx of college freshmen flooding onto campus, eager to meet new roommates, study for exams and avoid a curfew. …
on April 26, 2013, at 1:51 p.m.
It will take a community reaction to reduce the rates of victimization, and talking to children in an age-appropriate way is a good place to start.
on April 19, 2013, at 12:36 p.m.
With Friday’s violent manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers ending a week of one tragedy after another, many people may experience some level of emotional shock. They don’t have to experience an act of terrorism directly to have a heightened response.
on April 12, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
Helping survivors of sexual assault to take back control of their body, at their own pace, is a way toward overcoming the fear and suffering so wrongly thrown into their lives.
on April 05, 2013, at 10:19 a.m.
A story about the world of rape begins with ourselves.
on March 29, 2013, at 3:55 p.m.
Maj. Tara Young and Lt. Col. Debbie Kelley speak about efforts within the Maine National Guard to prevent sexual violence.
on March 22, 2013, at 12:07 p.m.
Judi and Wayne Richardson, of South Portland, share the story of their daughter Darien who died from complications after someone broke into her home while she was sleeping and shot her. They urge Congress to approve universal background checks.