Maine Focus is a journalism and community engagement initiative of the Bangor Daily News.
on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”
on April 03, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
When comparing the rates of employment among people with and without disabilities, Maine sees the greatest disparity in employment in the nation.
on March 27, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.
on March 20, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
The typical cost of care for infants at a child care center, almost $9,700 annually, is more than in-state tuition at the University of Maine. Yet in each of the past four years, the state has simply not spent at least $4 million in federal funds meant to help working moms and dads.