Maine Focus is a journalism and community engagement initiative of the Bangor Daily News.
on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
By Matthew Stone on Jan. 11, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
The demand by Maine’s top health official has stalled an upgrade required by federal law to a program that helps new moms buy healthy food.
By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Over the last 45 years, Maine had the greatest portion of people in their prime working years in 1999.
By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
Maine lost population unevenly over the last 15 years. Some counties hollowed out, while others grew in population.
By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 04, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
The cost that each local community pays each year varies in Maine from $2,000 per student to $25,000 per student.
on Dec. 20, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
We wanted to learn how to grow Maine’s economy. Here’s what we found.
By Shane St. Cyr on Dec. 16, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
It is my dream to come home to Maine.
By Adanya Lustig on Dec. 13, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.
The state panel tasked with investigating Maine’s infant deaths has not sought detailed information about specific deaths for several months and appears to have ceased work altogether.
By Renae on Dec. 07, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
on Dec. 07, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
“If you don’t change, you die.”
on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
“It’s a lot harder to hate people once you meet them.”
By Dawn Potter on Dec. 03, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
Some of us see hard and lonely as true life.
on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Three loggers fight to survive as the world shifts around them.
on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.
By Erin Rhoda on Nov. 01, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
We’d like to hear from you about your experience growing up in small-town Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, upper Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington or Hancock counties. How did your hometown shape who you are today, and what has changed in your hometown throughout the years?
By Kath Holland on Oct. 28, 2016, at 10:10 a.m.