She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.
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.
About 22 percent of calls — 12,198 out of 54,904 calls — weren’t answered on the first try in 2016.
If nothing changes, experts expect to see limited business expansion and economic growth.
Here’s a way for high school students to think deeply about where they come from and their role in their community.
“I feel like the future of rural communities is the kids who are in the classroom right now.”
More than 75 people said they would help the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine, offering everything from land to farm, to rowing lessons, to help with babysitting.
Out of the 23.5 million Americans suffering from drug addiction, 2 million are adolescents, ranging from ages 12 to 17.