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For meaningful Cutler endorsement, King needed to say why Michaud is undeserving

Did U.S. Sen. Angus King give fellow independent Eliot Cutler needed momentum with his endorsement as Maine’s 2014 campaign for governor enters its home stretch …

There’s a Lesson to be Learned for Market Basket

New England newspapers have been closely following the Market Basket saga over the past few weeks. For me, the most interesting aspect of the story …
Christy Daggett is a policy analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Maine props up ‘two Americas’ with no Medicaid expansion

The Affordable Care Act, as originally passed, holds tremendous promise to decrease health care costs and increase insurance coverage rates across rural states like Maine. …

Penobscot Nation suing Maine to fight for namesake river

The Penobscot Nation is an Indian tribe that has occupied and cared for the Penobscot River since time immemorial. Our principal community and the seat …
OFF THE MIC (blog)

Pouring ice on your “Ice Bucket Challenge” complaints

A little break from the normal here on “Off the Mic” this week. Got a chance to catch up with former UMaine football player and …
Kim Corriveau reads to her granddaughter, Lucy Nicols, at the Bangor Public Library in June.

Summer reading for Maine’s children is essential — and it should be mandatory

As a pediatric dentist practicing in Maine over the last decade I’ve learned a lot about our children. While the oral health of my young …

Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

Lego’s groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, …
Rockport, Maine Media Workshops and College, Network Maine and GWI worked together during the past year to extend ultra-fast internet service to Rockport Village.

Out of the dark and into the digital age

Maine has taken a small yet significant step toward the digital age, all thanks to Rockport’s recently unveiled municipal gigabit fiber-optic network, the first of …
Rep. Stacey Guerin, R-Glenburn, represents Glenburn, Kenduskeag, Levant and part of Corinth in the Maine Legislature.

Paul LePage is the sportsman’s (and woman’s) governor

As a lifelong Mainer, nature lover, and the mother of five sons who love the outdoors, I am as committed to preserving Maine’s environment and …
Joy Thomas, 76, left, and her son Kevin Thomas, 48, pictured Feb. 2, 2012, in Rocklin, California, were hounded by debt collectors over the past year.

Old debts, bad collectors and knowing your rights

If you only read one thing this past weekend, it should have been a book excerpt, “Paper Boys,” by Jake Halpern, in the New York …
Paramilitary policemen stand guard during a ceremony to award those who the authorities say participated in &quotthe crackdown of violence and terrorists activities" in Hotan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region August 3, 2014.

“China’s Chechnya”: Terrorism in Xijiang

It’s not really “China’s Chechnya” yet, but the insurgency in Xinjiang is growing fast. Incidents of anti-Chinese violence are getting bigger and much more frequent. …

Plan for a landfill in Argyle Township is the result of ‘tyranny of the majority’

The Municipal Review Committee recently revealed a plan to build a new dump in Argyle Township or Greenbush. The Municipal Review Committee does not possess …
Gov. Paul LePage (left) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with C&L Aviation CEO Chris Kilgour (right) during a brief tour of C&L Aviation on Tuesday in Bangor.

Landing jobs in Bangor was a team effort, not the sole doing of LePage or Michaud

Success, the saying goes, has many fathers. Failure is an orphan. The success of C&L Aerospace, a Bangor-based aircraft repair and maintenance company, became the …

Why Aroostook County needs Eliot Cutler as governor

I have lived in Aroostook County most of my life. My wife and I raised our family here because of the honest, hard-working people, the …
Gov. Paul LePage leaves a packed auditorium at John Bapst High School on Dec. 6, 2013, after speaking about domestic violence.

LePage tackles NFL leniency with right attitude — fury

You might wonder what will actually help stop the plague of domestic violence. What policies will help? What amount of funding is needed? They’re valid …
The Passamaquoddy Water District

Proposed Perry water rules are redundant, burdensome

The town of Perry is proposing an ordinance to ensure a municipal review of any large-scale extraction — more than 5,000 gallons per day — …
Then Sen. Barack Obama (right) stands in front of former Sen. Hillary Clinton as they arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in this January 2007 file photo.

Why Hillary got it right

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