It is about giving every child a chance to succeed regardless of where they live.
Questioning the integrity of elections in Maine and at the national level does a serious disservice to the citizens of our democracy.
The only question is whose name I’m going to write in. With Albert Schweitzer doubly unavailable (noncitizen, dead), I’m down to Paul Ryan or Ben Sasse. Two weeks to decide.
Editorial: If the state of Maine has a plan to prevent more Mainers from using tobacco, becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol and contracting chronic diseases, it’s largely keeping it a secret.
Domestic violence affects thousands of Maine families every year.
The fact is voter fraud is exceedingly rare.
OpEd: Ranked-choice voting is by far the most sensible way to filter through these multicandidate dynamics, particularly when compared with the way we select our leaders now.
HE SAID IT RIGHT
Eliminating tipped wages is a massive cultural change. It shouldn’t be done in an up-or-down, “oh, by the way” vote.
To many, facts don’t matter; feelings do.
Editorial: The Nov. 8 vote in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District is a referendum on the performance of Rep. Bruce Poliquin in his first term in Congress. Voters have to decide whether he should be re-elected. We believe Democrat Emily Cain deserves to replace him.
OpEd: We cannot ignore the fact that thousands of Maine’s seniors cannot afford to retire at age 65 and have become a fast-growing part of our low-wage labor force.
Most of my day was spent in my office located in the high school, and I can testify it was never empty or silent. What I discovered was that it was the only safe place in the building for many students who had no place they felt welcome.
Editorial: Chellie Pingree has put her influence to good use in recent years as a member of the minority party in a challenging political environment. She deserves to return to Washington, D.C., where she will continue to ably represent Maine’s 1st District.
LONE PINE POLICY
There are so many ways to intervene, so many ways any one of us can be a community leader — some child’s hero — someone who singlehandedly interrupts the growth of the epidemic.
OpEd: A “yes” vote will transfer marijuana from an underground market into a legal economy that will test their products for safety and potency, ID their customers, comply with state regulations and pay taxes.