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Atlantic cod that were caught as part of a research survey can be seen in this 2014 file photo.
EDITORIALS

Scientists, fishermen can set the stage for a new way to protect the Gulf of Maine

Some fishermen say scientists have long underestimated the size of the cod population.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, Jan. 11, 2017.
EDITORIAL

Trump wants to be ‘president for all Americans.’ He has a lot of work to do.

Editorial: We would like to tell all Americans that they must respect and honor their new president, but Trump — through words and actions — has yet to earn that respect.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors.
EDITORIALS

Refugees can help small, shrinking towns in Maine, but they need support

To better ensure success for future refugee families, more coordination and support is needed to help them make the enormous transition from life in a refugee camp to life in small town Maine.
CONTRIBUTORS

Why I’m wearing a black armband to mourn Trump’s inauguration

OpEd: On Friday, I will wear a black armband to mourn, to protest and to honor.
A woman walks past a map showing the elevation of the sea in the last 22 years during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in France.
CONTRIBUTORS

Climate change is real. Now, let’s debate what to do about it.

Speaking as a scientist, let me help them out. Climate change is real.
Gov. Paul LePage
CONTRIBUTORS

LePage gave John Lewis a history lesson on civil rights, but failed his own test

During the Civil War, 189,000 African-Americans aided the Union cause. Rather than demanding their gratitude, Lincoln thanked African-Americans for their help.
Workers cut logs at the American Forest Management wood yard in Passadumkeag, Jan. 18, 2017.
CONTRIBUTORS

It’s time for Maine’s forest products industry to reinvent itself. Here’s how.

OpEd: There clearly are challenges ahead, but we have enormous assets to build on going forward.
Local residents protested repeal of the Affordable Care Act in Dover-Foxcroft on Sunday.
EDITORIALS

Nonpartisan analysis reaffirms why repealing Obamacare is a bad idea

Any doubts that repealing the core elements of the Affordable Care Act would have dire consequences for millions of Americans were laid to rest this week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
THE FROZEN CHOSEN

Be not afraid: Being Jewish in rural Maine

PINE TREE POLITICS

Democrats think Trump’s outsiders are inferior to Obama’s outsiders

Some think that, somehow, understanding and connecting with established order provides you a better understanding of how to lead that department. I think it shackles you to the status quo.
CONTRIBUTORS

Why eliminating Maine’s tipped wage is a raw deal for restaurants and tipped workers

OpEd: It’s time for the Legislature to pick up the pieces and amend this law in a way that honors the will of the voters without harming Mainers who depend on tips to make a decent living, restaurant owners who already skate by on paper thin margins or you, the consumer, so your next ham Italian doesn’t cost you $10.
A sign at the reception desk at Bangor Public Health and Community Services, where WIC recipients have their appointments.
EDITORIALS

By insisting on photo IDs in infant nutrition program, LePage administration is thwarting its own goals

Rather than make a federally required change that could make public assistance accessible to more people, the LePage administration has dug in its heels.
CONTRIBUTORS

The ‘pure evil’ among us probably aren’t wicked people

OpEd: Society sometimes needs to be protected from particular individuals. But the mindset that there are “wicked people” out there may lead to inefficient, ineffective and ultimately unjustifiable justice policies.
Maine has an opportunity to evolve its old monopoly electric grid by allowing Maine ratepayers to generate their own electricity with rooftop solar panels.
CONTRIBUTORS

Rooftop solar brings much needed competition into Maine’s electric grid

OpEd: We should set our sights higher. By understanding the full set of costs and values offered by new energy technologies, we can create a truly innovative energy future.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pick as head of the Environmental Protectional Agency, meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2017.
EDITORIALS

Scott Pruitt is too far outside the range of acceptable cabinet nominees

Pruitt is so hostile to the EPA’s core mission that putting him in charge would move the United States dangerously backwards.
It's National Divorce Month, but a lot of people who are thinking about observing might be better off if they delayed the festivities for a while and started hunting for reasons to celebrate their marriage instead.
CONTRIBUTORS

It’s divorce season, but that’s a risky move

OpEd: A lot of people who are thinking about observing National Divorce Month might be better off if they delayed the festivities for a while and started hunting for reasons to celebrate their marriage instead.

Danby Ink

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