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Maine’s heritage is its water. Metal mining threatens this valuable resource.

I have dreams of bringing my children brook fishing in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway with my father and grandfather. Our health and future depend on sound policymaking today.
A woman walks by a sign showing Fox News Channel TV anchor Bill O'Reilly outside the News Corporation headquarters in New York City, in New York, U.S. April 19, 2017.

The attitudes about sex that doomed Bill O’Reilly hid in plain sight for years

Fox News perhaps made its most “fair and balanced” decision by firing Bill O’Reilly for his sexual harassment of women. But O’Reilly’s bosses only cared when his behavior cost their bottom line.
Police vehicles are pictured after a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, April 10, 2017. Police say Cedric Anderson killed his estranged wife, an 8-year-old child and then himself.

‘Allahu akbar’: We have a double standard when it comes to religion, violence

Religion is not the key motivator of domestic violence or mass violence. Blaming Islam, especially when Islam categorically condemns violence and condemns violence against women, detracts from addressing the root of the violence.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017.

With North Korea, we do have cards to play

The Korea crisis is real and growing. But we are not helpless. We have choices.

The March for Science and the fragmentation of the anti-Trump opposition

There is no cooperation between advocacy groups and instead their is an agenda-based battle that confronts all groups, all pulling and pushing for their own self-interests.
Justin Paulin learns how to drive a tractor trailer truck.

Here’s a way for Maine people to escape poverty. It deserves the commitment of state leaders.

The job training system in Maine is not being used to its fullest potential. There are a number of reasons why.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order on &quotenergy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria          TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Trump actions are cause for alarm on Earth Day

On Earth Day most years, we can celebrate the progress that has been made cleaning up our waters and clearing our air. This year is different. A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the country’s environmental policies.

Tomorrow, I’ll be marching for science. Above all, I’ll be marching for truth.

We, scientists, are often solitary creatures, but on April 22 we speak in a united voice. We call on our congressional representatives to stand against the attack on science. Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King have often been willing to be voices in the wilderness. We need them more than ever to be the champions of science.
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is arraigned on June 26, 2013.

Why we shouldn’t revel in Aaron Hernandez’s death

Taking jokes to social media does little to ease the psychological stress of survivors nursing these freshly reopened wounds.

The woods and waters are what make Maine great. It’s our duty to conserve them.

OpEd: We need to protect the progress that we have made. The elimination of fossil fuels should be at the top of the agenda.
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- 12/03/14 -- Rep. Barry Hobbins, D-Saco. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Maine politics ought to ‘simmer down now’ and become a little more old school

We need good people to fill those jobs. And we should be able to differentiate the person from their party affiliation.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan addresses the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on March 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

If the GOP succeeds in changing health care, Maine’s state budget is another loser

If a cap on Medicaid funding became law, Maine’s state budget would be among the losers.
A man takes a dose of Suboxone after waking up Friday at his home in Corinth.

Opioid health homes will expand Mainers’ access to the resources to kick their addictions

OpEd: If we are going to successfully address the opioid crisis — we need to invest in innovative programs that provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to helping Mainers with opioid addictions.

Off to the races with Maine’s gubernatorial contest

All told, we could have upwards of 20 people vying to replace Paul LePage.
Low- and moderate-income families can qualify for state-funded vouchers to help them defray the cost of child care, but it has become increasingly difficult in recent years for an eligible family to use this assistance.

Here’s an easy way for Maine to solve its child care problem

It has become more difficult over the past decade for a low-income, working family in Maine to find affordable child care.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly poses on the set of his show &quotThe O'Reilly Factor" in New York, March 17, 2015.

Fox network’s response to sexual harassment reports sends chilling message to victims

OpEd: Mainers — and indeed Americans — need to send the message that sexually harassing behavior will not be tolerated. And that starts with us.

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