In Focus: Pillow fights, labor rights and a long walk

Posted April 08, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Participants swing away during Portland's first mass pillow fight Saturday afternoon, which was organized by Dispatch magazine. Similar events have been held annually in other cities around the globe since 2008.
Participants swing away during Portland's first mass pillow fight Saturday afternoon, which was organized by Dispatch magazine. Similar events have been held annually in other cities around the globe since 2008. Buy Photo
Ben Collings (left) and Wayne Poland take part in a demonstration in Portland on Saturday morning supporting unionizing efforts at Wellness Connection of Maine, a medical marijuana dispensary.
Ben Collings (left) and Wayne Poland take part in a demonstration in Portland on Saturday morning supporting unionizing efforts at Wellness Connection of Maine, a medical marijuana dispensary. Buy Photo
Jody Forrest (from left), Viktoria Brayman, Blake Manz and Stephanie Babb walk across the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge as they start their journey to Phoenix, Ariz. Forrest, Manz and Babb plan to walk the roughly 3000 miles way 126 days. They are doing it to raise awareness and fund for veterans in recovery.  Viktoria Brayman, 11, will accompany them for a short while and join the group in Arizona.
Jody Forrest (from left), Viktoria Brayman, Blake Manz and Stephanie Babb walk across the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge as they start their journey to Phoenix, Ariz. Forrest, Manz and Babb plan to walk the roughly 3000 miles way 126 days. They are doing it to raise awareness and fund for veterans in recovery. Viktoria Brayman, 11, will accompany them for a short while and join the group in Arizona. Buy Photo
Ruby Fowler (left) and her husband, Dick, of Penobscot shop for belts at Rosen's Department Store on Friday, April 5, 2013. Rosen's is closing its doors after more than 100 years of business. Fowler said she has dressed her husband with clothes from Rosen's for years and is disappointed to see the store close. &quotI hate it because this is where I can get his pants," Fowler said.
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Ruby Fowler (left) and her husband, Dick, of Penobscot shop for belts at Rosen's Department Store on Friday, April 5, 2013. Rosen's is closing its doors after more than 100 years of business. Fowler said she has dressed her husband with clothes from Rosen's for years and is disappointed to see the store close. "I hate it because this is where I can get his pants," Fowler said. Buy Photo
Former Governor John Baldacci, left, speaks about the Fix the Debt campaign with Phil Harriman at Husson University on Friday, April 5, 2013.
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Former Governor John Baldacci, left, speaks about the Fix the Debt campaign with Phil Harriman at Husson University on Friday, April 5, 2013. Buy Photo

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