Posts Tagged ‘Maine Focus’
By Brad Bohon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
Maine is the only state to see a higher infant mortality rate in this decade than the previous decade.
By Linda Silka on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:12 a.m.
Years of hard times have led Iowans to discover new industries and new approaches.
By Kelley Strout on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
I was overcome with emotion when I opened the class by asking this question: “Please stand if someone you love has died from a heroin overdose.” Half of my students stood up.
By Matthew Stone on Jan. 11, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
The demand by Maine’s top health official has stalled an upgrade required by federal law to a program that helps new moms buy healthy food.
By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 06, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Over the last 45 years, Maine had the greatest portion of people in their prime working years in 1999.
By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
Maine lost population unevenly over the last 15 years. Some counties hollowed out, while others grew in population.
By Adanya Lustig on Jan. 04, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
The cost that each local community pays each year varies in Maine from $2,000 per student to $25,000 per student.
By Erin Rhoda on Nov. 01, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
We’d like to hear from you about your experience growing up in small-town Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, upper Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington or Hancock counties. How did your hometown shape who you are today, and what has changed in your hometown throughout the years?
By Pat Kimball on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
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.
By Matthew Stone on Oct. 18, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The department “took an overly aggressive approach” that signals “troublesome” practices when it comes to managing federal grant awards.
By Liz Blackwell-Moore on Oct. 06, 2016, at 6:24 a.m.
Here’s what our communities are doing.
The LePage administration is undoing a structure created after years of statewide discussion and planning.
By Rosie Hughes on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
We did the survey after learning no one in Maine had a comprehensive understanding of what schools are doing to prevent substance use.
By Adanya Lustig on Aug. 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
We want to know about how some people uplift the lives of others, even when they don’t have to.
By Jake Emerson on Aug. 17, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
Here’s why Maine probably didn’t lose this much ground due to random chance.
This state is the only one to see a higher infant mortality rate in this decade than the last. A panel charged with tracking the deaths is unable to do its work.
By Matthew Stone on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
DHHS said it would reach more families and collaborate with other home visiting programs. But competition between the groups has only gotten worse.
By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.
on June 23, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.