Articles by Erin Rhoda

 
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When Maine wasn’t looking, more babies began to die

By Adanya Lustig and Erin Rhoda on Aug. 17, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
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.
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Maine Families served 2,393 families with 2,644 children in all counties in state fiscal year 2014.

How Maine quietly handed off financial oversight of a $23M program for infants

By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.
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Website lists the ‘most famous historic houses’ in each state. Here’s Maine’s

on June 26, 2016, at 7:55 a.m.
It’s probably not just one of this state’s, but the nation’s, most well-known historic homes.
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Duck of Justice joins call to end the opiate epidemic — with his usual flair

on June 25, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
Learn how you, too, can participate in the campaign to end prejudice against people with substance use disorders and contribute to local solutions
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Men find treasure in ‘cellar hole somebody told us about’

on June 21, 2016, at 6:26 a.m.
One item appears to be a relic made of silver.
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (C) waves to the crowd as she takes part in the Memorial Day parade with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (R) in Chappaqua, New York, U.S. May 30, 2016.

See how politicians’ language has changed over time

By Erin Rhoda on June 01, 2016, at 7:39 a.m.
It appears politicians are speaking in less complex sentences.
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Why you should never take a selfie with a seal

on May 29, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
“There is no selfie stick long enough!” That’s the message coming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in time for Memorial Day weekend when, if the weather holds, people will flock to beaches and coastlines where they might encounter a baby seal.
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Bangor police snap photo of man with a ‘cops suck’ tattoo to spread a message

on May 24, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
“Could we change the way Russell feels about law enforcement if we treat him with kindness and respect?” writes the Bangor police.
Gwen and Bea make the sheep at Stoneheart Farm in South Paris go round.

Meet the remarkable team players on this Maine sheep farm

By Erin Rhoda on May 18, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
They’re not your normal farmhands.
Bangor Police Chief Mark Hathaway listens to The Acadia Hospital President Dan Coffey discuss the opiate epidemic during the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, May 4.

You told us these 99 ideas to help stop more drug overdose deaths

By Erin Rhoda on May 16, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
They all come from you.
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When was Maine greatest?

on May 07, 2016, at 7:38 a.m.
Or are its best days ahead?
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The most hellish places in Maine

on April 29, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
If that’s hell, let’s go.
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How Portlanders are ensuring development won’t destroy this neighborhood’s cool stories

on April 26, 2016, at 7:58 a.m.
“As development shapes our city, how do we honor and not erase what was?”

How can Maine help young people before they develop an addiction?

By Erin Rhoda on April 22, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.

How can the criminal justice system help stop the cycle of drug addiction and arrest?

By Erin Rhoda on April 22, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.

What are your recommendations for improving access to methadone and counseling?

By Erin Rhoda on April 22, 2016, at 4:27 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.

Attend the One Life Project

on April 21, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
The public will answer questions about how to address addiction in Maine.
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See what it’s like to live through a Maine winter on a sailboat

on April 20, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
They appear to have survived.

How would you get more people into addiction treatment?

By Erin Rhoda on April 18, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.

We want to know how you’d change attitudes toward addiction

By Erin Rhoda on April 18, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
We want your ideas for how to address Maine’s opiate epidemic.