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The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik has tried for years to get a new source of water for the district serving the Down East reservation and the city of Eastport as it has struggled with fluctuating water quality.
The White House and Democrats are far apart on virus aid talks, and there is danger that no deal will be made.
One beneficiary was the client of a former aide to Sen. Susan Collins who was among many lobbying her to create this special exception.
“Regardless of beliefs about America’s immigration system and its flaws, leaving these people out of coronavirus relief and response efforts is shortsighted,” the BDN Editorial Board writes.
“If there is any blessing in the medical and financial crises brought about by COVID-19, it is the light they’ve shone on our tragic economic inequality,” writes Sister Simone Campbell.
“No American workers should be deprived of their paychecks and jobs simply because they work for a franchise that would otherwise qualify for a PPP loan,” writes Sen. Susan Collins.