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Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Maine DHHS broke the law first, asked questions later

Editorial: DHHS is committed to its political agenda, but the agency’s dishonesty and carelessness in carrying it out are beyond disgraceful.

Maine’s motley crew says no to Question 2

Paul LePage, John Baldacci, the BDN, the Portland Press Herald. Who would ever have thought they’d all agree on something?

What ranked-choice advocates don’t acknowledge: It doesn’t work at the state level

Heather Denkmire

As a survivor of sexual assault, a vote for Trump is a punch in the gut

Whatever your opinion of “trigger warnings,” I can tell you — as a survivor of sexual abuse, assault and harassment — that everything about the Republican nominee for president should come with a warning.

Yes on Four: Enough about “wealthy waiters,” we need to talk about poverty

A pedestrian was killed after he was struck crossing Hammond Street in downtown Bangor in May 2015.

Pedestrian deaths set a record in Maine last year. We should all be outraged.

Editorial: The biggest rise in deaths happened among pedestrians and bicyclists.

Question 3 isn’t about the Second Amendment: It’s a matter of public health

“It is too easy for someone who is prohibited under federal and state law from having a firearm … to obtain one.”

Big money in politics is the biggest obstacle to Augusta working for the people

OpEd: Eliminating the power of money in politics won’t be easy, but we can take action.
Rifles and shotguns for sale at Bill's Gun Shop in Orrington.

Question 3 unfairly targets Maine sportsmen who loan, share firearms

OpEd: Question 3 is a massive overkill and as written, disproportionately impacts law-abiding citizens. It should be rejected.

Why Maine’s educators and the rest of us should oppose Question 2


Why the ranked-choice ballot question is definitely unconstitutional

Once any candidate at any point has achieved a plurality of the votes, they have won the election. Plain and simple.

Poliquin’s wink, nod and dodge on Trump puts him in a bind

By trying to avoid Trump, Poliquin is stuck in the middle of no man’s land.
Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew is pictured in a 2015 file photo.

Breaking federal law is not a normal way of managing federal money

Editorial: If it wasn’t clear already, the LePage administration confirmed last week it has no interest in accountability or taking responsibility.
Elam Stoltzfus plants lawn signs outside a U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign rally in West Allis, Wisconsin, United States, April 3, 2016.

How angry does Donald Trump make me? Angry enough to steal 40 Trump signs.

“Reflecting back, I realize that I momentarily snapped.”
Kerri Wyman (left) assistant principal at the new Central Community Elementary School talks to students about where to find their classroom on the first day of school in Corinth, Aug. 31, 2016.

Failure to invest in our kids’ education puts Maine’s future at risk

OpEd: To get the first-rate education system Maine needs, we have to find a way to pay for it.

Marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to our children

OpEd: Legalizing marijuana sends a message to our young people that this recreational drug use is acceptable.

Danby Ink

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